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The dirt on raising healthy kids There’s no place like Disney World for the holidays Want to live longer? Read this to learn how Will Trump fix Social Security’s long-term shortfall? Can you and your spouse co-exist in the same house day after day? Repairing rifts: How to rebuild friendships post election 4 things to remember about moving on, embracing change How to cope when college-age kids come home for the holiday
 

The dirt on raising healthy kids

Before my daughter-in-law Elizabeth was pregnant with the little girl that would be our first grandchild, she told me, “I want you to know that when we have children, I’m going to let them eat mud pies. I mean real mud pies.

There’s no place like Disney World for the holidays

As the song goes, “There’s no place like home for the holidays.” But when that song was written in 1954, Walt Disney World (WDW) did not exist.

Want to live longer? Read this to learn how

Hardly a day goes by that we aren’t confronted by the fact that we’re getting older. From the barrage of ads for anti-aging products, to the weird snap, crackle and pop noises our bodies start making.

Will Trump fix Social Security’s long-term shortfall?

Now that Donald Trump is President-elect Trump, people are starting to ask: how will he deal with the ever widening gap in Social Security’s long-term financing?

Can you and your spouse co-exist in the same house day after day?

It’s happened. My husband Randy is now retired. And I’m glad, truly. He deserves an easier life, having spent the past 35 years zooming around the globe on business trips.

Repairing rifts: How to rebuild friendships post election

During the presidential election of 2016, it was easy to avoid misinterpretation, escalation, damaged relationships and offending Facebook friends with differing opinions. Just never be on Facebook.

4 things to remember about moving on, embracing change

How resistant are you to making changes in your life, whether it be related to diet and health, career and family issues? Sometimes you are forced to make those changes.

How to cope when college-age kids come home for the holiday

Three short months ago, you dropped off your firstborn at college. You were excited for him or her, perhaps a little envious of this new adventure and anxious about how the new student would do facing all the trials ahead.

Study: Are dementia cases beginning to slow down?

04 December 2016

In a hopeful sign for the health of the nation’s brains, the percentage of American seniors with dementia is dropping, a new study finds.

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Trump’s pick to run Medicare and Medicaid has red state policy chops

03 December 2016

Verma comes to the job with extensive Medicaid experience. Her consulting firm, SVC, Inc., worked closely with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to design Indiana’s Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

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Price appointment boosts GOP plans to overhaul Medicare, Medicaid

02 December 2016

President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Rep. Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services signals that the new administration is all-in on both efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and restructure Medicare and Medicaid.

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The president-elect and the future of Medicare, Medicaid

01 December 2016

The Nov. 8 election exit polls suggest that 53 percent of voters age 65+ voted for Trump, 8 percentage points higher than the 45 percent who said they voted for Hillary Clinton.

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How stress affects saving, spending habits

29 November 2016

Feeling overwhelmed? Stressed about work, a family illness or the holiday season? It turns out that worry and anxiety can have an impact on your wallet.

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Is retirement reachable? News not encouraging

28 November 2016

The American dream of a blissful retirement, free of financial worries, is dying. Most U.S. households are heading for a worse lifestyle in retirement than they had while they were working.

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