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Missing the point on Obamacare, plan does work

By Al Norman U.S. House Speaker John Boehner recently made a big fuss about the fact that he could not sign up for health care...

Snow Shoveling 101: advice and gear

Although much of the country has been relatively flake-free this winter, snow removal woes are just one storm away. So here are some strategies, and the latest tools.

Senior centers court baby boomers

It’s hard to believe that those long-haired hippies, those radicals of the 60s who said “never trust anyone over 30,” have, well, gotten older.

Workplace retirement savings program debuts in Massachusetts

Today, a secure retirement may be out of reach for millions of Americans, especially those who work for small businesses. Fifty-seven million Americans have no access to a retirement savings plan through their employers - that’s over 50 percent of the 18- to 64-year-old population. When employers give workers the option of payroll deduction for retirement savings, AARP research indicates that their participation rate is a whopping 1,300 percent higher than that of those without the option.

Take Social Security off fiscal cliff

By Al Norman In the fall of 2008, the Goldman Sachs Group, which describes itself as “a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management...

Multivitamins may lower cancer risk in men

America’s favorite dietary supplements, multivitamins, modestly lowered the risk for cancer in healthy male doctors who took them for more than a decade, the first large study to test these pills has found.
Janice Lindsay

Viewpoint by Janice Lindsay

By Janice Lindsay (Photo Janice Lindsay, Photo Submitted) Sound the alarm. Or not. Uh, oh. We had a crack in our downstairs bathtub. Correction: I thought we had...

Mediterranean diets cut heart risks

Pour on the olive oil, preferably over fish and vegetables: One of the longest and most scientific tests of a Mediterranean diet suggests this style of eating can cut the chance of suffering heart-related problems.

Gov. Patrick: Where have all the elders gone?

By Al Norman For the sixth year in a row, in Gov. Deval Patrick’s annual report to citizens he has said little or nothing about...
Janice Lindsay

Middle Name: Chocolate?

By Janice Lindsay Answer this question: In a parking lot, you stroll past a brand new Mercedes. Glancing in the passenger-side window, you see an...