Philip Von Bargen

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Discover the Past in Ireland's Ancient East

Drive through 5,000 years of history to discover Ireland’s rich and storied past.<p>Ireland’s east is a treasure house—sometimes literally so—of ancient sites. It’s a huge area, physically and temporally, taking in 17 counties and more than 5,000 years of history. So, in the words of the traditional …


The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous

Its faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective.<p>J.G. is a lawyer in his early 30s. He’s a fast talker and has the lean, sinewy build of a distance runner. His …

Drug Addiction

18 Things I've Learned about Changing Habits, Settings Goals, and Living Life

Quarter – Hotel Saint Germain Paris

The <b>Hotel Danube Paris</b>, at the heart of the lively quarter of Saint-Germain-des-Prés<p>The Hotel Danube Paris, an exceptional location in the heart of …


U.S. Biathlete Gives Up Olympic Spot To Her Twin Sister

Tracy Barnes just secured a spot on the U.S. Olympic team heading to Sochi — but almost immediately, she decided to give it up.<p>She surrendered her spot to her twin, Lanny. The 31-year-old sisters compete in biathlon, the sport that combines cross-country skiing and shooting. Both competed in the …