For the second time in less than a year, The New York Times Magazine has identified a major addictive trend that does not involve drugs. In this case, it is junk food.
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Despite the NFL's vocal opposition to betting on its games, the league's move to allow teams to accept casino ads has generated a great, big ... ho-hu...
The relentless march to medicalize normality out of existence is opening a new and especially ridiculous front. The DSM-5 suggests providing a new section for "behavioral addictions."
In the world's gambling capital, the casino industry's number-one by-product is regarded as a nasty little joke.
Millions of Americans are in the grip of addictive substances (alcohol, drugs, nicotine, caffeine, sugar) or addictive activities (gambling, shopping, sex, internet porn).
In the next few days and weeks we are going to be titillated with numerous stories of the devastation being suffered by Allen Iverson and his family because of his gambling and drinking.
Today the Internets are rife with speculation about whether McCain heard the questions Rick Warren asked Obama. Probably not. But McCain is a gambler, an inveterate shooter of craps, and you can't trust a craps player.
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