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And it was back in the mid-1980s, and as I point out in a piece, that was when we are spending about eight percent of our gross domestic product on health care. And even then, we had the impression that so much of the excessive, aggressive medical treatment that took place at the end of life was not only unnecessary but it was cruel.

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Advice," Doña Vorchenza chuckled. "Advice. The years play a sort of alchemi

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Know the rules of child rearing!!Rule one: Physical strength!Rule two: Phys

Know the rules of child rearing!!Rule one: Physical strength!Rule two: Physical strength!There are no rules three or four, but rule five is physical strength!
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Always be good, but be wickedly beautiful.

Always be good, but be wickedly beautiful.
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There are miracles and glory in every child. Our glory lies in empowering t

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I'm interested in the way in which the past affects the present and I think

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Richard Nixon coveted, to the point of obsession, a controversy-free, stage

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