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  1. Mind Matters: Unhappy Holidays?

    Your holiday fantasy: You settle into a comfy chair with your feet up, a cup of eggnog in hand, firelight warming the room. Scents of rare and wonderful foods drift through your perfectly decorated house. You are comforted by thoughts of peace on earth, goodwill toward all, family harmony, and merry

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  2. Health Benefits of a Sincere Apology

    We all know the feeling. You gossiped and the person found out. You helped yourself to something that wasn't yours (such as someone's spouse). You stole. You lied. You read your child's diary. It never sits quite right -- you toss, you turn in bed, you have that sinking feeling in your chest, you ea

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  3. Helping Loved Ones Make Tough Health Changes

    Whether it's the smoker with the incessant cough or the diabetic person who ends every dinner with a sugary dessert, we all know someone who blatantly ignores pressing health concerns. It's particularly painful to witness a loved one refuse to make necessary, maybe even lifesaving, behavior changes.

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  4. When Health Fears Are Overblown

    Halloween isn't the only time monsters jump out of closets. Various health bogeymen jump out of the newspaper pages every day! Threats are raised but seldom discounted if new information emerges. Or fear is free form, vaguely touching everything we eat, or every breath and pill we take. Some example

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  5. Can Baseball Become an Addiction?

    In the movie Fever Pitch, the main character is so obsessed with the Boston Red Sox that several girlfriends have left him. When he finally gets another girlfriend, he chooses a Red Sox home game over a free trip to Paris with her. The movie is billed as a comedy, but Stephen Lombardi saw too much o

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  6. Everyone Loves Crime -- on TV

    On any given night, Americans are glued to their TV sets to watch the good guys trying to catch the bad ones. On Sunday night, there's CBS's Cold Case, where detectives solve crimes from the past and on Monday's, there is NBC's Medium, a series in which a soccer mom/psychic helps the district attorn

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  7. Reuniting Families After Katrina's Chaos

    In the chaos of Hurricane Katrina, secure family ties unraveled. Teens were airlifted from rooftops while their parents stayed behind. Toddlers wandered unaccompanied on freeways. Mothers were forced to leave sick babies inside hospitals while they fled to safety with their other children. For the f

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  8. 9/11 to Katrina: America's Resilience Shines

    As the disaster of Katrina unfolds, Americans face other grim memories. This weekend marks the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy. The world is full of tragedy, suffering, and despair. Yet amid it all, there is one common thread -- the resilience of the human spirit. How is it that human bei

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  9. Hurricane Katrina's Little Heroes

    With great tragedy often comes great heroism. And in this sense, Hurricane Katrina is no exception. While heroes come in all shapes and sizes, many children seem to be rising to this occasion. Whether it's the poignant image of a 6-year-old boy holding a 5-month-old and leading a group of five toddl

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  10. At last! All the secrets of HAPPINESS explained!

    Kristyn Kusek Lewis Scientists reveal the 12 secrets that keep happy people smiling.   What would it take for you to be truly happy? A new house? Flat abs? In this era of reality-show fantasies, extreme gratification seems like the only key to lifelong happiness. But while we’re all for the mood-boo

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