Christy DeSmith

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Christy DeSmith edits the Star Tribune’s weekly Outdoors Weekend section and its annual Best of MN publication. She previously worked as a magazine editor and writer specializing in art, design, lifestyle and travel.

Recent content from Christy DeSmith

Gray and green: How to tell if an older adult needs help managing finances

How to tell if a retired parent needs help managing finances? Look for these five warning signs.

Updated: February 26, 2013, - 02:20 PM

Jumping for joy

An annual skydive is one of the many outings organized by Aging But Dangerous, a membership organization that encourages 50-plus women to take risks and follow their dreams.

Updated: October 09, 2012, - 03:15 PM

5 steps to being happy

We consulted a bona-fide happiness expert, who offers five easy steps to being happy.

Updated: October 02, 2012, - 02:53 PM

Help wanted: In-home caregivers

Good news for the 50-plus jobseeker: Demand for in-home caregivers is booming.

Updated: October 02, 2012, - 02:52 PM

Memoir builds poetic stories from old photos

BOOK REVIEW Judith Kitchen riffs on old photographs, diaries and letters in constructing this alternative history of her ancestors' lives.

Updated: August 21, 2012, - 02:58 PM

Godspeed to the 80-plus triathlete

Sister Madonna Buder, the so-called Iron Nun, didn't start running until her late 40s.

Updated: July 17, 2012, - 04:56 PM

Fellowship of sporty seniors

Leading an active lifestyle is easy when exercise doubles as socializing.

Updated: July 17, 2012, - 04:53 PM

Buried treasure at Science Museum

With 1.75 million artifacts in the collection, it's no wonder there are items that many people have never seen.

Updated: May 01, 2012, - 05:47 PM

Arresting, both inside and out

The Weisman Art Museum is way more than an eye-popping building. It's a collection of world-class art that has grown steadily over 70 years. But how does the museum's architecture relate to the 20,000 pieces of art within?

Updated: May 01, 2012, - 05:45 PM

It isn't just for kids

The Children's Museum is all grown up. Behind the scenes, it has worked hard to become one of the leading suppliers of exhibits that travel to similar museums around the country.

Updated: April 30, 2012, - 01:24 PM

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