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Stand up and cheer! America s latest it girl is 88 ' -year-young actress Betty White, with a new sitcom set to debut in June; a series of commercials now running on TV; and perhaps her biggest coup of all, recent host of Saturday Night Live . Known for her keen ability to turn an innocent bit of dialogue into a suggestive and hilarious bit of shtick, ' Betty White had ' the...
YLi0610_AudioBooks1
What s standing between you and that long list of books you want to read? For many people, it s a matter of time. For others, vision issues can make reading difficult.
YLi0610_Gage3
At 4:30 one summer afternoon in 1848, Phineas Gage was in the midst of blasting bedrock from the Green Mountains near Cavendish, Vt., to make way for new tracks along the Rutland & Burlington Railroad. In a matter of seconds, this strong, dependable foreman s life would change forever. [caption id="attachment_12013" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Daguerreotypes are...
YLi0510_Fashion3
[caption id="attachment_11555" align="alignright" width="196" caption="One of Advanced Style s models from Brighton Beach, N.Y. (Photo by Ari Seth Cohen)"]
YLi0510_MusicBoxMuseum2
In an age of mass-produced digital gadgets, it seems as though the old-world crafts created at the hands of skilled artisans have been lost and forgotten. But those who enter the Musical Wonder House in Wiscasset, Maine, go back to a time long before the microchip, when the family parlor was the seat of entertainment, and something as simple as a music box, a source of amusement and conversation...
YLi0510_GrandparentsParents
She was one of those quiet heroes that we have all across America. They re not famous. Their names aren t in the newspapers, but each and every day they work hard. They look after their families. They sacrifice for their children and their grandchildren. These are the words Barack Obama used to describe Madelyn Dunham, the grandmother who raised him when his mother was unable to. [...
YLi0510_heartinhome
The year was 1961. John F. Kennedy was president, Ozzie and Harriet and Leave It to Beaver were prime-time programs, and disc jockeys were playing new cuts from Elvis Presley and the Shirelles.
YLi0410_AmericanPickers
Every day they go to work, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz give new life to the old saying, One man s trash is another man s treasure. Their office consists of old barns, garages, lean-tos, and attics across America, and their profession is something called picking. [caption id="attachment_8723" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Mike Wolfe (left) and Frank Fritz have been friends...
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Over the past year, many world leaders, businesses, and just regular folks needed to be resilient in the face of conflict, economic difficulties, job issues, health issues, devastating earthquakes, and other disasters of either personal or global significance. ' What is resilience? In short, it s the ability to move through conflict or trouble without negatively impacting either your physical...