Like Father, Like Child

Father’s Day celebrates the special bond between fathers and their families. Every dad is a celebrity in his child’s eyes, of course, but in some families fame and fatherhood go hand in hand.

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A Short History of Flag Day

President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14 to be Flag Day in 1916, commemorating the adoption of the Stars and Stripes by the Second Continental Congress on that day in 1777.

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Is This Thing On? Spring into Your Calendar!

I know that old habits die hard, but sometimes it’s worth the trouble to let the old be replaced by the new. The calendar app on your smartphone and tablet is one of these worthwhile temptations.

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Tips for a Fun, Safe Summer

Summer is a time for playground fun, camping, boating, swimming, biking, and other outdoor activities.

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Mother’s Day Has a Long History of Love

The second Sunday in May was officially proclaimed “Mother’s Day” by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914, but it had a long history before then.

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Fragments of History: ‘It’s All in Your Head!” – A Brief History of the Brain

Sometime during the Neolithic or Stone Age (6000–2000 BCE), a girl who suffered from epilepsy, migraines, depression, or a mental illness was treated by someone skilled in trepanation.

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Easter Eggs around the World

Eggs were colored, blessed, exchanged, and eaten as part of the rites of spring long before Christian times.

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From the Office of Aging: ‘Age Out Loud’ During Older Americans Month

When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthday. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty, and there were few programs to meet their needs.

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Savvy Senior: Golf Gadgets that Can Help Older Golfers

Dear Savvy Senior,
Do you know of any golfing gadgets or equipment that can help older golfers? My dad loves to play golf, but arthritis in his hands makes gripping the club difficult.

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