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Young Adults and Addiction: The Benefits of Inpatient Care

For many young people, drug use and experimentation is a rite of passage of sorts. However, experimenting with drugs and alcohol is far from harmless, and can often result in lifelong...

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Michael Anthony

Teacher and author of How to be Happy and Have Fun Changing...

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Tim Ferriss

Entrepreneur and best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek

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M.J. Ryan

Creator of the Random Acts of Kindness series

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Bernie Siegel, M.D.

Author of Love, Medicine and Miracles: Lessons Learned about Self-Healing from a Surgeon's Experience with Exceptional Patients, Siegel is a retired assistant clinical professor of general and pediatric surgery at Yale University.
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Debbie Gisonni

A former corporate executive, Gisonni started Real Life Lessons in 1998 to inspire individuals through changes in life. Gisonni is a motivational speaker, columnist and author of The Goddess of Happiness: A Down-to-Earth Guide for Heavenly Balance and Bliss, among other books.
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Ed Diener, Ph.D.

The Institute of Scientific Information named Professor Diener, a member of five professional societies, one of the “most highly cited psychologists.” He has 12,000 citations to his credit.
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Karen Salmansohn

This motivational coach can be heard on her talk show “Be Happy Dammit” weekday mornings on Sirius Satellite Radio. Salmansohn is also the author of inspirational books, such as co-author of How to Be Happy Dammit: A Cynic’s Guide to Spiritual Happiness.
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M.J. Ryan

Ryan works with her colleagues at Professional Thinking Partners to help individuals reach goals in their personal and professional lives. She is the author of several books and articles, including The Happiness Makeover: How to Teach Yourself to Be Happy and Enjoy Every Day.
Posted: 01/17/2008 07:23 PM EST more »

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Mark Epstein, M.D.

Epstein, a Westerner who became very involved in Buddhism, is the author of Going to Pieces without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness.
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Martin Seligman, Ph.D.

Seligman wrote Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment, which was a breakthrough for the field of psychology. He is also director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Center.
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