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Aunt Ann Learns There’s Magic In The Most Unlikely Of Places

Sometimes it’s easy to be discouraged by humans. Too many stories abound of aggression, hatred and destruction. Meanwhile, countless acts of kindness that play out every day go unnoticed. One such occurrence happened to my aunt.

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Finally Making Peace with Alexa

At first, I wasn’t sure what to think of this strange cylindrical object sitting on our kitchen counter, courtesy of my husband Randy. “Have a nice day,” it would say in a cool, female voice or give the local weather forecast or play whatever song we asked.

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Simple Swap: Repeal Corporate Tax Cuts, Add Back Dental & Vision To Medicare

I have a simple proposal to make to the U.S. Congress. A budgetary swap, on behalf of the elderly and disabled Americans: repeal the corporate tax cuts in the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA), and add back into the budget the Medicare dental, vision, and hearing benefits.

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Learning Good Manners At The Dog Park

It’s easy to get discouraged by humans these days. So much fighting, turmoil and hate. But there’s one place I go where I see great comradery.

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Medicare Proposal Would Cover Aduhelm If Beneficiaries Enrolled In Clinical Trials

On Nov. 12, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Medicare Part B (doctor’s care) premium rates for 2022 would rise from $148.50 per month in 2021, to $170.10 in 2022.

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Resolutions: Baby steps Lead To Success

I’m as guilty as the next person when it comes to breaking New Year’s resolutions. It usually takes a few months to begin slacking off. By the end of the year, exercise and diet take a back seat to holiday gluttony.

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