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A Grandmother Asks: Don Now In My 60s: 54 Things I Never Thought I’d Say Food Craving Is A Way To Deal With Stress In A Tumultuous World How To Stop Unwanted Phone Calls When nurturers need nurturing: Seaside Spa A Welcome Retreat Aging Alone: Putting In Place An A-Team Of Allies How Dogs Can Teach Us To Stay Chill In This Insane World Taking A Gamble On Las Vegas Without Placing A Bet
 

A Grandmother Asks: Don’t All Little Girls Want To Dance?

The September after I turned 4, all my neighborhood friends went off to kindergarten. I wanted to go to school too, but I was more than six months younger and ineligible.

Now In My 60s: 54 Things I Never Thought I’d Say

One recent Sunday, a friend asked if I’d seen a certain skit on SNL the night before. I heard myself reply, “No, I can’t stay up that late, but I’ll check it out online.”

Food Craving Is A Way To Deal With Stress In A Tumultuous World

As I sit to write this column, I’m feeling sad, quite anxious and overwhelmed as a result of recent events in London. My husband and I enjoyed five fabulous days there only months ago.

How To Stop Unwanted Phone Calls

Whether you use a landline, mobile phone or both, you’ve likely received those pesky robocalls, phone calls that use a computerized auto-dialer to deliver a pre-recorded message.

When nurturers need nurturing: Seaside Spa A Welcome Retreat

What’s better than a day spent with your girlfriends? How about spending that time relaxing and getting pampered at a spa perched on Bald Head Cliff on Maine’s southern coast.

Aging Alone: Putting In Place An A-Team Of Allies

Millions of older adults are in a similar situation, peering into an uncertain future without knowing whom they can count on to be at their side.

How Dogs Can Teach Us To Stay Chill In This Insane World

Don’t we all feel turmoil in the air? There’s too much happening, too fast. The planet seems scarier and more chaotic than ever.

Taking A Gamble On Las Vegas Without Placing A Bet

It’s nearly impossible to stay at a Las Vegas hotel, eat at one or see a show without going through a casino, but the gambling Mecca offers other sure-thing ways to have fun.

Trend toward smaller homes for thriftier seniors

Trend toward smaller homes for thriftier seniors

09 April 2010

Catering to baby boomers and seniors who’ve lost savings during the recession, retirement-housing designers and developers are shifting to smaller homes that are more energy efficient and maximize space.

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Fresh-squeezed veggie juice finally comes of age

Fresh-squeezed veggie juice finally comes of age

09 April 2010

At midmorning, the line at Liquiteria is almost out the door. Customers at the bright, cheerful juice bar can’t seem to get enough of owner Doug Green’s menu of smoothies and fresh-squeezed juices. Some of the drinks are billed as energy builders; others promise to burn fat, boost the immune system or detoxify the lymph system.

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10 ways to be happy and healthy in 2010

10 ways to be happy and healthy in 2010

09 April 2010

It’s easy being green — Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, carnivore or pescetarian, vegetables should be a central part of your diet. Often referred to as a “protective food,” dark green foods provide essential vitamins and nutrients to your body that protect you from many of life’s worst diseases.

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Answers to pressing 401(k) questions

Answers to pressing 401(k) questions

09 April 2010

The stock market seems to have turned a corner and mutual funds are growing again. For 401(k) investors there’s an opportunity to regain some lost ground, but they’ll need to make some decisions. How do you make the right choices without taking on too much risk again?

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More Roth IRA conversions allowed

More Roth IRA conversions allowed

09 April 2010

In retirement, your paycheck might go away, but taxes won’t. Still your tax bill can be hard to predict. To have some control over how much you pay the government each year, you should have both taxable and non-taxable accounts from which to draw your retirement income.

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Little-known infection a danger to seniors

Little-known infection a danger to seniors

09 April 2010

In mid-July, Arthur J. Sommas 86-year-old father fell at his home in Waterbury. He went to Waterbury Hospital for treatment of a compressed disk. After a nine-day stay, he was released to a convalescent home to recuperate.

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