Family & Relationships

Things change as time goes on, and so will you. Share your upcoming dreams and journeys with both old friends and new as you Get Old.

Mental illnesses include many different conditions that vary in degree of severity, ranging from mild to moderate to severe. No matter the condition, it’s not easy seeing a friend or loved one struggle with mental illness, and it can be challenging to find the right words to say.

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For many of us, family arguments at holiday gatherings are as much a part of the tradition as Aunt Lucy’s sweet potato casserole or cousin Jack’s hard cider.

While Christmas trees and menorahs, dreidels and stockings, red and green and blue and white get their fair share of wintertime attention for Christmas and Hanukkah in the United States, there are plenty of other holiday traditions around the world that may be off your radar—like rapid grape eating in Spain and sauna-filled afternoons in Finland.

“When are the people gonna come?” my four-year-old daughter asked me as we stared out at the empty street.

“Animals are such agreeable friends,” said the author, George Eliot. “They ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.”

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