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The Terrifying Day My Chocolate Ran Out: 5 Stages To Coping What The Numbers Say About Living Longer In Retirement Menorah Memories Fuel Chanukah Traditions Mingling In Myanmar, A Country Of Surprises More Scenes From A Boomer Marriage The Things We Do For Love Social Security Claiming Rules Invite Calamity Why do we turn to food when we feel betrayed?
 
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The Terrifying Day My Chocolate Ran Out: 5 Stages To Coping

You think you know how you’ll react in a crisis. You think you’ll be calm and collected. But then it happens and you’re not.

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What The Numbers Say About Living Longer In Retirement

The United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, and we spend more on healthcare per capita than any other country.

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Menorah Memories Fuel Chanukah Traditions

I was about 4 when I went with my mother to buy the first and only menorah I remember my family having.

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Mingling In Myanmar, A Country Of Surprises

My first surprise was that a Buddhist monk in Myanmar spoke English, although our guide did have to translate some of the discussion that my wife Fyllis and I had with him.

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More Scenes From A Boomer Marriage

After two plus decades of marriage, I still can’t imagine a better partner than Hubs with whom to navigate this adventure called life.

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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.

Money

Women face extra obstacles to secure retirement

26 October 2011

The fear of ending up poor or even running out of money in retirement still gnaws at many women in particular.

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Alzheimer’s debate: Test if can’t treat?

26 October 2011

Here’s why it’s an issue: Many people have brain plaques, suggesting they might be developing Alzheimer’s even if they don’t have any symptoms.

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Secretariat key to reversing dismal care record

26 October 2011

There was a time when a sound argument could be made that Massachusetts was on the right track when it came to aging residents in need of long-term care services and their caregivers.

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Weighing cancer risks, from cellphones to coffee

26 October 2011

You are sitting in a freshly dry-walled house, drinking coffee from a Styrofoam cup and talking on a cellphone. Which of these is most likely to be a cancer risk?

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Enhance communications skills with a frail family member

26 October 2011

By Angela Rocheleau There are many key factors that will help caregivers be successful as they care for aging family members, perhaps none more important as communication. As with all facets of life, communication is paramount to achieving any goal successfully. Being an effective communicator with verbal and nonverbal skills is even more important when […]

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Glaucoma is a pressure situation

26 October 2011

By Dr. Jean E Keamy In light of the fact that the eye lens and cornea have no blood supply, they must rely on the aqueous humor (the watery substance that fills the space between the lens and cornea) for nutrients and waste removal. Normally, the amount of aqueous humor produced in the eye remains […]

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