Turning an ordinary act—housekeeping and waiting for mail—into a moment of penetrating poetry.
By Contributing Author
After Cancer Diagnosis, Vet Refutes Government’s Agent Orange Expert — And Wins
After the VA rejects his claim for benefits, an Air Force veteran challenges the findings of the government’s go-to Agent Orange consultant. Six years later he emerges the rare victor.
By ProPublica ProPublica.org
The 2016 Presidential Election: What Will Our Legacy Be?
A writer gives her opinion of the choice in the presidential election and suggests questions to ask about the historical legacy before voters cast their ballots.
By Meg Newhouse
That Time I Was Investigated for Voter Fraud
If you think voter fraud is an unprosecuted crime, tell that to the Maryland investigators who knocked on my front door in 2014.
Saying 'Yes' to Dressing with Style
Despite some progress, ageism continues to limit women's post-50 fashion choices. With 40 million boomer women ages 52 to 70—controlling $19 trillion in net worth—a call to update the fashion industry's perception of the styles older women want.
By Helen Dennis
Viewing Selfies Linked to Lower Self-Esteem
Frequent viewing of selfies through social network sites is linked to a decrease in self-esteem and life satisfaction, according to researchers.
By Staff Writer
George Bilgere's 'The Forge'
Like Garrison Keillor, U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser can't stop raving about the poetry of George Bilgere and its quiet, honest intensity.
New Treatment Could Block the Development of Alzheimer's, Researchers Say
Using a treatment successfull used to target cancer cells has, for the first time, been applied to Alzheimer's disease and restored lost memory in mice.
Jules of Nature
Walking in the woods with Wisconsin photographer Julie Brown brings mushrooms—and much more—into focus.
By Barbara McAfee
Why You Should Not Use the E-Word
If "elderly" and "old" are not acceptable when talking about an older adult, what is? Finding one right word to describe being older remains elusive.
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