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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 »

World

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

How Your Social Life Could Be Affecting Your Health

Having a healthy social life is crucial to our overall health and wellbeing. Prolonged periods of loneliness are associated with much higher rates of both mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety, and physical ailments. The science we have so far suggests that prolonged periods of depression lead to a weakened immune system and make people more susceptible to disease and infection.

Understanding exactly how our social lives correlate to our health is helpful as there are clearly some kinds of socializing which are not good for our health. We all like to go out and celebrate now and then, for example, but consuming excessive amounts of alcohol will have negative effects on our health in the short-term, and in the long-term if we indulge too regularly. According to one psychologist, when we are out with friends, we tend to try and match one another with food; if one of us eats, the person we are with will also want to. Read more »

US News

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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Featured

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... Read more »


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