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My grandmother’s love couldn’t overcome hearing loss

My grandmother's love couldn't overcome hearing loss

One of my early childhood memories: I’m 8 years old, and my grandmother Jenny sits in her flower-print rocking chair like a country version of Edith Bunker, watching the chaos of two dozen grandchildren unfold during a family Christmas party. She seems unflappable; the truth is more complicated. She can’t hear well, …

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How to Overcome Your Digital Addiction

How to Overcome Your Digital Addiction

In a 2016 essay, “I Used to Be a Human Being,” Andrew Sullivan explored his debilitating digital addiction. His subtitle likely reads true for many people: “An endless bombardment of news and gossip and images has rendered us manic information addicts. It broke me. It might break you, too.” There …

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Cornell program helps staffer overcome body image | Cornell

Cornell program helps staffer overcome body image | Cornell

In the fall of 2017, Brenna Fitzgerald, communications and outreach coordinator for the Cornell Southeast Asia Program, joined Body Positive Cornell (BPC), a peer-education initiative that fosters body acceptance supported by the Cornell Healthy Eating Program and the Skorton Center for Health Initiatives. A ballet dancer in her youth, Fitzgerald …

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