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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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7 Tips for Keeping Your Mind Sharp After 50

You can eat well to help prevent diabetes, and you can protect your skin from the sun to help reduce your risk of skin cancer, but did you know you can do things to help prevent your mind from going dull? Dementia is a scary prospect, but it doesn’t have…
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Meet the New Kid on the (DIET) Block

Remember the bad old (fun) diets? There was the delicious Twinkies diet and the not-so-delicious diet where you slurped watery cabbage soup for a week. How about Apple Cider Vinegar, Ice Cream, and Cookie (monster) diets? Choose from low-carb, low-calorie to high fiber, high protein.  Don’t forget South Beach, Mediterranean,…
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Be Awesome

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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Going Gray? Make It Fantastic!

  If you want to invest the time and money to keep your hair colored and cut regularly to cover the gray, then go for it. However, if you know you can’t be bothered seeing your colorist for two hours every 5 weeks, then you should think about going gray.…
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Thinking Retirement = Florida? Check Out The Gulf Coast of Alabama!

Along the shimmering waters of the Gulf of Mexico lie some of the nicest places to retire. And we’re not talking about the west coast of Florida or the panhandle, but rather… Alabama! Many people forget that this state has its own share of white-sand beaches and charming towns lining the Gulf…
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How Moving To A Retirement Community Can Benefit Your Marriage

If you and your spouse are retired or about to retire, perhaps you’re wondering what this next stage of your lives together will be like. It’s not uncommon for couples in their 60s to start considering moving to a retirement community. What’s that going to be like? And more specifically, how will such…
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Downsize Your Closet to Stay Fashionable: What’s Hip, What’s Vintage, and What Needs to Go

It’s time to upgrade your wardrobe. There’s just one problem: no room in your closet! In the name of fashion, it’s time to take a good, honest look at what’s in there. Downsizing is an important step in your pre- or post-retirement journey. In your quest to downsize, it’s helpful to know how…
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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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Retirement Ideas? One Size May Not Fit All!

One size doesn’t always fit all, especially when it comes to retirement advice. In fact, some of the most time-honored rules of thumb for managing your finances after the end of your primary working years may not make sense in your specific situation. On the other hand, they might make perfect…
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Creating Our Own Pensions – Lets Do It!

I know many of our readers are not “average.” However, if average Joe can support his retirement on as little as $200,000 savings, imagine what you can do with the amount you have! By reading the chart below, you can see that the average spending for retirement households age 65…
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Five Great Habits Of Memorable People

Being a memorable person in any social setting isn’t always what you say about yourself, but how you talk about those around you. So how do you stand out from this crowd without being creepy or gimmicky? Here’s what memorable people do to stay top of mind.
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3 “Musts” When Downsizing for Retirement

Downsizing means to make something smaller. No matter if that ‘something’ is an old CD collection or the big pile of junk in your garage. But when you’re facing reducing everything you own so you can retire to a neat little cottage for a well-earned life of leisure, it’s another…
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