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She Lost the Weight, But Self-Esteem Was More Complicated

For Samantha Morrison, rock bottom was in 2009 when she was strolling through a mall in suburban Milwaukee and ove

How Running Transformed Mark’s Mental and Physical Health

For most of his life, London-based IT specialist Mark Bush found his greatest comfort in food. In my 20s, I got in

How Humor and Self-Love Helped Joseph Drop 250 Pounds

In 2005, Joseph Mancuso weighed nearly 500 pounds and was close to death at age 39. As the New Jerseyan grappled w

Prevention as the Best Medicine: Kristin’s Quest to Take Charge of Her Health

Like many school teachers, Kristin Clinkenbeard loved her work teaching math to high school students. Unfortunatel

The Walk That Saved a Life: Chris’ Weight-Loss Journey

You can’t miss Chris White. A trucker based in Pendergrass, Georgia, he’s big: a 6-foot-8 frame fills up his cab.


Penny-Pinching Travel Tips for Summer

Penny-Pinching Travel Tips for SummerBeing on a strict budget may mean making sacrifices along the way, but with a little smart planning - and shopping - your well-deserved vacation getaway need not b

Tips for Traveling With Your Dog

Tips for Traveling With Your DogHeather Loenser, DVM, knows first-hand the joys and challenges of traveling with her dog. She and her family recently adopted a year-old Border collie named Calvin. \"As

Grandparent Getaways

Grandparent GetawaysTrips to take with your grandchildren- \"No parents allowed.\" It\'s not a sign on a kid-only clubhouse, it\'s the first rule of travel for memory-making grandparent/grandchild vacatio

Benefits of a Digital Detox During Summer Travel

Benefits of a Digital Detox During Summer TravelTech safety tips for summer travelDespite your best intentions to take time off for a relaxing getaway, chances are high that you’ll find it difficult t