Robin Williams’ Will: No Exploitation of His Image for 25 Years

Don’t look for a Robin Williams hologram at next year’s Oscars. Who can forget the dancing Michael Jackson hologram at last year’s Billboard Music Awards? Or Celine Dion’s “American Idol” duet with a posthumous Elvis? Or the recent Audrey Hepburn commercial for Dove chocolates? The advertising and entertainment industries love a good resurrection. But they… Read More »

Older People Really Do Have Wiser Minds!

From the time we’re toddlers, we’re taught to respect our elders. We seek their advice and listen as they regale us with stories from olden times. There’s something about their insight and perspective that we just can’t find anywhere else. View image | As it turns out, that old illusion of “elderly wisdom” is… Read More »

Doctors and Hospitals Sometimes Ignore Advance Directives

Advance directives have been a popular part of estate planning since at least 1990, when Congress passed the Patient Self-Determination Act. Since then, Americans have only grown stronger in their sentiment that they should decide for themselves what kind of treatment they’ll receive in the face of terminal illness. View image | Advance directives… Read More »