IN THIS ISSUE
26 Shark attack
These Costco members swam with
the sharks on Shark Tank, and made it.
By Leah Ingram
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
49 Pennie’s Pick:
As Close to Us As Breathing
Writing this page-turning novel was a
six-year journey for Elizabeth Poliner.
By Hope Katz Gibbs
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Volume 32 Number 2
53 Hidden Figures
A true story about the courage,
determination and genius of women
working at NASA.
By Stephanie E. Ponder
Screenwriter Eric Heisserer twists the
science ;ction genre into new shapes.
By Steve Fisher
Plus: Staff book picks, page 51
FOR YOUR HEALTH
57 Better with beets
Beetroot offers many nutritional
bene;ts, and may positively affect
your athletic performance.
By Suzanne Badieozzaman
59 High cholesterol and statins
Statins are the ;rst choice
to combat high cholesterol.
But there are alternatives.
By Kristen Fischer
59 Degenerative disk disease
Take care of your spine—
it’s the only one you have.
By David Wight
FOR YOUR TABLE
64 More cluck for your buck
Enjoy all the great chicken cuts—
breasts, thighs and wings.
By Laura Langston
75 Tails, you win
Lobster tails raise at-home
dining to new heights.
By Kate Parham Kordsmeier
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COVER STORY 30
It is said that it’s not the destination,
but the journey. A travel expert offers
his insider advice on how to make that
journey as smooth, pleasant and stress-and hassle-free as possible.
BY PETER GREENBERG