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On the cover: Dog and Cat Wait for Santa by Paul Bransom was originally published on The Country Gentleman, December 23, 1916.
An Interview with David McCullough
Online on: December 10, 2015
The bestselling historian on the Wright brothers, writing, and the vital need for each new generation to learn the powerful lessons of our past.
Up in the Air
Online on: November 30, 2015
Meet innovators of American aviation: the Wright brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Samuel Pierpont Langley, Joan Merriam, and more.
The Power of Prayer
Communal worship is a joyous experience that can take us to higher ground. ... More
White Child, Black Nanny
One side of the fundamental paradox of the old South was that a white elite, determined to segregate the two races in public, based their domestic arrangements on an erasure of that segregation in private. ... More
The idea was to introduce my mother to Tiger Place, an upscale assisted living facility nearby, but she reacted as if I were selling her into slavery. ... More
Opening the Door to Happiness
For the first time in its long and often notorious history, psychiatry now offers scientific, humane, and effective treatments to those suffering from mental illness, says the former president of the American Psychiatric Association. ... More
Online on: December 4, 2015
A Christmas Eve business trip ends with a revelation.
You Can Learn a Lot from a Mule
By: John Hauer
A rancher suggests humans would do well to follow the equine example. ... More
By: Cable Neuhaus
Online on: December 28, 2015
Women today are increasingly focusing on feeling comfortable and looking natural, rather than rising to artificial standards established by others.
By: Philip Gulley
Online on: December 21, 2015
You have to expect the fierce rivalry over a tot’s affections to heat up at Christmastime.
Lost and Found
By: Todd Pitock
Online on: December 7, 2015
A hapless tour guide inspires a lesson in forgiveness.
3 Questions for Dennis Quaid
By: Jeanne Wolf
West Coast editor Jeanne Wolf interviews actor Dennis Quaid. ... More
In Defense of Christmas Music
By: Bob Sassone
Online on: December 14, 2015
“I don’t mind a bit if holiday music starts one minute after the last piece of Halloween candy is given out and ends on New Year’s Day.”
5-Minute Fitness: Rapid Refresh
By: Sadie Lincoln
Energize in under a minute with Barre3 founder Sadie Lincoln’s simple move. All you need is a chair. ... More
By: Ellie Krieger
Holiday food gifts don’t have to be bad for you, says the celebrity chef. ... More
Become a Better Investor
By: Steven G. Blum
Online on: January 4, 2016
One key economic principle stands out among all others. Learn it, and profit.
8 Tech Gifts Under $100
By: Jeff Bertolucci
It’s far too easy to splurge on tech gifts. But why break the bank this year? ... More
Your Holiday Angst Is America’s Oldest Tradition
By: Joanna Brooks
The Puritans may have feasted on Thanksgiving, but most colonists didn’t feel so terribly grateful. ... More