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Fall Leaves Us Enchanted

“Autumn Leaves” is an old, beloved song. Written in 1945 by Johnny Mercer and recorded by such popular greats as Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Eartha Kitt and more, the song is a lovely ode to not only the changing season and its effect on trees, but...

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Healthy Aging Month Tips for Aging Well

Age may be just a number, but whether that number is a joy or a challenge depends on making healthy choices as the years tick by. September is Healthy Aging Month so now is a good time to consider the many ways to make those senior years more rewarding. Interestingly,...

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Fighting Dementia

The bad news is that Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia have reached epidemic levels. Furthermore, there’s no tried and true way of preventing dementia. In fact, experts believe that cognitive decline is at least sometimes, the result of factors that...

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Farmers markets feature fresh-from-the-field goodness

Back when Americans spent their Sunday afternoons joyriding through the countryside, a highlight of any trip was finding a farm stand where fresh sweet corn, juicy tomatoes and baskets of berries could be had for a few bucks. Those days ended with high gas prices, but...

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Cheers to Beer!

August 3 was International Beer Day. The beverage in shades ranging from light amber to dark brown has been celebrated on the first Friday of every August since 2007, when three guys from Santa Cruz, California, convinced their local bar to recognize the beloved...

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We’re Walkin’ Here!

Walking is the number one form of exercise in the world, according to the Los Angeles Times, with 70 percent of the human population preferring this physical activity to others. It’s no wonder why, given the ease, accessibility and physical and psychological benefits...

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