For Millennials Making Their Way, a Detour: To Caregiving

For Millennials Making Their Way, a Detour: To Caregiving

In the summer of 2017, soon after starting a new job, Ariel Brandt Lautman took her two young children to Denver to visit her mother. This wasn’t purely a social call. Her mother’s memory had been deteriorating for several years, and Ms. Brandt Lautman, who lives in Silver Spring, Md., needed to plan for her…
For Millennials Making Their Way, a Detour: To Caregiving

For Millennials Making Their Way, a Detour: To Caregiving

In the summer of 2017, soon after starting a new job, Ariel Brandt Lautman took her two young children to Denver to visit her mother. This wasn’t purely a social call. Her mother’s memory had been deteriorating for several years, and Ms. Brandt Lautman, who lives in Silver Spring, Md., needed to plan for her…
After a Treacherous Trip From Honduras, Aiming for an Education

After a Treacherous Trip From Honduras, Aiming for an Education

When Miguel Angel Guity Mejia was 16, he packed his Bible, a pair of shoes and some clothes in a knapsack. In the dead of night, he left home without saying goodbye to his family. They had no idea he was fleeing Corozal, the coastal village in Honduras where he grew up.He stayed in a…
Jake Burton Carpenter, Who Ushered in Snowboarding as a Sport, Dies at 65

Jake Burton Carpenter, Who Ushered in Snowboarding as a Sport, Dies at 65

Jake Burton Carpenter, whose once-modest plan to make 50 snowboards a day turned into something far bigger — a global business that helped drive snowboarding into a popular Olympic sport — died on Wednesday in a hospital in Burlington, Vt. He was 65.The cause was complications of testicular cancer, his company, Burton Snowboards, which is…
Good Leaders Make Good Doctors

Good Leaders Make Good Doctors

During our final year of medical training, I would take turns with the other senior residents responding to cardiac arrests in the hospital. We’d spend weeks camped out in the doctor’s lounge, our hearts racing at the prospect of a patient’s heart stopping, bracing for the moment a shrill pager or overhead speaker would signal…
She Takes a Hands-On Approach to Health Care

She Takes a Hands-On Approach to Health Care

This article is part of our Women and Leadership special section, which focuses on approaches taken by women, minorities or other disadvantaged groups challenging traditional ways of thinking.In 2014, when Ebola was raging across West Africa and terrifying the world, Sheila Davis had a comfortable desk job in Boston.But Dr. Davis, who holds a Ph.D.…