Janie B. Cheaney

Janie is a senior writer for WORLD Magazine based in Missouri. She writes novels for young adults, is the author of the Wordsmith creative writing series, and reviews books at RedeemedReader.com. Follow Janie on Twitter @jbcheaney.

Build big towers

| But we must never forget the real reason why
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 9/29/01, 12:00 am

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The real me

| Self-obsessed madness is becoming more and more extreme
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 5/19/01, 12:00 am

These days, anyone who says "nothing can shock me" is asking for it; a recent Atlantic Monthly article might test the shock meter of the most jaded world observer. "A New Way to Be Mad," by Carl Elliott, explores the world of "apotemnophilia," or the desire to have one's own limbs amputated. In most cases the pathology doesn't progress beyond an obsession with the idea of being an amputee, but some outwardly healthy individuals have actually followed through on it, via black-market providers, renegade surgeons, or homemade guillotines.

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Noma? No chance

| Stephen Jay Gould unwittingly explains why we canÕt get along
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 3/10/01, 12:00 am

Some may recall the old joke about the henpecked husband. When asked, "Who makes the decisions in your house?" his reply was, "I decide the big issues and my wife decides the small ones. I decide what to do about the national debt, rising crime, and world peace, while she decides where we'll live, who we associate with, and how we spend our money."

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