HHS Announces New Policy to Make Coverage More Accessible and Affordable for Millions of Americans in 2023

Written by Minerva Landon In April, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they have new measures that will allow consumers to more easily find the right form of quality, affordable health care coverage. Beginning November 1st, 2022, health insurance coverage will be…

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Intermittent Fasting? Find Out What Really Breaks Your Fast

Written by Joanna Bowling Diets can get a bit tiresome. All that telling you what you can and can’t eat, right? So maybe you’ve changed tactics, and have settled on an “eating protocol” instead of a diet, which probably means that you’re doing intermittent fasting, or IF. So if you’re on the IF train, you…

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Life Insurance Dividends Explained

Written by Minerva Landon With so many different types of life insurance policies available, it can be quite confusing to figure out which particular policy is right for you. One type of insurance plan you should strongly consider is a whole life insurance policy. If you do decide to go with a whole life insurance…

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Are You a Weekend Exercise Warrior? A New Study Says You’re Not Missing Out

Written by Joanna Bowling There’s a lot we know about exercise. We know about its benefits, like its ability to improve heart health or relieve depression, and we know how great strength training can be for strengthening bones and burning fat. We also know approximately how much exercise we should be getting to see these…

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A Parent’s Guide to Dealing with Bullying

Written by Joanna Bowling It’s October, and school is back in full swing, with all the trials and tribulations it brings to kids and parents alike. And with that in mind, October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a time to reflect on how we can all take steps to do something about the worst-case scenario…

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Can You Get Your Small Business to Carbon Neutral – And Still Grow?

Written by Joanna Bowling A lot of the news these days is worrying for small businesses: global pandemics, rising inflation, etc. But while you’re worrying about these more immediate threats, are you also thinking about something more long-term? Are you disturbed by climate change, and wondering if there’s anything you, with your small business, can…

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Will This Surprising Way for Seniors to Boost Their Memory Have You Jumping for Joy?

Written by Joanna Bowling Admit it: do you get a little bit annoyed when you see those workouts aimed at seniors? You know the ones: smiling older adults seated comfortably in chairs, sloooowly raising up one arm at a time, or stretching ever-so-gently from side to side? If those snails-pace workouts aren’t your cup of…

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4 Things You Should Be Doing to Plan for the Open Enrollment Period

Written by Minerva Landon The Health Insurance Open Enrollment Period is coming up: starting November 1st, you’ll have around 6 weeks to find a plan that meets your needs. That means a lot of information about all the different health insurance plans available, and information about any changes to your current plan will soon be…

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Can You Have Too Much Life Insurance Coverage?

Written by Minerva Landon Is there such a thing as too much life insurance? If you're shopping for life insurance, one of the questions you might be asking yourself is, “How much life insurance do I need?” Well, the answer is that your coverage should meet your specific needs. But more is not necessarily better,…

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Why Is Dating So Hard? And Does it Really Have to Be?

Written by Joanna Bowling Ugh, dating, ammiright? But wait, isn’t dating supposed to be fun? I mean, why else are we doing it? And theoretically, all of its separate parts sound pretty nice: drinks, dinner, meeting new people…so why does it sometimes feel like working in the fields instead of playing the field? But if…

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The Myth of the “Chemical Imbalance”: What We Believe about Depression Could Be All Wrong

Written by Joanna Bowling The human brain is such a complicated thing. And human feelings? Forget it. For most people who don’t have advanced degrees in studying the brain, it can sometimes feel like a complete mystery why we like what we like, want what we want, feel what we feel - especially when something…

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What is Metastatic Breast Cancer? Symptoms & Treatments

Written by Minerva Landon “Breast cancer” can be two of the scariest words for a woman to hear. But we now know so much more about this disease and can do so much more to combat it. The first thing all women can and should do is regularly check for lumps in their breasts because…

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JJ’s Hello Foundation’s Mission to Say Goodbye to Youth Suicide

Written by Joanna Bowling It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: losing a child. No matter how it happens, it will haunt any parent that experiences this loss for the rest of their lives. But this Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we need to look directly in the face one of the most haunting ways to lose a…

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Flat Extra Charges For Life Insurance

Written by Minerva Landon One of the worst things that can happen when you are purchasing anything is finding that there are extra charges that you were not expecting. With life insurance, if you are shopping and have a high-risk situation, whether it is a medical condition or a job, then you might face flat…

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5 Things to Consider Before Medicare Annual Enrollment

Written by Minerva Landon The Medicare Annual Enrollment is a time for seniors to take a look at their health care needs and coverage. It is starting in a few weeks, beginning October 15th and ending on December 7th. So, now is a good time to start thinking about all the things that you need…

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How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Help All Americans Save on Healthcare

Written by Minerva Landon The weekend of August 6, Senate Democrats passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. This legislation will help keep some of President Biden's campaign promises, some of which are related to healthcare, like lowering the costs of prescription drugs. The revised bill is now set to be sent to the House, and…

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Affordable Life Insurance For Heart Attack Survivors

Written by Minerva Landon A heart attack is one of the scariest things a person can go through. Once you survive it, it might have you thinking about life insurance and making sure that your family is safe in case something ever happens to you again. However, one of the questions you may be pondering…

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Gaining Weight? How to Fire Up Your Metabolism After 50

Written by Joanna Bowling Middle-age spread crept up on you, huh? Feeling like your metabolism has just slooooowed down now that you’ve over 50? While there have been some findings that suggest our metabolism doesn’t change as much as we thought it did in mid-life, there’s no doubt that a lot of people pack on…

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