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Ways to Observe the End of the Civil War

April 9, 1865 is considered by most to mark the end of the American Civil War — though technically it wouldn’t formally conclude until 16 months later. This conflict brought our country to the brink of collapse, and had brother killing brother in fields from Pennsylvania to Louisiana. Over the course of four years, over […]

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How to Zoom (Video Conferencing for everyone)

What Is Zoom? Zoom is a Cloud-based video conferencing platform that can be used for video conferencing meetings, audio conferencing, webinars, meeting recordings, and live chat.  ​​​​​​​A Zoom meeting is a meeting that’s hosted using Zoom. Attendees can join the meeting via webcam, video conferencing camera, or phone. How to Get Started With Zoom Choose the right plan for […]

How Your Income and IRMAA Affect Your Medicare Premiums

If you’re enrolled in Original Medicare, you likely have Medicare Part B, which covers services like doctors’ visits, ambulance services, and physical therapy. It can also cover things like durable medical equipment, as well as your preventative and screening services. Unlike Medicare Part A, you’ll also likely be paying a monthly premium, though this may […]


April 2020 Medicare Update

Choosing between Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan can be confusing for many. Both options provide different opportunities to enroll, coverage, provider choices, billing processes, prescription coverage and extras. It’s important to understand how each program operates so you can make an informed decision.          

The Physical Toll of Excessive Stress

The psychological toll that stress takes on us is well reported. It can lead to depression, anxiety, insomnia, and irritability, among a host of other conditions. But less commonly spoken of is the physical toll chronic stress lays on our bodies. In fact, excessive stress can inhibit or affect most of the systems of our […]

3 Accounts That Can Maximize Your Medicare

There are many different ways you can handle your Medicare. You can go at it alone, monitoring your coverage and studying plans. You can work with a licensed sales agent, who’ll help guide you to plans that fit your needs. Regardless of what option you go with, there are also a number of programs and […]

What is the Maillard Reaction? An Essential Bit of Science for Cooking

There are few joys better than biting into a perfectly seared steak or taking a sip of roasted coffee beans. You can also pretty quickly tell the difference between chicken that’s been grilled and boiled. For that matter, it’s pretty easy to tell the difference between a slice of bread and toast. What do these […]


Coronavirus Stimulus Check FAQs The first wave of coronavirus stimulus checks are expected to go out in days, and if you’re eligible, the Treasury Department will deposit the $1,200 stimulus check directly into your bank account or mail you your check. Not every person who qualifies will receive $1,200 — some will get more, some […]


Superfood Snack Hacks: Healthy Cauliflower Recipes

Recently, we discovered how healthy cauliflower is for you. Not only is it low in calories, but cauliflower is packed with healthy nutrients and loaded with antioxidants that can help fight illnesses. So, it can keep you healthier and help you to lose weight in a healthy way! But perhaps our favorite strength of cauliflower […]

Lifestyle Changes That Can Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are life-changing conditions that can be massive detriments to your overall life, especially as they progress. As the conditions continue to develop, you’ll likely need assistance with many day-to-day activities. While there are potential treatment options for dementia and Alzheimer’s, there is currently no cure. This leaves prevention, and while you […]