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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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Congressional Two-Step: Cut Taxes, Then Cut Entitlements

01 December 2017

Elder rights groups are warning that the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (HR 1) will be financed by gutting entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare.

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Fyllis Hockman and Victor Block picnicking in Sicily.

Sicily: Where What’s Not The Itinerary is as important as What is

01 December 2017

Admittedly, exploring the old medieval city of Modica was fascinating, but it couldn’t compare with the unexpected joy rides in vintage iconic Fiat 500 sports cars over hilly, twisty, curvy, windy, narrow, cobblestone streets.

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Lack of Communication Creates Risk of Clashes Between Medicines

30 November 2017

Most older Americans take multiple medicines every day. But a new poll suggests they don’t get enough help to make sure those medicines actually mix safely.

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Have Yourself a Safe Holiday Shopping Season

29 November 2017

While hunting down the perfect gift for Aunt Sally or rushing to whip up a revered family recipe, the last thing on your mind this holiday season might be your safety and security.

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Why Your Credit Cards Shouldn’t Retire When You Do

27 November 2017

When her car trouble began, Beverly Dobratz, 70, assumed that years of responsible credit usage would qualify her for a new car loan with a low interest rate.

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5 Simple Tips to Avoid Weight Gain During Holidays

26 November 2017

While the average holiday weight gain is about 3 percent of body weight, or 3.35 lbs., research shows that although weight gain can be slight for some, it can also last a lifetime.

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