Should You Give Up Sugar?

With obesity on the rise and high rates of type 2 diabetes, more people are attempting to give up sugar. It isn’t easy. Although scientific opinion is far from unanimous, there is tantalizing evidence that sugar can be as neurologically rewarding as some addictive drugs, helping to explain why it’s so hard to kick the… … Continue reading Should You Give Up Sugar?

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How to Pick the Right Vacation Lodging for You

Travelers have so many great choices when deciding where to stay, but therein lies the problem: It can be hard to figure out which type of place would suit them best. And no matter where you decide on, you’re often left with the feeling that you could have made a better choice or found a… … Continue reading How to Pick the Right Vacation Lodging for You

How a Poet’s Obsession With Death Led Her to Write About Life

Editor’s Note: This article previously was published on PBS NewsHour. “Imagine Sisyphus happy.” That’s the title of one of Nicole Sealey’s many poems about life, death and the search for meaning in her debut poetry collection, Ordinary Beast. (It is also the final line of a famous 1942 philosophical essay by Albert Camus). Imagine the Greek mythical figure,… … Continue reading How a Poet’s Obsession With Death Led Her to Write About Life

The Biggest Estate Planning Mistake People Make

If you are like most people, when you hear the words “estate planning,” you probably think of writing a will, to explain who will get what you own when you die. The problem is, a will has little or nothing to do with you. It’s all about planning for someone else. In reality, estate planning… … Continue reading The Biggest Estate Planning Mistake People Make