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!
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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5 Tips for the Best Summer Naps
Living Longer, Living Better

5 Tips for the Best Summer Naps

Napping can improve memory, mood and alertness—among other things.

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Woody and the rest of his Toy Story 4 pals
Movies and TV

6 Inspiring Movies Coming Out This Summer

From talking toys to high school superheroes, these flicks will keep you happy and cool all summer long.

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Healthy 4th of July snacks
Recipes

5 Red, White and Blue Snacks for Your 4th of July

Healthy, easy and inexpensive ways to celebrate America. 

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Daily Devotions

Nature's Praise

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Add these fresh, delicious fruits to any favorite healthy recipes.
Health and Wellness

7 Healthy Summer Fruits to Add to Your Diet

From seasonal staples like strawberries and watermelon to more exotic picks like mango and superfoods like blueberries and pineapple, these are the summer fruits worth adding to your diet.

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6 prayers for summer fun
How to Pray

6 Simple Prayers to Increase Summer Fun

It’s a season that brings special situations—from an urge to skip church to bathing suit self-criticism. Here’s how to pray through it.

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How to grow a wild lawn
Positive Living

3 Ways to Let Your Lawn Go Wild

Scale back your grass with these beautifully wild and environmentally-friendly lawn substitutes.

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