Cool Aid

Who says school’s out for the summer? This summer first-aid primer offers a crash course on preventing and treating common summertime afflictions.   The creepy crawlies From fire ants to mosquitoes, there are an awful lot of biting critters…

Beware of Digital Gluttony

My family saves all year for a trip to the lake region of Maine each summer. Once there, we head to Camp Loseekum, a bare-bones cabin that has been in my husband’s family since the late 1800s. There are many things I love about this…

Dance Your Way to Health

When was the last time you shimmied across a dance floor — or maybe just across your living room floor — and allowed all of your inhibitions to fade away? Maybe your boring, serious adult self hasn’t broken out in a full-bodied boogie in…

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Confession: I’m not a naturally happy person. My inner circle knows this, but to less intimate friends, casual acquaintances, and the clerk at the grocery store this might come as a surprise. I regularly dole out smiles and on the outside…

Using Tech to Get Fit

For 52-year-old Roger Bennett, nothing is more rewarding than watching his daily fitness goals achieved right there on his wrist. The self-proclaimed “Fitbit freak” has lost 20 pounds and kept it off for almost nine months, thanks largely…

Marriage Wisdom

Thirteen years ago I was a blushing bride dreaming of her happily ever after. After enduring a rigorous pre-Cana boot camp, I thought I knew a lot about love and marriage. I knew squat. Since then I’ve learned a lot — mostly the hard way —…

Walk This Way

Each Saturday morning Veronica Cogwin and Lisa Green lace up their tennis shoes and sneak out of their homes while the rest of the world sleeps. They get up before dawn and join a group of fellow women with two goals in mind: We will…

55 Ways To Save Money

Everyone reading this probably wouldn’t complain about having a little more green stuff. You know, the stuff we wish grew on trees—cold, hard cash. True, money doesn’t buy happiness, but having a steady cash flow and managing it well does…

Do Less This Advent Season

In an age of multitasking, many of us are trying to do more and be more—whether as spouses, parents, friends, volunteers, or co-workers. We’re overworked, overwhelmed, and over-leveraged. We might fool ourselves into thinking that if we…