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Is Nutritional Confusion a New Eating Disorder?

A favorite teacher of mine makes the claim that people are suffering from a “high fact diet.”

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Who Do These Annoying Fembots Think They Are?

I try not to show jealousy. It’s only infatuation, I tell myself. Still, she appeared brazenly in my kitchen a few weeks ago, sleek and modern.

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Portsmouth’s Strawbery Banke Hosts Food, Wine Festival

Vintage & Vine 2018 offers guests an opportunity to nibble and sip their way through the enchanting historical village, listening to jazz and blues selections from Cuppa Joe.

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How To Talk To Your Kids About College Costs

College tuition may be daunting, but so are the conversations about how to pay for it. Experts say it pays off for parents talk with children early and often about how to cover higher education costs.

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Happy and content hanging with my girlfriends

It was on one of those glorious warm May days that I decided to play hooky from work and hit the beach with two friends, who were also MIA from their daily responsibilities.

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

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

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

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

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.

Helping hands help veterans during this and every season

19 November 2010

By Attorney Tracey Ingle As we near the end of the year thoughts inevitably turn to the holidays and questions of how one can help the less fortunate. Most of us are aware that cash donations are always welcome; the donation of a used car can bring a great tax break. But with a tight […]

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Raising Social Security retirement age hurts poor

19 November 2010

Raising the retirement age for Social Security would disproportionately hurt low-income workers and minorities, and increase disability claims by older people unable to work, government auditors told Congress.

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Medicare chief seeks better hospital safety

17 November 2010

About 1.5 percent of those patients, or 15,000 people a month, suffered a complication that contributed to their death, the inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services said.

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Most in Mass. insured: Access to care tight

17 November 2010

The report found that while 97 percent of the state’s residents were insured, in part due to the state’s 2006 health care law, finding a doctor wasn’t always easy. Only 44 percent of primary care doctors are accepting new patients, and hospital emergency departments, where care is typically more expensive than in a doctor’s office, […]

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Walmart drug plan for seniors may not be best deal

17 November 2010

But experts say if you can’t get to a Walmart easily and need costly, cutting-edge medications, it could be a disappointment. You could face copayments as high as 50 percent for drugs purchased at local independent drugstores, “non-preferred” pharmacies as far as the plan goes.

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No free lunch for the French or for any of us

15 November 2010

Chalk it up to sour grapes — pun intended — but I am finding it difficult to empathize with the disgruntled French who now have to wait until age 62 to retire.

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