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It’s a Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood Movie Review

Why would anyone want to watch a movie about Mr. Rogers? We all like movies that make us feel like a bigger person when it's over. Maybe for that reason, I liked the movie, It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.  From the movie's quote, "He's a little more complex than I thought," it's going to take some time for me to unpack the lessons in this movie, or in the life of Fred Rogers. I'll be watching it again. Besides, it has some fairly nice drama. The main character of the movie was a writer named Lloyd Vogel rather [...]

2020-01-15T11:04:07+00:00January 15th, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

Alcohol, Fun? But for Increasing Numbers, Lethal

Ads and movies promote it as the essential key to a fun social life, but for some reason leave out its darker aspects. Here are a few facts about alcohol they might not want you to know about.  Alcohol abuse affects more than 20 million Americans; about 90,000 people die of alcohol related causes each year in the US.  Alcohol-related Deaths Doubled in a Decade Researchers from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism analyzed the death certificates of Americans ages 16 and up between 1999 and 2017. And while 35,914 deaths were alcohol-related in 1999, that number doubled to [...]

2020-01-15T15:25:42+00:00January 15th, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

Why Willpower is Overrated

Research on will power and success shows that those who are successful don’t necessarily have more will power. They tend to avoid distractions and focus on positive goals, identifying doable behaviors to achieve those and learning to enjoy doing those behaviors. To some this all comes naturally, but can this be learned by the rest of us?  What we can learn from people who are good at self-control So who are these people who are rarely tested by temptations? They’re doing something right. Recent research suggests a few lessons we can draw from them. • People who are better at [...]

2020-01-07T11:15:10+00:00January 7th, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

6 Reasons for Optimism in 2020

We have much to be grateful for and many reasons to be ecstatic about continued human progress. By Tyler Brant Courtesy of Foundation for Economic Education “The 2010s have been the best decade ever. The evidence is overwhelming.” Those are the words of Cato Institute senior fellow Johan Norberg, penned in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal. Norberg’s words seem hyperbolic at first glance, but he may be right. In many ways, the world is getting better every day, and at an explosive rate. This is contrary to mainstream sentiment, where pundits clamor about democracy falling apart, climate catastrophe [...]

2019-12-30T01:44:09+00:00December 30th, 2019|News Articles|0 Comments

Frequent Pot Smokers Face Twice the Odds for Stroke

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter Courtesy of WebMD MONDAY, Nov. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking pot doesn't do your heart or your brain any favors, a pair of new studies shows. Frequent pot smokers are more than twice as likely to suffer a stroke compared with those who don't partake, the first study found.They're also more likely to be hospitalized for a dangerously erratic heart rhythm, according to the second study. Both studies are to be presented at an upcoming meeting of the American HeartAssociation (AHA), in Philadelphia, Nov. 16 to 18. Research presented at meetings is typically considered [...]

2019-12-19T05:13:24+00:00December 19th, 2019|News Articles|0 Comments