From the monthly archives: August 2017

This article by Jim Webb was published in July/August 2000 by the American Enterprise Institute.

The rapidly disappearing cohort of Americans that endured the Great Depression and then fought World War II is receiving quite a send-off from the leading lights of the so-called ’60s generation. Tom Brokaw has published two oral histories of […]

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Researchers find exercise often works just as well as drugs for the treatment of heart disease and stroke, and the prevention of diabetes.

Exercise is just one of four lifestyle behaviors found to significantly extend our lifespan.

Exercise is medicine.

Click the arrow to watch Dr. Greger’s video below.

In Health,

Michael Greger, M.D.


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Over The Counter Hearing Aid Act Passed…What Exactly Does this Mean for the Audiology Industry?

The Over The Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Act was passed recently by Congress, which will undoubtedly have an effect on the industry. Details of this Act can be found here. Several people have asked for my opinion on the […]

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The term isolation implies alone-ness. Sometimes that’s a chosen situation.  Authors often need to be alone to do their writing.  People who paint or draw talk about their creative abilities being at their best when they are alone with their thoughts, feelings or what they are viewing at the moment.  There are many kinds of […]

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Puppy Power

On August 17, 2017 By

Those who know me know that I am both a National Parks supporter and a dog enthusiast. As such, a friend and colleague was eager to share photos of her newly adopted puppy. You’ve heard me tell you how important it is to be socially connected, to move more, and the benefits of having children […]

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Watch Richard’s presentation at the TEDx Allianz June event in Minneapolis.


By Richard Leider

Sponsored by Willow Valley Communities

Richard Leider is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, executive coach, and a 1 million-mile “frequent traveler.” He has been leading Inventure Expeditions – walking safaris – in Tanzania for thirty years. Richard is […]

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Gene Kloss felt that immersion in nature was essential to the production of art. Her paintings and etchings were directly informed by nature and she couldn’t conceive of making art any other way. “An artist must keep in close contact with nature… in order to produce a significant body of work,” she […]

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We must end the conversations pitting generation against generation. It’s ageist and supports generational stereotypes that don’t value the best that young and older people have to offer – especially to each other. It’s time for a new narrative that highlights the importance of the unprecedented shifts every generation is experiencing, one that reflects the […]

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The Federal Reserve raised interest rates in March. Their key short-term rate increased from 0.75% 1.0%.

It doesn’t sound like much, and you would hardly think it would even need to be reported. However, this is the highest their key short-term rate has been since 2008. Most analysts think the Fed will raise rates at […]

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We’ve been playing music since the Paleolithic Era, 40,000 years ago. Music as therapy has been documented since at least biblical times. The first music therapy experiment was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1914. As to why he placed a phonograph in the operating room as his patients lay fully conscious and awake […]

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