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A yoga enthusiast rests after a class at the Samalayuca dunes, on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Credit: Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez
April 17, 2020
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Finding Mindfulness in Traumatic Times

Here’s a curated collection from the archives that offer self-care wisdom and helpful life lessons during a period of worldwide stress.

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Rashaad Gomez practices parkour in a park in New York. Credit: Reuters/Carlo Allegri
March 10, 2020
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How Exercise Recommendations Might Work against Us

When it comes to physical activity, how well we think we’re doing can influence how much we move and how we feel.

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Alt: Stanford GSB Professor Sara Singer speaking to camera with Stanford Hoover Tower in the background. Credit: Video by Mike Elwell
February 21, 2020
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The Quickest Way to Improve Health Care

Research shows prioritizing information-sharing between providers would save lives.

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Medical staff, wearing protective suits and face masks, prepare material for medical consultations at an emergency COVID-19 center inside a gymnasium. Credit: Reuters/Benoit Tessier
April 7, 2020
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What Makes Some Health Care Teams More Effective Than Others?

High-performing health care teams focus on functional and cultural change simultaneously, while low-performing teams focus on just one type of change.
Insights and faculty research on government: The influence of government on economics, creating and enforcing public policy, regulations, laws.

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Restaurant staff clean the floor after closing early afternoon following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New York City, U.S., March 16, 2020. Credit: Reuters/Jeenah Moon
March 26, 2020
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Economists to Congress: Don’t Bail out Big Business

An open letter drafted by Stanford professors says the coronavirus stimulus package should benefit workers — not corporations and their wealthy shareholders.

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October 31, 2018
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Investing in China: It’s Still “the Wild, Wild West”

How an uncle’s battle with cancer helped Nisa Leung become one of Asia’s most successful VCs.
September 7, 2018
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The Power of Telling It Like It Is

In Panama, a new study finds that kids are more likely to drink healthier beverages if you speak the truth — subtly.
July 6, 2018
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Merck CEO: Expect Economic Inequality, Refuse Political Inequality

Kenneth Frazier talks free market, drug prices, and board diversity.
June 20, 2018
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How Dropouts Could Unravel Obamacare

Too many people are strategically dropping their health insurance after getting the care they need.
March 28, 2018
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The Case for a Danish-Style Safety Net

Businesses benefit when the government steps in to provide social benefits, a visiting scholar contends.
March 15, 2018
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“The Workplace Is Killing People and Nobody Cares”

A new book examines the massive health care toll today’s work culture exacts on employees.
March 2, 2018
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Should We Stop Licensing Doctors and Lawyers?

A new study shows that professional certification requirements benefit providers more than consumers.
December 19, 2017
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Should Experts Practice What They Preach?

New research shows a snag in leading by your own example.
August 31, 2017
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How Word Choice Can Cultivate Optimism and Improve Health

Using the right language during crises improves patients’ chances of recovery.
August 30, 2017
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How a Marketing Tool Can Help Cancer Patients Make Better Treatment Choices

Using consumer preferences and big data to analyze treatment options can create value for all.