This issue’s cover story, “The Looming Crisis in Mass Transit,” is an intriguing historical perspective on a subject vital to our nation’s health. For nearly 100 years, the car has defined America, powered our growth, and given us the ability to live wherever we choose. But today, with fuel prices rising and the population surging, it is time to think about shifting our nation’s emphasis away from the automobile and toward mass transit.
To learn about the other stories in this issue, watch this video from Editorial Director Steven Slon.
The Looming Crisis In Mass Transit
What is it going to take to wean Americans off the car and get us back onto buses and trains? ... More
The New American Super-Family
Thanks in large part to the economy, a record number of adult children are moving back home. So are their grandparents. And, guess what? It’s working! ... More
Sneakiest New Scams
Old cons never die—they just get tweaked. Here’s how to protect yourself, now! ... More
The Mission Trail
El Camino Real, the Royal Road, links together a chain of 21 Spanish missions built in California in the 1700s. ... More
Book Club Agony
By: Judy Gruen
When Judy Gruen’s friend Eden invited her to join a book club, she was thrilled. But she soon learned, before joining a book club, first page through its reading list! ... More
5-Minute Fitness: Yoga Stretches
By: Wendy Braun
Find peace and a sense of balance with daily poses from yoga master Rodney Yee. ... More
Hey, Saw Lady!
By: Julie A. Evans
After an accident ended her dance career, Natalia Paruz discovered a most unusual second act. ... More
A Better Way To Eat?
By: Kathryn Jessup
Alice Waters and the Slow Food movement are bringing edible education to a school near you. ... More
By: Russell Wild, MBA
“Target-date” funds make all the calculations, so you don’t have to. ... More
By: Jeff Bertolucci
Exercise your green thumb with new gardening apps. Put them to work to improve your gardening know-how and get consistently better results. ... More
Post Investigates Probiotics
By: Laura Johannes
Potential health benefits range from better digestive health to prevention of colds and flus—but are the claims justified? ... More