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Gulp, is it finally time to downsize?

I try not thinking of the D-word. Moving is hard enough without that emotional tug. Picking up stakes will be like leaving part of ourselves behind. Yet it’s undeniable. Our house is quieter these days.

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Let’s dispel the dietary myth: What about those calories?

Do you believe that a calorie is a calorie? The truth is that this myth is one of several important reasons people have trouble losing weight and keeping it off.

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Who needs marriage? Couples embrace living apart together

Since 1990, the divorce rate among adults 50 years and older has doubled. This trend, along with longer life expectancy, has resulted in many adults forming new partnerships later in life.

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Aaron and Rayna get behind the wheel at an amusement park.

What is it about my grandkids and vehicles?

When Miriam, our first grandchild, was not yet speaking a language totally comprehensible to the rest of us, she was especially fond of garbage trucks.

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Is Social Security safe under Trump?

We didn’t get a straight answer from President Trump’s nominee to run the Office of Management and Budget, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, who sent mixed signals to that question during the recent confirmation hearings.

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St. Augustine offers pristine beaches, colorful history

In 1607, a small band of settlers founded the first permanent English outpost in the Americas, Jamestown in the Colony of Virginia.

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