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In Praise of Marrying Later in Life Exercise For Your Health, Not Because of Guilt The Countdown to 60 Begins … And I’m Fine With it … Really, I’m Fine … Gulp Bernie Sanders overpromises, again Spring vacation ideas: From beaches to Europe to new museums Happy and content hanging with my girlfriends Small Uruguay offers diverse experiences Maslow’s hierarchy of needs redefined for baby boomers
 

In Praise of Marrying Later in Life

I remained single until I was nearly 44. I’m in awe of people who marry in their teens or 20s and are able to stay (happily) married for decades, but I wasn’t anywhere near ready to make that kind of commitment.

Exercise For Your Health, Not Because of Guilt

Are you exercising to honor your body and your health? Or are you pushing yourself to go to the gym in an effort to make up for something you ate?

The Countdown to 60 Begins … And I’m Fine With it … Really, I’m Fine … Gulp

Getting to this stage feels like entering a new level of education, the “School of Later Years.” If 90-somethings are the dignified seniors, then we 60-somethings are the brash freshmen.

Bernie Sanders overpromises, again

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., introduced legislation to boost the Social Security benefit levels for seniors and strengthen the finances of the vital program.

Spring vacation ideas: From beaches to Europe to new museums

Spring vacation is right around the corner. For some travelers, that means seeking out beaches and sunshine.

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.

Ouch: Taking The Sting Out Of Medical Expenses

24 March 2017

Medical expenses are a burden whenever they hit, but a recent study found they’re most common around this time of year.

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Cooking For Two: Pan-Seared Pork Chops

23 March 2017

Question: Why does sophisticated food always have to be complicated? Answer: Trick question; it doesn't.

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GOP Health Reform is Real Disaster For Older Americans

22 March 2017

If your income is low and your age is high, the real disaster is the repeal-and-replace healthcare reform bill on offer from U.S. President Donald Trump and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan.

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Why Heart Attacks Can Happen to Anyone

22 March 2017

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 610,000 people every year. That is one out of every four deaths. High blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease. About half of Americans (47 percent) have at least one of these three risk factors. University of Alabama at […]

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Trump’s ‘Skinny’ Budget Is All Bones

21 March 2017

On March 16 President Donald Trump sent over his federal fiscal year 2018 Budget Blueprint to Congress. It was the President’s first budget, and there were no real surprises in it.

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Pittsburgh: Warhol, August Wilson And Best Cake in America

21 March 2017

The city offers plenty for sports fans: Pirates baseball, Steelers football, Penguins hockey. But you can also build an itinerary around food and the arts. After all, Andy Warhol and August Wilson are native sons.

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