Glazed Over: Celebrating America’s Edible Passion

Glazed Over: Celebrating America’s Edible Passion

National Donut Day, June 2, has come and gone, but that’s no reason not to get the whole story on a hole story. Donuts (or “doughnuts,” depending on your spelling preference) have a celebrated history throughout time and across the world, particularly in America. On...
The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

Spring is in full bloom, and there’s no better time for venturing out into the sunshine and reaping the benefits of emerald lawns, fragrant blossoms and breezes ruffling the trees. But enjoying the natural beauty of the outdoors is only the beginning. Science tells us...
The Naperville Riverwalk: Minutes Away and Hours of Adventure

The Naperville Riverwalk: Minutes Away and Hours of Adventure

Spring has most assuredly sprung. Budding trees dot the landscape like Impressionist paintings, bulbs reach for the nourishing sun, and butterflies alight here, then there, seeking the nectar so plentiful this time of year, especially at Monarch Landing. Residents...
The Latest Wonder Drug is Also One of the Oldest: Laughter

The Latest Wonder Drug is Also One of the Oldest: Laughter

It’s a wonder drug that reduces stress, boosts the immune system, relaxes tense muscles, increases blood flow and enhances memory. And you don’t even need a prescription—just a few minutes with a funny movie, a silly cartoon or a witty friend. We’re talking about...
For the Love of Dog

For the Love of Dog

Roughly 80 million Americans are dog owners, and 44% of our country’s households have a canine friend or two, or four. In other parts of the world, they are equally popular. Consider France, where dogs are routinely invited into restaurants and given a seat at the...
Why exercise when you can have fun?

Why exercise when you can have fun?

Exercise doesn’t have to be hard work. In fact, it can be as fun as spiking a balloon, tossing beanbags or beating on a drum. Retirement communities are finding all sorts of ways to coax residents into the fitness habit by offering activities that deliver significant...