Be (Slightly) Funnier
Humor is a muscle we all have, and flexing it often helps in any life situation.
Meet the winners of our first America’s Best Pet Pals contest. Warm fuzzies guaranteed!
Keep Current with Facts About Electric Cars
Breath of Life
As 17-year-old Torri’ell Norwood drove through St. Petersburg, Florida, last February, the laughter and chatter from the four teenage girls inside her car quickly gave way to screams.
I Am Coconut … A Killer Nut? Not Even Close
The FOOD ON YOUR PLATE
I Didn't Start Working Out Until I Turned 70
Speaking Fluent Fatherlish
Dads have a language all their own, one that’s not difficult to decipher
For ex-foster children to have a seat at the table, first they need a seat and a table
My mom’s 80th-birthday tattoo is just the latest example of her wild newfound independence
WE FOUND A FIX
5 Tricks to Improve Your Life*
13 Things - What Your Amazon Driver Wants You to Know
The Street Vet
A California veterinarian makes house calls to pet owners who have no place to call home
What It's Like to Be in a Coma
The twilight zone between life and death is a mystery that doctors can solve
News From the WORLD OF MEDICINE
The Autumn Blues
SOME PEOPLE CAN’T WAIT for the lovely colors, cooler weather, and cozy sweaters of autumn. In fact, fall is Americans’ favorite time, the season of choice for about 30 percent of us, according to a recent YouGov poll. But for a minority of others, the transition from summer create worry, fear, and worse. We often hear about the short, cold days of winter causing what is known as seasonal affective disorder. But according to Carrie Landin, a psychologist with the University of Colorado Health Integrative Medicine Center, a significant number of people actually experience autumn anxiety.
The best Medicine
WHEN OUR WEE group of miniature horses enters a room, it’s Magic, queen of the herd, who always seems to find the person who needs her most. The room on this day is in a Florida assisted living facility and is full of residents, staff, family, and even a local news photographer.
Stepping Up to the Plate
A longtime baseball card collector seizes the opportunity to do good after a destructive wildfire
Friends in High Places
How a surprise adventure turned into the story of a lifetime for two Supreme Court justices—and me
THE E-MAIL REQUEST came into Ekiben restaurant in Baltimore late on a Thursday afternoon in March: tempura broccoli topped with fresh herbs, diced onion, and fermented cucumber vinegar—with a twist. The man who sent the e-mail didn’t actually want the food itself. He was writing on behalf of his mother-in-law, who adored the dish. He went on to explain that she was now in the final stages of lung cancer at her home Steve Chu, one of the Asian fusion restaurant’s co-owners, read the e-mail and quickly replied with an alternative suggestion. “Thanks for reaching out,” he wrote. “We’d like to meet you in Vermont and make it fresh for you.”
Trapped At The Bottom Of The Sea
It was supposed to be a routine job for a team of men who repair underwater pipelines. Then one diver’s air-supply cord snapped—when he was 300 feet down.
Overlapping crises have made many of us jumpy. But how do you know when you have slipped into a more serious problem and need help?
A Song in His Heart
An encounter with a waiting room songstress unlocks a side of my father I’d rarely seen before Alzheimer’s
With Open Arms, at Last
IF YOUR Block COULD Talk
Fascinating facts about the streets where we live
Feel Happy, Even When You're Not
As simple as it sounds, plastering on a smile can be the first step toward cheering yourself up
THE BEST DESSERT IN EVERY STATE
Apple pie belongs to all of us, but every region has its signature treat. With help from our friends at Taste of Home, we’ve found the 50 best.
A WORLD OF GOOD
HUNGER IN AMERICA GROWING HOPE IN AN URBAN GARDEN
THE SNAKE CHARMERS
Invasive Burmese pythons are squeezing the life out of the Everglades. An unlikely sisterhood of the swamp is taking them on.
Your Brilliant Smartphone
Unlock your device's most helpful tricks and secrets with these 25 tips