Factober

As a veteran of the diet wars, I think it's time to call a truce. Rather than hear experts argue, most people want practical information they can use.

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School life is like being on a monkey mountain...monkeys in the same gang c

School life is like being on a monkey mountain...monkeys in the same gang constantly fight and get back together again...and a hierarchy gets established.
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When you get to know a lot of people, you make a great discovery. You find

When you get to know a lot of people, you make a great discovery. You find that no one group has a monopoly on looks, brains, goodness or anything else. It takes all the people - black and white, Catholic, Jewish and Protestant, recent immigrants and Mayf
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I've learned to get really good at this - say one thing when I'm thinking a

I've learned to get really good at this - say one thing when I'm thinking about something else, act like I'm listening when I'm not, pretend to be calm and happy when I'm really freaking out. It's one of the skills you perfect as you get older
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It is possible to pray in such a way that one does not transcend the world,

It is possible to pray in such a way that one does not transcend the world, in such a way that the divine is degraded to a functional part of the workaday world... then it is no longer devotion to the divine, but an attempt to master it.
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Everyone has a destiny. Rosie told me that. A future that already exists –

Everyone has a destiny. Rosie told me that. A future that already exists – hidden from us but still there, in the future – and each thing that happens to us, each choice we make, each person in our life takes us closer to it.
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Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in my bath and she'd come in

Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in my bath and she'd come in and sink my boats.
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Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.

Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.
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Real talent harnesses what it has and unlocks what it doesn’t. There is nat

Real talent harnesses what it has and unlocks what it doesn’t. There is natural ability, there is the discipline that develops natural ability, there is the unending study of one’s craft, and there is the exponential lifting of performance by the selfless
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In the meanwhile, just see how profitable the fruits of non-violence are in

In the meanwhile, just see how profitable the fruits of non-violence are in this life. You stay pure while someone else, someone like me and my Rajput clan, does the sinning and the killing. While you religiously refrain yourself from bloodying your hands
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Above all, mine is a love story. Unlike most love stories, this one involve

Above all, mine is a love story. Unlike most love stories, this one involves chance, gravity, a dash of head trauma. It began with a coin toss. The coin came up tails. I was heads. Had it gone my way, there might not be a story at all. Just a chapter, or
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When people have tried everything and have discovered that nothing works, t

When people have tried everything and have discovered that nothing works, they will tend to revert to what they know best—which will often be the tribe, the totem, or the taboo.
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Evolution seems to close the heart to some of the plainest spiritual truths

Evolution seems to close the heart to some of the plainest spiritual truths while it opens the mind to the wildest guesses advanced in the name of science.
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