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Elizabeth & Darcy, The Perfect Couple

An explanation as to why we thrill to the Elizabeth-Darcy relationship.

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Movies for Surviving Medical School

Film Friday A film doesn’t have to be masterpiece to help us at critical times in our lives.  For instance, La Bamba may be a so-so biopic about rock legend Ritchie Valens, but it opened my eyes to the difficulties of being a second child.  In Ritcie’s younger brother I saw my own younger brother […]

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