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.


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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?


Spring is finally here! It s time to put away all those heavy coats and dark colors and freshen up your look. Before you hit the department stores, consider updating your glasses.


While working on a story in 2007, magazine writer James McCommons thought it would be fun to take the Amtrak.