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Free Will Astrology - Week of December 23, 2021 News Features
ARIES (March 21-April 19): You may become a more audacious storyteller in
2022. You could ripen your ability to express the core truths about your
life with entertaining narratives. Bonus: The experiences that come your way
will provide raw material for you to become even more interesting than you
already are. Now study these words by storyteller Ruth Sawyer: "To be a good
The Straight Dope - Are shrinks nuts? News Features
Is it true that, as a class, psychotherapists and other mental health professionals are crazier than average? And that despite their training and experience, they can recognize their own issues less readily than the average nutcase?
I defer judgment on whether shrinks don't recognize their problems. On the contrary, there are indications some mental health professionals enter the...| more...
The Straight Dope - Does castration = longer life? News Features
According to the Humane Society, you can extend your dog's life a couple of years by getting him neutered. Are testes really lethal? Does neutering your dog really extend his life? Would the same thing work for men?
— Dave Greenaway
You're not going to want to hear this, Dave. But according to one much-cited study, castrated men live nearly 14 years longer than their intact brethren,...| more...
The Straight Dope - How much would I have to hollow out the earth to make the days longer? News Features
I'm taking a physics course, and we discussed how objects with hollow cores revolve slower. So I was wondering: Exactly how much dirt would I have to dig out of the ground and move to the surface before I'd notice the days getting longer?
— Mark D. Baragary, Ames, Iowa
Your question inspired my assistant Una to new heights of invention, Mark. She announced you'd given her an idea for an...| more...
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