CaringBridge staff in front of a wall map, lit up with places where users have made CaringBridge sites.

CaringBridge gives voice to patients, families: 'I am telling my story and I own it'

What the Minnesota-based social network CaringBridge can teach us about love, community and healing.

The silver lining to staying at home

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Three generations feel 'blessed' in one remodeled Minneapolis duplex

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A mother/daughter duo and their families inhabit the same house — a 1904 duplex in Minneapolis' Lowry Hill neighborhood.
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May 6
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Alexander: How to make video calls on a PC or a Mac

Three popular videochat options are easy to use, work on most computers.
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May 6
Learning to install tile is a popular project that's searched for on YouTube.

Twin Cities homeowners turn to YouTube videos to learn repair skills

Platform offers hundreds of thousands of how-to videos, delivering digital tutorials for projects from attic to basement.
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May 6
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Living alone, physical distancing and loneliness

If you are feeling isolated, here are seven strategies to help you cope.
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May 6
Erika Nelson often moves her car out of her garage to practice yoga and do exercises. Provided by Erika Nelson

No gym? How to stay fit at home

Plus: the right amount of exercise to stay healthy during the pandemic
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May 6
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Meditation can ease your stress levels.

Need to calm down? Ditch your phone and tune into your breathing with meditation

Meditation offers a simple, easy way to relieve stress.
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May 6
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Make frugality a key part of your financial crisis recovery plan

Savings protects against downside risks and allows for taking advantage of opportunities.
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May 6

Tips from CaringBridge on how to reach out to someone in a health crisis

How to Build a bridgeCaringBridge has identified these effective ways to reach out when someone you know is experiencing a health crisis.Make a kind gesture.…
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May 6

Minnesota researchers uncover the power of gratitude

Reasons to be thankfulThanks to data collected through CaringBridge's online support community, University of Minnesota researchers can now quantify what your mother always told you:…
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February 25
Rebecca Kolls reclines outside her store, a mainstay on Stillwater's Main Street.

New generation of grandparents redefines role: '60 really is the new 40, isn't it?'

A new breed of active, tech-savvy grandparents builds bonds and memories with the next generation.
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February 25
Marc Silver's granddaughter, Jolene.

Lessons learned from a long-distance grandfather

Babysitting a toddler granddaughter gives new perspective on parenting.
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February 25
During a holiday party at Mill and Main in Minneapolis, party planner and singer Seralina Powers, left, helped Mark Konecny, in yellow hat, Suzanne Hu

Millennials and boomers happily coexist in Twin Cities 'barbell buildings'

Amenity-loaded apartments appeal to young professionals too busy to take on the chores of homeownership and empty-nesters weary of them.
The Good Life
February 25
Rather than moving to downsize, Arlys and John Edson remodeled the kitchen of their longtime home in Plymouth.

Instead of downsizing, Twin Cities baby boomers remodel homes for long haul

Downsizing is still happening, but later, studies suggest.
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February 25
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My Good Life: The transforming spark of late-in-life love

A daughter grows to appreciate her mother's unexpected romance.
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February 25
The blindside wipeout of grief

The blindside wipeout of grief

A sudden temporary upsurge of grief (STUG) can be intense and unexpected.
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February 25
How to explain a 'caregiver gap' on your résumé

How to explain a 'caregiver gap' on your résumé

Caregivers grapple with leaving the workplace — and then coming back.
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February 25
A clever way to divvy up items after a parent's death

A clever way to divvy up items after a parent's death

How one family sought to make everyone happy with the estate process.
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October 16, 2019
Heather Harden, 72, is a former Channel 9 news anchor in the 1980s. She was photographed at home in Bloomington.

Tempted to lie about how old you are? Why you should 'claim your age'

Is hiding our age worth the trouble? Aging experts explain why we should be proud of our number.
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October 10, 2019
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How to be the mother-in-law you always wanted

Balance having a close relationship and keeping opinions to yourself.
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October 10, 2019
Tom and Heidi Notbohm followed their dream to become innkeepers at the Buckingham Inn bed and breakfast in Madison, Wis.

How to follow your second-act dreams when the world says don't

The calculated risks they took launching a publishing house and a bed-and-breakfast.
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October 10, 2019
Elton John performed at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Feb. 21.

My Good Life: The music of an unforgettable trip

An Elton John concert and a special reunion lift up a grieving widow.

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