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Why gardening is so good for you

Last Saturday, I was covered in dirt, my back ached, the scream of a trillion cicadas rang in my ears, and, despite my best efforts, a sunburn was developing on the back of my neck. Read more

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Sandwich generation

It’s Friday night. Sara and Lee Stein are leaving their home to meet her mother and stepfather, Abby and Bob Millhauser, for an early dinner. Read more

Pickleball injuries and prevention

The popularity of pickleball has exploded in the past few years, and according to a recent report, so have injuries attributed to the relatively new sport. Read more

The loneliness curve

When Surgeon General Vivek Murthy went on a nationwide college tour last fall, he started to hear the same kind of question time and again: How are we supposed to connect with one another when nobody talks anymore? Read more

A peek inside the brains of ‘super-agers’

hen it comes to aging, we tend to assume that cognition gets worse as we get older. Our thoughts may slow down or become confused, or we may start to forget things, like the name of our high school English teacher or what we meant to buy at the grocery store. Read more

Aging in place, or stuck in place?

When it came to housing, Susan Apel and Keith Irwin thought they had planned adroitly for later life. They bought a four-bedroom house on 2 acres in Lebanon, N.H., 24 years ago, and “we made sure to pay off the mortgage before we retired,” said Apel, 71. Read more

Sculpture doesn’t get much smaller than this

At his day job, Lyndon J. Barrois Sr. uses high-tech software to create visual effects for movies such as “Happy Feet” and “The Matrix Revolutions.” But in his free time, he prefers working with a decidedly less sophisticated medium: discarded gum wrappers. Read more

Still flying high at 100

For most of his 100 years, John Gleeson has loved to fly, and he still gets to feel the wind beneath his wings as he glides over the North Shore every now and then. Read more

Friendship and fancy footwork

Martha Barnes’ home was buzzing. It was a Saturday in little Beaufort, N.C., time to get ready for the town’s Mardi Gras parade, and women were zigzagging around the house, applying makeup, laughing and calling out repeatedly for the Fireball Cinnamon Whisky sitting on the kitchen counter. Read more

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