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Barely Surviving A Crossword Puzzle Tournament

magine sitting in a crowded room with 120 people doing something so torturous, so grueling, so excruciating, that you start to question your sanity.

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Pharma, drug

New Prescription Drug Pricing Law Brings “Substantial” Reform

On Aug. 16, President Joe Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which rose from the ashes of the Build Back Better Act (BBBA), a bill that failed to pass in 2021 after it could not gather enough support in the Senate.

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Beatles

‘Getting Back’ with the Beatles

Ever feel like you stumbled through some black hole in the universe, only to find yourself in 1969 London? I did when I spent a week watching all eight (!) hours of Get Back, the Disney documentary on one of the Beatles’ last recording sessions.

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Social

Social Security Expansion Act: Good Bottom Line For Retirees

It is fortunate for us that U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders, D-VT, and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., are persistent advocates. These lawmakers have introduced their latest version of a bill to expand the Social Security program.

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mouse

Mouse In The House: What Should We Do?

My son Patrick came into the kitchen, his face worried. “I caught a mouse in the basement.” I looked at him and shrugged. Mice come into our house all the time, part of life in the Connecticut woods.

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health insurance, health care debt

Health Care Debt: An Unexpected, Unhealthy Burden

Politicians like to talk about how many Americans have health insurance. But what we don’t discuss is how many Americans  —  with and without health coverage  —  still go into serious health care debt.

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