Showing posts from November 18, 2012

After the Affair — Modern Love

WHEN the news broke about the Petraeus affair, my first thought was: “Here we go again. Another married man caught sleeping with a younger woman.” My second thought had more personal resonance: “I wonder what will happen to his marriage?” When I was in my early 20s I thought my morals and convictions were set in stone and unshakable. I had rules in place for so much of my life. When we are young and starting out, we’re more certain about how our marriage will play out: how we will raise our children, and how we’ll handle our husbands having an affair. That was topic No. 1 with my girlfriends. I remember sitting around my dining room table [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Judy Wachs is a writer and recruiter for Internet start-up companies in Aptos, Calif. Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Give Pot a Chance

Timothy Egan on American politics and life, as seen from the West. SEATTLE – In two weeks, adults in this state will no longer be arrested or incarcerated for something that nearly 30 million Americans did last year. For the first time since prohibition began 75 years ago, recreational marijuana use will be legal; the misery-inducing crusade to lock up thousands of ordinary people has at last been seen, by a majority of voters in this state and in Colorado, for what it is: a monumental failure. That is, unless the Obama administration steps in with an injunction, as it has threatened to in the past, against common sense. For what stands between ending this absurd front in the dead-ender war on drugs and the status quo is the federal [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

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Cancer Survivor or Victim of Overdiagnosis?

FOR decades women have been told that one of the most important things they can do to protect their health is to have regular mammograms . But over the past few years, it’s become increasingly clear that these screenings are not all they’re cracked up to be. The latest piece of evidence appears in a study in Wednesday’s New England Journal of Medicine , conducted by the oncologist Archie Bleyer and me. The study looks at the big picture, the effect of three decades of mammography screening in the United States. After correcting for underlying trends and the use of hormone replacement therapy, we found that the introduction of screening has been associated with about 1.5 million additional women receiving a diagnosis of [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness