On the Money: A Female Face on the $20 Bill! angelou3-sized

By Roz Warren

What female face deserves to replace Andrew Jackson’s on the $20 bill?

Fitness Saturday: Standing Leg Extensions

By Brooke Marrone

Standing leg extensions are one of the best and most safe knee strengthening and balance exercises. Try this move 2 to 3 times a week and you should see immediate results!

Hooray, Hooray! Persian Spring Begins Today! cc

Nancy Weber

On the last Wednesday before Nowruz, it’s traditional to build bonfires and jump over them; the act symbolizes not only crossing from one year to the next but turning illness into health.

The Spring Fashion Book List 41yngL9IUOL

This spring, add to your Spring Reading List a few books by and about some of the most influential and game-changing women in fashion. These selections delve into the complicated lives of women like Elsa Schiaparelli, Betty Halbreich, Edith Head, and Loulou de la Falaise.

CHANGE: Toni Myers’s Response to Our March Challenge 4dpro_8105

By Toni Myers

Our correspondent had avoided exercise all her life. A bad fall last year provoked a significant lifestyle change.

Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: The Caregiver’s Dilemma in “Still Alice” 5221859997_9c8cc5eb3f_z

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

The most important person in Alice’s life—her husband, John—doesn’t seem to realize the magnitude of Alice’s underlying illness. His preoccupation with himself and his own needs prevents him from understanding that taking Alice away from everything she could still recognize would be devastating.

Wednesday 5: On Aging The-second-best-exotic-marigold-hotel3

In this week’s Wednesday 5, we share a collection of some of this week’s best features on Aging.

Women Building Homes for Other Women (Volunteer Passion No. 6) kelting sander Women+Build-01537

By Emily Kelting

If you think you’re too old, too frail, or too unskilled to be of any use in building a Habitat for Humanity house, you’re wrong. Anyone over 18 can work on the build site; Habitat Fairfield County’s oldest on-site female volunteer is 82.

CHANGE: Barbara Fertig’s Response to our March Challenge 14671948366_600c397e87_z

By Barbara Fertig

“Worst of all, I imagined that if I retired I would never find the time, or the energy, to create anew a comparable life of intellectual and social pleasures.”

Dr. Pat Consults: Depression—the Symptoms Are Not Always What You Expect 3 am

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

“One of my friends suggested that I might be depressed, but I’m not sure I feel bad enough to be depressed. I’ve never so much as considered harming myself, and I get up every morning to go to work and take care of my family. . .”

Poetry Sunday: A Poet Without Place Understands a Land Without Time wvfc therese

In “Land of No Time” we see that poet Therése Halscheid is fully conversant in the language of the natural world.

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By Karen Weiner Escalera

The virtues of Miami off the beach: book fairs, garden tours, the Miami City Ballet, the Cleveland Orchestra, art-cinema houses, film festivals, literary societies, world-class museums, theater, great shopping for designer clothes and jewelry . . . who knew?

CHANGE: Desperation as the Great Motivator IMG_3052

By Eleanor Foa Dienstag

“Profound unhappiness has pushed me—after days, weeks, and months of passivity, anxiety, resistance, and clinging to old ways—to take a leap that has led to personal and professional transformation.”

Molly Fisk on Asparagus Season 4591573261_858e0e525f_z

By Molly Fisk

“I’ve done some longitudinal studies of asparagus-lifespan in my icebox. They generally last a week. Any longer and the stalks get floppy, the heads with their little cedar-shingle-like design begin to slime up.”

Fitness Saturday: Side-Lying Inner-Thigh Exercises

By Brooke Marrone

Working the adductor muscles not only helps your legs look better, it’s also an incredibly effective exercise for strengthening the knees, ligaments, and tendons, and also improving bone density.