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QUICK VIEW  Sorted by category, post date (newest to oldest) and title
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Aging, General

 6 records found

Stop Belieiving These Longevity Myths to Live Longer, be Healthy and Happy by Stephanie Douglas / Prevention

What the Tip-of-the-tongue Phenomenon Says About Cognitive Aging by Roger Kreuz and Richard Roberts / MIT Reader

How to Crack the Code to Happiness in the Second Half of Life by NPR Staff

Finding Happiness and Joy by Bronnie Ware / Stylist

Make Peace with the Past by Ken Potts

Slow Down As We Age? by Ken Potts


 1 record found

What Do I Say? Submitted by Stu Johnson

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 2 records found

Growing My Faith in the Face of Death by Timothy Keller / The Atlantic

How Can You Hang in There? by Bill Nichols

Health & Wellness

 64 records found

In Search of Missing Memoriesggg by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Three Steps to Avoid Burnout for Good by Alice Turner / Stylist

Alzheimer's Ignites a Neuron-Killing 'Forest Fire' by Karen Weintraub / Scientififc American

Strength Training for the Lungs by Madeleine Howell / The Telegraph

How to Keep Your Car's Interior Cooler in the Summer by Elizabeth Yuko / lifehacker

There are 59 more items in the category Health & Wellness...See the whole list


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Lessons from Eradicating Smallpos by Kelsey Piper / VOX


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First, Check His Track Record by Bill Nichols


 2 records found

It's the Most Difficult Time of the Year by James N. Watkins

Redesigning Your Holiday Feelings by Barbara Miklos


 1 record found

Kale is the Holy Grail—This Week by Barbara Greenleaf


 2 records found

How to Be Thankful for Your Life by James Clear / JamesClear.com

Fear Not . . . by Faith Anne Spaulding

Life Events

 7 records found

Discoveing Gravity and Grace in Our Journey by Leona Bergstrom

The Sunset by Lisa Bubert / Longreads

What Has Been Done for Me Back in Minnesota by Garrison Keillor

Americans Are Stuck in Unhealhty Pandemic Habits by Alliison Aubrey / NPR

Is Depression a Gift? by James N. Watkins

He Faced Death this Week by Bill Nichols

Joy While Grieving by Bill Nichols

News & Current Events

 45 records found

Why Do Newly Approved Weight Loss Drugs Work? by Gina Kolata / The New York Times

COVID-19 Retrospective by Stu Johnson

COVID-19 Perspectives for January 2023 by Stu Johnson

COVID-19 Perspectives for December 2022 by Stu Johnson

COVID-19 Perspectives for November 2022 by Stu Johnson

There are 40 more items in the category News & Current Events...See the whole list


 1 record found

Sensitive Care from Others Makes Pain Easier to Bear by Ken Potts

Sports & Recreation

 2 records found

America's Fastest-Growing Sport by Shannon Mullen / NPR

COVID-19 and Sports by Rusty Wright


 1 record found

Parents of the Social Media Generation are Not OK by Samantha Murphy Kelly / CNN Business


 1 record found

Your Crisis is Only Part of the Picture by Bill Nichols


 1 record found

How to Avoid Gettig Sick During Holidy Travel by Kristen Nunez / Conde Nast Traveler


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A Tragic Trend by James N. Watkins