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Alan Alda Wants Us to Communicate

Our favorite TV doctor prescribes laughter as a start

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Sanjay Gupta’s Quest for Better Brain Health

One of America’s favorite doctors has spent a lifetime trying to understand the human mind

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James Taylor Meets the 'American Standard'

The honey-voiced legend riffs on kicking bad habits, the Beatles and the joy of chilling

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Life Lessons From Working With Animals

What is it about these creatures that brings out the wisdom in people?


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9 Reasons You Should Visit an Eye Doctor

Once social distancing ends, schedule an exam to maintain healthy vision

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A Historian's Love of Baseball

Stadium may look empty, but it's full of memories for Doris Kearns Goodwin

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Jury Duty Scam From State Prison

Using illegal cellphones, scammers raked in more than $300K


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10 Milestone Celebrity Birthdays in April

Lorraine Toussaint, Jay Leno and other well-known people celebrate big ones this month


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Hip-Hop at Middle Age: Rap Pioneers Reflect

DMC, YoYo, Rakim, Kurtis Blow and other OGs on the musical movement that took the world by storm

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50 Things Over 50 We Still Love Every Day

From the microwave to The Beatles, what would life be like without these classics?

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Freebie Offers Too Good to Pass By

Where to find useful products and services that you don't have to drop a dollar on


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Celebrating Latin Music

A look at the pioneering musicians who brought their cultural influences and rhythm to the masses


Why Phone Scammers Turn to Threats

Fraudsters increasingly use fear tactics to target and con their victims


Was This a Case of Age Discrimination?

Test your legal skills in trials that are impacting the lives of older Americans


Is There a Medical Cure for Loneliness?

With older Americans at higher risk for social isolation, science may have a treatment





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