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VOL. 12, ISSUE 11   •   JULY, 2017
Sunscreen Protects Against Cancer, Sunburn and Wrinkles
It is great to be outside in the summer time. Just be sure not to forget the sunscreen. READ MORE...


VOL. 12, ISSUE 10   •   JUNE, 2017
Wedding Guest Etiquette
Weddings are lots of fun, but there are some rules for being a good guest. READ MORE...


VOL. 12, ISSUE 9   •   MAY, 2017
Kids and Organized Sports
Organized sports can provide many benefits for children. But not all sports are right for every kid. READ MORE...


VOL. 12, ISSUE 8   •   APRIL, 2017
A Primer on Spring Cleaning
Spring cleaning is a traditional way to get rid of the effects of winter and welcome the sunnier and warmer days. Here's how to master the basics. READ MORE...


VOL. 12, ISSUE 7   •   MARCH, 2017
Cleaning Mistakes Most People Make
Cleaning can be an unpleasant chore, but you can make it easier by avoiding some common mistakes. READ MORE...


VOL. 12, ISSUE 6   •   FEBRUARY, 2017
Best U.S. Destinations for 2017
If your travel plans focus on the U.S. this year, Lonely Planet offers some great destinations. READ MORE...


VOL. 12, ISSUE 5   •   JANUARY, 2017
Stay Safe on Winter Roads
Winter brings its own driving hazards. AAA has some suggestions for how to drive in the snow and ice. READ MORE...


VOL. 12, ISSUE 4   •   DECEMBER, 2016
Steps to Happiness
If happiness is your goal, there are things you can do to improve your odds. READ MORE...


VOL. 12, ISSUE 3   •   NOVEMBER, 2016
Dealing with Holiday Stress
The holidays are coming, bringing fun, family, feasting -- and stress. Try these tips to cut stress and enjoy more. READ MORE...


VOL. 12, ISSUE 2   •   OCTOBER, 2016
Trips to Celebrate Autumn
Here are some trips you can take before the snow flies and while the fall colors are still ablaze. READ MORE...


VOL. 12, ISSUE 1   •   SEPTEMBER, 2016
Tips for Efficient Packing
Doing more with less is critical to packing for modern travel. Here are some suggestions. READ MORE...


VOL. 11, ISSUE 12   •   AUGUST, 2016
Helping Kids to Enjoy Reading
Even in an age of iPads and Netflix, there are things you can do to encourage your children and grandchildren to read a book. READ MORE...


VOL. 11, ISSUE 11   •   JULY, 2016
Practice Safe Boating
Follow the rules of safe boating to make your next trip on the water even more enjoyable. READ MORE...


VOL. 11, ISSUE 10   •   JUNE, 2016
Top U.S. Destinations for 2016
Sometimes the best travel destinations do not require a passport. Here are some of the top places to visit without leaving the U.S. READ MORE...


VOL. 11, ISSUE 9   •   MAY, 2016
Staying Safe in Storms
When severe weather arrives, here are some tips for protecting yourself and the people you love. READ MORE...


VOL. 11, ISSUE 8   •   APRIL, 2016
Dealing with Spring Allergies
Spring is the worst season for seasonal allergies But there are some things you can do to fight back. READ MORE...


VOL. 11, ISSUE 7   •   MARCH, 2016
Keeping Your Brain Healthy
There are things you can do to keep your brain as sharp as possible as you age. And you can start no matter how old you are. READ MORE...


VOL. 11, ISSUE 6   •   FEBRUARY, 2016
Tips for Coping with Dry Skin
Winter cold, summer sun, wind and age all can dry out your skin. Here are some things you can do to make it smooth and soft again. READ MORE...


VOL. 11, ISSUE 5   •   JANUARY, 2016
Great History Destinations for Kids
For kids, history often seems boring and irrelevant. But these trips can make history come alive. READ MORE...


VOL. 11, ISSUE 4   •   DECEMBER, 2015
Keeping Your Workout on Track
Staying with your workout is often the hardest part of your fitness plan. But there are some things you can do to keep yourself on track. READ MORE...


VOL. 11, ISSUE 2   •   NOVEMBER, 2015
Amazing Family Trips
If you are looking for a family vacation that is a little outside the ordinary -- and that your kids or grandkids will remember forever -- here are some suggestions. READ MORE...


VOL. 11, ISSUE 1   •   OCTOBER, 2015
Tips for a Safe Halloween
Halloween is a highlight for most kids. But there are some things you can do to help ensure the holiday is safe and fun. READ MORE...


VOL. 10, ISSUE 12   •   SEPTEMBER, 2015
Getting the School Year off to a Good Start
Whether your student is in kindergarten or in college, there are some things you can do to help get the school year off to a good start. READ MORE...


VOL. 10, ISSUE 11   •   AUGUST, 2015
Weekend Destinations
Want to get away but only have a weekend? These 10 cities let you do a lot in a short visit. READ MORE...


VOL. 10, ISSUE 10   •   JULY, 2015
Treating a Sunburn
The best way to treat a sunburn is not to get one in the first place. But if you do end up red and sore from the sun, there are things you can do to ease the pain. READ MORE...


VOL. 10, ISSUE 10   •   JUNE, 2015
Making Your Teen a Better Driver
Helping teens become good drivers starts long before they get their license. READ MORE...


VOL. 10, ISSUE 9   •   MAY, 2015
The Science of Meditation
It's not just for hippies anymore. Science is showing that meditation can have significant benefits for your brain. READ MORE...


VOL. 10, ISSUE 8   •   APRIL, 2015
10 U.S. Destinations for 2015
Lonely Planet offers a look at 10 U.S. places you really ought to visit in 2015. READ MORE...


VOL. 10, ISSUE 7   •   MARCH, 2015
Getting Rid of Clutter
De-cluttering your house takes a lot of time and effort, which is why many people avoid doing it. But here are some tips for how to clear out your junk and reclaim your space. READ MORE...


VOL. 10, ISSUE 6   •   FEBRUARY, 2015
So You Want to Go to Cuba
Travel to Cuba just got easier, but you still have to jump through some hoops. READ MORE...


VOL. 10, ISSUE 5   •   JANUARY, 2015
Starting a Book Club: Chapter and Verse
If you love to read and to talk about what you are reading, maybe you should start a book club. READ MORE...


VOL. 10, ISSUE 4   •   DECEMBER, 2014
Surviving Cold and Flu Season
It's cold and flu season again. But there are some things you can do to avoid all that sneezing and coughing and fever. READ MORE...


VOL. 10, ISSUE 3   •   NOVEMBER, 2014
Eating Sensibly Over the Holidays
The holidays can be a diet nightmare. But there are strategies for enjoying the season without clogging up your arteries or packing on the pounds. READ MORE...


VOL. 10, ISSUE 2   •   OCTOBER, 2014
Cutting Portion Sizes -- Painlessly
You know that in order to lose weight you need to cut back on your portion size. Here are some suggestions on how to do that without feeling deprived. READ MORE...


VOL. 10, ISSUE 1   •   SEPTEMBER, 2014
Beating the Itch
The best way to treat poison ivy is not to be exposed in the first place. But if you do get a rash, there are some things you can do to ease the itch. READ MORE...


VOL. 9, ISSUE 12   •   AUGUST, 2014
Staying Safe From Lightning
Summer storms bring a particular danger: lightning strikes. Here is how you can avoid being injured or killed by lightning. READ MORE...


VOL. 9, ISSUE 11   •   JULY, 2014
Scariest Rides on the Planet
Nothing quite matches the heart-stopping experience of a thrill ride. And these are some of the best in the world. READ MORE...


VOL. 9, ISSUE 10   •   JUNE, 2014
The Science of Happiness
You know that having loving relationships and a job you enjoy can increase your happiness. But, according to researchers, there are some other, less obvious, ways to up your smile quotient. READ MORE...


VOL. 9, ISSUE 9   •   MAY, 2014
Keeping Young Athletes Safe
Playing sports can be fun and healthy for kids. And although there is some risk of injury, there are things you can do to minimize the danger. READ MORE...


VOL. 9, ISSUE 8   •   APRIL, 2014
Reduce Your Exposure to Pollen
The warmer weather brings pollen, which can trigger allergies in many people. If you are sensitive to pollen, there are some things you can do to reduce your exposure -- and your discomfort. READ MORE...


VOL. 9, ISSUE 7   •   MARCH, 2014
It Sounds Healthy, But....
Not every food that sounds healthy actually is. Here are some bad-for-you foods masquerading as health foods. READ MORE...


VOL. 9, ISSUE 6   •   FEBRUARY, 2014
Eating for Cold Season
You know that washing your hands and sneezing into a tissue or your elbow can help you avoid colds and flu. But did you know that certain foods can strengthen your immunity? READ MORE...


VOL. 9, ISSUE 5   •   JANUARY, 2014
Coping With a Winter Power Outage
Colder weather can mean ice storms and blizzards -- and power outages. Be ready in case you lose electricity when it is cold outside. READ MORE...


VOL. 9, ISSUE 4   •   DECEMBER, 2013
Places to Avoid
Sometimes a popular destination is just a tourist trap. Here are 10 famous sites that are likely to disappoint -- and 10 lesser-known ones that might wow. READ MORE...


VOL. 9, ISSUE 3   •   NOVEMBER, 2013
Holiday Pet Safety
All the great food, treats, gifts and entertaining help make the holidays fun. But they can be dangerous to your pets. READ MORE...


VOL. 9, ISSUE 2   •   OCTOBER, 2013
Halloween Safety Tips
Halloween is a great chance to dress up and celebrate fall. But take care to make your Halloween safe. READ MORE...


VOL. 9, ISSUE 1   •   SEPTEMBER, 2013
Making Your Bedroom Sleep-Friendly
Getting enough sleep is critical to good health. And having the right space can help you sleep better. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 12   •   AUGUST, 2013
Top U.S. Travel Destinations for 2013
Sure there's a great big world out there. But there are some truly special places closer to home. Here are 10 hot U.S. destinations for 2013. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 11   •   JULY, 2013
Keep Outdoor Eating Safe
Nothing says summer like a picnic or a cookout. But today's picnic can be tomorrow's case of food poisoning. Here's how to keep food safe outside. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 10   •   JUNE, 2013
Use Sunscreen Properly to Stay Safe
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States -- and one of the most preventable. Using sunscreen properly is your best defense. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 9   •   MAY, 2013
Tips for Safe Boating
Boating is a popular warm-weather activity, but there are some things you should know to keep you safe out on the water. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 8   •   APRIL, 2013
Choosing Annuals for Your Garden
Annuals can add splashes of color and lovely scents to your garden or landscaping. The trick, though, is to choose wisely. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 7   •   MARCH, 2013
Secrets to Happiness
You already know that money can't buy happiness. But there are some things you can do to brighten up your life. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 6   •   FEBRUARY, 2013
Top Places to Visit in 2013
If you have the itch to hit the road in 2013, here are some places that are especially attractive this year. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 5   •   JANUARY, 2013
Dressing for Winter
You don't want to spend the whole winter indoors. So when the weather gets frigid, layer up and head out for some fun in the snow. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 4   •   DECEMBER, 2012
Tips from Experienced Travelers
Most people who travel regularly have figured out how to avoid many of the hassles and get the most out of their trips. Here are some of their tips. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 3   •   NOVEMBER, 2012
10 Top Islands
The travel site Trip Advisor lists 10 islands all over the world that every traveler should visit at least once. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 2   •   OCTOBER, 2012
Should You Get a Flu Shot?
Flu season is upon us, so here is the advice from the Centers for Disease Control about who should get a flu shot -- and who should not. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 1   •   SEPTEMBER, 2012
Avoiding Back Pain from Backpacks
When students from grade school through grad school strap on their backpacks, they might also be strapping on a lifetime of back problems. READ MORE...


VOL. 7, ISSUE 12   •   AUGUST, 2012
Tips for Feeling Younger
A facelift and a time machine are not the only ways to help yourself feel younger. You can start by getting enough sleep. READ MORE...


VOL. 7, ISSUE 11   •   JULY, 2012
Outdoor Summer Entertaining
Summer's here, and the time is right for relaxing in the outdoors. Here are some tips to make your summertime entertaining easy and fun. READ MORE...


VOL. 7, ISSUE 10   •   JUNE, 2012
Summer Driving Tips
Sure, summer driving lacks the snow and ice that can make winter driving treacherous. But summer driving has plenty of dangers of its own. READ MORE...


VOL. 7, ISSUE 9   •   MAY, 2012
Bike Safety
Riding a bike is good exercise and environmentally friendly. But it is important to make sure that you ride safely. READ MORE...


VOL. 7, ISSUE 8   •   APRIL, 2012
Time Management Tips
Do you sometimes feel like you can't finish anything? Well, here are some suggestions for breaking through your own personal gridlock. READ MORE...


VOL. 7, ISSUE 7   •   MARCH, 2012
A Time for Everything
Timing is everything. And, according to scientists, it is best to approach certain tasks at specific times of day. READ MORE...


VOL. 7, ISSUE 6   •   FEBRUARY, 2012
Exercising in Winter
Spending too many days inside in the gym can give you cabin fever. You can head outside for your exercise in winter. Just take a few precautions. READ MORE...


VOL. 7, ISSUE 5   •   JANUARY, 2012
New Directions in Baby Care
If you are expecting a grandchild, you may think you already know the ropes. But times have changed, and you might need a little refresher course. READ MORE...


VOL. 7, ISSUE 4   •   DECEMBER, 2011
Surviving Cold and Flu Season
It is cold and flu season, but there are some things you can do to help keep the sneezing and aching at bay. READ MORE...


VOL. 7, ISSUE 3   •   NOVEMBER, 2011
Tips for Winter Driving
Winter driving can be especially dangerous. But AAA has some advice for staying safe on snowy roads. READ MORE...


VOL. 7, ISSUE 2   •   OCTOBER, 2011
The Importance of Grandparents
Being a grandparent is fun. But grandparents are also extremely important in the lives of the children they love. READ MORE...


VOL. 7, ISSUE 1   •   SEPTEMBER, 2011
Launching a College Freshman
Sending a child off to college can be difficult. But suggestions from people who have done it can help ease the transition. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 12   •   AUGUST, 2011
Top 10 U.S. Beaches
The nation's top beach in 2011 is in Florida, according to Dr. Beach. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 11   •   JULY, 2011
Exercising in the Heat
Summer makes you want to get outdoors and get some exercise. But you need to take some precautions when exercising in the heat. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 10   •   JUNE, 2011
Name That Baby
Jacob and Isabella are once again the most popular baby names in America, according to the Social Security Administration. But Elvis has fallen out of favor. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 9   •   MAY, 2011
The Family Mission Statement
Successful companies have a mission statement that helps them stay on track. And successful families also can benefit from developing a mission statement of their own. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 8   •   APRIL, 2011
Top Cities for Family Vacations
Looking for a vacation spot that kids will love, too? Here are seven great U.S. cities for a family vacation. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 7   •   MARCH, 2011
Identifying Learning Disabilities
Every child struggles sometimes with school or social situations. But if you worry that your child or grandchild is struggling more than normal, there are some things you can look for. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 6   •   FEBRUARY, 2011
Handling Trouble Overseas
Although your trip abroad is most likely to go smoothly, it is important to remember that the world can be a dangerous place. What should you do if you find yourself in the middle of a natural disaster or civil unrest? READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 5   •   JANUARY, 2011
Fighting Winter Skin
During the winter, when the cold wind blows and your furnace runs all the time, your skin can dry out. But there are some things you can do to fight back against dry, itchy winter skin. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 4   •   DECEMBER, 2010
Keeping Your Computer Safe
A computer can be a wonderful tool, but it also can be a tool for people who want to steal from you or otherwise make your life miserable. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 3   •   NOVEMBER, 2010
Living a Baseball Dream
A baseball fantasy camp can help you or your favorite baseball fan bridge the gap between the end of the World Series and Opening Day. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 2   •   OCTOBER, 2010
Where to Check Out Fall Colors
Although New England is the most famous place to see fall colors, there are plenty of places to enjoy nature's autumnal beauty all over the country. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 1   •   SEPTEMBER, 2010
Handling the College Transition
If you recently dropped off your child at college for the first time, you and your child might be struggling with the new independence. But there are some things you can do to make the transition easier for both of you. READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 12   •   AUGUST, 2010
Live to be 100
Not very long ago, a centenarian was almost a freak of nature. But more and more people are living to be 100 or more, and they have advice for the rest of us on how to do it. READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 11   •   JULY, 2010
Power Napping
If the last time you took a nap was when you were in kindergarten, it might be time to take another look at the practice. Napping can improve your productivity, your alertness and even your health. READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 10   •   JUNE, 2010
Don't Forget the Sunscreen
By now everyone knows the drill: When you go out in the sun, use sunscreen. Otherwise you risk a host of problems, from wrinkles to cancer. READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 9   •   MAY, 2010
Watching Out for Wild Things
During the spring and early summer, baby birds and animals seem to be everywhere. Be careful not to interfere with the circle of life. READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 8   •   APRIL, 2010
How to Talk to Your Doctor
Talking honestly to your doctor, and understanding what your doctor tells you, are among the most important things you can do for your own health. It might be easier to have this conversation if you follow some advice from doctors themselves. READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 7   •   MARCH, 2010
Lab is Top Dog Once Again
For the 19th year in a row, the Labrador retriever is the most popular breed in America, according to the AKC. But the German shepherd is right behind. READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 6   •   JANUARY, 2010
New England States the Healthiest
Six New England states top the list of the healthiest places to live in the United States. READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 5   •   JANUARY, 2010
The Value of Meditation
Meditation can help reduce stress and fight a range of conditions, from allergies to sleep problems to cancer. READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 3   •   NOVEMBER, 2009
The Value of Whole Grains
You have heard all about the benefits of whole grains. But why are they better for you, and how can you add them to your diet? READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 2   •   OCTOBER, 2009
Preparing for Swine Flu
This flu season is more worrisome than usual, as health authorities around the world prepare for an epidemic of swine flu. What can you do to protect yourself and your family, and what should you do if you get sick? READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 1   •   SEPTEMBER, 2009
Surprising Ways to Build Your Brain
Everyone worries about losing some mental sharpness as they age. But you might be surprised at the things you can do keep your brain young. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 12   •   AUGUST, 2009
Staying Safe in College
You hope your college-bound children spread their wings. But you also want them to be safe while they're doing it. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 11   •   JULY, 2009
Cancer Deaths on the Decline
Cancer deaths in the United States are declining steadily, as a result of better prevention, detection and treatment. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 10   •   JUNE, 2009
If Disaster Strikes ...
A disaster can occur anywhere at any time, and your chances for survival may depend on how well you have prepared yourself and your family. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 9   •   MAY, 2009
Back Yard for the Birds
It's easy to attract birds to your yard, where you can enjoy their color and song -- and they can eat mosquitoes and other pests. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 8   •   APRIL, 2009
Sizing Up Summer Camp
A little research can help make your kid's summer camp experience memorable. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 7   •   MARCH, 2009
Roller Coasters
From the first carts on wooden rails to the steel giants of today, roller coasters have been part of summer fun for generations. Here is a look at some of the country's most exciting rides. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 6   •   FEBRUARY, 2009
What's the Deal with Probiotics?
You can hardly watch TV without seeing ads touting the supposed benefits of probiotics. But can they really fix what ails your gastrointestinal system? READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 5   •   JANUARY, 2009
The Science of Happiness
Scientists have discovered that the way you approach life can have a significant impact on how happy -- or unhappy -- you are. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 4   •   DECEMBER, 2008
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Many people feel a little blue when winter comes, bringing gray days and long nights. But for some people, winter blues are more serious. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 3   •   NOVEMBER, 2008
Dealing With Market Stress
The market crisis may be causing you a lot of stress, as you worry about its effect on your future and the future of your children. What can you do to manage this stress? READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 2   •   OCTOBER, 2008
Mall Madness
You love to shop. When it comes to malls, the bigger the better. If this describes you, or someone you love, here is a sampling of major malls around the country READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 1   •   SEPTEMBER, 2008
Women and Weights
Some women worry that pumping iron will make them look like the bodybuilders on ESPN2. But for most women, that won't be the case. Instead, working with weights can help you trim and tone. And it also can help you keep more of your bone mass as you age. READ MORE...


VOL. 3, ISSUE 12   •   AUGUST, 2008
Timeshares: Disaster or Delight?
Few vacation options prompt a more varied response than timeshares. These arrangements, which let you buy the rights to a week or two at a resort property, have been touted as the best way to stay at top vacation spots in luxury. But there are many who think timeshares are the black hole of travel spending. The truth, as is often the case, depends on your situation. READ MORE...


VOL. 3, ISSUE 11   •   JULY, 2008
Teens and Eating Right
Teenagers develop habits that stay with them into adulthood, so you want your teens to eat a healthy diet. But you know their busy schedules sometimes make it hard to choose well. And you also worry that the stresses of adolescence can lead to eating disorders. What should your teens be eating, and how can you help? READ MORE...


VOL. 3, ISSUE 10   •   JUNE, 2008
Showing Your Green Thumb
You have decided to do you bit in the war against global warming by planting a garden. Just make sure that your approach to gardening does not undo the environmental good you are hoping to do. READ MORE...


VOL. 3, ISSUE 9   •   MAY, 2008
Martial Arts
Are you looking to put something new into your workout? Martial arts can help you stay in shape while you expand your self-confidence, your self-defense capability -- and your spiritual side. READ MORE...


VOL. 3, ISSUE 8   •   APRIL, 2008
28 Places to See
The Smithsonian magazine released a list of "28 Places to See Before You Die." The list includes natural wonders and manmade sites from the ancient and the modern world, and it covers all corners of the globe. READ MORE...


VOL. 3, ISSUE 7   •   MARCH, 2008
Trading School for Travel
You can't always schedule travel for times when your child is not in school. So when should you take your child out of class to travel, and how can you smooth the way with the school? READ MORE...


VOL. 3, ISSUE 6   •   FEBRUARY, 2008
Hosting Older Visitors
You took great pains to child-proof your home when your kids were little. But now that your parents or grandparents are older, you need to make some changes so that your home will be safer and more hospitable when they come to visit. READ MORE...


VOL. 3, ISSUE 5   •   JANUARY, 2008
Keeping the Magic in the Magic Kingdom
Orlando is one of the most popular vacation destinations in America, with a virtually endless list of area attractions from Walt Disney World to Gatorland. Get the most out of your Orlando vacation by doing your homework before you leave. READ MORE...


VOL. 3, ISSUE 4   •   DECEMBER, 2007
Off-Season Travel
Even pricey vacations can become much more affordable if you travel during the off-season. And as a bonus, you can avoid crowds and enjoy the local ambiance. READ MORE...


VOL. 3, ISSUE 3   •   NOVEMBER, 2007
The Power of Gratitude
It turns out that people who practice gratitude have one more thing for which to be thankful. According to an ongoing study, people with more feelings of gratitude are not only happier, but healthier and more productive. READ MORE...


VOL. 3, ISSUE 2   •   OCTOBER, 2007
Understanding Organic Food
What exactly makes food organic? And does that necessarily make it any healthier for consumers? READ MORE...


VOL. 3, ISSUE 1   •   SEPTEMBER, 2007
Your Role in Your Child's College Choice
For a high school student, choosing a college can be momentous and tedious, thrilling and terrifying. For parents, it involves providing support and gentle guidance while making sure your child has ownership of the process. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 12   •   AUGUST, 2007
Hot Wheels
You always wanted to drive a Ferrari or a Bentley, but you are stuck with a minivan. Luxury car rental firms can let you fulfill your driving fantasies, even if it's only for a day. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 12   •   AUGUST, 2007
Fighting Memory Loss
You are getting older, and you notice that you forget things more often than you used to. But memory loss does not have to be an inevitable part of aging, and there are things you can do to fight back. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 11   •   JULY, 2007
Home Away from Home
Staying in a home can give you a travel experience that is more authentic, and often much less expensive, than staying in a hotel -- especially if you are traveling with kids. You can rent a house for a night, a weekend or longer, not just in the United States but all over the world. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 11   •   JULY, 2007
Retiring Abroad
If your idea of getting away from it all in retirement means getting really far away from it all, you might want to consider retiring abroad. There are advantages, but there are pitfalls as well. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 10   •   JUNE, 2007
Cervical Cancer Vaccine
A new vaccine can prevent many cases of cervical cancer. But should you consider getting the shots for your daughter? READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 10   •   JUNE, 2007
Good Sports
Specialization and competition in organized sports for kids is becoming much more intense. But you can help your child avoid injury -- to the body or the psyche. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 9   •   MAY, 2007
Balancing Work and Home
Your job is becoming more demanding, and your home life is also getting more complicated. You feel like you are stretched beyond capacity. How can you achieve some balance and control? READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 9   •   MAY, 2007
Power Foods
You know you need fiber, but you hate oatmeal. You want antioxidants, but you are swimming in green tea. Don't worry -- there are lots of other ways to get your vitamins and minerals. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 8   •   APRIL, 2007
Spa Vacations
You are tired and stressed from your career, your family responsibilities and all the other demands on your time. You need to relax. Maybe what you need is a spa vacation. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 7   •   MARCH, 2007
Reading Food Labels
Your efforts to eat better should start with a look at food labels. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 7   •   MARCH, 2007
Luxury Vacation Clubs
You want to stay in luxury homes in top vacation spots, but you don't want the hassles of ownership or researching rentals. A luxury vacation-home club may be just what you're looking for READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 6   •   FEBRUARY, 2007
Exercise Your Way to Better Mental Health
The beneficial effects of exercise on your physical health are well-documented. But working out can help you maintain good mental health as well. In fact, some studies suggest, it may even help combat depression. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 6   •   FEBRUARY, 2007
Luxury Travel to Exotic Places
It used to be that travel to the world's more-remote wonders was not for the faint of heart. Unique destinations were often hard to get to and uncomfortable once you got there. But no more. Selective travel companies understand both luxury travel and the value of conserving exotic beauty. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 5   •   JANUARY, 2007
Will Your Marriage Survive Retirement?
Some couples find that retirement provides too much togetherness. What can you do before you retire to ease the transition for you both? READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 5   •   JANUARY, 2007
The Bum's Rush, Restaurant Style
Waiting for a table at a hot new restaurant can be a drag. But it is especially annoying when, a week later, the author finds herself getting the bum's rush at another trendy eatery. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 4   •   DECEMBER, 2006
Boomerang Kids
Your grown-up children have come home again. You love them deeply, but how can you give them a little encouragement on the road to becoming an independent adult? READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 7   •   NOVEMBER, 2006
Heart Disease and Women
For centuries, people have realized that men and women often differ in matters of the heart. But now research shows that they also differ in the matter of heart disease, and those differences may show up earlier than you think. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 7   •   NOVEMBER, 2006
Retiring to College Towns
Medium-size college towns are becoming increasingly popular with retirees looking for more than a recliner. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 6   •   OCTOBER, 2006
"Green" Housing
You want to protect the environment, but you aren't really the composting type. It may be easier than you think to make your house more environmentally friendly. And you will probably save money, at least in the long run. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 1   •   SEPTEMBER, 2006
"Helicopter Parents"
Colleges are noting a marked increase in "helicopter parents" -- parents who seem to hover continually over their children. Sure you love your kids, but too much parental involvement can keep kids from growing up, experts say. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 12   •   JULY, 2006
Baseball Tours
If even the thought of summer has you itching to head out to the old ballpark, a baseball tour might be just the ticket for you. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 11   •   JUNE, 2006
Snooze Tips
Everyone has trouble sleeping sometimes. The stress of daily living as well as the natural sleep problems that often accompany aging may be keeping you up nights. If your sleeplessness is chronic, you should talk to your doctor. But for occasional sleep problems, try these tips. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 10   •   MAY, 2006
Vacation Programs for Kids
Many resorts and vacation destinations offer special programs for kids, including those hard-to-please teens. That way, you can get a little free time, too. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 9   •   APRIL, 2006
Par for the Course
Package vacations for golfers can take some of the headache out of planning for links lovers. With a little looking, you can find something that fits almost any budget --- and offers some diversions for the non-golfers as well. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 9   •   APRIL, 2006
Group Vacations with Friends
Everyone's life is busy, and it seems you never have time to catch up with your good friends. So how about taking a vacation together? The author has done just that with the same group of friends for more than 20 years, creating innumerable wonderful memories, and she shares some ideas for making group vacations work. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 8   •   FEBRUARY, 2006
Medical Testing: What's Really Necessary?
As you age, you start to pay attention to the ads promoting health care tests like cardiac screens. What tests should you take, and when? There is no substitute for having a good relationship with your regular physician, but there are some guidelines. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 8   •   FEBRUARY, 2006
Being an Ecotourist
You can be an ecotourist whether you are tramping through the rain forest or touring Central Park. When planning any kind of travel, make sure you are being environmentally responsible. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 7   •   DECEMBER, 2005
Piling on the Best Fruits and Veggies
We know we need to eat more fruits and vegetables. But not all fruits and vegetables are created equal. When making your choices, the experts advise, go for color and variety. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 7   •   DECEMBER, 2005
Fantasy Islands
Ever wish you could get away from it all on your own private island? Well, you can do the next best thing: Rent a luxury villa on a private island, or rent the whole island. Opportunities abound, from the Caribbean to the South Pacific to the coast of Maine. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 6   •   NOVEMBER, 2005
Exercise Your Way to Better Mental Health
The beneficial effects of exercise on your physical health are well-documented. But working out can help you maintain good mental health as well. In fact, some studies suggest, it may even help combat depression. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 6   •   NOVEMBER, 2005
The Ethical Will
An ethical will allows you to share your values and life philosophy, as well as your personal story, with the people who are most important to you. And in the process, it may help you understand yourself a little better. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 5   •   OCTOBER, 2005
Living a Cancer-Prevention Lifestyle
The American Cancer Society says that at least half of all cancer deaths could be prevented by healthier living and better use of cancer screening tests. So what can you do to improve your odds? READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 5   •   OCTOBER, 2005
Making Peace with Age
You can't do the things you could do 10 or 20 years ago, and when you try, you end up feeling like you should be in traction. You worry that you are becoming useless. But if you listen to your body and your mind, you can learn to make peace with age. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 4   •   SEPTEMBER, 2005
Taking the Tour
If the very idea of a guided tour makes you shudder and think of the movie "If It's Tuesday, This Must be Belgium," it might be time to think again. Now you can choose from a wide variety of tours designed to make any trip easier and more meaningful. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 4   •   SEPTEMBER, 2005
Role Reversal
Your parents are getting older, and you are starting to see signs that leave you worried and troubled. Planning and compassion can help you discuss your concerns in a way that deepens your relationship. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 3   •   AUGUST, 2005
You Are What You Eat
Remember the good old food pyramid that looked back at you from your cereal box, the drawing with bread on the bottom and fats and sweets at the top? Well, you can forget it. The federal government has come up with new dietary guidelines that encourage you to eat more fruits and vegetables and get more exercise. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 3   •   AUGUST, 2005
If the Shoe Fits...
The options -- and the price range -- in athletic shoes are staggering. But the most expensive shoe is not necessarily the best. How can you find the right shoe for you? READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 2   •   JULY, 2005
Volunteer Vacations
A vacation is usually a chance to rest and relax, but if you are looking for something a little more meaningful, there are lots of ways to do good on your time off. You can even volunteer as a family, and teach your kids about the value of helping others. A wide variety of organizations help you spend your vacation volunteering, both in the United States and abroad. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 2   •   JULY, 2005
Cruisin'
Cruise vacations come in many styles, from short jaunts to the casinos and beaches of the Caribbean to educational tours of the Galapagos Islands with scientific experts. If you want to set sail, there is a cruise to fit your fancy. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 1   •   JUNE, 2005
All Stressed Out and Nowhere to Go
You are under pressure at work, with your spouse and with your kids. You have read that stress can kill you, but that only makes you more stressed out. What can you do to relax? READ MORE...


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