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Springtime Allergies Could Be Age-Related Intolerance Facebook Privacy Settings: How To Make Your Account Secure Social Security Eight Things Every Mother with Grown Sons Knows Alaska: Big, Beautiful And Wild Preserve Your Lifestyle With Sound Legal Goodbye Uteri, You Served Your Purpose Oh, The Things We Remember From Decades Ago!
 
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Springtime Allergies Could Be Age-Related Intolerance

Apparently, I have developed some later-in-life allergies. These aren’t the typical allergic reactions to things like springtime pollen, dust or animal dander. Instead, I’m having reactions to a variety of behaviors I encounter.

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Facebook Privacy Settings: How To Make Your Account Secure

Social media giant Facebook is gradually making changes to the design of its privacy settings page in order to make it easier for users to see what information is accessible through their account and how it is being used.

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Social Security’s Future In English

The gist of the piece is that 80 percent of Millennials question whether Social Security will be there for them, and argues that this worry is misplaced.

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Eight Things Every Mother with Grown Sons Knows

Moms of boys understand. When your kids are little, you think you’ll never survive the sticky hands, typhoon-force energy and non-stop “getting into things.”

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Alaska: Big, Beautiful And Wild

When I began planning a visit to Alaska, three words came to mind. “Big,” which many things in the 49th state are. Scenery, some of the most magnificent in the world. And “wildlife.”

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Preserve Your Lifestyle With Sound Legal & Financial Planning

Living a purposeful and healthy lifestyle seems to have become a mantra for our growing aging population.

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Goodbye Uteri, You Served Your Purpose

In a few weeks, we will part. I’m 56 and sadly, you are more of a liability now. You challenged me over the years, but together we did great things.

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Oh, The Things We Remember From Decades Ago!

What’s your earliest childhood memory? I’m continually amazed at some of the stuff I can recall from when I was a kid, or inconsequential details from 30 or more years ago.

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Myths about money in retirement punctured

24 May 2011

We haven’t saved enough, too many of us retire without financial security, and we may need to work longer to achieve it — assuming we can hang onto our jobs or find new ones. No wonder that workers and retirees are more pessimistic about their future prospects than they’ve been in years.

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Health-oriented smartphone apps draw caution

24 May 2011

More and more these days, the same smartphone technology that allows tourists to find the best latte nearby and bystanders to become instant video journalists at a natural disaster is making its way into medicine and health.

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The ultimate cooking space

24 May 2011

Clutter, distractions, poor workflow — sometimes a kitchen’s layout can hinder the cooking process more than it helps. Decorating can create similar pitfalls. “We get too caught up in color palettes and soft fabrics, and we over-think it,” said Genevieve Gorder, co-host and judge of HGTV’s Design Star.

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Hershey: Not just about chocolate

24 May 2011

Every family member enjoyed tasting five mini-bars. We allowed the chocolate to melt on our tongues, as instructed, while trying to distinguish a wine-like list of textures (from smooth to granular), smells (including woodsy and fruity) and tastes (citrus, coffee, nutty).

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Stopping Medicare waste, fraud, and abuse

24 May 2011

By Ron Pollack Did you hear about the case last year of the Houston doctor and medical equipment provider who billed Medicare more than $1 million for wheelchairs and other medical equipment that patients didn’t even want? Sometimes this equipment is delivered to the door of a person who is surprised to see it and […]

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Listening to ourselves speak

24 May 2011

By Dr. Robert Mario Like the mute button on the TV remote control, our brains filter out unwanted noise so we can focus on what we’re listening to. But when it comes to our own speech, a new brain study from the University of California, Berkeley shows that instead of one mute button, we have […]

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