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When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. While we do not all have the same experiences, the lessons or messages may be the same. We can learn from each other and be inspired by those we meet, or whose words we read. Our experiences may be very different, but we are still mirrors of each other.

What can we learn from each other? Some of this week's authors made sparkling lemonade with their lemons, and others offer you insights and information to help you navigate your life so that your journey is sweet, not bitter.

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To Win the Prize, You Must Stay in the Game

Author: Larry Thornton

So often, it seems the things that happen to us in life are not so much about what is happening in the moment, but rather are about placing us on a path to lead the way for others.
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Shaken to Our Core: Was It The End of the World?

Author: Barry Vissell

I glanced out the bathroom window and saw to my horror that the trees seemed to be moving to the left. Then I realized that the trees were not moving ... the house was moving to the right. Built on the topside of a ridge, the house was clearly beginning to slide downhill.
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How to Survive the Confusion of the Information Explosion

How to Survive the Confusion of the Information Explosion

Author: Pierre Pradervand

There are two major factors which, combined, make present day living extremely challenging for anyone who attempts to stay informed on major issues of our times.
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Your Natural Psychic Abilities

Author: Lisa Campion

Psychic ability conjures up a lot of different images in people’s minds. Chances are good that we have seen portrayals of psychics on TV and in movies that stick in our minds as truth, but they might actually be more of the Hollywood variety.
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Esoteric Healing: What, Who, When, Where, and Why

Author: Michael J. Shea, Ph.D

In order to understand how esoteric healing works as a healing modality, there are some basic principles that need to be understood first.
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Beyond Willpower: The Unseen Mental Struggles of Overcontrol

Author: Alex Lambert, Nottingham Trent University

Self-control isn’t always a good thing – having too much can be bad for your mental health...

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Unveiling Gas Stoves' Health Risks: Echoes of Tobacco's Playbook

Author: Jonathan Levy, Boston University

When science showed in the 1970s that gas stoves produced harmful indoor air pollution, the industry reached for tobacco’s PR playbook...
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Rethinking Chronic Back Pain: A Brain-Centered Approach to Healing

Author: Approximately 16 million U.S. adults have chronic back pain. Olena Ruban/Moment via Getty Images Yoni Ashar, University of Colorado

Understanding that chronic back pain originates from within the brain could lead to quicker recovery, a new study finds...
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Early Cancer Detection: How a New Test Can Save Lives

Author: Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller

Blood test detects cancer protein in under 2 hours...
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Truth Behind Fat Blasting Ads: Can You Really Target Belly Fat?

Author: Nick Fuller, University of Sydney

It’s also common to see ads touting special diets, pills and supplements that will blast fat in targeted areas. These ads – which often feature impressive before and after photos taken weeks apart – can seem believable.
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Beyond Motherhood: The Impact of Both Parents on Child Growth

Author: Or Dagan and Carlo Schuengel

Secure attachment to both parents ? not just mothers ? boosts children’s healthy development...
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Enlightened Side of Medieval Medicine and Its Modern Impact

Author: Meg Leja, Binghamton University

Modern medicine has its scientific roots in the Middle Ages ? how the logic of vulture brain remedies and bloodletting lives on today...
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Why Some Youth Face Higher Hurdles in Today's Economy

Author: Kausik Chaudhuri and Muhammad Ali Nasir, University of Leeds

If you’re taking the first steps in your career right now, you’re doing so in the face of a high cost of living and an increasingly inaccessible housing market.
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Immune Boosters to Battle Colds, Flus, and Hay Fever

Author: Samuel J. White and Philippe B. Wilson, Nottingham Trent University

Is it a cold, flu or hay fever? How to tell symptoms apart – and boost your immune system...
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Are We Truly Egocentric? Fresh Insights from New Studies

Author: Richard O'Connor, University of Hull

Why humans aren’t as egocentric as you might think – new research...
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How Leftovers Could Lead to 'Fried Rice Syndrome'

Author: Enzo Palombo, Swinburne University of Technology

What is ‘fried rice syndrome’? A microbiologist explains this type of food poisoning – and how to avoid it...
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Why Replacing Frontline Workers With Ai Can Be A Bad Idea

Author: Mark Tsagas, University of East London

AI chatbots are already widely used by businesses to greet customers and answer their questions – either over the phone or on websites. Some companies have found that they can, to some extent, replace humans with machines in call centre roles.
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Bach's Unexpected Role in Modern Halloween Festivities

Author: Megan Sarno, University of Texas at Arlington

How Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor became Halloween’s theme song...
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The Living's Role in the Deceased's Passage to Afterlife

Author: Liz Wilson, Miami University

From India and Taiwan to Tibet, the living assist the dead in their passage...
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How Day of the Dead is Embracing Halloween Traditions

Author: Mathew Sandoval, Arizona State University

Day of the Dead is taking on Halloween traditions, but the sacred holiday is far more than a ‘Mexican Halloween’...
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Ghostly Encounters: Facts or Fiction?

Author: Barry Markovsky, University of South Carolina

Are ghosts real? A social psychologist examines the evidence...
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This Week's Astrological Overview

Astrological Overview and Horoscope: November 6-12, 2023

 Author: Pam Younghans

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This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.
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