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CJ News & Views

Sick and Scared

I've been sick with a cough and severe congestion for over a week now. I don't want to schedule a doctor's appointment because it's always a pain and they may not see me until another week or so ... but I don't know if I can last that long. I'm miserable. What can I do? -- Ill Ashley

Worn Out

Lately, I've just felt tired and exhausted all the time. Is something wrong with me? -- Rustic Ryan

The Picky Drinker

I hate the taste of water, but I know it's good for me. How can I grow to like it? -- Finicky Phyllis

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?