Personal Stories Part 1

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May
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When you suffer from a disorder that may be hard to diagnose and difficult to treat, getting information and support may take more than a visit to a doctor’s office. As Lynne Matallana, founder of the National Fibromyalgia Awareness Campaign put it, “it’s a grassroots effort.”

You’ve Got to Have Friends

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May
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A friend turning 50 wants some advice. Feel free to add any of your own.

A usually joshing M. writes to all her friends:

Okay, ladies, I’m 50 today. So I am seeking:

– words of wisdom from those who have been there/done this

– words of envy from those who haven’t

Old money, New Money

16
May
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Ever since the Web spawned the vision of a vast digital mall, entrepreneurs and engineers have been scrambling to invent correspondingly new forms of digital currency and cash-like payment systems. But the credit card-hitched as it is to Byzantine bank and credit authorization networks-today accounts for more than 90 percent of online purchases, and most of these innovations have bombed. Back in 1995, First Virtual Holdings began offering a clunky form of digital money through credit cards, allowing consumers to use approved account codes to buy online goods. Five years later, it claims just 150,000 accounts.

Danger of Anthrax Epidemic is Unlikely, Experts Say Post 2

6
May
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Younger and healthier persons should wait until November or December, the CDC said. This year’s supply of the vaccine will still be ample, and at that point the peak of the flu season is still normally weeks away.