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Got pot? Baby boomers, bongs and bones St. Augustine offers pristine beaches, colorful history Why eating hot peppers is matter of life and death Who will you be in 2017? Don’t think about the time What the latest Social Security numbers mean to you 5 reasons I hate cooking: The ingenious way I got out of it Cultural icon deaths make Gen Xers ponder mortality Curaçao: Caribbean gem makes perfect winter getaway
 

Got pot? Baby boomers, bongs and bones

Hey, fellow boomers: raise your hand if you smoked pot in high school. Flash me the peace sign if you still do.

St. Augustine offers pristine beaches, colorful history

In 1607, a small band of settlers founded the first permanent English outpost in the Americas, Jamestown in the Colony of Virginia.

Why eating hot peppers is matter of life and death

Like spicy food? If so, you might live longer, say researchers, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality.

Who will you be in 2017? Don’t think about the time

Doesn’t it feel like time is passing so quickly? How often are you asking, “Where did this past year go?” Do you feel like there is always so much to do? Are you starting 2017 with a new to-do list?

What the latest Social Security numbers mean to you

Here is the numbery blah, blah, blah: CBO concluded that the combined Trust Funds for Social Security will be exhausted in 2029.

5 reasons I hate cooking: The ingenious way I got out of it

Cooking comes at my tired time of day. This was especially true when my kids were little. I always had visions of Martha Stewart-inspired meals with homemade chicken potpies and raspberries soufflés.

Cultural icon deaths make Gen Xers ponder mortality

Throughout the year, office conversations, dinner party discussions and social media have exploded with incredulity, sadness and fear, as one ’80s celebrity after another died, starting in January with David Bowie.

Curaçao: Caribbean gem makes perfect winter getaway

I knew the Caribbean island of Curaçao is unfamiliar to many Americans, but the flight attendant’s announcement still caught me by surprise.

What to do if work related stress is making you sick

22 January 2017

It is a well-known fact that fitness and wellbeing go hand in hand. But being in good shape also protects against the health problems that arise when we feel stress at work.

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Could taking a sauna ward of dementia?

21 January 2017

Regular visits to the sauna can help lower the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease as well as dying of heart ailments, a Finnish study suggests.

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How to talk to aging parents about the future

20 January 2017

Parents care for and guide children into adulthood. But as parents age, sometimes the roles are reversed.

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Price says Trump not planning Medicare overhaul

19 January 2017

Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions at the start of a confirmation process that at times turned contentious. By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Alan Fram WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for health secretary said Wednesday that access and affordability were his goals for revamping health care, and he […]

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Can sitting too much make you age faster?

18 January 2017

Older women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary.

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Competing research finds caloric restriction helps us live longer

17 January 2017

Restricting caloric intake could indeed extend our lives, according to a long awaited report. The settling of a scientific controversy shows that restricting calories helped rhesus monkeys live longer, healthier lives.

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