Pittsburghers have long boasted that, in the heat of the Cold War, our role as an industrial power made us the Russians’ No. 1 nuclear target. It was a counterweight to our role as a national punchline for being a sooty dump.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2014
  • Sub Heading Thomas Sweterlitsch creates a grim, fascinating tale in “Tomorrow and Tomorrow”
We’ve all experienced it: Our heart suddenly starts pounding, adrenaline courses through our legs and, unintentionally, we shout a profanity. Our body’s automatic response systems are helping us deal with a sudden stressful situation so we have the energy to act quickly, like when another driver cuts us off.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2014
  • Sub Heading Stress can’t be avoided. But simple, science-​backed tricks can make it less damaging to our health
Frank S. Sklarsky is executive vice president and chief financial officer at PPG Industries. A native of Buffalo, Sklarsky comes to Pittsburgh from Princeton, N.J., where he held the same position with Tyco International Ltd. Previously, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer at both Eastman Kodak Co. and ConAgra Foods,…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2014
  • Sub Heading Professionals new to Pittsburgh
As a kid, I moved a lot around Boston, where I was born. My mother died when I was 5, after which I lived with my grandmother. When I was 9, my father remarried and we became suburbanites, moving to Westwood, Mass. Practically no Jews lived there other than me, my dad and…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2015
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the subject’s own words
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