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The Things We Do For Love Social Security Claiming Rules Invite Calamity Why do we turn to food when we feel betrayed? French Country Meal At Epcot Transports You To France Your Entitlements At Risk If You Don’t Vote In Midterm Elections Feelin Right At Home At Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ The Evolution Of Fatherhood Through A Grandparent’s Eyes Scenes From A Boomer Marriage
 
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The Things We Do For Love

God bless my husband, Randy. He’s doing something soon he really doesn’t want to do. If left to his own devices, he’d be relaxing in front of the television or playing a gig.

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Social Security Claiming Rules Invite Calamity

As you will quickly realize, I am not a fan of the rules governing claiming date within Social Security.

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Why do we turn to food when we feel betrayed?

Turning to food is often the fastest and easiest solution to the need to self soothe when we feel a sense of  betrayal.

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French Country Meal At Epcot Transports You To France

The meal at Monsieur Paul in Epcot’s France pavilion would provide a “taste” of France during my Disney trip, the perfect way to usher in my milestone birthday.

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Your Entitlements At Risk If You Don’t Vote In Midterm Elections

Do older voters realize that the “debt” McConnell is talking about has been caused by massive tax cuts that the White House proposed, and Congress passed?

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Feelin Right At Home At Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

Down-home southern cooking doesn’t get any better than Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ at Disney Springs.

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The Evolution Of Fatherhood Through A Grandparent’s Eyes

One of my mother’s favorite stories to tell was the one about my father’s tie. It was the tie he was wearing when he changed his newborn son’s diaper for the first time.

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Scenes From A Boomer Marriage

There’s an old saying that familiarity breeds contempt. I disagree. Having been married for over 20 years.

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Cooking for 2: Pan-Seared Fish with Tomato Basil

20 July 2018

It’s summer. It’s hot. And we still need to make dinner. We want it to be light, and we want it to be fast, and we want it to be seasonal.

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New U.S. Medicare Cards Prompt Warnings About Phone Scams

19 July 2018

Phone scammers are taking the card replacement program as an opportunity to target seniors. The most common trick is to call Medicare enrollees and tell them they must pay for their new cards.

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Who’s That Tired-Looking Older Woman In The Mirror?

18 July 2018

Just the other day, I accidentally hit the Photo Booth button on my laptop, and was jolted by the image of a person I barely recognized staring back at me.

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My Husband Just Retired and I Feel Like I’m Just Getting Started

17 July 2018

It’s been almost two weeks since I got the email from my husband that he was retiring as of that afternoon.

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Support Circle: Family Caregivers Share Stories And Tips To Ease Alzheimer’s Toll

16 July 2018

Vicki Bartholomew started a support group for wives who are caring for a husband with Alzheimer’s disease because she needed that sort of group herself.

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Stan Hugo with his wife, Donna, who is a resident at the Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Ithaca, N.Y. Mr. Hugo tracks staffing levels at the skilled nursing facility. (Heather Ainsworth for The New York Times)

Erratic Nursing Home Staffing Revealed Through New Records

15 July 2018

Most nursing homes had fewer nurses and caretaking staff than they had reported to the government, according to new federal data, bolstering the long-held suspicions of many families that staffing levels were often inadequate.

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