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The Thrill of Defeat, the Agony of Victory

It’s a well-recognized truth that playing sports brings out the best — and worst — in people. The same can be said about watching sports, and that goes double for me, since I’m both a fan and an athlete. More ...
by Michael Cadenhead
 

 
 
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How You Can Survive the 2013 Flu Epidemic

It’s the worst flu season in years, but people over 50 can still take action to protect themselves By Andrea King Collier | January 16, 2013 It’s official: The United States is experiencing a flu epidemic, the worst...
by Michael Cadenhead
 

 
 
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The Concessions We Make Before We Age: A writer’s concerns begin to hold her back, but she can still hook up a TV

My father was only in his late 40s when he began backing arm’s-length out of telephone booths (remember those?) to be able to see well enough to dial; my mother was about the same age when she bought an ineffective gizmo to h...
by Michael Cadenhead
 

 

 
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Avoiding Addiction When It’s in Your DNA

To understand more about the link between addiction and genes, science correspondent Miles O’Brien drinks a mixture of 30 grams of pure ethanol and Diet Coke, the equivalent of three stiff drinks, and undergoes a series o...
by Michael Cadenhead
 

 
 
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What’s Wrong With Your Bucket List

If it’s all about skydiving and swimming with sharks, you may be missing a bigger opportunity   After my 16-year-old son had a particularly fun experience recently, he told me, “Now I can cross that off my buck...
by Michael Cadenhead