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  • Walk This Way

    by Kate Wicker

    Each Saturday morning Veronica Cogwin and Lisa Green lace up their tennis shoes and sneak out of their homes while the rest of the world sleeps. They get up before dawn and join a group of fellow women with two goals in mind: We will exercise our bodies&… read more

  • 55 Ways To Save Money

    by Kate Wicker

    Everyone reading this probably wouldn’t complain about having a little more green stuff. You know, the stuff we wish grew on trees—cold, hard cash. True, money doesn’t buy happiness, but having a steady cash flow and managing it well does offer security… read more

  • Do Less This Advent Season

    by Kate Wicker

    In an age of multitasking, many of us are trying to do more and be more—whether as spouses, parents, friends, volunteers, or co-workers. We’re overworked, overwhelmed, and over-leveraged. We might fool ourselves into thinking that if we prayed… read more

  • Making the Most of your Empty Nest

    by Lisa Klewicki, Ph.D.

    Carolyn had sent her daughter, Sally, to college over a month ago. Carolyn used to be busy designing sets for Sally’s school musicals and coordinating her daughter’s teen youth group. But now that Sally was no longer home, Carolyn felt detached … read more

  • Cool Aid

    by Kate Wicker

    Who says school’s out for the summer? This summer first-aid primer offers a crash course on preventing and treating common summertime afflictions. The creepy crawlies From fire ants to mosquitoes, there are an awful lot of biting critters out … read more

  • Clear Out Clutter

    by Rachel Swenson Balducci

    For Ann Marie McManus, home organization was not an innate ability. Shooting from the hip with cleaning and tidying worked okay when she had two children, but when her third baby came along, something had to give.   “We moved from a man-… read more

  • Thirty Days to a Healthier You

    by Kate Wicker

    Lord knows you try—a fridge full of lean meats and Greek yogurt, and those regular walks count toward something. But sometimes achieving and maintaining good health can just feel so overwhelming.   It’s worth the effort, though. Not only are… read more

  • New Year, New You!

    by Sherry Antonetti

    We all made our public announcements on December 31st: “This year, it will be different.” This year I will get organized, lose weight, save money, be a better version of whatever it is I already am. Setting goals is part of the fun of a New… read more

  • Are vaccines safe?

    by American Academy of Pediatrics

    There’s a lot of information available on vaccines, not all of it reliable. Here, pediatricians set the record straight: I’ve heard that vaccines are not needed because the diseases were disappearing even before the vaccines were developed.This is … read more

  • What’s stopping you?

    by The Weight Control Information Network

    Regular physical activity may help prevent or delay the onset of chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. It also may also increase your energy and boost your mood. But many people don’t know how to… read more