"Every oue of us has his and her owin ailmeuts, " writes Edward W. Bok in The Ladies' Home Journal, decrying the unpleasant habit mauy people have of discnssiug their bodily ills. "It is enongh for us all to keep well ourselves. To be compelled to listen to the ailïnents of others does not rnake that task any easier. Besides all this, these unnecessary narratives of ijersonal ailments are positively injurious to ourselves. Physioians all agree that rnany of the slight illnesses, of wbich some people make so nmch, eould be cured if tbey would but take their miuds from themselves. Too niauy people work themselves iuto illnesses or prevent themselves from getting well by talkiug about a petty aihnent which, if forgotten, would right itself. "I will not say that women, more than men, are prone to this eyil, but as the majority of women have' more leisure thau the majority of men they are more likely to let their iniuds dweil upon every little ill tbat assails them and talk about it. It seems to me that one of the most important lessons we can all learn with the close of the year is to refrain from inflicting upon others what is púrely personal to ourselves. Let us cease this tiresome, this incoasiderate, this uunecessary talk about our ailments. Cold and hard as it may seem, the f act is nevertheless true, and will ever remaiu so, that the .vast ma jority oi people are interested in wha is pleasaut in our lives, but not in wha is unpleasant. Pains and sorrows are elements in our lives which are sacrec and iuteresting only to ourselves."