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Living to 100 (and beyond) – With Genuine Gusto!

Sarah Wilson celebrated her 100th birthday in 2016. Still involved in family and religious activities, she maintains many close personal relationships. At her retirement center, Sarah keeps a sign on her door: “I need your company more than my sleep. Please wake me.” Researchers say that Sarah’s connections with people…
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Let’s Build Some Muscle! 5 Good Reasons To Get Off That Couch

The benefits of building muscle range from physical to psychological. You might think that spending your free time in front of the TV with a big bowl of popcorn is better than slaving away at the treadmill. While you think it’s easier, it doesn’t produce any benefit except for remaining…
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Is Marriage Good For Your Health?

Is Marriage Good For Your Health?

A 2006 article published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found that people who have never married have the highest risk of death in the United States. The study also found that compared with married people, people divorced or separated are 27% more likely to die, and people…
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Our Weight: An Important Part of Our Good Health!

  You may have heard that losing weight is as easy as eating less and exercising more. Well it is true—taking in fewer calories than you use each day is the simplest way to lose weight. Never mind the fad diets, weight-loss pills, and herbal remedies—it all comes down to…
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Is There Plastic In Your Belly?

Work out. Play. Take it with you and throw it out. What would you do without plastic water bottles? You better really love them. The one you’re drinking from today will still be around in 3019. Plastics are forever. Almost every piece of plastic that’s been manufactured is still with…
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Retirement Communities: Let’s Live Our Best Life Ever! Here’s How!

Planning for your retirement involves a whole lot of careful thought. One of the things you need to think about during this retirement planning process is whether you’re going to move to a retirement community. But there’s a lot of confusion over what, exactly, a retirement community is. Well, no…
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After 50 and Dating? Thoughts on Those Important Milestones!

How cool! You’re in a “relationship.” And, as you proceed down this road, spend some time figuring out if you’re heading up the hill toward Relationshipville (Population: twosome) or down the rocky path toward Dumptown (presided over by Mayor McSee-Ya). Either way, you’re going to pass the same progress-markers. How…
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“Change Is Hard,” She Said…

It was cool sitting on the shaded veranda. We were surrounded by a lush garden, and my best friend and I were staring at the Bradshaw mountains of Arizona in the background. “Change is hard,” she said to me. How many times have I heard this? But I took a…
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Why I Wrote the Book That Everyone Needs to Read

It began innocently. “Why don’t you write food blogs for AFL,” Marge Mendel, my friend and fellow author suggested. It was a great idea. I could write about my favorite eats and not have to count a single calorie. Cholesterol, fat, and guilt-laden goodies filled my imagination like potato chips…
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The Best Ways to Find Old Friends

It used to be once you lost touch with an old friend, they were likely gone for good, save the occasional school reunion. But with technology, it’s never been easier to find an old best friend, roommate, camp friend, or work colleague, or, if you dare, an old flame. Reaching…
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FYI – Retirement Communities – Here’s Your Primer on Amenities AND Costs!

When you’re planning to retire, one of the first things to come up for consideration is whether it’s worth moving into a retirement community. The ultimate decision normally depends on the amenities and costs.    Of course, pinning down costs can be tricky, as there are so many factors that come into play, ranging from where you plan to retire,…
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Would You Know If Your Parent(s) Need(s) Care?

Some people live their entire lives with little or no assistance from family and friends, but today Americans are living longer than ever before. And while caring for your aging parents is something you hope you can handle when the time comes, it’s probably the last thing you want to…
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Thinking Retirement? Here’s Our Top $$ Tips

Thinking Retirement?  Planning on just “letting it happen?”  Go ahead.  Give it a little thought – and these tips can really help! Have a discovery phase Call it an assessment, checkup or discovery, but a key part of planning for retirement is taking an overall look at what’s going on.…
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Need A Financial Planner? 6 Important Steps BEFORE You Sign On

You spend a lifetime working and saving, amassing a retirement nest egg and wondering how best to invest it and make it last. Then you meet a financial adviser at a free investment seminar at work. You come to trust the planner, who advises you to take a lump-sum payout…
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How to Become Financially Free from Adult Children

We love our children. We want to support them and watch them grow into stable, happy adults. But sometimes adulthood gets stalled, financially. It’s a normal part of the foray into adulthood; high rent, low pay, high debt, low expendable cash. For your adult children, the trouble with starting out…
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