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Getting Old or Autumn Gold?

Nesrin Everett | Posted 11.14.2016 | Home
Nesrin Everett

"Please keep the noise down," I said to the lad who was shouting over at his friend. "I'd like to keep my hearing into old age." "You're not old!", th...

Feb. 8 Stumbling Through Lent: Dead Stuff, Which I Will Be Too One Day

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 02.09.2017 | Home
Barbara Falconer Newhall

It was a few days before the beginning of Lent when I spotted the tree, a valley oak standing at the trailhead. I was on retreat at the Bishop's Ranch, a bucolic spot deep in California wine country and I had intended to take a brisk solo hike in the woods. But the old valley oak, its deadness, stopped me in my tracks.

5 Reasons to Get Comfortable With Death

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 10.05.2016 | Home
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Death is not nearly as frightening or sad as you may have heard, but you'll have to trust me on that until you get to know Death more intimately for yourself. I encourage you to strike up a friendship of your own, perhaps by volunteering at a hospice or nursing home. If you're not sure this is a good idea, here are five reasons to get comfortable with Death:

PHOTOS: The Joy Of Estonia's Community Swings

Meg Pier | Posted 05.05.2012 | Home
Meg Pier

A time-honored gathering spot for Estonians is the community swing. I saw these structures all over the country in my travels, huge wooden platforms that can accommodate a crowd.

Who Isn't a Child on Halloween?

Mark Banschick, MD | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home
Mark Banschick, MD

The biggest treat of them all? It is for us adults. We get to witness yet another generation of children who take pleasure in this magical night.

What Happens After Death?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.30.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

Deepak answers questions from readers of book War of the Worldviews: Science vs. Spirituality by Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow. Pre-order War ...