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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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Social Security Funding Should Ease Customer-Service Crisis

31 March 2018

Years of budget cuts by Congress have left the Social Security Administration short of staff on its toll-free customer service line. Long lines form daily outside many local field offices.

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Roasted Asparagus Toasts Make An Elegant Spring Brunch

30 March 2018

Here’s a special dish tailor-made for an elegant spring brunch. It requires slightly more than the usual amount of work, but it’s so worth it.

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Why Reverse Mortgages Are A Harder Sell Now

29 March 2018

The millions of Americans who haven’t saved enough money for retirement still have a potential safety net: their home equity.

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Goodbye Uteri, You Served Your Purpose

28 March 2018

In a few weeks, we will part. I’m 56 and sadly, you are more of a liability now. You challenged me over the years, but together we did great things.

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Nirva (left), a Haitian immigrant living in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status, has helped care for Isolina Dicenso since 2011. They’ve grown close, bonding in part over their Catholic faith. “Thank God I met this woman,” Dicenso, 96, says of Nirva. (Melissa Bailey/KHN)

Trump Targets Immigrant POP: Elderly Brace To Lose Caregivers

27 March 2018

After back-to-back, eight-hour shifts at a chiropractor’s office and a rehab center, Nirva arrived outside an elderly woman’s house just in time to help her up the front steps.

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3 Home Projects Offer Great Return On Investment

26 March 2018

The warmer months present an excellent opportunity to get outdoors and spruce up the exterior of your home. But if you have limited time and resources, it’s important to prioritize the focus of your efforts.

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