Cancer As a Non-Tragedy: How Far Can a Positive Attitude Go?
A few weeks ago, I took my mom shopping for a refrigerator to replace the one that had been in the kitchen since the Nixon administration. Pleasantries with the salesman took a more somber turn when he revealed that his wife has breast cancer and is seeking to heal herself solely through the power of prayer. My mom listened attentively, then touched the salesman on the chest and said, authoritatively, "Carrot juice! And blueberries!"
Bones From Time of Christ Reveal a Brutal History
In the days of ancient Rome, it was never a good idea to send amateurs to pacify the Germanic tribes. The Emperor Augustus found this out in A.D. 9, when his handpicked crony, Varus, blundered into a series of ambushes in the Teutoburg Forest and lost about 20,000 men in three days.
Yes, I Can Be a Jerk, But It May Be My Meds// By Justin Moyer (c) 2013, The Washington Post.
I cut off other drivers in traffic, then flip them the bird. I hang up on customer-service representatives telling me why they can't replace my broken refrigerator. And in the line for the playground swing set, don't even think about letting your kid get in front of mine.
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Mountain Ranges of American West Formed in Ancient Slab Pileup
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Scientists find possible hint of dark matter
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Dell Opens Window On Efforts To Sell Company
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