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Why Our Culture Is Obsessed With Thinness
By Patricia Corrigan
Why Our Culture Is Obsessed With Thinness
How important is body size to our sense of intrinsic worth? Consider this: A hospice chef in Wisconsin told a science journalist that many of the dying women who were still able to eat “refused bread, salad dressing, butter, chocolate, desserts and other ‘fattening’ foods.” You’re on your last lap, and you think it is …
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Disrupting the Way We Think About Older Workers
By Lisa Marsh Ryerson
Disrupting the Way We Think About Older Workers
It is time to disrupt aging. Shifting demographics, increased life expectancy and a host of other factors are putting substance to the notion that for those of us who have crossed the half-century mark, the best really is yet to come. We all must think differently about what it means to grow older in our …
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Who America’s Caregivers Are and Why It Matters
By Emily Gurnon
Who America’s Caregivers Are and Why It Matters
Do you fit this portrait? You are a 49-year-old woman caring for a 69-year-old female relative, most likely your mother. If you have an outside job, you do that work nearly 35 hours a week. You’ve been caring for mom for four years, about 24 hours each week. You are more likely than not to …
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This Woman Is Tackling America’s Toughest Turnaround
By Richard Harris
This Woman Is Tackling America’s Toughest Turnaround
In the spacious corner office on the 10th floor of the U.S. Postal Service headquarters in Washington, D.C. hangs a framed portrait of Benjamin Franklin, America’s first Postmaster General. His eyes appear to be fixed on the woman behind the desk, the first woman to occupy the office in 240 years. Megan Brennan, 52, not …
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Your Guide to Healthy Eating at Fast-Food Restaurants
By Linda Melone, CSCS
Your Guide to Healthy Eating at Fast-Food Restaurants
When you think about healthy eating, fast food doesn’t typically come to mind. And with good reason. Decked-out burgers, French fries, milkshakes and other offerings can quickly add up to a day’s worth of calories and saturated fat in a single meal. But new, healthier options and a greater awareness of food preparation and ingredients …
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How to Live in Harmony With Your Boomerang Kids
By Diana Reese
How to Live in Harmony With Your Boomerang Kids
She’s back. My daughter, who graduated college in May, has joined the more than 20 million Millennials returning home to live. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 30 percent of young adults ages 18 to 34 live with their parents. Driving that trend is the unemployment, and under-employment, of many Millennials, who were hard hit …
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5 Foods That Are Healthier Than You Think
By Maureen Callahan
5 Foods That Are Healthier Than You Think
Sometimes foods we love land in the nutritional “dog house” because of a negative news story. And then it doesn’t matter what health experts say, or what new research comes to light. In our minds we come to think of these foods as unhealthy choices. Take these five much-maligned foods. Experts now agree: eating these …
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My Family’s Elder Financial Abuse
By Rosanna Fay
My Family’s Elder Financial Abuse
If you think elder abuse scams only happen to lonely, memory-addled old ladies who get taken by charming strangers, then think again. This is our family’s true story of three brothers — all retired professionals, competent and socially active — who became victims of a con executed by a family acquaintance. Collectively, they lost $60,000 …
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Die at 75? No, Thank You
By Robert L. Kane MD
Die at 75? No, Thank You
Why this long-term care expert opposes Ezekiel Emanuel's view
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Surprising Factors Affecting Workout Energy After 50
By Linda Melone
Surprising Factors Affecting Workout Energy After 50
Fix these seven to beat fatigue and revive your fitness routine
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