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Retirement Age Baby Boomers Reject Having Living Wills

Do you have a living will? According to a recent poll conducted by the Associated Press and LifeGoesStrong.com, as many as 64 percent of baby boomers, including those of retirement age do not have a living will. Do not to confuse a living will with a living trust. A living will or advanced directive is […]

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Anger Affects Your Health

All of us feel angry at some point in our lives. You may get irritated by losing out on a job promotion, become upset when your children fight or feel your blood boil when your partner makes a nasty remark. Anger is a normal emotion that plays a large role in your emotional health. Most […]

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Foods With Hidden Sugar

Are Americans addicted to sugar? You may not think so, but we consume an average of 160 pounds of sugar per person per year. The problem with sugar is that it provides a lot of calories, with no nutrients or other health benefits. So, while sugar isn’t ‘bad’ in and of itself, for a country […]

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Need Social Security Information: Go Online First

It used to be that if you wanted social security information, you had to head towards your nearest SSI office. Not anymore. In an effort to meet the needs of the onslaught of retirement-age baby boomers, Social Security online services are improving. Do you want to find out what benefits you may be eligible? There […]

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Importance of Eating Breakfast For Health After 50

Most people know the importance of eating breakfast, but a surprisingly large group of people over 50 still don’t eat  breakfast. Good health after 50 may depend of eating breakfast. What you may not know is why it’s important to eat breakfast. After reading this article, hopefully you’ll be motivated to start your day off right with […]

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Retirement-Age Baby Boomers Experience High Divorce Rate

As baby boomers reach retirement-age, there is an accompanying high divorce rate. In fact, this phenomenon has been named ‘gray divorce,’ characterized by couples divorcing over the age of 50. The increased divorce rate in seniors is based on a number of factors. Baby boomers have always had a higher divorce rate that previous generations. […]

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Health Benefits of Laughter

When you think of taking care of your heart, very rarely does laughter pop in most people’s minds. You might be surprised at the health benefits of laughter, particularly to heart. Researchers have scrutinized the heart benefits of laughter and the evidence is very strong. “The old saying that ‘laughter is the best medicine,’ definitely […]

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Finances for Couples: Tips for Money Management

Financial disagreements are the greatest predictor of divorce in a couple. In fact, financial issues can put a greater strain on a relationship in retirement. Tips for money management and financial communication can be an important aspect of the retirement transition. If you haven’t already, create a household budget planner. Discuss the budget together and […]

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Home Emergency Kit

The New Year is a great time to go through basic routines, such as checking smoke alarms batteries and updating your home emergency kit. No one likes to think of being in an emergency that requires basic survival, but we watch thousands of people every year on television that face a disaster. Experts recommend you be […]

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Five Minute Artisan Bread

Nothing smells or tastes better than homemade bread fresh from the oven. While I never considered myself much of a baker, a couple of times a year, I’d make bread for my family. Now that it’s just my husband and me, it seems like a lot of work and excess bread just for the two […]

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