TSD Memphis

Sat04192014

Opinion

Boiling hot with anger!

Dear Lucy: For years, I have suffered with boils. I read your column where you talk about emotions and the affect they can have on the body. Is there something I might be missing? 

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Is sugar worth the trouble of satisfying your taste buds?

I can’t imagine going back to the days when I needed a sugar fix – a doughnut, cookies, cake, and ice cream, whatever my heart desired. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.

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TSD to endorse in Memphis municipal election

When voters step up on Oct. 6 to cast ballots in the Memphis municipal election, the bucket of choices will be filled with 58 candidates.

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For prison profiteers, it’s full-speed ahead

The United States imprisons more people than any other developed nation – one person for every 100.

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Gov. Perry checks in – time to pay attention

Texas governor Rick Perry brings to the presidential nomination race of 2012 something that has been sorely lacking — someone who actually wants to win the job.

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Riots and causes have England struggling to understand

England’s attempt to understand rioting touched off by a policeman’s fatal shooting of a 29-year-old black man, in many ways mirror the debate that followed the unrest that the U.S. underwent in the wake of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination. 

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Race and beyond: The race for the White House

President Barack Obama must play the political game as deftly as each of his predecessors did, despite having the racial narrative as a backdrop to his remarkable story.

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Put it down; yes, I mean the saltshaker

Are Americans crazy about salt? Yes, because the number of people suffering from high blood pressure is increasing.

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‘Housecleaning’ your mind makes room for joy

Dear Lucy: I recently turned forty years old and all of a sudden I am having so much trouble with my memory. I used to laugh at my friends who said that they were forgetting more as they aged.

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Balance: reading, writing, arithmetic and a good diet

Whether children aspire to become lawyers, doctors, accountants, politicians, dietitians, or own a business, their dreams may be slow to materialize if their minds and bodies aren’t fed the proper nutrients.

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‘Benefits’ show when you are in the ‘know’

Recently I read a quote from an unknown author: “Everything that happens to us is for our benefit.” Sometimes that is hard to believe.

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Ohio in the fall is President Obama’s 2012 referendum

Unfortunately, unlike football politics is always in season and the kickoff to the 2012 shenanigans begins with a blood and guts, in the trenches battle in Ohio.

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Enough already, let’s get some more help for the poorest among us

In the midst of all this talk about America’s borrowing power and America’s place in the global economy, very little, if anything, was said about the needs of the country’s poor.

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