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Cover story, pages
72 Travel Connection:
So many islands—
which one to visit?
BY T. FOSTER JONES
75 Mortgage lending
Members can save money
and time on mortgages
and refinancing with this
BY STEVE FISHER
78 True cost of tires
How much are you really
spending over the life of
BY WILL FIFIELD
82 Buying Smart:
Efforts to reduce the
of bottled water, while
BY SHERRIE NEWMAN
85 Locations list
88 What’s New
92 Special Events
93 Services Update
57 American West books Imagine starting a book-selling business in college.
Imagine it being successful!
BY CHRIS PENTTILA
65 Self-check, young man Catching and treating testicular
cancer at the onset.
BY RITA COLORITO
FEATURES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3
71 Fixing thy thyroid The thyroid is small
but powerful. Making
sure it's healthy is key.
BY HEIDI SMITH LUEDTKE
COVER PHO TO: © BILL & MELINDA
GATES FOUNDATION/PRASHANT PANJIAR
ST. LUCIA TOURISM
Picking the right
Caribbean island 72