Winter Woes for Seniors: How to Stay Safe as the Temperature Drops

There’s a lot to like about winter, unless you’re a dedicated sun worshipper, of course; we have to admit, though, we like to get our cozy on when the temperature drops. But now that the icy season is in full swing, it’s also important to recognize the dangers that winter can bring, especially for older…

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This Winter, Start Making Some Snowballs to Pay Down Debt and Build Wealth!

Now that the holidays are over, do you feel like you’ve been buried under an avalanche of debt? If so, that avalanche has probably been building up for a while, and it just took the last few months of spending (or even the last few years of tough times) to really shake it loose and…

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Cookie Season Is Over and You’re Still Craving Sugar? Here’s Why and What to Do About It

After the holiday season is over, you’d think you’d never want to see another cookie or sweet treat again. But no, it just doesn’t work that way, unfortunately. It’s like Willie Nelson created the soundtrack to sugar: you are always on my mind… Ok, it’s time to snap out of it, and take a look…

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Is Ageism Killing Us?

Getting older can come with a lot of annoyances. Health issues start popping up, your body might ache (remember being able to sit on the floor and then get up with no problems?), your vision and hearing might not be what they used to be, and food doesn’t even taste as good as it used…

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Need Motivation for the New Year? Try a Fitness Challenge!

The new year is here, so brace yourself for the in-your-face onslaught of gym membership deals. Not that there’s anything wrong with going to a gym to stay fit (or with getting a good deal, for that matter), but just because you’re paying for a gym membership, doesn’t mean you’re going to get motivated to…

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It’s Your Turn: How to Find Your Word of the Year for 2022

Last year, we did the heavy lifting for you. After we decided that resolutions were for the birds, especially after the year we’d been through (anyone remember 2020??), we found something else to focus on as we glided (stumbled? collapsed?) into 2021: a word of the year. That word of the year was “resilience,” since…

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Resolutions Suck…But It Might Be Time to Kick These Secretly Bad-for-You Habits

We’ve all got them: bad habits that we know are bad for us, but that we haven’t quite gotten around to kicking to the curb. You know, smoking, being too sedentary, having a few too many big nights out, or eating candy every night… And maybe now is the time of year when you start…

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Should Exes Be Forgotten? What Science Says About Staying Friends with an Ex

Breaking up is hard to do. But which part about it is harder: losing the lover or losing the friend? If you and your used-to-be were inseparable before you parted ways, it can feel like you’re losing both, and that can be a tough pill to swallow. So what should you do? Forget the lover…

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The True Meaning Behind ‘Cuffing’ Season

Tradition tells us that spring is the time for love, right? All those warm breezes and flowers bursting to life - it’s enough to get anyone in the mood. But what about winter, with its long, cold, dark nights? Surely that’s when you need comfort (and somebody warm beside you) the most! That’s why there…

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Are Buy Now, Pay Later Services Legit?

Americans have been in love with shopping online for a long time. Then 2020 hit, and things really went nuts. Online retail sales increased 32.4% year over year in 2020 and were up 39% in the first quarter of 2021 - so yeah, it looks like we’re all out there, spending in cyberspace. And there…

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Yes, You Can Stay Fit During the Long, Busy Winter!

Working out is hard. It’s right there in the name: working out, right? And it’s not only the physical act of moving your body (however you like to do it) that’s difficult, it’s also the sticking to it that can be a sticking point for many people. Add to that difficulty the craziness of this…

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Busting Myths About “Immune-Boosting” Practices

Are you thinking a lot about your immune system these days? We don’t blame you: Covid-19 is still plaguing us, and winter is here, bringing the usual cold and flu season upon us. Not only that, but this cold and flu season is most likely going to be a crazy one, since most of us…

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The Downright Weird History of Holiday Traditions

Winter feels like a time for traditions, doesn’t it? Maybe it’s the cold and the dark, but it seems so natural during this season to hunker down with loved ones and do something you’ve always done (and if a fireplace and hot cocoa is involved, all the better). You’ve probably got your own traditions, whatever…

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The Complete Guide to Seasonal Stress for Seniors

This time of year looks different for everyone: we all have different holidays we celebrate, different traditions, and different types of families - and that’s great! That’s what makes our lives unique and keeps the world interesting. But as you get older, things might seem a little, well, different in a bad way as the…

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Feeling SAD? It Could Be Seasonal Affective Disorder

With winter coming, you might be feeling some mixed emotions. Maybe you’re sad to say goodbye to the sun and fun of summer, and the beautiful weather of fall, but maybe you’re also sustained by thoughts of holiday togetherness, or some cozy hibernation time. On the other hand, you might see nothing good in the…

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Can You Avoid Medications with Lifestyle Changes?

Now that you’re getting older, do you have one of those days of the week pill holders that keeps your multitude of prescription drugs sorted? Or are you dreading having to get one as your health changes? There’s no doubt that aging affects your health, and you might have more trips to the doctor, more…

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Being Grateful Feels Good – And It Can Actually Change Your Brain

Turkey Day is approaching and this year we want you to forget about the effects of tryptophan (that amino acid in turkey that everyone claims makes you sleepy) on your body, or of pumpkin pie on your waistline, and focus on something more important to the season: the effects of thankfulness (hey, it’s right there…

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How to Avoid the Holiday Debt Trap

‘Tis the season again... so what does the thought of the approaching holidays conjure up in your mind? Families blissfully singing carols around a roaring fire? Dinners with loved ones, parties with friends? Children excitedly ripping open presents? How about a credit card bill a mile long? If it’s the latter, you’re certainly not alone.…

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