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Self-publishing authors get the word out There Older consumers driving auto market The youngest boomers have a say How to steps can make things easier Men can age gracefully too ’60s chart toppers still going strong How to deal with holiday stress and anxiety
 

Self-publishing authors get the word out

For over 50 years, even before they married in 1961, Gloria Daniels’ husband, Arthur, had been telling her that she should write books. “I didn’t pay any attention at all,” she said. “Then I hit 70 — and I’m writing books.”

There’s help for older adults suffering mental illness

For some battling mental health issues, it’s all about taking those tiny steps. For older individuals, the challenges can be greater.

Older consumers driving auto market

This is not your father’s Oldsmobile or even the Dodge Dart you drove in your formative years or purchased as your son or daughter’s first car.

The youngest boomers have a say

Brian Hopper, 50, of Rutland, entered adulthood differently than most of his contemporaries. His father had served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and being from a Scottish family where “everybody goes into the military,” his natural inclination was to join the U.S. Army voluntarily.

How to steps can make things easier

Barbara and Arthur Roberts have always had a sense of wanderlust. One day, after their kids had gone off to college, Barbara turned to her husband and said, “You know, they’re never coming back. Let’s sail around the world.”

Men can age gracefully too

When men grow up healthy, there’s a sense of being invulnerable. Most men, typically, well into their 40s, go through most of their life doing what is required to be a man: get a job, find a partner, buy a house, have children.

’60s chart toppers still going strong

It only takes a few moments of hearing Delores “La La” Brooks break into Da Doo Ron Ron to realize she’s lost little of her ability in the half-century since.

How to deal with holiday stress and anxiety

This will be the first Christmas that Rakan Smith, 53, will spend without one of his parents.

Medicaid not meant to shoulder burden of care

26 June 2014

The extent to which families rely on Medicaid to pay for long-term care means the program’s money is being stretched way too thin.

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Tuscany combines beauty, history, food, art

26 June 2014

Vineyards and groves of olive trees blanket rolling hillsides and spill down into deep valleys. An ancient stone villa, its entrance road lined by parallel rows of tall, straight cypress trees, tops many hills.

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‘Going faux’ can transform a home’s style

26 June 2014

Other “faux” features to consider include ceiling decals that look like parts of elaborate chandeliers, cabinetry embellishments and painted wainscoting.

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Webcam, smartphone: The age of telemedicine

26 June 2014

Welcome to the virtual house call. It’s increasingly getting attention in the United States as a way to conveniently diagnose simple maladies, such as whether that runny nose and cough is a cold or the flu.

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High fees eroding many 401(k) retirement accounts

26 June 2014

Adding up to a modest-sounding 1 percent a year — would erase $70,000 from an average worker’s account over a four-decade career compared with lower-cost options.

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Married folks have fewer heart problems

26 June 2014

“It might be that if someone is married, they have a spouse who encourages them to take better care of themselves,” said Dr. Jeffrey Berger, a preventive cardiologist at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York.

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