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Happy and content hanging with my girlfriends

It was on one of those glorious warm May days that I decided to play hooky from work and hit the beach with two friends, who were also MIA from their daily responsibilities.

Small Uruguay offers diverse experiences

Tucked between much larger Argentina and Brazil on the east coast of the continent, Uruguay doesn’t attract as many visitors as its better-known neighbors.

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs redefined for baby boomers

As baby boomers in our 50s and beyond, however, I’d wager we interpret these needs and how to fulfill them a bit differently from when we were younger.

Wisdom and aging go hand in hand

Instead of noticing the fresh air, azaleas or budding trees, I was intently listening to my friend, who was sharing what she had just learned — the secret to maintaining her sanity.

Gulp, is it finally time to downsize?

I try not thinking of the D-word. Moving is hard enough without that emotional tug. Picking up stakes will be like leaving part of ourselves behind. Yet it’s undeniable. Our house is quieter these days.

Let’s dispel the dietary myth: What about those calories?

Do you believe that a calorie is a calorie? The truth is that this myth is one of several important reasons people have trouble losing weight and keeping it off.

Who needs marriage? Couples embrace living apart together

Since 1990, the divorce rate among adults 50 years and older has doubled. This trend, along with longer life expectancy, has resulted in many adults forming new partnerships later in life.

What is it about my grandkids and vehicles?

When Miriam, our first grandchild, was not yet speaking a language totally comprehensible to the rest of us, she was especially fond of garbage trucks.

13 facts every woman should know about heart disease

24 February 2017

When it comes to heart disease, women experience unique causes, symptoms and outcomes when compared to men.

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GOP fix to insurance markets could spike premiums for older customers

24 February 2017

Dale Marsh has not been enamored with his health insurance since the Affordable Care Act took effect. Premiums for Marsh, 53, and his wife, Tammy, rose, their deductibles grew.

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Dispelling food myths: Some of what mom said isn’t true

23 February 2017

“Everything our parents said was good is bad,” complains Alvy Singer, the character played by Woody Allen in “Annie Hall,” his 1977 Oscar-winning romantic comedy.

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Why the fiduciary rule is important to you and your retirement

22 February 2017

The fiduciary rule had been set to take effect in April, but in late January Trump asked for a 90-day delay to review it.

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Could stem cells hold the secret to Fountain of Youth?

20 February 2017

Could adult stem cells hold the secret to finding the Fountain of Youth? Scientists found that these cells taken directly from human fat are more stable than other cells.

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Congress ready to stop state-run retirement programs

19 February 2017

The Republican-controlled Congress took aim this week at states that are creating retirement saving programs for workers who do not already have 401(k)s through their jobs.

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