Pam and Ken McClanahan camp out on property they own near the Boundary Waters. Provided

What are Minnesotans' go-to summer traditions? Hint: There are quite a few

We asked a wide swath of Minnesotans: What's your go-to summer tradition? We received an equally wide range of answers.

Vacationing boomers put new spin on grandparenting by taking grandkids along

July 24
Katie Flannery, left, and Lil Heiland have made it a tradition to travel with their grandkids. They’re shown here with Tanner and Lucas Rankin on a
Traveling together builds the intergenerational bond.

Tips for baby boomers who want to get back into the dating game

July 24
Tips for baby boomers who want to get back into the dating game
Baby boomers who would like to date again may find the scene has changed. Here's how to adapt to the digital dating era.
The Good Life
July 24

My Good Life: Summer evenings, when life is wonderful

The warm season is prime time for backyard patios, unglamorous reading and living in the moment.
The Good Life
July 24
Group of friends camping and hiking using binoculars . istock

A bird-watching primer

With this healthy and rewarding hobby, the bird is indeed the word.
The Good Life
July 24
My mom: My first superstar

My mom: My first superstar

A strong and stylish mother left a lasting impression.
The Good Life
July 24
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Back to college after 50: the new normal?

One college just cut tuition 50 percent for its career-focused online degrees.
July 24
Side View Of Senior Couple Power Walking Through Park

Let's hear it for low-intensity workouts

Low-intensity steady state (LISS) is a great program for anyone easing back into fitness.
The Good Life
July 24
Raymond Robinson and Mattie Henderson, who both live at the senior high rise Rainbow Terrace, use the free Northside Circulator shuttle to run basic e

Free North Side shuttle connects folks to community: 'I love it'

The Northside Circulator is part of a mission to provide access to basic amenities.
The Good Life
July 24

Here are some basic steps to take to fight scams on elderly

Scams are a scourge, especially for older adults.
July 24
If your goal is to live long and stay healthy as long as you can, call Minnesota your home.

Minnesotans stay healthier longer than everyone else in the country, new study says

When focusing on health as well as longevity, Minnesota outranks every state.
The Good Life
July 2
The Treasure Island Casino amphitheater in Welch, Minn.

What's your local summer tradition? Share it with The Good Life

The Star Tribune’s quarterly supplement The Good Life is looking for reader contributions for our summer issue. What Minnesota activity do you make sure…
The Good Life
May 1
Lynne Pederson, left, Shelley Holden, center, and Patty Ciernia, right are working together to make improvements to livability for older residents dur

The search for livable, age-friendly communities

Northfield, Maple Grove and Minneapolis are leading the drive to create more "age-friendly" hometowns.
Local
April 27
Richard Sennott@startribune.com In this 2011 photo, Andy Hamann works out at the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center in Rochester. Hamann focused his wo

Minnesota men boast nation's longest life expectancy

Women in Minnesota had the fourth-longest life expectancy, according to new research.
Outdoors
April 27
Doug Smith, left, during Grandma's Marathon in 1980. He ran his best marathon there in 3:31.

A Minnesotan and his appreciation of the run – 40 years on

The impact of that impulse to run laps at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse eventually expanded.
Variety
April 27
Gentle Transitions co-owner Diane Bjorkman, second from right, talked with Shawna Hedlund about a move project. Diane Saterdalen, left, wrapped dishes

What you should do when it's time to downsize your home

It may be time to start minimizing your stuff. Local companies can help.
The Good Life
April 27
A couple sitting on a California beach at sunset. istock

21 unvarnished truths about retirement

The life lessons this man learned since taking early retirement at 50.
The Good Life
April 27
At Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn, in Bangkok, pieces of porcelain adorn the temples and the mythological creatures lining the facade.

Adventure travel is not just for the young

Travelers over 50 are shifting from the beach to more exotic locations.
Variety
April 27
Dark green leafy vegetables in colander

Easy and appealing ways to eat more veggies

Even if you're not a fan, vegetables can be a bigger part of your diet with these tips.
Variety
April 27
Mature businesswoman working in her new modern office. Sitting, examining documents and using laptop. She is focused on her work. Holding documents in

How to thrive in the gig economy

Freelancing tips from Olga Mizrahi, author of "The Gig Is Up."
April 27
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Even after years of no exercise, cardiac exercise has benefits abound.

Cardiac workouts overcome age, inactivity

Even after years of no exercise, benefits abound.
Business
April 27

Nearing retirement? Eliminating debt should be a goal

No debt translates into more savings and mental relief.
Variety
April 6
Author Lorraine Massey embraces her hair: curls, silver grays and all.

Famous 'Curly Girl' hairstylist now urging women to embrace their gray

With her new book, a longtime stylist hopes to free women from the tyranny of coloring gray hair.
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