CJ News & Views
My younger brother is a total prat and annoying the you-know-what out of me. I've only been home from school for a day and I think I'm going to lose it. What do I do? -- Annoyed Ashley
My older brother thinks he knows everything and every time he comes home he won't stop telling me what to do. How can I make him stop? -- Tommy in Tulsa
My sister cannot think of anyone but herself. The whole world revolves around her needs, her moods, and her schedule. It drives me crazy, but other family members placate her. What do I do? -- John in Jefferson City
Creak's still up north -- learning about "snow" and deciphering his pets' strange behavior.
A sudden burst of motivation gets Seth on the treadmill!
For some, December hits and stress ensues. On the heels of a newly-published Harvard/UCSD "happiness" report, Dr. Laurie explains how discovering and focusing on what makes us happy can actually alleviate some of that tension.
For Thanksgiving, Creak's family left the sunny environs of New Mexico for a wintry mess. He was, as you can expect, a bit miffed.
Seth shleps through a mall and feels the pain.
Projects at work keep piling up around with only one directive: get them all done before we leave for the holidays. Some days I feel so overwhelmed I have trouble breathing. How do I get through this? -- Marsha in Madison
A reader writes that she is in so much pain and is so tired, she feels wracked with guilt. Dr. Laurie explains why guilt has no place in an arthritic's life -- and how to cast it away.