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Why Do We Celebrate That? Hanukkah Traditions

While perhaps not the most important holiday on the Jewish calendar (those would be Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur), Hanukkah is certainly the most famous, especially in the secular and non-Jewish communities. The celebration begins on the eve of the 25th of Kislev and runs for eight nights. Since the Jewish calendar is lunar (based […]

The Value of Family Recipes

Editor’s Note: When my grandmother passed away, her children stumbled upon her assorted collection of recipes, which she had delighted friends and family with for years. I would go on to transcribe many of these family recipes, updating and adding a few of my own personal recipes (many of which you can now find on […]

What Does It Mean to be a Caregiver?

Caregivers play a monumental role in the lives of those they serve, but who is considered a caregiver, and the duties that entails — are often misunderstood. While there are obvious cases, like family members that care for a sick loved one fulltime, what about people that still give a significant amount of help to […]

Here’s What Medicare Costs in 2022

On Friday, November 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2022 costs of Original Medicare, which is made up of Parts A and B. With Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) already underway, this announcement allows Medicare beneficiaries or prospective enrollees to know their options and decide which Medicare solution fits their […]

Can I Prevent Aneurysms or Ruptures?

Aneurysms are an especially common condition with as many as one in fifty Americans living with an unruptured case. They occur when a blood vessel bulges, sometimes caused by a weakening of the vessel walls, by 50 percent or more. While many people have them, most don’t even know it because aneurysms often don’t present […]

How Can I Trust My Insurance Agent Has My Best Interests at Heart?

Whether it’s during the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) or one of the other windows of time where you can find Medicare plans, you’ll be on the hunt for Medicare coverage. It’s a good idea to at least review your plan each year to ensure it still meets your needs. If you’re looking for a new […]

Using Chinese Five Spice in Your Cooking

If you’ve ever been cooking and wanted to punch up your dinner with a unique flavor that’s balanced but defined, you should try adding Chinese five spice! What exactly is this traditional Chinese spice blend? Well, the mix is based on the traditional five Chinese elements of fire, water, wood, earth, and metal. In a […]

What You Should Know About the COVID Booster

With the recent news that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved boosters for the three major COVID-19 vaccines — Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson — there have been a lot of questions. Should I get a COVID-19 vaccine booster? Am I eligible to get […]