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YOU MAY HAVE noticed something a little different bundled with your Marin Magazine this month. We kick off 2016 with a special issue we’ll include in your mailbox and on newsstands twice a year. It’s called Marin At Home, and it features a focused look at all things home, garden and design. Editor-in-Chief Zahid Sardar, a Bay Area expert in architecture, interiors and landscape, lends his direction and expertise.

We start things off in this month’s Marin Magazine with a story on reinvention. Writer Laura Hilgers talks to five locals who have made highly successful midlife career moves, including a man who became a rabbi/Jewish chaplain at San Quentin and a woman who embraced interior design.

Next up, writer Carrie Kirby asks what exactly is coming out of our faucets and how worried we should be about it. From fluoride to pharmaceuticals, Kirby discovers what’s good, what’s bad and what you can do about it.

Finally, it’s time for a stroll down the aisle as we introduce you to five local couples who recently said “I do.” Get a look at the venues, dresses, suits, flowers, food and decorations that made these ceremonies shine.

Up front we’ve got information on Marin’s coastal milkshed and hot fitness trackers, and we introduce you to the man behind those popular Lifefactory bottles as well as some West Marin artists with an interesting past.

In Destinations we uncover tips and deals on destinations close to home and in wine country. You can also tag along with writer Teri Goldstein to examine the strength of the recovery from the 2015 Nepal earthquake.

We hope you enjoy our first issue of the new year and maybe, after reading it and Marin At Home, feel inspired to change your health, your home decor, your career … or maybe even your love life.