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Our Superheroes, Ourselves

What does Lex Luthor have to do with gossip? According to two of the psychologists in Our Superheroes, Ourselves, our penchant to dish about people and our delight in...
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Confessions of a Worrywart

While reading Susan Orlins’s poignant memoir, I was reminded continuously of the catchphrase from the late ’60s and early ’70s feminist movement: “The personal is political.” The specifics of...
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A Chance to Live

Inside every human being is a drive. Sometimes the drive is clear cut: he or she wants to be a doctor, a lawyer, a wife, a mother, a husband,...
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My Adversity, My Son

I watched “Hawthorne” on TNT tonight. One of the story lines was about a woman who came into the ER with a broken arm and during the examination she...
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