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Life by story
You may think you know yourself, but chances are, you don't. So says UVA psychology professor Timothy Wilson, whose research is changing the way professionals approach serious issues including drug abuse and post-traumatic stress. He says the secret to living healthy and overcoming obstacles is in the stories we tell ourselves. Ready to write your own happy ending?

Last batch
For more than three decades, June Curry, the "Cookie lady" of Afton Mountain, delighted long-distance bikers with her southern hospitality and plates of sweet treats. Her death at age 91 brings an end to an era as bikers mourn their "trail angel."

Paris trumps Rome
Woody Allen's latest, To Rome with Love, interweaves four stories and holds some charm, but can't match the magic of Midnight in Paris.

Simpson's successor
It's hard to imagine C&O Restaurant without Dave Simpson at the helm, but the longtime owner of what is arguably Charlottesville's most venerable restaurant says he's ready to pass the torch, and he's already picked his successor.

On the cover: (of this 40-page issue)
The Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, Timothy D. Wilson.
–photo by Jen Fariello

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