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The Vindication of Cheeese, Butter, and Full-Fat Milk
by James Hamblin / The Atlantic (Apr 22, 2022)

Research has exonerated dairy fats as a cause of early death, but low-fat products continue to be perceived as healthier…

The Great Watkinso
by James N. Watkins (Apr 22, 2022)

Watch Jim perform for the simple enjoyment of it, or share his magic with the grand-kids (or anyone!)…

Enough of That, Let's Talk About Happiness
by Garrison Keillor (Apr 21, 2022)

To create laughter out of ordinary tedium is a privilege. There’s nothing better.…

The Ultimate Godwink!
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Apr 17, 2022)

Easter is the Godwink of all Godwinks!…

1950 Census Released
by US Census Bureau Staff (Apr 16, 2022)

While we know the aggragate statistics, the details remain hidden for seven decades, but now you can dive into the details of the 1950 census…

It is a God Friday
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Apr 15, 2022)

Reflections of Good Friday…

Forget About Nut Cases, Let's Talk About What's Real
by Garrison Keillor (Apr 14, 2022)

There’s a lot of gossip and envy and animosity out there, don’t kid yourself, so all the more reason to hold fast to your friends…

The Master's Palm Sunday
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Apr 10, 2022)

The Amen Corner at Augusta National Golf Course—when the Master's falls on Palm Sunday…

From Refugee to Royalty
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Apr 9, 2022)

Remembering the remarkable Madeleine Albright…

Prayer of the Children
by Kurt Bestor (Apr 8, 2022)

Written for another war this song is a poignant reminder of the suffering in Ukraine now . . . or any war, in any place…

Just One More Morning of an Old Man
by Garrison Keillor (Apr 7, 2022)

Thoughts on life from the right field bleachers…

COVID-19 Perspectives for March 2022
by Stu Johnson (Apr 6, 2022)

Omicron surge spreads around the world, making return to normal less clear. At the the same time, USA levels off after big spike in January, making a return to normal seem more likely, but are we moving too quickly?…

A Poetic Month
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Apr 2, 2022)

April is National Poetry Month…

10 of the Best Train Journeys in Europe
by Tom Hall / The Guardian (Apr 2, 2022)

A new book on rail travel across the continent showcases gorgeous scenery, historic routes and adventures at a slower pace…

The Mulligan Movie
by Rusty Wright (Mar 31, 2022)

Need a second chance?…

What Can We Learn from the Madness of March 2022?
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Mar 31, 2022)

It's been a crazy couple of years, right?

Calm Down, People, It's Going to be Okay
by Garrison Keillor (Mar 30, 2022)

Our problem isn’t polarization, it’s Twittification …

What the Tip-of-the-tongue Phenomenon Says About Cognitive Aging
by Roger Kreuz and Richard Roberts / MIT Reader (Mar 26, 2022)

While word-finding failures can be taken as evidence of memory problems, they may not be harbingers of befuddlement after all.

A Modern-day Pieta
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Mar 26, 2022)

A statue of Christ is carried to a bunker for safe keeping in Lviv Ukraine…

When You Eat Matters
by Elena Koning / The Conversation (Mar 26, 2022)

How your eating rhythms impact your mental health…

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The Streets Were My Father Movie
by Rusty Wright (Jun 17, 2021)

Who's your daddy? A story of hopelessness and redemption…

The Biggest Wastes of Time We Regret When We Get Older
by Kristin Wong / Lifehacker (May 28, 2021)

For seniors who look back with regret, you can still change course for the future…and help others make the most of their time…

Conspiracy Theories and Human Psychology
by Russell Johnson (Sep 18, 2021)

While conspiracy theories may not actually be increasing, awareness of them is, and it is important to understand the role they play in American culture…

'I Don't Have Time' is Not the Real Problem
by Darius Doroux (May 28, 2021)

We all have 24 hours each day, so learn how a change in perspective can help turn dreams to reality…

Blue Miracle Movie
by Rusty Wright (May 27, 2021)

Castoff kids, fractured families, fishing, and hope…

Nomadland is Not New
by Richard Bergstrom (May 21, 2021)

It's in the Bible…

Who Uses the Social Safety Net?
by U.S. Census Bureau staff (May 22, 2021)

While those with a high school diploma or less make up the majority of government assistance recipients, even before COVID one in seven had earned a college degree…

Don't Mask! Don't Tell!
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (May 22, 2021)

It's about time for about face…

America's Most Underrated National Monuments
by Ashlea Halpern / Afar (May 29, 2021)

These under-the-radar national monuments are totally stunning, and they’re right in your backyard…

Celebrating Juneteenth
by Pocket editors (Jun 19, 2021)

Essential reading on why this newest national holiday has always been one of the most important days on the calendar…

New Loan Options for Seniors and Low-Income Homeowners
by Lew Sichelman (Jun 26, 2021)

Introducing a new 'retirement mortgage' available now in a few states that combines features of a home equity loan and reverse mortgage…

COVID-19 Perspectives for May 2021
by Stu Johnson (Jun 4, 2021)

As U.S. and other countries prepare to reopen, trouble spots elsewhere show that the COVID-19 global pandemic is far from over…

Show Me the Father Movie
by Rusty Wright (Sep 9, 2021)

You and your father…

Who Do You Trust? (2021)
by Stu Johnson (Jul 23, 2021)

After an upward bump in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in July 2020, Gallup's annual survey of confidence in American institutions returns to a long downward trend…

Respect, the Movie
by Rusty Wright (Aug 13, 2021)

Aretha's success, struggles, secrets, soul…

The Staggering, Exhausting, Invisible Costs of Caring for America's Elderly
by Anne Helen Peterson / Vox (Aug 28, 2021)

As millions 'age in place,' millions more must figure out how to provide their loved ones with increasingly complex care…

Sensitive Care from Others Makes Pain Easier to Bear
by Ken Potts (Jun 21, 2021)

Even persons suffering from severe physical trauma or illness have been shown to suffer less pain if medical treatment is accompanied by emotionally sensitive care…

Is It a 'Life' or a 'Choice'?
by James N. Watkins (Sep 3, 2021)

Texas law turns up the heat on a debate that will not die down…

My Girl Friday
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Jun 12, 2021)

A toast to all administrative assistants…

Vaccination Resistance
by Stu Johnson (Jul 17, 2021)

What Gallup polls in the last year tell us about American willingness or reluctance to be vaccinated, and the impact on our ability to reach herd immunity to end the threat of COVID-19…

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