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How to Avoid Exercise Burnout

Changing the way you think about exercising can be the key to making it a permanent part of your daily routine.

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The hope of summer travel

The Joy of Travel After a Pandemic Year

This could be a summer of hope and inspiration as more folks hit the road—and the rails.

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Ways to eat avocados this summer

Fresh Ways to Enjoy Avocados This Summer

Welcome this nutritional powerhouse to your dinner table, from soup to ice cream!

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Managing social anxiety

6 Positive Ways to Manage Social Anxiety

As we ease back into social experiences, relating to others might feel brand-new and even nerve-wracking. Here’s how to stay gentle with yourself during this transition.

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Easy Ways to Keep Your Bedding Fresh and Clean

From a cleaning schedule to the right materials for your sleep style, simple habits can transform your bed into the restful sanctuary of your dreams. 

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Exercise Guru Joan MacDonald, the 75-Year-Old Influencer

Meet Joan MacDonald, the 75-Year-Old Influencer Proving Fitness Can Happen at Any Age

She shares her road to living a healthier life and how others can too. 

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Author Ruth Logan Herne; photo courtesy Ruth Logan Herne

This Author Finds Her Inspiration in the Early Morning Hours

Ruth Logan Herne has written more than 60 books. Her latest is part of Guideposts’ “Miracles & Mysteries of Mercy Hospital” series.

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Carol Weis; photo by Katye Martens Brier

A Recovering Alcoholic Feared Her Daughter Might Repeat Her Mistakes

How could she prevent her teenage daughter from turning to alcohol?

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Jim Bolin in front of the World's Largest Rocking Chair; photo by Michael D. Tedesco

Greetings from Small-Town America: Casey, Illinois

From a giant mailbox to an oversized wind chime, this little Midwestern town has twelve things that are the largest in the world.

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L to R: Matthew Garber, Karen Dotrice, Julie Andrews; credit Walt Disney Pictures/Photofest

The Story Behind 'A Spoonful of Sugar'

Songwriters often admit that their inspiration comes from small, everyday moments. Here’s the sweet story of the famous Mary Poppins song.

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A felt Christmas ornament of a dove; photo by Betz White, betzwhite.com

The Art of the Apology

Take responsibility, be real, and other tips to turn saying “I’m sorry” into a meaningful conversation.

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Power of brain to control emotions

Why We’re Not at the Mercy of Our Feelings

A psychologist’s work shows the brain’s power to adapt, understand and name the emotional reality we encounter.

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