Tag: broken heart

What If You Were Right?


University of Baltimore Asst. Prof. and Bohemian Rhapsody Columnist Marion Winik discovers a new ending to her oldest love story, which causes her to question her entire theory of the universe.

What if you were 22 and there was a boy at your office, a Jewish Studies major from Harvard who did a Big Bird impression? After you got through ignoring him because he was such a nerd, stooping over your carrel in his white button-down shirt, you realized he was the love of your life. Who can say what kind of tarty get-ups you would wear to work, what enthusiasm you would develop for Milan Kundera, what vistas of eternity would open up between rumpled sheets in a narrow bed on the Upper West Side?

This Week in Research: Broken Heart Syndrome; Music Comes Before Language


In this series, we look at the newest findings coming out of our area’s top research universities. We’ve got some great minds in Baltimore — let’s learn what they’re learning!

Sigh. It turns out that you really can die of a broken heart. (Or, if you prefer more precise medical terminology, from “stress cardiomyopathy.”)