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Who’s That Tired-Looking Older Woman In The Mirror?

Just the other day, I accidentally hit the Photo Booth button on my laptop, and was jolted by the image of a person I barely recognized staring back at me.

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My Husband Just Retired and I Feel Like I’m Just Getting Started

It’s been almost two weeks since I got the email from my husband that he was retiring as of that afternoon.

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Erratic Nursing Home Staffing Revealed Through New Records

Most nursing homes had fewer nurses and caretaking staff than they had reported to the government, according to new federal data, bolstering the long-held suspicions of many families that staffing levels were often inadequate.

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Feel Like The Last Friend Standing? How To Cultivate New Buds 

As baby boomers age, more and more folks will reach their 80s, 90s. They will not only lose friends but face the daunting task of making new friends.

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A Few Surprising Things I’ve Learned Traveling With My Mother

Let’s face it. The thought of getting older is scary. Being in my 60s feels surreal, especially since I know I was only 30 last week.

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Vacation Digs With A Difference

Ari and Brad Nicholson settle for the night in the most luxurious setting they’ve enjoyed anywhere.

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Fixing Social Security Starts With Us Voters

Every year the people who depend upon Social Security can count on two things: the program’s trustees will release a report showing a continued deterioration in its finances, and the pundits will castigate politicians for not doing anything about it.

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Life Stages And Estate Planning

Estate planning is not a one-time endeavor. Unfortunately many people believe that they do not need an estate plan until they approach retirement.

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Have Yourself A Healthy Summer

30 June 2018

Life can be pretty good during the summer; especially for those who heed health advice about sun safety, staying hydrated and getting needed vaccinations before traveling abroad.

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Summer: If You Want To Slim Down, Carefully Consider Those Salads

29 June 2018

People trying to get in beach body shape for the summer often head for the salad bar at restaurants.

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Surprise Ambulance Bills: A Consumer’s Guide

28 June 2018

When the ambulance service that picks you up is out-of-network, your insurer pays what it considers fair.

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4 Tips For Paying For College While Saving For Retirement

28 June 2018

Saving for retirement and college simultaneously is a balancing act that many families face. However, experts say these goals don’t have to be in competition with each other.

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Strong Grip May Predict Longer Life At All Ages

27 June 2018

Weaker grip strength was not linked with risk of dying from prostate cancer, colon cancer among women or lung cancer in both sexes. 

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New Evidence That Viruses May Play A Role In Alzheimer’s

26 June 2018

The idea that infections earlier in life might somehow set the stage for Alzheimer’s decades later has simmered at the edge of mainstream medicine for years.

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