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Meeting Our Hero
LETTERS • NOTES ON THE MARCH ISSUE
The Water Angel • When Mother Nature’s dangerous heat sneaks up on unaware hikers, this resourceful local comes to the rescue
On the Cuddle Watch
The WORLD Armwrestling Championship
LIFE • IN THESE United States
Surprising Facts About At-Home DNA Tests
A Boy’s Farewell • A young cancer patient hated sad goodbyes, so his parents honored his final wishes with a life-affirming obituary—followed by a bouncy-house funeral
A NEW STORY AWAITS…
WE FOUND A FIX
LAUGHTER • THE BEST Medicine
The first and only overactive bladder (OAB) treatment in its class.
Get the Sleep You Need • Science-backed strategies for superior slumber
YOUR TRUE STORIES IN 100 Words
His Heart Wouldn’t Give Up
MISUNDERSTOOD • After my STROKE, I would find myself CRYING UNCONTROLLABLY for no reason. It made me feel
IMPORTANT FACTS • (Pronounced: new-DEX-tuh)
STEAM SHRINKS ENLARGED PROSTATE
RETHINKING THE DAILY ASPIRIN
For This Big Fish, There’s No Place Like Home
HUMOR in UNIFORM
HOW TO SURVIVE ANYTHING • Expert advice on navigating life’s perils—great and small
Being cornered by someone with different POLITICAL VIEWS
All in a Day’s WORK
The MAN Who Buried a TREASURE • Hopeful hunters are scouring the Rockies for a chest full of gold, jewels, and artifacts reportedly worth millions. Where exactly is it? The clues lie in a mysterious poem.
FORREST FENN’S MILLION-DOLLAR RIDDLE
MY COMA MIRACLE • She spent three months in the hospital after a horrific bike accident. Almost dying is nothing close to what you’d imagine.
A Silent Epidemic of Broken Bones • It is easier than ever to prevent and treat osteoporosis, but the number of cases is on the rise. How can you avoid becoming a victim?
CONSPIRACIES DEBUNKED! • Did the British government murder Princess Diana? Were Americans behind the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370? Many people believe these dramatic theories, but a new look at the evidence finds no good reason to buy the hype.
Your Mom Said What? • Does your mother have a habit of saying things she shouldn’t? Then you will surely enjoy our fond and funny collection of “mamapropisms.”
The MEDIC Gets His Answer • A surgeon who saved the life of a shattered, blinded soldier long wondered, Did I do the wrong thing? Two decades later, the two meet again and the doctor learns the life-changing truth.
ZING! HOW TO CRAFT A COMEBACK
LEGAL NOTICE • If you subscribed to Premium Cable and paid a rental fee for a Set-Top Box, you could receive benefits from a Class Action Settlement.
Words by the Foot • The Roman poet Horace advised younger writers to avoid sesquipedalia verba, or “words a foot and a half long.” That turn of phrase gave us a modern supersize term to describe words with a ton of syllables: sesquipedalian (seh-skwuhpuh-' dayl-yun). Its Latin prefix sesqui- means “one and a half times,” and ped- means “foot.”
PHOTO FINISH • YOUR Funniest CAPTIONS