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LETTERS • NOTES ON THE June ISSUE
Stepping Up to the Plate • A longtime baseball card collector seizes the opportunity to do good after a destructive wildfire
LIFE • IN THESE United States
Boost Your Energy • Do you feel pooped all day? The solution might not be to get more sleep.
BOOST YOUR ENERGY IN A MINUTE OR LESS
YOUR TRUE STORIES • IN 100 Words*
A New Reason to Smile
WHERE, OH WHERE? • An RD PHOTO QUIZ
What Your Amazon Driver Wants You to Know
Friends in High Places • How a surprise adventure turned into the story of a lifetime for two Supreme Court justices—and me
LAUGHTER • THE BEST Medicine
What It’s Like to Be in a Coma • The twilight zone between life and death is a mystery that doctors can solve
There Is an “Eye” in Skin Cancer
The Autumn Blues
News FROM THE WORLD OF MEDICINE
We Game to Please
BRAIN GAMES THAT REALLY WORK • Researchers know more than ever about how puzzles and twisters keep your mind sharp. (Hint: Start with games that are tough!)
Reunited With Her Rescuers • Thirty-five years after two fishermen plucked a young girl from the Pacific Ocean, a podcast leads to a remarkable reunion
IT’S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORD • We certainly live in strange times. Rather than despair, let’s focus on stories that are so crazy we have no choice but to shake our heads and laugh.
My Autism Diagnosis, at Age 46 • I had always felt “different.” When I finally learned why, I felt relieved, happy, and—at last—whole.
All in a Day’s WORK
A THOUSAND STINGS • Swarmed by killer bees, their toxins coursing through his bloodstream, a rock climber passes out on a ledge 130 feet up. Can his buddy reach him in time?
HUMOR in UNIFORM
FINDING MY FUNNY • A comedian learns that the best stand-up is the kind you do for yourself
PHOTO FINISH • YOUR Funniest CAPTIONS