In Triumphs of Experience, George E. Vaillant, who led Harvards famous Grant Study for more than 40 years, concludes: The seventy-five years and twenty million dollars expended on the Grant Study points to a straightforward five-word conclusion: Happiness is love. Full stop.
I would never have found the berry had I not been out on one of those odd fall days where your nose is as cold as a dogs but the shirt on your back is warm from the sun.
Ever wonder what buffalo do in the downtime after roaming? National Geographic did, so they came to Missouri this month to put Crittercams on two wild bison at Dunn Ranch Prairie, a 4,000-acre preserve owned by the Nature Conservancy. Viral video? Maybe not.
My girlfriends and I were part of an eight-woman crew that moved a herd of 70 cattle across a hilly pasture into a weathered red corral and separated out the calves so they could be immunized, branded and, in the case of the bull calves, castrated.
Heres a selfish reason to embrace the whole spectrum of opinions and political beliefs instead of telling off people who dont agree with you: You learn a lot more from people who see the world differently than from people who agree with you. Conversely, you miss out on so much by insulating yourself from different perspectives.
What a magic ride it was. For 67 years, the VW bus, a utilitarian German vehicle, has been an iconic symbol of American freedom and free spirit. Now the last production outpost of the VW Transporter (as nobody called it), a factory in Brazil, is ending the line. What a drag, man.
I am inspired by 64-year-old Diana Nyad, who recently swam 110 miles from Cuba to Florida, for reasons that have nothing to do with braving sharks, jellyfish, punishing waves and the blistering sun. I love the way she dives headlong into life with complete disregard for age.
However you store them, come next summer, when your Torch tithonia (Mexican sunflower) is covered with monarch butterflies, your moonflower vine is perfuming the evening air and the velvety musk of your heirloom cantaloupe lingers on your tongue your eyes, nose and palate will thank you.
Nothing super-saturates summer like the Olympics. Seeing the worlds most beautiful bodies perform acts of strength and grace distills the essence of summertime: recreation, freedom and the great outdoors. Running, jumping, swimming, tumbling, sailing and spiking volleyballs, the athletes embody our inner child.