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Upgrade your outdoor living space

outdoor living

Home improvement projects aren’t limited to indoors. In fact, not only can upgrades to outdoor living space expand your livable space, they can also increase your home’s value. Outdoor living projects account ...

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Practical tips for caregivers facing a pandemic

caregivers

Whether your role has you looking out for an elderly relative, children or both, chances are good that you’ve worried about how the COVID-19 pandemic may continue to affect the ability of ...

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3 home projects that combine beauty and performance

home projects

Will you be completing outdoor home projects this season? To maximize your investment, consider these project ideas, which combine beauty and long-lasting performance:   Smart Landscaping Landscaping is a fundamental aspect of ...

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Technology causing us to be more forgetful?

We’ve all done it. We are so busy with with life something inevitably slips through. The forgotten brother’s birthday, that dental appointment you made six months ago, and even getting home from ...

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Fitness after 50: Tips for healthy aging

We don’t stop moving because we grow old, we grow old because we stop moving. Healthy aging is important! Many people assume that they’re too out-of-shape, or sick, or tired, or just ...

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Study: Coffee really does make dessert better

coffee dessert

We now know why many people will pair a cup of coffee with their favorite dessert. A new study is lending some scientific credibility to the time-honored tradition of serving coffee after ...

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Starting a home remodeling project – 7 tips for choosing a qualified contractor

remodeling

Outside of the home itself, remodeling is typically one of the largest investments you can make as a homeowner. While some projects can be tempting to tackle yourself, many larger-scale projects may ...

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Survey looks at financial impact of coronavirus pandemic

workers employment initiative

With unemployment numbers rising because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans feel the effects of the virus hitting their wallets hard and with no clear end in sight. MoneyGeek surveyed 1,257 people across ...

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5 ways to improve your heart health

heart health

  If you worry that you or someone you love will get heart disease or even have a heart attack, it’s understandable. Heart health is even more important in these times of ...

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Helping vs. enabling: how to strike a balance while caregiving

caregiving

Most family caregivers want what is best for their loved ones, and they’ll do whatever it takes to make that happen while caregiving. Unfortunately, discerning what’s best for a senior is often ...

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2020 interior design trends on the horizon

The beginning of a new year is a natural time to think about refreshing the look of your home, and in 2020, “cozy” and “warm” are trending keywords for interior design, according ...

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10 common misconceptions about aging

aging retiree pandemic

An old adage is again proving true about aging: What we think will happen, happens. Essentially, as we age, we become what we think we will become. This is the thesis that ...

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How a career helping others can make you happier

caregiver career

There’s no doubt about it — what you do each day for work or career can make a huge impact on your overall well-being. According to a Society for Human Resource Management ...

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10 food trends to look for in 2020

food trends

Get ready to say “yes, way” to zero-proof aperitifs, see West African cuisine rise to prominence and say goodbye to tired and staid kids’ menus. Whole Foods Market just released its list ...

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Coping with caregiver anger

There are countless emotions involved in caring for an aging loved one, but difficult feelings like anger, frustration and resentment are a few that family caregivers often struggle with. Each person experiences ...

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Trump calls on Americans to ‘exemplify the teachings of Christ’

Americans

President Trump called on Americans to come together, pointing to the example of Jesus Christ in a message released by the White House on Christmas Day. The president said, “While the challenges ...

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5 questions to ask when planning for long-term care

You may not want to consider a time when you might not be able to fully take care of yourself, but the reality is there is almost a 70% chance someone turning ...

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Changes come to Social Security and Medicare

elderly

‘Tis the season for changes to Social Security and Medicare. Read on for details on what’s changing and how it may affect you.   COLA TIME Social Security and Supplemental Security Income ...

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6 Steps to prepare for the Medicare Open Enrollment Period

There are certain events where it’s necessary to be prepared in advance. The annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period is one of these instances. It runs from October 15 through December 7 each ...

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You can’t keep your kids from screen addiction if you don’t do this one thing first.

None of the cell phone, internet, or TV rules you set to help your children avoid screen addiction will do any good, if you don’t do this one thing first. I’ll admit ...

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What to look for when visiting an elder in senior housing

So, you and your loved one have taken the plunge. You’ve put in the time and effort to research senior housing options, take tours and compare your thoughts. The big move is ...

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7 Ideas to improve curb appeal

Whether you’re hoping to sell in the near future or simply looking to touch up outdated areas, there’s one aspect of home maintenance most homeowners agree is important: curb appeal. It’s a ...

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The Art of the Potluck: A guide for the 21st Century

potluck

As fall gets into full swing, so does the season of the potluck. The period of October through January is becoming known as America’s newest season built around the tradition of gatherings ...

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Ways to make the world a better place for seniors

By 2050, the population of seniors (adults age 65 and older) will be more than double that of the world’s youngest citizens, and the number of people living beyond age 80 is ...

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Deciding on the perfect layout for your home

If you’ve ever been on the hunt for a new home, you already know there’s a lot of important factors to consider. You’ve got to think about your family needs, lifestyle, budget, ...

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