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Medals for Our Misery

I read in the paper the other day that the Girl Scouts of America is changing its ways of saluting merit.

Today's Girl Scouts not only strive to earn badges in citizenship and traditional skills like cooking, Girl Scouts with sharp stress manageme...

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APLA's Writers Workshop Begins Its Second Decade

Three writers -- two men and a woman -- take turns holding a huge prop pencil, as the photographer adjusts the settings of her camera.

That the writers should pose with the pencil -- a symbol of the writing craft -- for an article about AIDS Project...

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L.A. Syphilis Outbreak Continues

The number of cases of syphilis infection in L.A. County continues to climb at a startling rate, and efforts to control the spread of the disease by county officials and community organizations are stepping up.

"Seventy-seven cases of syphilis have ...

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Old, Old, Old Lang Syne

If my name was an answer on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," the question that Regis Philbin would pose to the contestant would be "Who is the only single man in the United States who has so far failed to line up a date for New Year's Eve before the ...

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If You Have to Ask How Much It Costs ...

Let's tune in to a game show I stumbled across while flipping channels.

Host: "Hey, everybody! It's time for another edition of 'The Price Is Rigged': the game show that pits haves against have-nots in a lively and fun-filled competition for life-su...

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Watching the Detectables

My viral load is detectable again.

But in reviewing my lab results with me a few weeks ago, my doctor did not warn me that my viral load was also now tangible.

So imagine my surprise the other night in bed when I woke up and found a multilegged, in...