7 Ways to Start a Business and Protect Your Retirement

Launching a business at any age is an exciting undertaking. But starting one can also be capital intensive and can come at a high cost if you make the wrong funding choice. When you have funds tucked away in retirement accounts, it may be tempting to go after that money to launch your company. But…

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Talking About Hearing Loss at Work Is Getting Easier

Marie Saliterman, 58, was sick for a month 28 years ago. When she felt well enough to return to her administrative assistant job, she noticed she had trouble hearing and then had her hearing tested. “They told me I was like the typical 70-year-old,” Saliterman recalls. “I was 30-years-old. I refused to wear hearing aids.”…

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Cardiac Rehab Helps Survivors Cope After a Heart Attack

(This article appeared previously on the website of the American Heart Association.) After her heart attack, Michelle Robinson regularly feared she was going to die. She had had a small artery that was 80 to 90 percent blocked. Her doctor thought it was best to treat this through medication and a heart-healthy diet, rather than…

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Will Caring For Aging Parents Destroy Your Family Relationships?

Caring for #agingparents can become burdensome and create deep resentment in families. Avoid it by dividing up chores, sharing the responsibility and staying in frequent communication. Some siblings are less capable than others. Accepting this can avoid anger.x

American Heart Association: Trump’s Budget Deals a Blow to Medical Research

(This statement appeared May 23, 2017, on the website of the American Heart Association.) American Heart Association President Steven Houser issued the following comments today on President Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018: President Trump’s budget deals a devastating blow to medical research by slashing the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) funding by $7.2…

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Finding Fun and Relaxation Through Watercolors

What would Monet do? I stare at the blank paper in front of me and call on the Masters: Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Georges Seurat, Mary Cassatt. I summon the spirits of Gustav Klimt and Georgia O’Keeffe. Mark Rothko, are you there? Who am I kidding? I know a bit about art history, but all…

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Should You Move to Be Closer to Your Aging Parents?

Sara Tapscott won’t ever forget the day an employee at her aging parents’ assisted living center knocked on their apartment door and told them they’d have to move. Their needs had become too great for the staff to accommodate. Tapscott’s mom, who was 79 and down to 90 pounds from advanced Parkinson’s disease, was crying…

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Make a ‘Yippee!’ Index to Change Jobs or Careers

(This article is adapted from the new book, Live Large: The Achievers’s Guide to What’s Next.) You’ve lived a life people point to as successful: You’ve made the “right” decisions, reached the goals you set, achieved status in your industry and been rewarded or acknowledged for your accomplishments. But you feel restless. You want to…

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