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Michelle Sherbak relaxes as a mask dries on her face during an &quotAnthony's Classic" facial at Anthony John's Day Spa in Bangor on Tuesday.

Go ahead, enjoy that facial. Taking care of your skin at midlife has some major health benefits

Despite the many critical roles it plays, many people don’t take care of their skin.
Judy Kahrl, founder of Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights, poses recently outside her home in Arrowsic.

For these Maine activists, there is no sitting on the sidelines

“We have to hold our ground,” Patricia Ryan, 72, said. “I think there is a complacency among girls and women who grew up under the protections we fought for [and] a belief those protections were always there.”

It’s getting harder to turn off the screens and tune in to real life

Kathy Zeman, 66, of Bucksport lifts a weight over her head during the Bone Builders class exercise at the The Heritage apartments in Brewer. The program is intended for area seniors to have a regular exercise routine.

Older Mainers build bone strength and camaraderie in this free, volunteer-led program

“It turns out you don’t really want that much time to yourself when you retire.”

Why mindfulness is vital to good health


An old children’s cookbook stirs up sweet memories


Six secrets to keeping your New Year’s resolutions all year long

Supposedly, only 8 percent of people in the U.S. keep their New Year’s resolutions. Follow these six secrets and give yourself at shot at making yours stick.