How Dogs and Cats Protect Your Health

Posted on May 19th, 2022
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In 2022, it’s getting harder and harder to find an issue on which Americans completely agree. Political and social divisions today are deep and festering. There is, however, one matter that draws the country together in unprecedented numbers. America is a nation of pet lovers. Several surveys, including one conducted by the highly regarded American Pet […]

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Locus of Control:  How Outcomes in Life are Determined

Posted on May 12th, 2022
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“Things worthwhile generally don’t just happen,” Branch Rickey, the Hall of Fame major league baseball executive declared. “Luck is a fact, but should not be a factor. Good luck is what is left over after intelligence and effort have combined at their best…luck is the residue of design.” Rickey firmly believed that we author our own […]

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100 Million Americans Suffer from Chronic Pain

Posted on May 6th, 2022
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In an effort to mitigate pain caused by contractions during childbirth, Jessica Delfino broke into song.  Using a karaoke YouTube video from her husband’s phone, she joined Jimmy Buffett in belting out Margaritaville. “‘Nibblin on sponge cake,’ I began singing, uncertain, wondering if I was in some sort of labor-induced mania,” Delfino wrote in a story […]

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Radu Lupu’s Story:  It was Always About the Music

Posted on April 29th, 2022
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“The artist should have his own voice,” pianist Radu Lupu said.  “Everyone tells a story differently and that story should be told compellingly and spontaneously. If it is not compelling and convincing, it is without value.  The most important thing is to play.  Enjoy is not the word, but to be able to feel that […]

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Grief Bacon

Posted on April 22nd, 2022
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What is grief bacon? The term is a direct translation of the German word kummerspeck.  It refers to the overeating people do to cope with the trauma of grief. We know that dealing with the death of a significant other frequently involves appetite changes.  Overeating, stress eating, and binge eating are on one side of the equation — […]

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