Month: June 2009

Paper Avalanche Buries Plan to Stem Foreclosures

omewhere on earth, there must be a more difficult task than this: persuading American mortgage companies to lower payments for homeowners who can no longer afford their loans. But as Karina Montenegro struggles to accomplish this feat for a troubled borrower, she strains to imagine a more futile pursuit.

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Pale Blue Dot

Carl Sagan reads from his book

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Silencing the Voice That Says You’re a Fraud

Breaking the habit of self-criticism can pay big dividends in mental and physical health. “The way you see yourself can be challenged and changed, and it can literally create new neural pathways in your brain,” says Dr. Legato. “And as your thinking improves, your immune system improves, your digestion is better, you don’t compensate by overeating or drinking, and your anxiety levels go down.”

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