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02/15/2012
Talking With My Kids About Whitney Houston Leaving my son's basketball game, I gasped along with the rest of the world when I looked at my phone and read the shocking news: "Whitney Houston Dead at 48." My kids were all with me and so they naturally asked, "What?!" of my outburst. More >>

Tags: AddictionAlcoholismHealthParenting
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02/15/2012
The Secret to a Long Life A study known as "The Longevity Project," concluded conscientiousness was the best childhood personality predictor of longevity. It appears by being prudent, persistent and well-organized, you increase your life span. More >>

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02/13/2012
In Sickness and In Health I am writing to tell my story of how the vows, "...in sickness and in health..." have reigned true in my marriage earlier than we thought they would. More >>

Tags: HealthMarriageMarriage vowsnewlywedRead On-Air
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02/08/2012
My Husband, Ed My husband and I have been great fans of yours. My husband had a very tragic childhood and young adult life going into mid-life. There are a lot of stories I could tell you that would just be sad, but when he and I married (he 50, me 43), I figured out his life had not been validated by any one person; I wasn't doing anything special, so I just dedicated my life to making him happy. More >>

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02/08/2012
Midlife Changes - Listeners tell their stories When asked, "What's the most important change you made in your life once you hit your mid 40s or 50s? How did it turn out?" many listeners submitted their stories. Here are only a few: More >>

Tags: HealthMarriageMorals, Ethics, ValuesParentingValues
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02/08/2012
Bipolar Disorder Is Overdiagnosed In the over 30 years that I have been around in this profession, I've seen fads come and go... Now we're in a different kind of fad... It's not that people don't have disorders, but these huge increases are a bit suspect. Now, today, everybody is bipolar. More >>

Tags: Bipolar disorderHealthMental Health
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02/07/2012
Nothing Was Good Enough I was 20 years old when I got married to a great man. He would walk on water for me. Then we had 2 kids, and he became just some lazy bum who came home from work, watched TV, ate all the food I just cooked, messed up the house, and always complained about the kids being too whiny! More >>

Tags: AttitudeHealthNew AttitudeRead On-AirStressThe Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands
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02/06/2012
Untangling Mom From the Web of Email and Family Schedules In 2007, the Washington Post ran an article on the relatively new phenomenon of "email bankruptcy," citing statistics such as: there were 6 trillion business emails sent in 2006; workers were increasing their daily workload... stress levels were increasing... That was five years ago and it hasn't gotten any better...Being a mother who is active in her children's lives, there seems to be no escape from "email overload" for me. More >>

Tags: HealthHumorInternet-MediastressTechnology
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02/06/2012
Back With The Ex I was married at 19 for 22 years to the love of my life. Although, we were very different on many levels we made it work for quite some time. We divorced in 2005 and I never looked back. However, our two sons, ages then 13 and 16, did. More >>

Tags: DivorceDivorce effects on childrenFamily/Relationships - ChildrenHealthMarriageParenting
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02/02/2012
Preventing Suicide Suicide is one of the most horrible events that can happen. It's devastating to the people left behind and very sad that an irrevocable step was taken by a human being. And you never know when it could happen. More >>

Tags: HealthMental HealthSocial IssuesSuicide
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