The Collyer Brothers: World Champion Hoarders

Posted on July 16th, 2021
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“Like the rest of the world I knew of the Holt brothers through the newspapers which made them a sensation,” Marcia Davenport wrote. “Scarcely anybody has forgotten how Seymour Holt was found dead in that derelict house crammed from cellar to roof with one hundred seventy tons of hoarded rubbish; and how, after a twenty-two […]

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Esther Raab’s Lifesaving Dream about her Mother

Posted on July 8th, 2021
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Can dreams accurately predict future events? Are they able to reveal vital information that isn’t available elsewhere? Holocaust survivor Esther Raab would answer both those questions affirmatively. She had a dream on October 13, 1943, that literally saved her life. At the time, she was one of 600 Jewish prisoners in Sobibor, the secret Nazi extermination […]

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Depression and Heart Attacks: A Deadly Combination

Posted on July 2nd, 2021
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 In August of 1991, author Larry McMurtry struck a Holstein cow while driving on a rural road near his Texas panhandle ranch.  The cow walked away from the accident and the Lincoln town car was slightly damaged, but the event marked the inception of a lengthy healthcare crisis for McMurtry. The next morning McMurtry was […]

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The Truth about Judy Garland’s ‘Incautious’ Death

Posted on June 25th, 2021
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“Do you know how difficult it is to be Judy Garland?  And for me to live with me?  I’ve had to do it — and what more unkind life can you think of than the one I’ve lived?” Two years after making those comments to McCall’s magazine, Judy Garland was found dead in her rented London home.  […]

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Baby Boomers challenge the myths about growing old

Posted on June 17th, 2021
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The term ageism, coined in 1968 by psychiatrist and pioneering gerontologist, Dr. Robert N. Butler, refers to prejudice against the elderly. “Ageism reflects a deep seated uneasiness…a personal revulsion to and distaste for growing old, disease, disability, and fear of powerlessness, uselessness, and death,” Dr. Butler said. What particularly exasperated Dr. Butler was the reality that chronological […]

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