What makes it so popular? – Halloween 2009 is expected to be a $4.75 billion retail event in the United States. And while that’s down about a billion from last year due to the economy, it still gives retailers hope. Why is Halloween on the rise as a popular American celebration? Researchers think this is due to a greater interest among young adults in the paranormal and supernatural.
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Well, maybe just a little – Mental illness has long been associated with a special part of the brain. Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. Sylvia Plath stuck her head in the oven. History teems with examples of great artists acting in very peculiar ways. Were these artists simply mad or brilliant? According to new research, maybe both.
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Made worse by a cell phone – Notice all the TV ads for erectile dysfunction lately? Men can become impotent in surprising ways and one of them is carrying their cell phone in a side pocket. And carrying your cell on your belt can cause a much more minor problem, which could become important later. That’s scary!

There is increasing evidence that cell phone use can lead to brain tumors and salivary gland cancer. A brain tumor is what killed Ted Kennedy and film critic Roger Ebert had salivary gland cancer.
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What kind will it be? – Will UFO disclosure come any time soon? In his newest Journal, Whitley writes about the various types of disclosure that could come about and the pros and cons of each. Don’t miss this one: If you got our FREE weekly email newsletter, you would have already read it. To sign up, click here. If you love our great radio shows, Whitley’s journals and Anne’s diaries, make sure they keep coming your way: Subscribe today.

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