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Uneasy Rider

Mike DeStefano was still on the rise as a comedian when he died of a heart attack at 44. He was one of the finalists on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and definitely stood out from the pack. He wasn’t always the funniest, but there was something direct and heartfelt about him that made you root for him, and you could feel the weight of his personal story, always. He grew up tough in the Bronx. He had been addicted to heroin. Three months before his death, he spoke with his…
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Upping Your Happiness Quotient

Have you ever wondered why you just can’t be happy—especially when things are going relatively or even very well in your life? Or, maybe you’re happy sometimes or even most of the time, but want to up your happiness quotient. While we can’t be happy all of the time—what would happiness even mean if we were?—there are ways that we can elevate how we feel in any given moment, on any given day. Did you know that: Forty percent of our happiness levels can be altered by our “intentional behavior.”…
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