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May/June 2018




Put your world in perspective!
 The Saturday Evening Post offers its readers a thoroughly American take on vital issues of the day.

Included is the best of unbiased investigative reporting, helpful articles on money, food, and health, plus gems from our extensive archive, and the best of contemporary fiction.

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Features

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Preserving America’s World War II POW Camps

By: Teresa Bergen

Online on: April 19, 2018

Young German prisoners of war interned in the American heartland during World War II seemed an awful lot like us, and, for the most part, we treated them royally.  More

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Forever Young

By: Kurt Andersen

Online on: June 12, 2018

At some point, baby boomers decided not to behave like grown-ups, with repercussions from benign to unfortunate.

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Learning From Leonardo

By: Walter Isaacson

Online on: May 29, 2018

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How to Make Your Own Luck

By: Carlin Flora

Online on: May 8, 2018

Some people are luckier than others — is their good fortune more than just fate?

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Mother’s Day: An Adoring Tribute

By: Post Editors

Online on: May 10, 2018

Departments

The Argument

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Dead Wrong

By: Dawniel Kupsch

Online on: June 14, 2018

Why do we allow our loved ones to suffer in ways we would find unconscionable for our pets? It’s time to stop this torture.

American Pop

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Funny Business

By: Cable Neuhaus

Online on: May 3, 2018

Improbable as it may seem, the comedy club scene is booming across America.

Lighter Side

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Going South

By: Philip Gulley

Online on: May 17, 2018

My somewhat dubious plan to ride a 1974 Triumph Bonneville 2,000 miles along the Mississippi River.

My Word

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Class of ’41: A Mother’s Secrets Revealed

By: Steven Slon

In 2001, on a beautiful spring weekend, I accompanied my mother to her 60th college reunion and got a glimpse of the young woman she once was.  More

Tech

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Apps for Outdoor Junkies

By: Post Editors

Online on: June 5, 2018

Adventure awaits at your fingertips with these free apps.

New Movies

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Seriously Good Films

By: Bill Newcott

Online on: April 25, 2018

Noted film critic Bill Newcott, creator of AARP’s “Movies for Grownups,” offers his picks.

New Books

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Top 10 Reads

By: Amazon.com Editors

Online on: June 7, 2018

Every month, Amazon staffers sift through hundreds of new books searching for gems. Here’s what Amazon editor Chris Schluep chose especially for Post readers this season.

You Be the Judge

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Indefenceable Neighbors

By: Joan SerVaas

Online on: May 31, 2018

How would you rule?

Logophile

The Logophile

By: Andy Hollandbeck

Online on: April 23, 2018

Do you know what a taphophile is? Are you just not into Polaroids? Try this issue's word puzzles.

3 Questions

3 Questions for Nick Nolte

By: Jeanne Wolf

Nick Nolte’s bad-boy reputation? He encouraged it, because anything’s better than being boring. Get a peek at the real Nick Nolte in this interview with Jeanne Wolf.  More

5-Minute Fitness

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5-Minute Fitness: Forward Lunge

By: Post Editors

Online on: May 2, 2018

Work out your rear and hip flexors for better balance and lower-body strength with this move from twins and former Rockettes Katherine and Kimberly Corp, creators of PilatesOnFifthOnline.com.

Special Report

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Can Thanks Heal Hearts?

By: Paul Nicolaus

Online on: June 19, 2018

The idea of a gratitude journal is nothing new.

From the Pharmacy

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Smart Tips for Buying Drugs Online

By: Cara Acklin, Pharm. D.

Online on: May 16, 2018

Here’s how to sidestep rogue pharmacy sites that can put your health and personal information at risk:

Healthy Eating

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Summer Lunch by Curtis Stone

By: Curtis Stone

Online on: June 21, 2018

Give your midday meal a spring makeover with help from our celebrity chef.

Everyday Heroes

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Support System

By: Ken Budd

Online on: May 15, 2018

“Homeless women need bras.” Those four words changed Dana Marlowe’s life — and the lives of women in need

Backstory

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Why Americans Love Diners

By: Richard J. S. Gutman

Online on: May 22, 2018

For 135 years, the iconic eateries have been our home away from home.

The Vault

Gems from our Archive

We Said It Here First

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Good Writing Calls for a Pen or Pencil

By: Post Editors

Online on: May 7, 2018

A call for writers to stop using the latest technology to record their thoughts. The year: 1905. The tech: The typewriter.

Vintage Advertising

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Predictions of an Automated Future

By: Post Editors

Online on: May 14, 2018

The idea of a driverless car must have seemed fantastic to Post readers when this ad appeared in 1956.

Did We Say That?

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Athletics for Girls

By: Post Editors

Online on: June 22, 2018

A Look at the Post’s Occasional Lapses in Judgment.

Beatlemania

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Tracking Down the Guru Who Developed Transcendental Meditation

By: Lewis H. Lapham

Online on: May 1, 2018

In 1968, Post writer Lewis Lapham tracked down the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, inventor of transcendental meditation. He also found himself meditating with the Beatles.

The Swinging Sixties

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What’s the Best Way to Teach Kids about Sex?

By: Post Editors

Online on: May 9, 2018

Even in the late ’60s, with all the talk of changing social mores, our puritan roots still showed when it came to talking to kids about sex

The More Things Change

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The Pure-Food Packers

By: Post Editors

Online on: June 11, 2018

America demands healthier foods.

The Rockwell Files

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Pain in the Rear

By: Jeff Nilsson

Online on: June 18, 2018

The story about an iconic Rockwell cover.

Freeze Frame

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The Place of Sleeping Water

By: Post Editors

Online on: June 6, 2018

Beneath gray shrouds of Spanish moss, a Cajun couple paddles across the dark, still waters of Bayou Chicot.