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Looking at life through a glass half full.
People over 65 say patient portals help them follow their doctors' advice, remembering their care plan and taking medications properly.
The 24-hour news cycle has taken over our lives, but we don't have to let it. Freedom, and sanity, takes only a simple step.
Leaders are identified in headlines and initial paragraphs as being either Democrat or Republican. That immediately adds bias to the story.
'I Am, I Am, I Am' is a precursor to 'Hamnet,' but it is much more on its own. O’Farrell shows how she was molded into a woman, a mother, and a writer of courage and intensity.
How did humans become the way they are? Pants-wearing, horseback-riding, disease-fighting jokesters, some of whom eat oysters? Cody Cassidy has a few answers.
Tana French is less interested in who committed the crime than in the circumstances surrounding it. And the person most guilty is usually not the one who is ultimately charged.
Readers ask: Why are you covering this silliness? Here's why.
Next time, I’ll look for the stairs and, if I am feeling sane and my Fitbit is not controlling me, I will stop, sit, think “funny thoughts,” and just be somewhere else instead.
After months of searching for her past, Jennifer WIlson's definition—and ours—of home and family expands.
Iowa ranks 45th in sinfulness out of the country's 50 states. The state appears to be the homeland of virtue, but the devil is in the details.
Thanks to the storytelling chops of writer Matt Haig, The Midnight Library is an engaging read, full of gentle insights about shedding regret by gaining perspective.
The great majority of women who have "gone flat"—decided against breast reconstruction after a unilateral or bilateral mastectomy—are comfortable with their choice.
It’s time we began to talk about the psychological trauma of the attacks on the U.S. Capitol. We can’t heal as a country until we name our wounds. This could be a start.
Many Americans value Eastern measures of happiness, and vice versa. Our differences may be within our culture rather than outside of it.
Until we clean up our environmental act, our health will continue to suffer. If our planet is ailing, how can its citizens remain healthy?
Air pollution may be associated with depression and mental decline in women older than 80.
Fiction can change our view of life, challenging our assumptions, or opening us up to a world we've never noticed before.
I assumed it was cancer because that’s what we do, right? Assume any pain is cancer returning. Was I right this time?
Imagine if you’ve just been diagnosed with a kind of breast cancer you’ve not heard of before and, when you research it, you read doomsday reports over and over. And over.
Imagine what it might be like if everybody you met spoke like Terry Gross. Would that be the sound of civilization?
Join me on my deck, as I look out on the meadow, listen to the stream, watch the sun set over the mountain peak and a double rainbow appear on the ridge.
Except for a few saints among us, we’re all angry at some level.
Discussing difficult issues takes time, education, thought, and a willingness to listen. Political memes don't require any of that.
Good news: People around the world agree on how they see life.
Elegantly written and immensely readable, these 12 books show systemic racism through characters—real and fictional—who are the helpers and the healers, the leaders and the lost.
Lockdowns left Italians the loneliest, Germans the least worried, French the least stressed, and those in the U.S. with the biggest health decline and loss of medicines.
The lack of a good map to guide us is one of the biggest problems facing us with the COVID-19 quarantine. We have no agreed-upon plan for where to go from here or how to get there.
While the storyline is different now, I am faced with that same sense of fear, anxiety, and stress, all tucked into the overarching theme of grief.
The garden is the prayer Dad left behind, the alleluia of nature. It's a prayer of thanks and of celebration, his way of talking to God and leaving a transcript behind.
Americans increasingly express fear for themselves, their planet, their families, and their future because of the climate crisis.
Patricia Prijatel is the E.T. Meredith Distinguished Professor Emerita at Drake University.