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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.

Martha’s Vineyard: A Way of Life

26 May 2010

It took scant minutes after arriving on Martha’s Vineyard to get a fix on what the island is all about.

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Put trust in yourself to make your life better

26 May 2010

Whom do I trust? If you really want to know, I trust my friends, otherwise they wouldn’t be my friends. I trust most family members; the ones I don’t I keep at arm’s length. Finally, if you want to know if I trust my government, the answer is more complicated.

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What you need to know about the new Health Care Reform law

26 May 2010

By Deborah E. Banda Since national health care reform has been signed into law, have you figured out yet what you need to know? AARP is here to help. The new law will make many changes for the better — some may even surprise you. Did you know, for example, that Members of Congress will […]

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Protect against health care fraud

26 May 2010

Scam artists have hit the streets, airwaves and phone lines trying to take advantage of any confusion around the new health care reform law.  AARP cautions: Criminals often use the news headlines as an inspiration for sales pitches that defraud the public and pad their own pockets. “The new health care reform law has certainly […]

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Avoiding the painkiller-overuse rut in migraines

26 May 2010

Those pain pills you think help your migraines? Take too many and you could make them worse.

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Transforming your home for spring

26 May 2010

By Susan Zevon On the leafy street where I grew up, spring brought blazing forsythia and a canopy of fresh green blooms. But for me, the season never truly arrived until the afternoon I would come home from school to find our apartment transformed. My mother and our housekeeper would work all day stripping the […]

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