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How to Get Your Kids in the Kitchen

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
It’s never too early — or too late — to introduce your kids to the life skills learned in the kitchen.
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PUMPING IRONY: A Formula for Frailty

By Craig Cox
An outing with an elderly friend seems to corroborate recent research weighing the impact of social isolation on the physical fitness of seniors.
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PUMPING IRONY: Home Healthcare Shakeup: Palliative or Predatory?

By Craig Cox
Health-insurance conglomerates are gobbling up home-healthcare companies, despite the industry’s inability to attract and retain workers. Early signs suggest that few of the benefits of these mergers will accrue to caregivers and their elderly clients.
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The Power of Community Gardens

By Kara Douglass Thom
Community gardens offer a wide array of benefits: beautifying the landscape, fighting food insecurity, helping people come together, and more.
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How to Meet a Workout Partner — and Be a Better One Yourself

By Emily Ewen
The benefits of finding your fitness community, how to meet friends to exercise with, and tips for being a supportive workout partner.
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How to Build Romance Through Gratitude

By Courtney Helgoe
Genuine appreciation can increase intimacy in your relationship. Here's how.
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How to Navigate a Strained Relationship

By Katherine Reynolds Lewis
Our differences don't have to keep us polarized. Try this expert advice for forging unexpected connections.
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What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say

By Kara Douglass Thom
The first step is listening with empathy and openness.
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PUMPING IRONY: Surveillance State

By Craig Cox
Surveillance technologies can make it easier for the elderly to age in place, but will it mean we’ll see our kids even less often than we do now?
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How to Have More Honest Conversations With Your Friends

By Kara Douglass Thom
The surprising ways that honest, authentic dialogue can deepen your friendships.
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PUMPING IRONY: A Man Without a Plan

By Craig Cox
I’ve been putting off drafting a healthcare directive for no better reason than my general aversion to planning. Some palliative-care experts — and plenty of horrific tales — have now delivered some excellent reasons to avoid it altogether.
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Live, Work, Play: The Benefits of an All-Inclusive Community

By Callie Fredrickson
Where you live, the way you work, and how you play all contribute to overall well-being — and having them all integrated can support a well-rounded healthy way of life.
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How to Make Friends at Your Health Club

By Molly Schelper
It can be a challenge to form friendships as an adult. Here are a few ideas for meeting and connecting with others who are also pursuing health goals.
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4 Meals to Bring to a Friend in Need

By Maddie Augustin
Nutritious, comforting recipes designed for leaving on a friend’s doorstep.
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4 Tips for Creating a Successful Book Club

By Molly Tynjala
Respectful debate and setting expectations are key.
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PUMPING IRONY: Headed for a Fall

By Craig Cox
Millions of elderly Americans land in the hospital each year after taking a tumble. So why are doctors continuing to prescribe drugs that increase that risk?
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The Benefits of a Book Club

By Molly Tynjala
A bibliophile’s guide to creating — and sustaining — a great reading group.
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How to Build Empathy and Compassion in Your Community

By Jessie Sholl
There's a big difference between cursory cordiality and true benevolence. Our experts make the case for spreading deep kindness in your community.
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