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If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

25 Before And After Photos Of Cats Growing Up

There’s only one thing you can be sure about when you bring a new kitten home: that kitten is going to grow up into a cat. Remember how cute and …

Pets

U.S. jails sex-trafficked kids in human rights abuse, groups say

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States violates human rights by treating sex-trafficked children as criminals and throwing them into jail, rights groups told an international commission on Monday.<p>Federal and international law requires that children in the commercial sex trade …

Rights & Freedoms

The Persistent Illusion that Prevents Personal Growth

further: feature<p>You might think that a solid, enduring self is the key to happiness and personal growth. But in fact, it’s just the opposite.<p>Let’s go …

Opting Out of Motherhood

Why I decided not to have kids.<p>I've never wanted children, but I've always had names picked out for them anyway. Some might say that's a sign that I live in some sad state of unconscious regret now that, having freshly turned 45, I haven't had them. But it mostly just means there are pets I've …