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Roxanne debunks 10 childhood myths Navigating nutritional landscape: Let your body be your GPS Queens, New York is like a trip around the world The countdown to 60 begins (and really … I’m fine … gulp) As the for-profit world moves into an elder care program, some worry Hello retailers, could you please extend a welcome mat? What is the Social Security Shortfall? Can Clinton save Obamacare from mounting problems?
 

Roxanne debunks 10 childhood myths

Most of us boomers were fed a certain amount of misinformation when we were growing up. Sometimes, it was a “fact” the adults in our lives really believed.

Navigating nutritional landscape: Let your body be your GPS

Butter is back, fat will compromise heart health. Eat more fish, mercury is toxic. Eat the way our ancestors did.

Queens, New York is like a trip around the world

Not hungry enough for a sit-down breakfast, I munched on Tibetan dumplings purchased from a snack truck decorated with a sign that touted “Himalayan Fresh Food.”

The countdown to 60 begins (and really … I’m fine … gulp)

My God, my 60th birthday’s barreling down faster than Usain Bolt in Rio. There’s less than one month to go and I’m feeling a funny brew. There’s definitely a “Holy-sh*t, how did I get here?”

As the for-profit world moves into an elder care program, some worry

Inside a senior center here, nestled along a bustling commercial strip, Vivian Malveaux scans her bingo card for a winning number. Her 81-year-old eyes are warm, lively and occasionally set adrift by the dementia plundering her mind.

Hello retailers, could you please extend a welcome mat?

It’s a lazy, rainy Sunday, and I’m trying to catch up with back issues of my decorating magazines. Too bad I need a magnifying glass and every light turned on in the room to make out the tiny, fancy white type describing where to purchase the items listed in the articles.

What is the Social Security Shortfall?

Today, the discussion of Social Security’s long-term financial challenges is pretty much limited to when the consequences arrive rather than how we will manage them when they arrive.

Can Clinton save Obamacare from mounting problems?

Next year’s health insurance sign-up season starts a week before the Nov. 8 election, and the previews have been brutal.

Money

How to tell if your 401k retirement account is a dud

28 September 2016

Even this most valuable of company perks can be ruined by high retirement plan fees and crummy investment choices.

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Nemacolin is the ultimate in laid-back luxury, with a bit of funkiness

27 September 2016

I was halfway through my Dreamcatcher massage when the masseuse started dancing around the table. Now, I’m somewhat of an experienced spa-goer, but this was new for me.

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Are you a jerk? Take this test to find out

26 September 2016

There are, presumably, genuine jerks in the world. And many of those jerks, presumably, have a pretty high moral opinion of themselves, or at least a moderate opinion of themselves.

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Grandparenting: When the grandchildren come to stay

26 September 2016

Parked in the hallway is a big, cardboard firetruck. A village sprawls on a long coffee table in the living room. Beneath it are children’s books. Police cars, ambulances and more fire trucks are piled in a corner.

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Brand-name drugs’ high copays soak Medicare Part D patients

25 September 2016

The findings point to opportunities to save money for Medicare Part D’s elderly and disabled beneficiaries, who fill three or more prescriptions a month on average.

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Scrambled eggs in muffin tins an easy weekend breakfast

24 September 2016

I make a dozen or two on weekends to keep in the freezer and in less than two microwave minutes.

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