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Inside The Crazy, Mixed-up World of Retirement Sicily Mixes Nature, History and Culture With The Unexpected Five Things to Remember During The Holidays Making Memories With The Family at Hershey’s Chocolate World End-of Life Planning: Make it Simple For Loved Ones Sugar Plantations Are Gone, But St. Kitts a Sweet Spot to Visit Researchers on The Case: What turns on a turkey? 5 Tips to Ensure Healthy, Vital Aging
 
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Inside The Crazy, Mixed-up World of Retirement

Life is backwards these days. In what seemed like seconds, I went from many years of my husband Randy away on business to the kids gone and Randy home.

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Sicily Mixes Nature, History and Culture With The Unexpected

Residents of the triangular-shaped Italian island exhibit a friendliness and self-deprecating humor that make them one reason to visit.

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Five Things to Remember During The Holidays

You can’t rid yourself of all negative thoughts. Instead, consider changing your response to them.

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Making Memories With The Family at Hershey’s Chocolate World

One of the greatest satisfactions of my parenting has been that my sons, 3 ½ years apart in age, grew up as friends. As adults, they remain close.

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End-of Life Planning: Make it Simple For Loved Ones

While we don’t like to dwell on death, it’s a fact that we’re all going to pass at some point.

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Sugar Plantations Are Gone, But St. Kitts a Sweet Spot to Visit

When Christopher Columbus sighted two small, adjacent islands during his second voyage to the New World in 1493, he named the larger of the two St. Christopher, now St. Kitts.

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Researchers on The Case: What turns on a turkey?

Did you ever wonder about the male turkey’s sexual appetite? Me either. But evidently, some scientists did.

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5 Tips to Ensure Healthy, Vital Aging

Anti-aging has become a phenomenon: anti-aging skin care, anti-aging medicine, anti-aging diet and supplement plans. Are we to assume aging is a bad thing?

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True or False? Your Relationship With Food Affects Metabolism

19 October 2017

Some of us are hearing the call of those jumbo sized bags of Halloween candy or realizing Thanksgiving isn’t far away.

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Can Life Begin at 80? My Mother’s Did

18 October 2017

You think life is one way, but then realize it’s not. In fact, it’s different than you imagined.

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Taxation of Social Security Benefits Contentious

17 October 2017

Little in the IRS tax code draws more unfavorable response than the rules around the taxation on Social Security benefits. As contentious as that feature of the system can be, it is here to stay.

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Why Humans Don’t Have a Penis Bone, Other Tantalizing Tidbits

16 October 2017

I’m always filing away news items that make me smile, shake my head or go, “Hmmm…” Apparently, tidbits relating to private parts have this effect on me more often than not, judging from the assortment that found its way into this blog post.

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High-Intensity, HIIT, Workouts Send The Wrong Message

15 October 2017

The allure of high-intensity interval training or HIIT is simple; go all-out for as little as one minute and reap the benefits of a 45 or 60-minute workout.

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Why Some Breast Cancer Patients Don’t Need Radiation

14 October 2017

Recent clinical trials have shown that 90 percent of early stage breast cancer patients over age 70 do not benefit from radiation after breast-conserving surgery.

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