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Honoring Our Heroes

An article from The Saturday Evening Post archive honoring U.S. soldiers on Memorial Day.... More

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Kill Your Bucket List

When the main point of travel is to put another checkmark on a fat catalog of experiences, chances are you’re missing out.... More

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Accidental Pleasures

Things don’t often go as planned. Wait. Scratch that. Things almost never go as planned. But here’s the weird part. Sometimes the least expected experiences... More

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The Colorado Experiment

At the start of 2014, the state made history by becoming the first in the nation to sell recreational marijuana. Are we witnessing the beginning... More

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Let’s Play Dress-Up

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... More

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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

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I Was a Psychotic Soccer Mom

Living vicariously through my daughter allowed me to celebrate her skills — but it also made me realize how much I had missed in my... More

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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

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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

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Croquet Today

Have mallet, will travel. The ancient leisurely lawn game is hot all over again.... More

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A War on Writers?

When Amazon decided to slash prices on e-books, one large publisher said no. In the subsequent skirmish, writers got caught in the middle.... More

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A Nation of Joiners

Numerous observers, going back to Alexis de Tocqueville, have described Americans as rugged individualists. But that’s a false impression, argues sociologist Claude S. Fischer in... More

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With Friends Like These …

Our beloved curmudgeon asks, "Why do so many people want to connect on Facebook, only to have no interest in actually communicating?" ... More

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