Entries by LifeInNaples

Finally fixing math education

by Marla Weiss Developing moon rockets and inventing open-heart surgery are “hard”; operating on fractions is not, despite prevailing attitude. After years of helping students experience the beauty of math, I started writing books to address the ongoing problem of inferior math education on a national scale. First, I tried educating people via entertainment by […]

Dental Excellence Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary

Dr. Cheryl Malick, a Naples resident since 1985, celebrates 15 years of serving our community at Dental Excellence, her state of-the-art office. An alumna of Barron Collier High School and the University of Florida, she achieved undergraduate honors in engineering sciences with a minor in biomedical engineering prior to attending dental school. During her studies, […]


Few parents or grandparents would question the importance of raising strong, independent and courageous children. However, knowing how to accomplish that is an entirely different matter. In her 2017 book, “World Changer, “Gold Star mother Karen Vaughn shares an insightful blueprint and study guide grounded in the incredible journey raising her son, Aaron. Aaron Vaughn […]

For the love of water

Naples is a community such as no other. You hear people in jest, well sort of, tell their friends not to tell too many people about this great place. But, the enthusiasm can’t be contained and now it’s well known that Naples has been often called one of the best places to live. People make […]

Milestone for books for Collier kids

by Lois Bolin Old Naples Historian Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. Four year ago, in my December 2013 Life in Naples column, I wrote, “…their vision is clear: address one of the most important factors affecting literacy — access to books. Authentic leadership […]

The New Tax Legislation

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) has passed, mainly starting in 2018, and if you are confused by how this new law will impact you, you’re not alone. So that you have an idea about how these changes might affect individual taxpayers like yourself, I have assembled some of the key points of […]

The Pygmalion effect is real and beneficial

by Allen Weiss, MD, MBA, FACP, FACR President and CEO, NCH Healthcare System What you think will happen, happens. People bring their own weather. Expecting a certain result increases the chance of that outcome. Self-fulfilling prophecies become realities. This phenomenon known as the Pygmalion Effect is the power of creating positive expectations. The Pygmalion Effect […]