American homes today are triple the size they were in the 1950s. And with more space has come more stuff. But a growing number of advocates say it is time to simplify. The lure of the minimalist lifestyle – and what it could mean for our health and happiness.
From the herbal engergy drinks of ancient Olympians to today’s performance enhancing drugs, humans have searched for ways to make their bodies better. A professor of bioethics talks about the pitfalls and benefits to individuals and society when people pursue physical excellence.
- Max Mehlman professor of law and bioethics at Case Western Reserve University and the author of "Wondergenes"; "The Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal, and Policy Issues in Biotechnology"; and "Access to the Genome."
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