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Cajun Bayou: Where Gators, Gumbo What Truly Nourishes Is Not In The Kitchen Springtime Allergies Could Be Age-Related Intolerance Of People Facebook Privacy Settings: How To Make Your Account Secure Social Security Eight Things Every Mother with Grown Sons Knows Alaska: Big, Beautiful And Wild Preserve Your Lifestyle With Sound Legal
 
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Cajun Bayou: Where Gators, Gumbo & Gallic History Prevail

This is real bayou country, where everything is defined by the 106-mile-long waterway affectionately called “the longest main street in the world.”

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What Truly Nourishes Is Not In The Kitchen

I recently returned from a glorious week with my family in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. It was our annual family trip.

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Springtime Allergies Could Be Age-Related Intolerance Of People

Apparently, I have developed some later-in-life allergies. These aren’t the typical allergic reactions to things like springtime pollen, dust or animal dander. Instead, I’m having reactions to a variety of behaviors I encounter.

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Facebook Privacy Settings: How To Make Your Account Secure

Social media giant Facebook is gradually making changes to the design of its privacy settings page in order to make it easier for users to see what information is accessible through their account and how it is being used.

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Social Security’s Future In Plain English

The gist of the piece is that 80 percent of Millennials question whether Social Security will be there for them, and argues that this worry is misplaced.

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Eight Things Every Mother with Grown Sons Knows

Moms of boys understand. When your kids are little, you think you’ll never survive the sticky hands, typhoon-force energy and non-stop “getting into things.”

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Alaska: Big, Beautiful And Wild

When I began planning a visit to Alaska, three words came to mind. “Big,” which many things in the 49th state are. Scenery, some of the most magnificent in the world. And “wildlife.”

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Preserve Your Lifestyle With Sound Legal & Financial Planning

Living a purposeful and healthy lifestyle seems to have become a mantra for our growing aging population.

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Monsters in the Night: Spooky Travel Destinations

31 October 2017

With Halloween approaching, witches, goblins and other scary creatures, real or imagined, will be on many people’s minds. And soon at their front doors, demanding a “Trick or Treat.”

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Want to Lose Weight? Snap That Selfie, Share on Social Media

30 October 2017

The sharing of intimate information and photos about weight loss goals in virtual space is a key factor in motivating behaviors that fulfill that new thinner identity and thus helps people reach their goals.

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How BENES Act Would Help You Avoid Medicare Enrollment Penalties

29 October 2017

For many Americans entering retirement, it comes as an unwelcome surprise: Medicare premiums become much more expensive if you do not sign up on time.

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After Kathi Kolb was diagnosed with breast cancer, her doctor recommended seven weeks of daily radiation treatments. She persuaded him to shorten treatment to three weeks, based on clinical trials showing that the condensed course works just as well. (Katye Martens Brier for KHN)

So Much Care it Hurts: Unneeded Scans, Therapy, Surgery Add to Ills

28 October 2017

When Annie Dennison was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, she readily followed advice from her medical team, agreeing to harsh treatments in the hope of curing her disease.

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Cooking For 2: Flexible Frittata is Thick, Satisfying Omelet

27 October 2017

What to do on a busy weeknight when you poke your head into the fridge and discover a variety of souvenirs left over from previous meals.

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How to Buy Your Last Home to Age in Place

26 October 2017

We’re not the only people who didn’t think far enough into our future. The vast majority of homebuyers and remodelers don’t consider what it might be like to grow old in their homes.

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