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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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Cooking For Two: Who Says Pasta Must Be Unhealthy?

29 June 2017

As adults, we decide to eat healthier, and it almost seems like our loyal noodle friend gets tossed aside, as if there were no way to include pasta in a healthy diet.

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How To Prevent Becoming an Identity Theft Victim

28 June 2017

More than 13 million U.S. consumers fall victim to identity theft each year, according to Javelin Strategy and Research, with more than $15 billion stolen.

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Study Reveals Drinking Alcohol Makes You Older

27 June 2017

In a new study, researchers found that alcoholic patients had a greater risk for age-related illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia.

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Over 55 Housing In Demand As Baby Boomers Age

26 June 2017

As McHenry County gets grayer, developers are responding by building age-restricted communities for those older than 55, even as other segments of the housing market lag.

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Will Generous Social Security COLA Be Offset By Medicare Premiums?

25 June 2017

Retirees can look forward to the largest Social Security cost-of-living adjustment next year since 2012 — but don’t break out the champagne just yet.

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 04:  U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during a Stop 'Trumpcare' rally May 4, 2017 in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC. Congressional Democrats joined activists for a rally to urge not to replace Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Promises Made To Protect Preexisting Conditions Prove Hollow

24 June 2017

Senate Republicans praised the Affordable Care Act replacement bill they presented Thursday as preserving coverage for people with cancer, mental illness and other chronic illness.

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