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The Key To Understanding The Latest Bank Scandal | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business

The key to understanding the bank scandal unfolding right now hangs on what your understanding of "fixed" is. The Justice Department expects to ch...

Washington Post Gears Up For 2014, 2016 Elections

Michael Calderone | Posted 09.01.2014 | Media
Michael Calderone

The Washington Post has reorganized the paper's political staff in anticipation for upcoming elections.

Is Your Selfie Habit A Mental Health Issue?

Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living

By Emma Stein With the recent traumatic news of Danny Bowman, the 19-year-old UK resident who attempted suicide after being obsessed with taking ...

The Real Skinny on SAM: A Response to Maia Szalavitz

Ben Cort | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Ben Cort

Drug policy is nuanced. It's complicated. And while one might be against legalization -- like we at Smart Approaches to Marijuana are -- that does not mean we want to see users rot in prison.

The 10 Best Sober-Living Cities

Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living

By May Wilkerson "Pulling a geographic" in early sobriety is generally discouraged, but if you're looking to leave behind people, places and thin...

The Musical The Fix: Big Highs, Heavy Lows

Brad Schreiber | Posted 07.09.2012 | Arts
Brad Schreiber

America will never lack for political scandal, nor for public fascination with it. The tawdry details of the John Edwards trial seem perfectly timed for the rock musical The Fix.

Just One More Byte

Posted 03.29.2012 | Healthy Living

By Hunter R. Slaton Pauline knew she was in trouble from the first time she ever went online, way back in 1994, when she was just a high-school g...

Addiction Envy

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 05.12.2012 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

I started thinking these writers were like certain girls in high school -- the edgy, risky girls. The girls who did things I'd never do and had experiences I'd never have.

The Truth About Whitney Houston And Xanax

Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living

By Walter Armstrong "Killed by Prescription Drugs" was the soundbite that headlined much of the instant media coverage of Whitney Houston's sudde...

Can Hypnosis Really Help You Quit Smoking?

Posted 02.11.2012 | Home

By Nina Emkin Margaret, a 90-year old (not a typo!) musician from Manhattan, has been tobacco-free for a whopping 26 years, after a pack-a-day sm...

Could You Be A High-Functioning Addict?

Posted 02.03.2012 | Home

By Kristen McGuiness At the bitter depth of Emily's drinking problem, she was married to a successful writer, raising a nine-year-old child and v...

Can You Really Be Addicted To Love?

Posted 03.27.2012 | Home

By Catherine Townsend I had never heard the phrase "Addicted to Love" uttered outside a Robert Palmer video or bad poetry until a few years ago, ...

Make Your Sober Resolution Stick

Posted 01.01.2012 | Home

By Judy McGuire Four years ago -- on January 1, 2007 -- Joe Turner, a 48-year-old businessman in Los Angeles was "tired of hangovers, stupidity, ...

Courtney Love Talks Valium At Age 8, Current Prescriptions

The Fix | Posted 07.25.2011 | Entertainment

I first encountered Courtney Love on a warm evening last September at New York's Mercer Hotel, where the singer was staying while hunting for a new Ma...

Washington Post's Chris Cillizza Advice to Journos: Serve a Bounty of Content, Like a Late Night Las Vegas Buffet

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

WASHINGTON -- The days of newspapers serving up just "meat and potatoes" are over and it is essential for journalists to serve a "buffet" of content, ...

Post Political Reporters Need to Fix Gubernatorial Election Analysis

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Richie

The Washington Post has a history of some of the nation's strongest political reporting, but its 2009 analysis of the politics of upcoming gubernatori...

The Fix Video: Couples Therapy? So Last Year...

Michele Wissot | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Wissot

Now in honor of the Valentine's Day...the perfect gift to be psyched about. Question: Would you go to for a reading with an intuitive counselor wi...

The Fix Video: All About Letter Writing

Michele Wissot | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Wissot

Letter writing. Admittedly a stress-inducing activity. First, it's the what-to-write without sounding like a fake or sap. Then it's the reality that...

Chris Cillizza Rocks The Veepstakes!

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I am not sure there is anyone more enthusiastic about this presidential election than Chris Cillizza, WaPo's prolific "The Fix" blogger, politics colu...