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A Nod to Holiday Cheer

"My mother was a kind and gracious lady who illuminated the season with her love ...

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Libby Carr

There are those who haven’t bothered to slow down...

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Do You Need a Friend?

If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that we all need a buddy in life

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Double Trouble, Double Adorable

Visitors are delighting in the antics of Juniper and Fern, brown bear cubs that were ...

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Northwest Watercolor Society Announces 2022 Awards

From that point forward he devoted his life entirely to his art

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Back-to-Back World Champs!

You may not know it, but The Mariners recently won back-to-back titles!

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Health & Wellness

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Making the Holidays More Blissful

John Schieszer offers some evidence-based tips to reduce stress and increase joy

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Medical Minutes

Eating a handful of almonds a day can greatly benefit your tummy because almonds significantly ...

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How Leg Pains Could be an Early Sign of Heart Attack or Stroke

"The health condition your neighbor is telling you about is known as “peripheral arterial disease” ...

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Medical Minutes

Older adults who consistently get up early and remain active throughout the day are happier ...

50+ News You Can Use

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Little Known Property-Tax Relief Programs Help Seniors Save

Residential property-tax refund and credit programs exist in nearly every state, but unfortunately few people ...

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When to Apply for Social Security?

For your specific circumstances, would it be better for you to start getting benefits early ...

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How to Buy Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

The new FDA approved over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids that started rolling out this fall are ...

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General Enrollment Period for Medicare Part B

You have another chance each year during the General Enrollment Period, January 1 to March ...

Travels Near & Far

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Take a trip into the universe at Lowell Observatory

As I peered into the high-powered telescope, I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was hard ...

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Tour a city of the dead beneath a city of the living in the Paris Catacombs

I’m typically not drawn to ghoulish or gruesome attractions, even on Halloween. But morbid curiosity ...

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Taste your way through the ‘City of Canals’ on a street food tour

Food tours are one of the best ways to get to know a city. I ...

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No Reservations

We’ll enthusiastically encourage you to jump into the unplanned travel universe

Sharing Stories

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Thanksgiving

"...our Thanksgiving fantasy"

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KITTEN LOVE Part 1

"Pick a hand,” I say."

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Friends for Life

"he was well worth it—always with a ready laugh and smile"

Call in the Bomb Squad!

Keep in mind that the year was 2001, during the time that anthrax-laced letters were ...

Home, Garden & Senior Living

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The Original Dietary Guideline:

For some, the most beloved parts of the holiday season are special meals enjoyed with ...

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Brighten the Holidays with Colorful Plants

This is the time of year to give, receive or fill your home with colorful ...

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Staying Safe and Joyful

Being adaptable and building an inclusive environment are key

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Nutmeg High

Nutmeg is easily a superfood, with tremendous health benefits ... but take care!