Somebody important wants to hear from you. Yeah–you!

January 10, 2014
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For those of you who are New York Times devotees, this introduction I’m sure borders on the insulting, but I ask you to humor me for just a moment while I speak to those who might, perhaps, get their news from alternative sources. One of the Times‘ regular columnists–since 2001–is a Nicholas D. Kristof. You can find out […]

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Words are Fattening; Watch What You Say to Yourself

January 8, 2014
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I was downdog-ing along, minding my business, when I heard a man’s voice break through the gym’s hubbub. “..and the cherry sauce over the chicken was rich and dark–must have had some  brandy in it–so wonderful!” His personal trainer (female voice), “uh hnn.” “The stake was marinated in something special, wine plus fancy herbs–smelled as […]

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How to Embrace Your Inner Crazy. . . .

December 16, 2013
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My mother is a woman of – how shall I say?–unusual tastes. It came to the point in jewelry that nothing sold in stores could really satisfy her. So she, a woman of many talents, took to making her own. And her necklaces and bracelets are, well, unusual. Some, truly unique, have larger plastic airplanes hanging […]

How Poverty Taxes the Brain

December 9, 2013
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“Today, our scientists are mapping the human brain. . .As humans we can identify galaxies light years away, we can study particles smaller than an atom, but we still haven’t unlocked the mystery of the three pounds of matter sitting between our ears. . .Now is the time to reach a level of research and […]

Does Your Holiday Family Event Make You Itch?

December 5, 2013
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Well, you made it through Thanksgivukkah.  But don’t relax yet; the big season of joy is coming up fast. Being with your extended family can make you squirm, either due to their direct questions or simply as a results of the difference between your life situation and that of the larger group. If something important […]

It’s time to stand up to the plate and help the mentally ill. You can start by. . . shopping.

December 2, 2013
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Truth be told, I was always a little unusual, even from way back when. I (and there’s no need to pass this on) actually liked school, and enjoyed doing my homework. I never enjoyed going out with big groups of friends, which also meant that parties were about as un-fun as could be, and I […]

Trends in Mental Disability Infographic

December 1, 2013
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I know, I know. I’ve really hit you over the head with some of these stats, you could recite ‘em in your sleep. Right, 1 in between 4 and 5 (it’s about 26.2%) Americans suffer from a mental illness in any given year, one in 17 will have the big SMI, serious mental illness, which […]

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