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In defense of jealousy: cultivating that competitive edge.(EDITOR'S NOTE)(Brief article)
July 1, 2009 ... IT'S NOT EMOTIONALLY "PC" to admit that one is, was, or has ever been jealous of a parent, sibling, friend, coworker, spouse, or child. But I'm not one for false shows of non-emotion. My first flagrant bout with jealousy came at the...

Livestrong and prosper: do hard times make you hardier?(HEADCASE)(Lance Armstrong)
July 1, 2009 ... WHEN HIS IMPECCABLE health was abruptly threatened by cancer, Lance Armstrong saw only one option: Fight like hell and win. And he did. A mere five months after his diagnosis, he was back in training, ready to conquer the Tour de...

Off with his head: the blood-lust bias.(INSIGHTS: Headlines)(Brief article)
July 1, 2009 ... IN THE WAKE of news about Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme, people called for his head on a pike as well as victim compensation, but the focus tended toward the former. A typical blog comment: "Going to prison--no matter what happens there--is...

Save the best for first: start your vacay with a bang.(INSIGHTS: Headlines)(Brief article)
July 1, 2009 ... [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] STILL FINE-TUNING the itinerary of your upcoming summer vacation? Plan to visit the beach before the stopover at Aunt Tilly's house. According to recent research, experiences that start off well and go downhill are...

Full food disclosure: when menus reveal all.(INSIGHTS: Headlines)(Brief article)
July 1, 2009 ... [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS have borne much of the blame for the nation's expanding waistlines. But the burden of girth may soon shift to the consumer. A congressional committee is currently reviewing the Labeling ...