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From travel and leisure to relationships, personal development, and far-flung activities, this section caters to individuals seeking inspiration, practical wisdom, and guidance for cultivating a balanced and enjoyable daily lifestyle. The goal is to equip readers with insightful ideas and expert tips for cultivating mindful enjoyment, enriching connections, and staying engaged with the possibilities each day presents—not just for getting by, but for learning to thrive with intention.

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Spend Less on Your Pets…and Still Keep Them Happy and Healthy
Pets

Spend Less on Your Pets…and Still Keep Them Happy and Healthy

Natalie Marks, DVM, CVJ | February 9, 2024

You can give your beloved pets everything they need without going overboard. Here’s how… Health care. Most veterinarians are trained…

Help Your Elderly Parents with Their Finances
Family Finances

Help Your Elderly Parents with Their Finances

Rabbi Jeffrey Wildstein, JD | February 5, 2024

You just found out that your mother hasn’t paid her utility bill for months, and now her electricity has been…

Small…But Mighty
Entertainment

Small…But Mighty

Kelli McCourt | February 2, 2024

I recently made our favorite slow-cooker beef stew recipe. The result was good…but not great. I realized later that it…

Disaster-Proof Your Home
Home

Disaster-Proof Your Home

Doug Heller | January 24, 2024

Natural disasters took an unprecedented toll on US homes in 2023. As of mid-September, a record 25 floods, hurricanes, tornadoes…

Surprising Collectibles Worth Big Now
Entertainment

Surprising Collectibles Worth Big Now

Joshua Benesh | January 11, 2024

Are there things gathering dust in your attic that might be worth a small fortune—or even a large one? It…

When Life Hands You Lemons…
Family

When Life Hands You Lemons…

Kelli McCourt | January 2, 2024

As many of you know, my husband has had some health issues lately…and those issues have kept him out of…

Best Cell Phone Plans for 2024
Consumer Technology

Best Cell Phone Plans for 2024

Sherri Riggs | January 1, 2024

Prices for cell-service plans are rising, perks are disappearing, and the 5G network has thus far underwhelmed. But there still…

The Secret Behind Keeping Secrets
Family

The Secret Behind Keeping Secrets

Michael Slepian, PhD | December 23, 2023

Quick…how many secrets are you keeping from the people in your life? The answer is 13, on average, says behavioral…

6 Surprisingly Cheap Bucket-List Destinations
Travel

6 Surprisingly Cheap Bucket-List Destinations

Donna Heiderstadt | December 22, 2023

The places on your bucket list likely aren’t cheap. Most are coveted because they are special and often not easy…

Winter Wellness
Home

Winter Wellness

Jamison Starbuck, ND | December 15, 2023

Improve your health this winter by fine tuning your approach to cold-weather activities. Most people understand the risks of summertime…

Oh, Brother (or Sister)
Family

Oh, Brother (or Sister)

Fern Schumer Chapman | December 12, 2023

Siblings are often our first playmates, companions, and closest confidants. In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of…

Top 10 Winter Hazards
Home

Top 10 Winter Hazards

Mitchel Faulkner, MD | December 5, 2023

Winter can be an especially dangerous season. But knowing about the common hazards can help you take precautions to protect…

Retirement – Not My Plan Just Yet
Family

Retirement – Not My Plan Just Yet

Kelli McCourt | December 2, 2023

When I first started working in the 1980s, I remember thinking that retirement was so far away. My practical-minded father…

How to Be a Better Gift Giver
Family

How to Be a Better Gift Giver

Julian Givi, PhD | November 23, 2023

Last holiday season, Americans dropped more than $8 billion on unwanted presents, according to one survey by Finder.com. And 52%…

Warning: Watch Out for These AI Scams
Consumer Technology

Warning: Watch Out for These AI Scams

Steven J.J. Weisman, Esq. | November 17, 2023

Innovative scammers are using artificial intelligence (AI) to separate you from your money. Even now the FBI and other agencies…