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Where are your loved ones’ important papers?

September 16, 2012

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by David Mitchell —  Your husband, who has always been healthy, has been admitted to the hospital. The doctors tell you he has suffered a severe stroke and it does not look good. Would you know where to find his healthcare power of attorney or his will? What about your family members who are older? […]

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Hints to help drivers prepare for travel

September 10, 2012

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Despite gas prices, millions of Americans are still taking to the road for travel and to see loved ones. This means many drivers will be taking long excursions on highways, often after the sun has set, and in varying weather conditions. AARP wants older (and even young) drivers to know that there are many easy […]

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Unseen hazards worse than global warming

July 14, 2012

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by Nina Anderson —  Al Gore’s campaign to expose humanity’s negative influence on the environment has created tremendous awareness for the plight of the planet. Entire magazine issues have focused on the subject, while threatened industries spend lots of money to challenge the reports and convince the public that global warming is not happening. Although […]

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The Mayan calendar and 12.21.2012

February 29, 2012

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by Michelle Karén —  The Mayans had two calendars: the Tun calendar, or short count, and the Tzolkin calendar, or long count. The Tun calendar was a personal calendar. It revealed one’s personal destiny. The Tzolkin calendar was the sacred calendar. A calendar is central to any society because it defines the way we view […]

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Being prepared for whatever happens

February 24, 2012

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by Irene Conlan —  Over the past few years we have seen multiple disasters around the world: earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, famines and massive snowstorms. Each has caused untold loss of life, possessions, buildings and businesses. defines the word disaster as “a calamitous event, especially one occurring suddenly and causing great loss of […]

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Cultivating resilience

February 23, 2012

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by Ada Porat —  How resilient are you? Resilience is defined as the ability to return to your original form after being bent, stretched or compressed. It is the ability to readily recover from illness or adversity. Life’s setbacks and disasters often arrive without prior warning. And while we may not have a choice as […]

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