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Mariners defeat Astros, Minute Maid Park, old behavior patterns, magical thinking itself

Mariners defeat Astros, Minute Maid Park, old behavior patterns, magical thinking itself

We probably all have some experience with magical thinking: the belief what we do (or think, or believe, or rituals we engage with, etc.) can influence events outside of ourselves. Many of these magical beliefs fall away as we move out of childhood and collect enough information to understand that stepping on a crack will …

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Lexi Thompson has found thinking less about golf has made her golf better

Lexi Thompson has found thinking less about golf has made her golf better

5:37 PM ET Paolo UggettiESPN SOUTHERN PINES, North Carolina — Lexi Thompson can’t open up a Band-Aid. On the 18th tee box in the middle of a humid, 95-degree day during the first round at the U.S. Women’s Open, the sixth-ranked player in the world is going through a relatable problem: the back of her …

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Tim Benz: Sidney Crosby’s comments on his long-term future should get us thinking

Because Pittsburgh Penguins star center Sidney Crosby is so consistent with his pragmatic, stay-in-the-middle-lane approach to dealing with the media, he rarely lets any quote slip that’s surprising. Frankly, the one he uttered Tuesday may not be all that remarkable either, but, during the Penguins breakup day interviews, the team’s captain did say something that …

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Local virus rates are on the rise. And it’s not the one you’re thinking of.

Local virus rates are on the rise. And it’s not the one you’re thinking of.

Dr. Gary Green has been an infectious disease specialist for 25 years. In that quarter century, he has never seen the flu on the rise this time of year — until now. But it isn’t just the strange, unseasonal rise in influenza that has Green, a Sutter Health physician, concerned. The particular strain driving this …

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