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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

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