What Hospitals Could Learn from Applebee's

It's been less than three months since I was diagnosed with cancer, and in the past 11 weeks I've seen more doctors, nurses and lab technicians than I'd planned to in my entire lifetime. It's a bit like an Applebee's—a host to get your table, a bartender to mix your drink, a waiter to take your order, a busboy to… » 2/28/14 4:45pm 2/28/14 4:45pm

Dear Bill Keller: I Have Cancer. Is That OK?

In the fall of last year, I noticed a lump in my left neck which felt to me like a run-of-the-mill swollen lymph node. When it didn't go away I sought the advice of a doctor. Several months and countless medical tests later, the official diagnosis is stage IV non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. » 1/14/14 2:58pm 1/14/14 2:58pm

What Should Ben Affleck Do With $1.50 a Day?

Ben Affleck, an actor who's won an Academy Award for pretty much everything but acting, is joining the Live Below The Line challenge, which aims to raise awareness about global poverty. As a part of the challenge, Affleck and other participants will only be allowed to spend $1.50 a day on food and drink from April 29… » 4/24/13 12:21am 4/24/13 12:21am