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LETTERS • NOTES ON THE Dec./Jan. ISSUE
Onward and Upward
From Role Model to Runway Model • A disabled activist won’t let Twitter trolls stop her from seeing herself as she really is—a star
It Took a Village
LIFE • IN THESE United States
THE KING OF BEERS’ CASTLE
Lift Your Own Spirits • We all feel down now and then, especially lately. These techniques can help you bounce back.
YOUR TRUE STORIES • IN 100 Words
24-Karat Nuggets About Gold
I Am Pistachios … An American Success Story
PISTACHIO-AND-PARMESAN-CRUSTED RACK OF LAMB
Rules for Being the Age You Are • Whether you’re 20 or 120, the author’s surprise-filled guide can help most anyone live happily ever
HUMOR in UNIFORM • “Any time I’ve ever been asked ‘What do you want, a medal?’ I’ve said yes.”
SLEEP BETTER UNDER A WEIGHTED BLANKET
ALL in a Day’s WORK • “Have you tried turning it off and on again?”
DEAR DUMB CRIMINALS: THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR JOB EASY! SIGNED, THE COPS
A Teacher’s Lifesaving Call
Does This DOG Know Whether You Have CANCER? • The canine nose is a marvel of nature. Science believes that a computerized model will save millions of lives.
MY MOST Unlikely Friend • Would you pal around with your spouse’s ex? Or buddy up to someone who put a foot in your face? These readers did—and found lifelong companions.
10 MINUTE LIFE FIXES • Need extra cash? Want to get in shape? Looking to cook or clean better—or feel happier? These 37 tweaks take just a few seconds or minutes and can lead to big changes.
SWISH BURN LOVE • IT’S NOT PRETTY, AND IT’S NOT SWEET: HOW BROWN LISTERINE BECAME NO. 1 IN AMERICANS’ HEARTS AND MOUTHS
The 19 Other Most Trusted Health Brands
RESCUE ON THE HIGH RISE BRIDGE • With his truck dangling 70 feet above a roiling river and a storm whipping 50-mph winds, a trapped driver’s only hope is a team of trained emergency rescuers—who are stuck in traffic
FROM THE COM FORT OF THEIR JAIL CELLS • A DIABOLICAL SCAM SNARES EVERYDAY AMERICANS. THE REAL SHOCK IS THAT IT IS PULLED OFF BY PRISONERS.
LAUGHTER THE BEST Medicine
A (VERY) LONG SHOT
MY NEW HUSBAND’S SECRET LIFE • I thought the man I’d married was a rock star. That turned out to be closer to the truth than I ever imagined.
GO AHEAD, DO NOTHING • We push ourselves to work harder, but taking a break can often fuel a burst in productivity and creativity
WORD POWER • After a long dark winter, we’re ready to look on the bright side. Celebrate the first glimmer of spring with these words related to light. Once you’ve had a chance to shine, turn to the next page for answers.
BRAIN GAMES ANSWERS
PHOTO FINISH • YOUR Funniest CAPTIONS