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...you should be less afraid of going in the ocean and more afraid of going in your backyard: in 2017, sharks killed five people around the world. Meanwhile, every year, there are one million estimated deaths caused by mosquito-borne illness. Read more

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Most recently, I went to the Wareham pot shop with a double mission: not to get high so much as tap the medicinal resources of weed, specifically CBD oil. Read more

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Yeah, okay, this all sounds crazy, a little woo-woo, I get it. But everyone has their own version of spirituality that feeds their souls. This is mine. Read more

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And there is no better example of being in the moment than a child. Watch them play, laugh, live, love, thrive. That moment is all they know. That moment is all they need. Read more

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“I have bitten into the sandwich less eaten, and it has made all the difference.” Read more

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Speaking of numbers, isn’t it weird that when it’s 60 outside, it’s comfortable, but when it’s 60 inside, it’s freezing? Thanksgiving beauty and inspiration. Read more

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Paul Kandarian's short, uneven little masterpiece from Ljiljana Vasiljevoc's small, masterfully uneven little South Coast Insider. Read more

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Bourdain, a man I deeply admired for his snarky attitude, his cavalier nature, and the way he shrugged off and scoffed at pretense and pretenders, died in a Paris hotel room. Read more

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So go to sleep, envision what you want, let your dreams be the subconscious manifestation that precedes reality and look forward to rule number 1 – where it all starts. Read more

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A study in the Journal of Social Psychology showed that people performing a single kind act a day for ten days experienced a significant increase in overall happiness than those who did not. Read more

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Now usually in a bar fight between two moronic men like this, who thump and bump their chests in an alpha male show of useless bravado, one moron gets fed up and punches the other one on the nose. Read more

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–In the Glutton for Punishment Category: sometimes when I’m driving, I ask for directions from Siri and Google Maps just so I can have two women at the same time telling me where to go. Read more

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And although I’ve just started this whole hiking thing, like many people new to a hobby I am an expert because I love talking about it on social media, where the definition of expert is “mocking people who don’t know nearly as much as you do.” Read more

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I used to work at a daily newspaper, where coffee and cigarettes ruled my working hours. I’d smoke two decks a day easily, and power down gallons of java ... Read more

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The mind and body operate as one. Western medicine splits it up. Nature doesn’t do that. For example, panic attacks, which are based in the mind, come with physical manifestations: chest pains, shortness of breath, a pounding heart. Mind. Body. Read more

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Anyone who’s had major dental work knows the pain. No, not that pain, the financial pain, which is worse and much longer lasting. Major dental work is up there in the “Are you KIDDING me?!” range. Read more

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I trusted him, that trust extending to believing he truly wanted to cure me of smoking. Which he has. I almost said “so far.” But I won’t. My brain has been fooled into not wanting a cigarette again. Read more

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Know what’s not for sale? Walking. Pretty much, anyway. Granted, you can join a gym or pony up thousands of dollars to do it at home on a stair-stepping machine or a treadmill. But walking, one of the most basic and best forms of exercise, is free. Read more

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I am not a man of any particular faith; I keep my own. But I am a man who believes in the power of love that death cannot diminish. That power had a hand in putting that ring back on mine. Read more

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Every day, we read about addicts overdosing and dying. Every day addiction claims the life of, on average, 129 souls. ...Every day we wonder what we can do. Read more

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