What if you came from a society where philanthropy, volunteerism, and “giving back” — all the things we do so naturally here — were shunned?

In “Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two Cultures,” Eric Kandel says they can be brought together by looking at overlaps in perception.

Republicans in Congress need to feel that people who are actually going to vote for them want action on global warming.

This year the gals and I will visit Lourdes, the famous French healing shrine. It’s practically an emergency. The group is falling apart.

Bummy Davis, shot dead outside his own bar at age 26, could've become a welterweight champ.

The hard of hearing face two fundamental questions: Under what circumstances do we conceal, concede, or actively discuss our deafness, and under what circumstances will we strive to hear or allow ourselves not to hear?

Thirty years ago in Lhasa, my life took a turn when Chinese police fired on unarmed Tibetans. Now, my documentary, "Eye of the Lammergeier," will premiere at the Madrid International Film Festival.

Among some of us who live past the biblical age of three score and 10, there is a quaint Jewish belief that we have entered a “second childhood,” so we honor the 70th anniversary of that first bar mitzvah with another one.

Late in life, Joseph Campbell said the age of the hero’s journey was over, but a new story has found us. It's called climate change, mass extinction, the Anthropocene.

There is understandable concern in the fishing community as to how offshore wind will affect their livelihood, but how many are aware of the threat to fishing posed by burning fossil fuels?

When patients are first diagnosed with cancer, they are faced with a psychological crisis in the form of emotional trauma.

The downtown Montauk beach has been destroyed, and, sadly, we predicted this would happen.

You don’t go to diners for the food, but for solace. The booths are like confessionals in which you spill out your angst.