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LETTERS • NOTES ON THE May ISSUE
When the Spirit Moved You
The Street Vet • A California veterinarian makes house calls to pet owners who have no place to call home
Giving the Gifts on Her Birthday
LIFE IN THESE United States
YOU EAT IT! NO, YOU EAT IT!
Feel Happy, Even When You’re Not • As simple as it sounds, plastering on a smile can be the first step toward cheering yourself up
WHERE, OH WHERE? • An RD PHOTO QUIZ
YOUR TRUE STORIES • IN 100 Words
Nitty-Gritty Details on Sand
ALL in a Day’s WORK • “If only I’d thought to take my phone with me, I could be getting some work done.”
BUT YOU CAN CALL ME MR. PLOW
GROWING HOPE IN AN URBAN GARDEN
A Holocaust Survivor Finally Gets Her Diploma
LAUGHTER • THE BEST Medicine
My Divine Bovine
WE FOUND A FIX • 5 TRICKS TO Improve Your Life*
A Song in His Heart • An encounter with a waiting room songstress unlocks a side of my father I’d rarely seen before Alzheimer’s
The Promise of Intermittent Fasting • A popular diet trend works well for many weight watchers, and the benefits might extend beyond your waistline
I TRIED IT Compression Socks to Help Circulation
The Coronavirus-Diabetes Connection
News FROM THE WORLD OF MEDICINE
THE BEST DESSERT IN EVERY STATE • Apple pie belongs to all of us, but every region has its signature treat. With help from our friends at Taste of Home, we’ve found the 50 best.
HUMOR in UNIFORM
THE SNAKE CHARMERS • Invasive Burmese pythons are squeezing the life out of the Everglades. An unlikely sisterhood of the swamp is taking them on.
QUIETING ANXIETY • Overlapping crises have made many of us jumpy. But how do you know when you have slipped into a more serious problem and need help?
MEDICATION CAN HELP
THE 100 FUNNIEST TWEETS EVER!
Quip or Tweet?
IF YOUR Block COULD Talk • Fascinating facts about the streets where we live
TRAPPED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA • It was supposed to be a routine job for a team of men who repair underwater pipelines. Then one diver’s air-supply cord snapped—when he was 300 feet down.
THE LONG JOURNEY DOWN
BRAIN GAMES • 7 Pages TO SHARPEN Your Mind
WORD POWER • Ready to try this month’s quiz on for size? It’s a closetful of fashion and clothing words that’ll come in handy whether you’re lounging in your sweats or stepping out in your Sunday best. Will you stay on trend or fall behind the times? Turn to the next page for answers.
PHOTO FINISH • YOUR Funniest CAPTIONS