Holiday moods often run the gamut between joy and melancholy. And, an Ohio State University researcher says an individual’s great expectations have a bearing on whether someone smiles or frowns. College of Social Work Professor, Gilbert Greene, says the key is to identify whether stress is likely to help or hurt one’s mood.
Ex-Ohio Congressman Freed from Prison
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Former Ohio Congressman James Traficant is out of prison after serving seven years for bribery and racketeering. The colorful nine-term Democrat from Youngstown left a federal prison hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, this morning. Wearing a gray T-shirt, white shorts and white knee-high socks, Traficant didn’t respond to reporters’ questions before riding off in a cab. The 68-year-old now faces three years’ probation. Some people in Youngstown have planned a welcoming party with a suggested dress code of skinny ties, denim suits and bell-bottom pants — all part of Traficant’s quirky style. A former staffer who has talked with Traficant’s wife says the ex-lawmaker planned to take a short vacation after his release.