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Midlife Matters
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
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authored by: Sheryl Kraft
Lately I find myself wanting to rid myself of a lot of clothing in my closet. Maybe it's because it's a new year. Or maybe because by this time, I've finally embraced the whole quality over quantity thing. Besides, it is altogether true that there is truth to that 80/20 rule: You wear 20 percent of your clothing 80 percent of the time. So, who needs all those shirts/pants/dresses/shoes/boots/sandals/sneakers anyway?
Midlife Matters
Monday, January 25, 2016
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authored by: Judy Freedman
More than 29,000 people attended the 2016 The New York Times Travel Show at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City last weekend, and I was one of them. With 545 exhibits, it was a captivating day.
Wellness in Practice
Monday, January 25, 2016
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authored by: Marcia Mangum Cronin
What mom doesn't want to raise children with healthy eating habits? But not every parent has the resources or knowledge to provide healthy foods and teach good nutrition. That's where the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act comes in.That law, passed by Congress in 2010 and recently extended, requires schools participating in the National School Lunch Program to offer more nutritious lunches.
Midlife Matters
Monday, January 18, 2016
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authored by: Sheryl Kraft
Every five years, U.S. law requires an update of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which were created in 1980 to help educate consumers about healthy nutrition. After all, who can't use a reminder for good or better habits, a way to maximize our health and reduce our risk for chronic diseases?
Wellness in Practice
Friday, January 15, 2016
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authored by: Marcia Mangum Cronin
Vision loss is scary, especially for people like me whose livelihoods depend on good vision. I recently had successful emergency laser surgery to prevent a retinal tear and possible retinal detachment, and I'm sharing my experience to help others recognize the symptoms that could save your vision.

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