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Posted on: Nov 30, 2012, Source: The Fix

A popular model of addiction is that it's like a disease. But does that divest the addict of agency and the ability to change their lives?

Posted on: Oct 13, 2012, Source: The Fix

A batch of new studies reveal the issue of overworking should be taken extremely seriously.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2012, Source: The Fix

Many people view "workaholism" as a virtue, or even a joke. But a spate of recent studies suggests the condition should be taken much more seriously.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2012, Source: The Fix

1 in 5 problem gamblers try to kill themselves. Why gambling may be the most dangerous addiction of all.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2002, Source:

Forget about American Idol. Here comes American Candidate, the gameshow in which 100 political hopefuls will strut their stuff hoping to be picked by couch potatoes nationwide to run for president.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2001, Source: Boston Phoenix

Osama bin Laden's terrorists surprised America on September 11, but apparently more than one astrologer saw it coming.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2001, Source: Boston Phoenix

Forget the prayers, the schemes, the picking apart of the odds -- the secret to winning is learning how to stop losing.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2001, Source: Boston Phoenix

Of all the profane people in my life, I learned the most about swearing from my Aunt Nelly, who was a true fountainhead of smut...

Posted on: Mar 31, 2000, Source: Boston Phoenix

"As all you men out there should be aware, there are two distinct forms of crying: the bad kind and the good kind. The bad kind of crying is exhausting, depressing, even humiliating -- that is, it's real. The second kind, the fake kind, is far more rewarding. In fact, ever since I discovered the benefits of a good, Hollywood-inspired blubber, I have been addicted."