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How housing that mixes young and old can improve the lives of both

In bringing together two traditionally isolated groups, intergenerational living can cultivate a sense of purpose, boost mental health and help keep seniors active.
  • Sep 14

Your vacation is around the corner. But first: time to scramble for a coronavirus test.

As more destinations require tests for visitors, travelers are running into roadblocks.

Are at-home covid tests accurate? What the results can and can’t tell you.

While at-home coronavirus tests can be a useful diagnostic tool, the tests aren’t 100 percent accurate and a negative result shouldn’t be thought of as a “free pass.”

How I learned to love RV travel in my 90s

Prompted by the pandemic, this grandma tried RV travel for the first time — and loved it.
  • Sep 9

You asked: Should we travel to a Level 4 country right now?

By The Way Concierge goes to the CDC to break down travel advisories.

What’s the best travel insurance for your fall trip? It depends.

Experts explain the travel insurance coverage you need — and what you can skip.

Need a quick stress-reliever? Try one of these surprising science-based strategies.

These unusual stress-busters, which include looking at fractals, chewing gum and yawning, are based on science.
  • Sep 8

The combination of sun, heat and masks can worsen rosacea. Here’s what else you need to know.

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory disorder that causes the skin to flush. Knowing your triggers and trying these treatment options could help.
  • Sep 7

It’s time to rethink cushioned footwear for kids and seniors, this minimalist-shoe advocate says

New research suggests supporting young feet could lead to weaker muscles and harm development; for seniors, too much cushion could cause falls.
  • Sep 3

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Not housekeeping.

Hotels move away from daily cleanings to every few days or cleaning upon request.

Why your belongings hold so much meaning, and how to decide what to grab in an emergency

Tips for deciding which items to save in a fire can also be helpful when decluttering or downsizing.
  • Sep 2

Nontraditional lodging fills a need for pandemic travelers

If you want space, privacy and novelty during your next stay, check out these unusual lodging options.
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