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Cover illustration by Norman Rockwell.
Whither Free Speech
The right of personal expression is the spine, perhaps the entire skeleton, of democracy. Is this fundamental American freedom under attack? ... More
Our Life on the Water
Joy, wonder, and the occasional dollop of paralyzing fear — what it’s like to raise a child with the Pacific as her backyard. ... More
The Parenting Paradox
Let’s face it: The day-to-day experience of raising kids is rarely much fun. Yet, in retrospect, nothing gives us more joy. ... More
Have mallet, will travel. The ancient leisurely lawn game is hot all over again. ... More
Who owns America’s coastlines? How much access does the public deserve? Communities from California to Maine are struggling with these issues, which are rooted in almost 1,500 years of legal history. ... More
The New Nursing Home
How innovative thinkers are shaking up the classic nursing home paradigm and helping people in a state of dependence find value in their existence. ... More
In this short story, 6-year-old Mary learns that life is not as predictable as a game of cards. ... More
I Loved My Wife, but I Wished She Would Die
By: John La Grange
Brittany Maynard’s highly publicized suicide brought me back to the last week I had with my wife — a week I’d give anything not to have experienced. ... More
The Moon Man Down the Street
By: Cable Neuhaus
Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth human to walk the moon’s surface, is an unassuming Florida retiree concerned about our planet’s future. ... More
Gimme a Break!
By: Philip Gulley
Online on: March 30, 2015
Humorist Philip Gulley covers the disturbing evolution of what used to be a simple spring holiday.
I Was a Psychotic Soccer Mom
By: Claire Peeps
Living vicariously through my daughter allowed me to celebrate her skills — but it also made me realize how much I had missed in my pre-Title IX sports career. ... More
3 Questions for Dee Dee Wood
By: Chris Benguhe
Online on: April 13, 2015
The legendary choreographer for Mary Poppins recalls meeting Walt Disney, teaching Dick Van Dyke his first dance moves, and more.
Let’s Play Dress-Up
By: Ed Dwyer
Online on: April 20, 2015
Has the casual ethic gone too far? When did it become acceptable to attend milestone events and special occasions dressed as if you were headed to Whole Foods afterward?
By: Patrick Perry
Online on: April 6, 2015
Elevate your midday menu with sweet and savory ideas from chef Ellie Krieger.
The Savings Secret
By: Steven G. Blum
Online on: April 27, 2015
Compare and choose a retirement account, then fund that account as much as you can.
What’s the Big Deal?
By: Jeff Bertolucci
When it comes to smartphones, should you buck trends and keep a smaller phone? The answer depends. Analyzing the size explosion in smartphones. ... More