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Defying All Odds: ‘Becoming Dr. Ruth’ Explores Origin Story of Renowned Sex Therapist

At age 92, Ruth Westheimer still talks about sex from morning to night.

But on a recent Wednesday afternoon, from the Washington Heights apartment she has called home for the past five decades, her work as “Dr. Ruth” — a renowned psychosexual therapist who rocketed to stardom by speaking frankly about sex on the radio — did not dominate the conversation.

It was how she got there.

“There’s no question: I did not know that I would be a sex therapist,” she said in her thick, instantly recognizable German accent. “That came by chance.”

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B. Smith, Dan Gasby Pen Honest, Revealing Account Of Their Struggle With Alzheimer’s

In 2013, B. Smith was diagnosed at age 64 with Alzheimer’s disease, a brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out simple tasks. Of the 5.2 million people living with Alzheimer’s today, two out of three are women, and African-Americans are twice as likely to suffer from the disease.

Ms. Smith and her husband, Dan Gasby, spoke candidly about how they would proceed, and one decision was certain: it would be in the public eye, as her life had been thus far. She would be a spokesperson for all Americans struggling with Alzheimer’s, but especially for black women.

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CeeLo Green Taps Holiday Spirit

As it turns out, CeeLo Green is an absolute sucker for Christmas.

“It’s truly a spirit and a notion, inclination, emotion that gets inside of you,” he said during a recent telephone interview from his home in Miami, “and it’s like a friendly ghost because it’s the same one every time.”

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