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Woman who lost childhood home to Katrina offers Sandy victims hope

There’s no doubt that the effects of Superstorm Sandy have been devastating.

People have lost their businesses, homes and many are still stranded. The massive storm has wiped out roads, bridges and mass transit systems in the hardest hit areas as well.

Superstorm Sandy could bring threat of infectious disease.

Sandy leaves behind threat of infectious disease

There’s no doubt that the effects of Superstorm Sandy have been devastating.

People have lost their businesses, homes and many are still stranded. The massive storm has wiped out roads, bridges and mass transit systems as well in the hardest hit areas.

Tonight: Surviving Superstorm Sandy

Tonight: Surviving Superstorm Sandy

Super Storm Sandy has left widespread devastation a scale that is hard to imagine; from big cities to the beaches.  In some places there’s nothing left, except for people who are stranded - without food, electricity and in some cases without hope.  And all of it might be just the beginning…of a long and desperate road back.  Dr. Drew talks to survivors.

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Keep weight off by practicing first?

Keep weight off by practicing first?

Could people who have lost weight keep the unwanted pounds off if they practiced doing so first?

A new study to be published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology called “Promoting Healthy Weight with ‘Stability Skills First,’ looked into that notion.

Anderson Cooper: 'My house is under 2 ft. of water'

Anderson Cooper: 'My house is under 2 ft. of water'

Superstorm Sandy has flooded neighborhoods, caused massive power outages, destroyed homes and has claimed dozens of lives in the U.S.

Millions of people have been affected by the massive storm, including CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

Why some people choose not to listen to authority

Why some people choose not to listen to authority

Superstorm Sandy has flooded neighborhoods, caused massive power outages, destroyed homes and has claimed dozens of lives in the U.S.

Millions of people are being affected as the massive storm moves across the East Coast and now further inland over Pennsylvania, threatening more catastrophic wind and water damage.

Eating veggies = happiness?

Eating veggies = happiness?

Does crunching on your baby carrots annoy your office-mate?  Well, maybe if he ate more of them, he wouldn’t be so cranky.    

Turns out, people who eat a lot of vegetables are happier.  Researcher Daniel Blanchflower and a team at Dartmouth University have found that people who ate seven servings of veggies per day were more satisfied with their lives.  (Seven seems to be the magic number; go any higher and they say it’s not going to make a difference).

Stevie Crecelius talks with Dr. Drew about Stevie learning he's intersex.

Father of 6 discovers he's a woman

Stevie Crecelius was admitted to a Colorado hospital for a kidney stone years ago but while he was there, a nurse came back with astonishing test results that revealed he was intersex.

With male genitalia and internal female sex organs, Steve became “Stevie,” saying, “I always knew that I felt female.”

Judge Richard Baumgartner allegedly bought pills from criminals he presided over.

Could judge's alleged actions jeopardize convictions?

Investigators say former criminal court judge Richard Baumgartner in Tennessee had a severe prescription drug addiction during his final two years on the bench.

Could convicted killers actually go free because of the judge's alleged actions? HLN’s Dr. Drew and “Divorce Court” host Judge Lynn Toler discuss severity of the situation.

Do popular students earn more money in life?

Do popular students earn more money in life?

According to a recent report by the National Bureau of Economic Research, if you were popular in high school, you should be making more money than your peers.

Don’t jump immediately to ideas of jocks and nerds when you’re calculating popularity, though, says Dow Jones reporter Michael Derby. This study measures popularity based on friendship.

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