Time Essay: Living Happily Against the Odds

"All you need to do to become ill in our modern world is to follow ordinary patterns of diet and life-style." —Dr. Charles T. McGee

Inflation, Recession, Iran, Cuba, Unemployment, Taxes, Et cetera, Et cetera. Given the number, gravity and persistence of their country's problems, Americans obviously need occasional relief from national worries so that they can at least try to enjoy their lives as individuals. Yet it has become harder and harder for people to find anything to do or use that does not come with some built-in anxiety. The trouble is that...

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