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Finding Common Ground With Teens And Young Adults

While many senior citizens have no problem connecting with young children—with whom they can share knock-knock jokes, a game of checkers or a favorite storybook—finding common ground with older teens and young adults can sometimes pose a challenge. One reason is that...

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Al Fresco Dining: A Treat Out in the Open

“Al fresco” translates in Italian to “in the cool air,” but – a word to the wise – al fresco dining is not something you’d request in Italy. To Italians, it means spending time in jail. But here in the States and other places around the world, al fresco means eating...

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We’re All Behind the Mask

Remember the days when we wore masks for fun? Halloween, masquerade parties, ski trips? Today, protective masks are one of the best-selling items on the market, with designs and flair that represent the unique personalities of their wearers. Over the past four months,...

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The Father of Naperville Would Be Proud

It’s hard to live in Naperville and not be aware of the city’s namesake, founder and “Father of DuPage County” Joseph Naper. That moniker may surprise people, as Naperville has not been DuPage’s county seat since 1868, when neighboring citizens appropriated records...

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Fitness First, Especially Now

Perhaps we can be forgiven for slacking off our exercise routines or gaining the “Quarantine 15” during the past several weeks. Gyms, fitness centers and several recreation areas have been closed. Eating (especially high-calorie “comfort food”) has become an activity...

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Living, Learning and Loving the Library

There’s nothing like a good book. Whatever one’s taste or type, a great read can do so much: take us on great adventures, introduce us to new people and places, entertain, inform, inspire, soothe, boost physical, cognitive and emotional health…the list goes on....

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