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Alcoholics Anonymous and the Original 12-Step Manuscript

Alcoholics Anonymous is a program dedicated to helping people through the darkest part of their lives. They are a worldwide support group for recovering alcoholics (and, now, any addiction). AA has grown from 2 members to nearly 2 million  since its inauguration. An AA Meeting offers addicts a safe, supportive environment at no cost. The 12 Step Recovery Program has been used for decades. The publication is heralded as “The Bible to Millions.” You could only imagine how much the original manuscript, filled with handwritten edits and notes by AA founders, would be worth.

 Here’s a hint: the auction house, Profiles in History, estimates anywhere between 2 and 3 million USD. The last time it sold at auction was in 2004 to William A. Shenk for $1.57 million. It was then sold again in 2007 to Ken Roberts for $850,000. Yet, it should have never reached that first auction house to begin with. Read more »

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Rising seas could displace 2 billion people by 2100

In the year 2100, 2 billion people – about one-fifth of the world’s population – could become climate change refugees due to rising ocean levels. Those who once lived on coastlines will face displacement and resettlement bottlenecks as they seek habitable places inland, according to Cornell University research.

“We’re going to have more people on less land and sooner that we think,” said lead author Charles Geisler, professor emeritus of development sociology at Cornell. “The future rise in global mean sea level probably won’t be gradual. Yet few policy makers are taking stock of the significant barriers to entry that coastal climate refugees, like other refugees, will encounter when they migrate to higher ground.”

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Health

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Looks

Sadly, not everyone is blessed with perfect looks and full confidence with their appearance. With the way that looks are so important in today’s world – which has been only enhanced due to the prevalence of social media – this is an issue if you don’t feel comfortable in your own skin.

Thankfully, there are plenty of simple methods you can take advantage of to enhance your appearance. These easy techniques also require very little effort and time investment. So before even thinking of going down the cosmetic surgery route, take on the following 5 tips that will help improve your looks.

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Fatal car crashes involving prescription opioids climbs sevenfold

The percentage of fatally injured drivers who tested positive for prescription opioids rose sevenfold from 1 percent in 1995 to over 7 percent in 2015, according to a new study at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. The findings appear online in the American Journal of Public Health.

“Prescription opioids as potent pain medications can cause drowsiness and impair cognitive functions. The 700 percent rise in the prevalence of prescription opioids detected in fatally injured drivers is cause for great concern,” said Guohua Li, MD, DrPH, professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health and principal investigator.

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