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Britain’s Hard Lessons From Handing Elder Care Over To Private Equity

28 September 2022

A little over a decade ago, Four Seasons Health Care was among the largest long-term care home companies in Britain, operating 500 sites with 20,000 residents and more than 60 specialist centers.

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After Biden Comment: Is Covid Under Control in the US? Experts Say Yes

27 September 2022

“I’m never going to raise the white flag and surrender. We’re going to beat this virus. We’re going to get it under control, I promise you.”

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Death Is Anything But A Dying Business As Private Equity Cashes

26 September 2022

A small but growing percentage of the funeral home industry, and the broader death care market, is being gobbled up by private equity-backed firms attracted by high profit margins, predictable income, and the eventual deaths of tens of millions of baby boomers.

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At Summer’s End, Indoor Plants Need Attention Too

25 September 2022

As summer winds down, we tend to focus on enjoying the last of the season’s harvests, clearing away spent plants and planning next year’s garden. But indoor plants need our attention now, too.

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Zombie Cells Central To The Quest For Active, Vital Old Age

24 September 2022

In an unfinished part of his basement, 95-year-old Richard Soller zips around a makeshift track encircling boxes full of medals he’s won for track and field and long-distance running. 

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Aromatic Spice Paste Enlivens Balinese Pork

23 September 2022

Whether it’s an entire spit-roasted pig or the more accessible skillet-braised shoulder, pork frequently is the focus of feasts during religious festivals in Bali, a pocket of Hindu tradition in majority-Muslim Indonesia.

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