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10 ‘Healthy’ Foods That Can Sabotage Weight Loss
By Maureen Callahan
10 ‘Healthy’ Foods That Can Sabotage Weight Loss
The older you get, the trickier it is to shed weight, even when you’re cleaning up eating habits and focusing on healthier food choices. Why won’t the scale budge? We asked dietitians from three of the country’s most highly respected weight loss centers to share 10 seemingly “healthy” foods that frequently sabotage dieting efforts for…
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Should You Let Your Boss Know You’re a Caregiver?
By John Schall
Should You Let Your Boss Know You’re a Caregiver?
If you’re holding down a job and caring for a loved one, too, you know how hard it is to juggle your work responsibilities with caregiving. As the CEO of the nation’s leading nonprofit family caregiver organization, Caregiver Action Network, I get asked all the time: “Should I let my employer know that I have…
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Why You Need to Manage Your Retirement Expectations
By Rob Pascale
Why You Need to Manage Your Retirement Expectations
After you decide to retire, the last few months on your job is a time to prepare. If you’re looking forward to it, this would be a time to indulge in dreams about freedom from responsibilities and time to pursue new things. On the other hand, if you dread the prospect of leaving your job,…
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She Says: It’s Time to Disrupt Substitute Teaching
By Richard Eisenberg
She Says: It’s Time to Disrupt Substitute Teaching
Substitute teaching. Admit it, when you see those words, your mind goes to spitballs, pranks and all sorts of disruption. Well, social entrepreneur Jill Vialet has a very different type of disruption in mind for substitutes: She wants to disrupt the whole idea of substitute teaching. She calls it “a big problem hiding in plain…
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Why I Became a Teaching Artist
By Lucy Rose Fischer
Why I Became a Teaching Artist
I’m a wandering art teacher. As a teaching artist, I bring my art supplies in large plastic storage bins to odd places — nursing homes, adult day care centers, assisted living facilities and independent senior residences. The classes often meet in communal dining rooms; sometimes I have to clear away salt and pepper shakers and…
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Why Working Longer Is Good for Your Health
By Chris Farrell
Why Working Longer Is Good for Your Health
Retirement didn’t sit with Lee Humphrey when she tried it about a decade ago, at 62. About a year after leaving her St. Paul, Minn. job at the Department of Employment and Economic Development, she unretired and began creating indexes for books after taking an online course on this. She wanted to work longer. “As…
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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Muscles and Aging
By Refaat Hegazi, M.D.
6 Things You Didn’t Know About Muscles and Aging
We often rely on age to tell us about ourselves. We consider ourselves physically stronger and more vibrant earlier in life. Medical professionals use age to determine risk for certain diseases, often attributing older age to higher risk. But new research is showing that a person’s biological age is not the key to determining their…
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6 Reasons to Delay Retirement
By Robert Warner
6 Reasons to Delay Retirement
One of the first questions we ask clients when creating a financial plan is, “When do you plan to retire?” Surprisingly, many aren’t sure. The decision often is not just about money. Age, health, lifestyle, family and job satisfaction can all be factors in determining whether to delay retirement. You may be ready to call…
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How a Bill-Paying Service Could Help Your Parent
By Richard Eisenberg
How a Bill-Paying Service Could Help Your Parent
It’s a common concern if you have a parent over 75 or so: Are the bills getting paid? More to the point, are some getting paid twice or being underpaid incorrectly? If this strikes a chord, you may want to use a bill-paying service. Just be prepared: it could be expensive. A new one called…
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The Best Advice I Ever Got
By Stephen L. Antczak
The Best Advice I Ever Got
Anyone who has ever flown on a commercial airliner has heard some version of the following: In the event the cabin pressure changes, oxygen masks will drop down from the ceiling. Make sure to put yours on first before helping someone else put theirs on. The idea being that you can’t really take care of…
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