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Mind, Body, Spirit

Mind · Body · Spirit: Finding Your Next Fun Fitness Activity

I’m not sure if it’s an aphorism or an adage, but the saying “When one door closes, a window opens” is used in various contexts, usually to keep up one’s spirits. While I can’t seem to pin down who said it first, its general truthfulness and applicability make it useful in a variety of situations. I’ve most recently been applying it to exercise.

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Citizen Scientist

Citizen Scientist: Stay Cool with ‘Penguin Watch’

Maybe you’re understandably wilted from the heat. Or you’re still recovering from the cicadas—or the piles of what’s left of them. Happily, you can still contribute to real research while in the great indoors thanks to Penguin Watch.

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InBloom

InBloom: Decorate with Evergreens

Now that most of the leaves have fallen from the deciduous trees, evergreen trees and shrubs are more apparent in park and garden plantings all across town.

InBloom: Be Sure to Choose A Fragrant Rose

Old rose varieties, such as alba, gallica, and damask, had wonderfully fragrant blooms but, sadly, bloomed only once. Thanks to David Austin (1926–2018) we have 230 modern hybrid roses that offer intoxicating, old-fashioned rose fragrances and that bloom repeatedly.

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Bloomington & Vine

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Tapped Into Bloomington

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Money Matters

Money Matters: Don’t Fear Good Debt

Due to massive asset loss, many Americans purchased debt at an alarming rate over the past decade. MarketWatch reports that at the start of 2019, total consumer debt reached $14 trillion. That’s $66,945 per adult American, surpassing pre-recession levels by more than $1 trillion. Given the sheer volume of debt owed, it’s not surprising that Americans are beginning to fear debt—opting for debit cards over credit cards, renting over owning, and ride-sharing over vehicle ownership.

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Guest Column

Guest Column: ‘Working for Fair Voting Maps in Indiana’

Every 10 years, state electoral districts are redrawn following completion of the U.S. Census. This fall, the Indiana legislature will redraw maps that could either give voters another 10 years of gerrymandered districts or respond to growing public sentiment for “fair maps,” drawn in a transparent process with citizen input.

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Lee Loves

Lee Loves: October/November 2019

Strolling around downtown Bloomington on a crisp autumn day is one of our town’s great pleasures. Be sure to visit the businesses on the Square and see what’s new.

Lee Loves: April/May 2019

Spring is in the air, and many of our local retailers have something in their inventory to help you embrace this lovely season in Bloomington.

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COLUMNS

Editor's Message

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Mind, Body, Spirit

Mind · Body · Spirit: Finding Your Next Fun Fitness Activity

I’m not sure if it’s an aphorism or an adage, but the saying “When one door closes, a window opens” is used in various contexts, usually to keep up one’s spirits. While I can’t seem to pin down who said it first, its general truthfulness and applicability make it useful in a variety of situations. I’ve most recently been applying it to exercise.

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Citizen Scientist

Citizen Scientist: Stay Cool with ‘Penguin Watch’

Maybe you’re understandably wilted from the heat. Or you’re still recovering from the cicadas—or the piles of what’s left of them. Happily, you can still contribute to real research while in the great indoors thanks to Penguin Watch.

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InBloom

InBloom: Decorate with Evergreens

Now that most of the leaves have fallen from the deciduous trees, evergreen trees and shrubs are more apparent in park and garden plantings all across town.

InBloom: Be Sure to Choose A Fragrant Rose

Old rose varieties, such as alba, gallica, and damask, had wonderfully fragrant blooms but, sadly, bloomed only once. Thanks to David Austin (1926–2018) we have 230 modern hybrid roses that offer intoxicating, old-fashioned rose fragrances and that bloom repeatedly.

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Bloomington & Vine

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Tapped Into Bloomington

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Money Matters

Money Matters: Don’t Fear Good Debt

Due to massive asset loss, many Americans purchased debt at an alarming rate over the past decade. MarketWatch reports that at the start of 2019, total consumer debt reached $14 trillion. That’s $66,945 per adult American, surpassing pre-recession levels by more than $1 trillion. Given the sheer volume of debt owed, it’s not surprising that Americans are beginning to fear debt—opting for debit cards over credit cards, renting over owning, and ride-sharing over vehicle ownership.

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Guest Column

Guest Column: ‘Working for Fair Voting Maps in Indiana’

Every 10 years, state electoral districts are redrawn following completion of the U.S. Census. This fall, the Indiana legislature will redraw maps that could either give voters another 10 years of gerrymandered districts or respond to growing public sentiment for “fair maps,” drawn in a transparent process with citizen input.

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Lee Loves

Lee Loves: October/November 2019

Strolling around downtown Bloomington on a crisp autumn day is one of our town’s great pleasures. Be sure to visit the businesses on the Square and see what’s new.

Lee Loves: April/May 2019

Spring is in the air, and many of our local retailers have something in their inventory to help you embrace this lovely season in Bloomington.

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