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

See the world without leaving Minnesota

When international travel isn’t an option, immerse yourself in these Twin Cities-based classes, events and other global experiences.

Updated: April 29, 2013, - 02:29 PM

What's it like to own a Chevy Volt?

What’s it like to own a Chevy Volt? We asked Wade Barisoff of Maple Grove, who bought one last year.

Updated: March 08, 2013, - 03:33 PM

Car color: White, black, silver, gray or adventurous

White cars now comprise 22 percent of the global market. Silver and black are close behind with 20 and 19 percent, respectively. Gray is trailing slightly at 12 percent.

Updated: March 07, 2013, - 12:49 PM

Past forward: Heirlooms for the 21st Century

Old Polaroids, vintage brooches and wilted letters on onion skin paper have a way of acquiring special meaning — because they help us remember those we loved. Don’t relegate these heirlooms to some dusty attic.

Updated: February 26, 2013, - 05:29 PM

Keep up the good work: Jobs for the over-50s

Let’s get one thing straight: This company has a somewhat misleading name. A better name for Hire Retirees would be...

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

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

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