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I Got Sober When the Pain of Staying the Same Was Greater Than the Fear of Changing

Allison Hudson | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

So now I am 29 months sober. I know, right? That seemed impossible 883 days ago, but I must say, life is so unbelievably good today. So, what does life look like for me 29 months sans booze? Well...

Medication Nation

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Rubinstein

Patients come into doctors' offices asking for something they've seen on TV. Big pharma's advertising blitz, coupled with its aggressive marketing to physicians (who all too often are readily seduced to prescribe), results in the ever-increasing number of prescriptions offered to patients.

In This Economy, Better Make Your Penny Candy Work for You!

Lester & Charlie | Posted 06.30.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Why is it that store-bought penny candy never gives you the same high when you're reintroduced to it as an adult? Is it because corporations keep finding cheaper ways to produce it, using lesser ingredients than they did back then? If so, how come it's still so darn expensive?

ReThink Interview: Eugene Jarecki, Director of The House I Live In

Jonathan Kim | Posted 12.03.2012 | Crime
Jonathan Kim

Eugene Jarecki's powerful documentary The House I Live In looks at the human consequences of the drug war's failure, which has left the African American community as collateral damage.

I Feel Good

Denis Leary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Denis Leary

I believe in prescription drugs -- in feeling better. But I also believe if you're sitting at the blackjack table wearing an adult diaper with a fat, bloated face and a 4-hour erection, maybe it's time to slow down a bit.

How Exercise Enables Sleep

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

As Americans, our minds have long been fatigued and our bodies far from movement.

Marriage & Family Stimulus Package Part II: Lean On...Someone!

Darryl A. Cobbin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryl A. Cobbin

You would think in this economy everyone would be in bunker mode, hunkered down and looking out for number one. But, if anything, I have found that the opposite is true.