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Features

Doctor comforts a patient.

The Power of Touch

By: Victoria Sweet

Online on: August 7, 2018

A life-or-death drama in an ICU helped one physician realize medicine is not just a craft and a science, but also an art.  More

An RV driving down a desert road.

The New Nomads: Living Full-Time on the Road

By: Jessica Bruder

Online on: June 28, 2018

A new kind of wandering tribe is emerging. They’re giving up traditional houses and apartments to live in what some call “wheel estate.”  More

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Image Gallery: Glorious Fourth!

By: Post Editors

Online on: July 4, 2018

We bring you a celebration in pictures for Independence Day.  More

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A Second Chance for People with Criminal Records

By: Serena Renner

Online on: July 10, 2018

Here’s how some forward-thinking companies are giving formerly incarcerated Americans a foothold in society.  More

Scene from General Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea, with Union soldiers tearing up railroad tracks and, in the background, a house is burining.

“How We Marched through Georgia” — A Union Soldier’s Tale of the Civil War

By: Robert Hale Strong

Online on: June 25, 2018

A union solider shares his unvarnished account of the often brutal, and sometimes astonishing, march through the Confederacy to Atlanta and the sea.  More

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If I Am Killed…A Letter from the Front Lines of the Civil War

By: H.B. Stone

Online on: August 9, 2018

Lt. Col. Stone, of the Fifth Connecticut, wrote the following letter to his wife and children during the Civil War.  More

The Bird Man of Yucatán

By: Macduff Everton

Online on: July 17, 2018

Without exactly planning it, the author acquired a small domesticated parrot and a wild red-tailed hawk at the same time. The three of them had their ups and downs, but they learned to live together peacefully.  More

Front view of elephant

Tuskers

By: Richard Newton

Online on: July 20, 2018

Elephants are not stealthy by nature. I lifted my eyes and there he was, more topography than animal, and then there were two of us contemplating mortality.  More

Departments

American Pop

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Stars in Our Eyes: Why Astrology Is Back in a Big Way

By: Cable Neuhaus

Astrology is once again a cultural phenomenon, and it’s more addictive than ever.  More

Our Life

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Escaping the Facebook Bubble

By: Corey Levitan

A print journalist with a declining income seemed to find validation online. And then one day it struck him that spending hours a day in search of “likes” was a futile attempt to fill a void in his life.  More

Lighter Side

Cows in a field while the sun sets.
Savoring Gorgeous Summer Evenings

By: Philip Gulley

When daylight saving time was enacted, many predicted the end of the world, but I savor that extra hour of light.  More

New Movies

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Seriously Good Summer Films

By: Bill Newcott

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

New Books

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Top 10 Reads for Late Summer

By: Amazon.com Editors

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

You Be the Judge

Illustration of a gavel.
You Be the Judge: This Land Is My Land

By: Michael Durham

How would you rule?  More

The Logophile

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Logophile Language Puzzlers: Goofs, Grumps, and Cheese

By: Andy Hollandbeck

Is an argumentative person truculent, taciturn, or tractable? Do you make a gaff, gaffe, or guff? Test your word power with the latest Logophile Language Puzzler.  More

3 Questions

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An Interview with Marcia Gay Harden

By: Jeanne Wolf

We know and love Marcia Gay Harden’s work as an actress, but now she’s taking on a new role: author. In this Post interview, Jeanne Wolf talks with the ‘Code Black’ star about the strength it took to watch her mother suffer through Alzheimer’s even while her marriage was falling apart.  More

Contrariwise

Passengers boarding a plane.
Carrying On: Bad Manners, Pajama Bottoms, and the Air Travel Horror Show

By: Ed Dwyer

Just who is to blame for the soul-sucking nightmare that air travel has become?  More

5-Minute Fitness

5-Minute Fitness: Tight Rope Tap

By: Post Editors

Try this balancing act from fitness expert Jessica Smith and Harvard neurologist Marie Pasinski.  More

Healthy Eating

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Curtis Stone’s Summer on a Plate

By: Curtis Stone

Take the heat off your next cookout with a light and easy one-dish dinner from our celebrity chef.  More

Everyday Heroes

Chris Medina and fellow debate coaches at Wiley College.
The Debate Coach: Building Champions at Wiley College

By: Ken Budd

At a small college with a trailblazing past, Chris Medina is transforming students’ lives.  More

The Vault

Gems from our Archive

Julia Child: Cut-Up in the Kitchen

By: Lewis H. Lapham

Julia Child taught Americans to care about food — but her secret was that she was so disarmingly entertaining.  More

Vintage Advertising

A pair of scientists.
Vintage Ads: Let Them Eat Yeast?

By: Post Editors

In the early 1900s, yeast manufacturers claimed yeast could cure constipation, bad breath, acne, boils, and “internal fatigue.”  More

We Were There First

Are Cars Making Us Fat?

By: Post Editors

Was it possible that fat people were more likely to buy cars?  More

The More Things Change

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Defending Freedom of Speech — Even When You Hate What Some People Wish to Say

By: Post Editors

In a 1943 decision, the Supreme Court held that Americans weren’t required to pledge allegiance to or salute the flag. The editors lauded the opinion on behalf of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and all Americans, whose loyalty cannot be commanded.  More

Media

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Why Joe Pyne’s Mr. Nasty Show Was Good for the Soul

By: Post Editors

When Joe Pyne’s ’60s-era talk show came along, filled with vitriol, it seemed to take TV to a new low. But novelist John Gregory Dunne found the experience cleansing.  More

Limerick Laughs

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March/April 2018 Limerick Laughs Winner and Runners-Up

By: Post Editors

The little girl started to preen. She wanted by all to be seen. Said the boy, who was skittish, “You are not even British And therefore could never be queen.” Congratulations to Elaine Person of Orlando, Florida! For her limerick describing J.C. Leyendecker’s June 11, 1921, cover image, she wins $25 and our gratitude for […]  More

The Rockwell Files

The Rockwell Files: Best Job Ever

By: Jeff Nilsson

“Why weren’t there summer jobs like this when I was young?”  More

Freeze Frame

Noisy Little Race: The Invention of Go-Karting

By: Post Editors

Take a peek at kart racing, as we saw it in 1959.  More