Cover Art By: Terry Isaac
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Most doctors opposed Medicare when it was first proposed. But some doctors changed their minds after the program’s first year.
Happy Birthday to a Higher Class Nut.
The prosperity of the 1950s came with a price.
Self-proclaimed trendspotters are paid a fortune to anticipate future consumer tastes. But how good are they?
In the chilly depths of winter, cozy up to the celebrity chef’s hearty pasta ideas that’ll warm you from the inside out.
Humans have been turning 13 for tens of thousands of years, but only recently did it occur to anybody that the bridge between childhood and adulthood deserved its own name.
These four free apps are perfect for those in need of vitamin “sea.”
Lucille Ball revealed the real-life story behind the astonishing success of “I Love Lucy” and what it was like to be the nation’s best known expectant mother.
Trendy alternatives to this rite of passage are nice to think about, but they fail to satisfy our basic emotional needs.
In a series of articles, the Post introduced Americans to the generals who were leading their boys into battle.
Our favorite curmudgeons take aim at sacred cows.
Philip Gulley admits he hasn’t yet discerned whether he owns the stove or it owns him.
A snapshot of the American bowling alley, 50 years ago.
An unusual nonprofit matches shelter animals with veterans suffering from PTSD, frequently saving two lives at the same time.
Millions of veterans would have smiled in recognition at the Post‘s December 15, 1945 cover, having recognized one of those humorous incidents faced when trying to resume civilian life.
Are you a virtuoso of vocabulary? A nerd with words? Then test yourself and make your 9th grade English teacher proud.
By now we know the oceans are not too big to fail, but there’s still time to save the planet’s liquid life-support system.
Frank Zappa, leader of The Mothers of Invention rock group, doubled as a business consultant, 1968 style.
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.
While you can’t eliminate all slips, trips, and tumbles, you can learn to fall better.
Build balance and strengthen your lower body with continuous breathing and flowing motion.
Women, said the 1900 Post editors, had no place in the modern kitchen.
75 years ago, the painter transformed abstract ideas into concrete images that helped galvanize a nation.
Even being absolutely certain that you know something does not mean it is, in fact, true.
When Maj. “Jump” Myers’ plane crashed in flames, there was no chance of rescue – yet Bernie Fisher defied the odds and brought him out alive.
A divorcée steps outside her comfort zone and onto the dance floor for some sultry salsa and personal discoveries.
Noted film critic Bill Newcott, creator of AARP’s “Movies for Grownups,” offers his picks.
Meet Julia Rocchi, winner of the 2018 Great American Fiction Contest for her short story “Open Season at the Café Rumba,” as well as the contest’s five runners-up.
The man with the world’s most recognizable Texas drawl reflects on sex appeal and positive thinking.
In 1943, the Post commissioned Pulitzer Prize winner Booth Tarkington to craft this essay to accompany Norman Rockwell’s Freedom of Speech painting.
The annual bison roundup in South Dakota’s Custer State Park is an ongoing environmental success story — and the thrill of a lifetime.
These healthy recipes for turkey and mushroom Bolognese and farfalle with chickpeas, baby kale, and dates will leave you satisfied.
Sometimes our gut can be dead wrong, while the best data science is surprisingly intuitive, often changing the way we view the world.
In 1943, the Post commissioned Filipino novelist and poet Carlos Bulosan to craft this essay to accompany Norman Rockwell’s ‘Freedom from Want.’
Inspired by Franklin Roosevelt’s 1941 “Four Freedoms” speech, Norman Rockwell painted four images depicting those freedoms. These paintings went on to inspire all of America during World War II and beyond.
In 1943, the Post commissioned novelist and poet Stephen Vincent Benét to craft this essay to accompany Norman Rockwell’s ‘Freedom from Fear.’
In 1943, the Post commissioned historian Will Durant to craft this essay to accompany Norman Rockwell’s ‘Freedom of Worship.’
The legendary talk show host and his wife, Joy, talk to the Post about heart health, the Take Cholesterol to Heart campaign, and “Is that your final answer?”