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CJ News & Views

Being Happy for Everyone Else

Displaying cheerfulness for those around us -- solely because they cannot handle the sadness of disease -- can cause more harm than good, Dr. Laurie writes.

The Negative One

My friends all complain that I'm too negative all the time and that I don't know how to be happy. Personally, I feel quite happy. Why don't they think so, too? -- "Sad" Stephanie

The Promiscuous One

My friends give me a hard time about the number of girls that I date and talk it up as if I were some sort of male slut. What do I say to them? -- Bed-Hopping Ben?

The Misunderstood One

I try to be funny with my friends: tell jokes and be the life of the party and all. But lately, everyone seems to be getting ticked off at me for the things that I say. What do I do? -- Silly Steve

Stairway to Hell

Seth plays Russian Roulette every time he climbs a flight of stairs.

The Best Mate

My friend Stacie is my best mate in the world, and I think I've fallen in love with her. I want to explore the possibility of dating, but fear she'll simply take the mickey out of me at the thought. What can I do? -- Dirk in Devonshire

The Fearful Friend

I have had the hugest crush on this friend of mine for several months now, and it's getting worse. Normally I'm the center of the party. But when he enters the room, I find it increasingly difficult to breathe, let alone string two words together. What do I do? -- Talkative Todd

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