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Fact-Check: A Survey Links Facebook to Drug Use in Teens

By Maia Szalavitz The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) released its annual “Back to School” survey on Wednesday. Among the findings: teens who use social networking sites like Facebook are five times more likely to use tobacco, nearly three times more likely to use alcohol and nearly…

Portia de Rossi’s Therapist on Recovering From an Eating Disorder

By Jean Fain With last month’s paperback release of “Unbearable Lightness,” Portia de Rossi’s brutally honest memoir about her eating disorder, I couldn’t help but wonder: How goes de Rossi’s recovery? Judging from public appearances, the Australian actress currently known as Portia Lee James DeGeneres appears to be as she…