BAD decisions are certainly a scourge - up there with bad luck as a factor blamed for debt, loveless marriages, general misery and poor health. There's hope, though. We might find a key to better decisions, and a happier life, in the echoing halls of an animal shelter.
AMERICANS tend to associate our health problems with sin. It's hard to find a health story in the press that doesn't blame greed and lack of willpower for our ongoing epidemics of obesity and diabetes as well as a recent upturn in the rate of heart disease.