Dream big, live small: Why “van lifers” are trading four walls for four wheels

Jul 22, 2019
A group of millennials is turning to the open road as an alternative to a 9-to-5 job and a mortgage.
Travis Wild eats breakfast with his dog, Ayla.
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My economy: Life as a liveaboard in Southwest D.C.

May 16, 2019
Darryl Madden’s life on a boat started as a simple solution for affordable housing. Now he wouldn’t have it any other way.
Darryl Madden, a full-time liveaboard boater, next to his 50-foot cruiser in Southwest D.C.
Robyn Edgar

In the age of the selfie, a younger market for cosmetic procedures

Mar 18, 2019
Botox and injectable fillers are now being marketed to women in their 20s and 30s.
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Concierges thrive as their realm expands into everyday life tasks

Jan 16, 2019
From luxury hotels to your own everyday life and even apps, concierges are everywhere.
A concierge takes a call at Lutetia Hotel in Paris.
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Ten years later, what we learned from WALL-E

“It's a wicked satire of American consumerism and of environmental degradation, but it also has this cheerful little character," according to sci-fi writer Kim Stanley Robinson.
Wall-E arrives at the world premiere of Disney-Pixar's film Wall-E held at the Greek Theater on June 21, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. 
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Liver transplant centers begin to loosen rules for people with acute alcoholic hepatitis

Jul 2, 2018
Before considering surgery, U.S. transplant centers have required patients to stop drinking for six months. But more and more physicians are questioning this strict standard.
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Planning ahead might be key to avoid getting sick on your next trip

Feb 8, 2018
We get a few tips on how to avoid getting sick when you have to travel during this flu season.
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Working as a nurse but wishing to be a mom

Sep 6, 2017
Joy O'Brien is a nurse practitioner who wants children, but with $2,100 a month in student debt, she can't afford to adopt.
A patient has her blood pressure checked by a registered nurse practitioner during a checkup in Wellington, Florida.
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Why Chronicle Books is watching retail's slide very closely

Aug 30, 2017
Chronicle Books want you to happen upon their titles in stores like Sur La Table and Urban Outfitters. Which makes declining retail sales a tricky proposition for them.
Tyrrell Mahoney, president of Chronicle Books.
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Rodeo on the rebound

Aug 24, 2017
Rodeo still rounds 'em up in rural America.
Calf roping just before the throw at Chief Joseph Days Rodeo.
Photo courtesy of Ellen Morris Bishop