Summer

The joys of summer are many, from beach or poolside fun to outdoor exploration to backyard barbeques and vacations with loved ones. Soak up summer!
Summer reading
Life Advice

How Reading Can Make You Happier

Turn the page on a new outlook on life.

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A divine light seen from underwater.
Angels

A Little Girl's Glimpse of Heaven

She was taught to believe heaven wasn't real until a timely accident proved otherwise.

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A family enjoying a summer lunch together outdoors.
Aging Parents

4 Tips for Dealing with Summer Heat

Older adults are at heightened risk for heat-related illnesses, so prevention is key.

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Summer fruit pizza
Dinner

4 Easy Ways to Freshen Up Dinner with Fruit

Celebrate the bounty of summer by adding a sweet flourish to your evening meal.

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Blue water effect
Life Advice

Why Water Is So Calming

Water is such a universally soothing phenomenon that scientists call its peaceful effects “Blue Mind.”

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Protect your skin from the sun
Living Longer, Living Better

3 Ways to Enjoy the Summer Sun Safely

Sun protection is important, but so is enjoying the warmth of summer. Here’s how to embrace both.

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A woman suffering with allergies sneezes
Health and Wellness

8 Allergy Myths and Facts You Need to Know

We spoke with Dr. Clifford Bassett, spokesperson for the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, to get the truth about allergies, and to debunk some harmful myths surrounding them. 

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Gardening and a long life
Living Longer, Living Better

How Gardening Can Help You Live Longer

Studies reveal the connection between gardening and longevity.

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Picnic on the beach
Life Advice

Why a Simple Sandwich Tastes Better at the Beach

With minimal effort, dining alfresco offers health benefits from stress reduction to boosted immunity—and a renewed focus on food.

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the importance of relaxing
Life Advice

The Pleasure and Power of Doing Nothing at All

Summertime is the ideal season to embrace the notion that “being” can sometimes outrank “doing” as a top activity.

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