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Network Contagion~ Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives

By SCOTT STOSSEL For those of us not actively toiling in a university, most modern writing in the social sciences can be placed into one of three categories. The first category, which is vast, consists of the arcane and the … Continue reading

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Pain Beyond Words, and an Impulse Just to Endure

By DANA JENNINGS Having gone through five significant operations, including one to remove my entire diseased colon and another to cut out my cancerous prostate, I think I can safely state that pain falls into two broad categories: the kind … Continue reading

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Mind: How Nonsense Sharpens the Intellect

By BENEDICT CAREY In addition to assorted bad breaks and pleasant surprises, opportunities and insults, life serves up the occasional pink unicorn. The three-dollar bill; the nun with a beard; the sentence, to borrow from the Lewis Carroll poem, that … Continue reading

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Dogs: An Affection Multiplier, With Four Feet and Wet Nose.

By BOB MORRIS THE nine-pound longhaired miniature dachshund at the animal shelter wasn’t the kind of dog I imagined walking in Manhattan. She was a little lap dog and a cliché, too small for someone as insecure and image conscious … Continue reading

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The Guilt-Trip Casserole:Family Dinners & Teenage Smoking, Alcohol or Drug Abuse

By JAN HOFFMAN “I DON’T need family-dinner studies to guilt-trip me,” said Shannon Rubio, a mother of three teenage boys from Spring, Tex. “I do it to myself.” But just in case, Mrs. Rubio, here is the latest, from the … Continue reading

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