Can pickleball, tennis and other racquet sports really help you live longer?

Racquet sports are clearly having a moment. The pickleball revolution is continuing apace, with partnerships, leagues and playing courts springing up seemingly by the day. And in a world without Roger Federer and Serena Williams, tennis has maintained its popularity among most age groups, new polling suggests. What’s more, research suggests that picking up a racquet might […]
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Can pottery be therapy? This psychology student thinks so.

The Create ceramics studio in Boston’s Roslindale neighborhood is a tapestry of gentle, sturdy neutrals. Earthenware pots, bowls and teacups awaiting paint jobs rest on light gray shelves; white drop cloths and stone potter’s wheels take up most of the wood floor, all of it bathed in low afternoon sunlight gushing through storefront windows. But […]
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NFL cheerleading is serious business. Ask this cancer researcher

Chelsea Pe Benito always knew she would be a dancer. But in her mind, it didn’t look quite like this. Pe Benito trained for 15 years as a ballerina growing up in central New Jersey, studying at the prestigious Princeton Ballet School through high school, dancing in standards like “Swan Lake” and even touring in […]
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