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You did what to yourself? Ridiculous medical codes The naked truth about the Japanese bath Portsmouth’s historic Strawbery Banke hosts food, wine festival 6 health tips to have your best summer yet Epcot Food Politics and body odor: The scent of a soulmate Is it self-soothing or self sabotage? Learn the difference Could weight loss be held in the palm of your hand?
 

You did what to yourself? Ridiculous medical codes

Who thinks this stuff up? As a writer specializing in health and medicine, I’ve learned about some rare and unusual medical conditions.

The naked truth about the Japanese bath

Having my natural modesty bolstered by my almost 40 years of living in New England, I nearly backed out of trying Izumi, the Diamond Princess’s onboard Japanese bath experience.

Portsmouth’s historic Strawbery Banke hosts food, wine festival

Vintage & Vine 2016 offers guests an opportunity to nibble and sip their way through the enchanting historical village, listening to jazz and blues selections from Cuppa Joe.

6 health tips to have your best summer yet

Whether it's taking the grandkids to the beach or hiking through the trails at your favorite state park, summer activities require some extra precaution.

Epcot Food & Wine event has something for everyone

Do you log countless hours a week watching the Food Network? Is your favorite pastime perusing the aisles of the local wine shop or are you the one among your friends who says, “Let’s try that new little South African restaurant that just opened downtown?”

Politics and body odor: The scent of a soulmate

Conservatives and liberals don’t smell the same to potential mates, and people prefer the body odor of those who vote like they do.

Is it self-soothing or self sabotage? Learn the difference

Humans are wired to avoid pain. Our bodies are designed to propel us from perceived danger by releasing hormones that allow us to run from that threat.

Could weight loss be held in the palm of your hand?

Photo: Gibson developed a new method to control weight by helping people estimate food portion size using only their hands.     Can you really lose weight by just using your hands to control portion size? Researchers have indeed developed a portable and easy-to-use method that does just that. In the first-ever study to assess the accuracy […]

Fall’s fab finds: 5 decor trends more easygoing style

26 August 2016

This autumn, decor continues to move in a more easygoing direction, with welcoming hues, softer profiles, and a comfortable mix of materials and styles.

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Graying but grinning: We oldies are happier than ever

25 August 2016

While even the best wines eventually peak and turn to vinegar, a new study suggests a paradoxical trend in the mental health of aging adults: They seem to consistently get better, happier over time.

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Want to live longer? Stay close with family

24 August 2016

For older adults, having more or closer family members in one’s social network decreases his or her likelihood of death, but having a larger or closer group of friends does not.

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Money

Changes to retirement savings system may hurt Americans

23 August 2016

Unlike defined-benefit plans, which promise a fixed, pre-established monthly benefit for employees upon retirement, defined-contribution plans entail monthly contributions from employees, and sometimes employers.

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Money

Costly financial fees you may not know you’re paying

22 August 2016

At the supermarket, shoppers receive detailed receipts of their scanned and bagged items. After restaurant meals, wait staff hand diners itemized bills.

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People who feel ‘old’ more likely to have memory problems

20 August 2016

If you do things that make you feel young, like exercise, spend time with friends and family, or enjoy a hobby, it could protect you from memory decline.

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