Cover art from "Beautiful Flesh: A Body of Essays" edited by Stephanie G'Schwind. (Handout)

Excerpt: An author savors family smiles in a poignant piece from the essay collection “Beautiful Flesh”

Lupe Linares' personal account of her family gives bite to Stephanie G'Schwind's essay collection

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Most money spent in the child welfare system comes after kids are in foster care. What if that’s backwards?

A multi-county, privately funded project aims to flip the system to prevent kids from needing services in the first place.

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“You would think it’s the opposite”: The average age of fatal avalanche victims is on the rise

The "terror management" theory suggests some older people take more risks as they confront mortality