People who regularly take medicine should know what we’re taking.  To me, this seems obvious, but there are always those who need everything stated explicitly.  People taking prescriptions, vitamins, herbs, and any other treatments should know what’s being taken and why. It’s pretty easy to make yourself a list and stick it in your wallet so that it’s always available.  If you need medical assistance (for instance, if you’re in a ...

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Spin Class. For the uninitiated, this involves a dark studio in a gym, rows of stationary bikes, and a pounding beat, heavy on the volume and bass. The instructor out at the front cajoles and drives you through spurts of speed and tests your endurance with simulated mountain climbs. Some instructors are better motivators than others. One, I remember, stretched belief a little in trying to make us feel we were ...

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