Loneliness has been called "the new smoking" because the physical effect it has can be equivalent to the damage from smoking 15 cigarettes a day. We've long known that volunteering--involvement in a cause or community--helps combat depression. If you have recently relocated or retired, the s…


Two Hawaiian musicians collaborate at a May 13 concert at Wildish Theater in Springfield.

It's past time we confront one of the forces that remake our beautiful planet.


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