Common Threads

Will You Be Ready When the Quarantine Is Over?

Looking beyond day-to-day survival tasks to the big picture and dreams of the future are vital to getting back to life when the quarantine is over.


It’s OK to Let Adult Children Struggle

It’s hard to let children struggle when you can solve their problems. For their sake, it’s better to let them overcome obstacles on their own


2020 SUVs That Stand Out From the Crowd

As SUVs and pickups grab a record 70% of US auto sales, automakers are scurrying to introduce new and redesigned 2020 models.

Personal Care

Look Younger Without Surgery

Reduce skin wrinkles, dark spots, creases, sagging and dryness with home treatments

Aging for Beginners

I’ve Grown Accustomed to Your Mace: How to Get Out of Your Exercise Rut

There are many fascinating ways to stay fit beyond the treadmill. Search and you’ll find an ancient mace, gorilla bells, hula hoops and more.


You May Be in a Sex-Starved Marriage—with Michele Weiner Davis

If you’re denying your spouse sex, you’re denying yourself the chance for a rich, happy marriage in and out of the bedroom.

Common Threads

Playing for the Long Term

Immediate gratification is great. We all like to keep score. But the long-term game reduces anxiety and provides a different level of success.

Aging for Beginners

What’s On Your Second Bucket List?

Go beyond the “insta-moments” when you travel with these ideas for pursuing hobbies abroad, meeting like-minded people and connecting with local culture.

Common Threads

Give a Gift…Get a Gift

Loving the “gift economy.” Spreads joy to others while cleaning out all that “stuff” that is too good to pitch and too small to sell.

The Money Connoisseur

Finding a Fortune in Your Pocket Change

Looking through the coins in your change and piggy bank can make you a mint. Here’s what to look for.

Aging for Beginners

OK Boomer: Have the Age Wars Begun?

“OK Boomer” is more than the newest phrase. It is a battle cry of generation and age warfare. But boomers can stop it. We’ve seen it before.


Negativity Can Be “Cured” Using the Science of Mindfulness to Live Happy—with Dr. Shauna Shapiro

Did you know that humans are preprogrammed to be negative? It was a survival tool…but not necessary today. Good news: Our brains can be rewired for happiness one small message a...

Common Threads

The Endless Array of Amazing Sights Surrounding Us

Our world grows when we shift the filters we use to see things. There are new images at every turn. We just have to look for them.

Common Threads

Get the Little Things Right

Richard Carlson said, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.” I disagree. When it comes to your reputation, it’s the small stuff that matters first.

Aging for Beginners

Food for Skippy: Doggie Bags Boomer Style

In today's "PC world," even a simple doggie bag has taken on new meaning.