The Science of Happiness

The Science of Happiness

Everyone wants to be happy — but few know there’s an actual science behind it. Amherst College professor and author Catherine Sanderson has written a new book, called “The Positive Shift: Mastering Mindset to Improve Happiness, Health, and Longevity,” and she spoke...
The Vernal Pools of Plainfield and Hawley

The Vernal Pools of Plainfield and Hawley

Vernal pools are nature’s temporary aquatic habitats. Their peak months are April and May — and by summer, they’re gone. During their brief window of operation, these pools of winter melt serve as incubators for egg clusters of amphibians like salamanders, newts and...