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A Funny Philosopher Tackles A Tough Query: 'Does Santa Exist?'

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People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer

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Detached admiration for sporting achievement? Not on your life. It's all about allegiance and, even, love. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images hide caption

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