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Cookbooks vs. Cooking Books: What’s the Difference?

Learning to cook for yourself is one of those things that can be really beneficial for a number of reasons, but many people just don’t do it. Not only can it save you money and be a nice shared experience, but it can also be a fun and interesting way to experience new things. When […]

Start Your Green Thumb with a Windowsill Garden

You’ve wanted to get into gardening for quite some time. Maybe you read our article Why Gardening Makes Seniors Happier & Healthier. Maybe your neighbor or sister has a beautiful and fertile little vegetable garden that you’ve always been jealous of. You’ve just never had the time, knowledge, or space to grow your own garden. […]

How is Medicare Funded?

There are 61 million people in the United States that are enrolled in Medicare and rely on its coverage to afford vital health care. While there are costs associated with Medicare, like premiums and copays, there’s still a lot that Medicare covers that isn’t paid for by those costs. In fact, in 2020, 99 percent […]

The Truth About Expiration Dates

If you look on almost any item you buy at the grocery store, you’ll find a little date stamped somewhere. Sometimes it’s called Best Before or Sell By, while sometimes it’s something else entirely. What this means to many of us is that, once this date passes, the product is no longer fresh and will […]

Living with Visual Impairment

Weakening eyesight can be a terrifying and deeply inhibiting loss. Sight is the primary way we make our way through the world, so with it impaired or gone, it’s easy to feel trapped or lost even in your own home. With the numerous conditions that can cause vision impairment or blindness, it’s no wonder so […]

2021 MEDICARE COSTS & PREMIUMS

PART A (HOSPITAL) You pay: Inpatient Hospital Stay (benefit period ends 60 days after release from care): Deductible: $1,484 per benefit period Coinsurance (days 1-60): $0 per day of each benefit period Coinsurance (days 61-90): $371 per day of each benefit period Coinsurance (60 lifetime reserve days): $742 per day after day 90 of each […]

Extra Help for Medicare Part D

We all need a little help sometimes. There’s no shame in that. This is especially true when it comes to something as important as your health care. Being able to afford your prescription medications is a major factor in this, as they can go a long way toward maintaining your health and any conditions you […]

Charles Bonnet Syndrome: Diagnosis and Care

You’re taking care of your visually impaired mother. It’s just the two of you, and you’re fixing up some lunch while she’s watching TV in the other room. From the kitchen, you hear your mom talking to somebody. You rush into the living room to find her alone, talking to an empty chair. Okay, this […]

5 Ways to Get Dual Citizenship

We recently discussed why you may want to claim dual citizenship if it’s available to you. It’s all well and good to know why it’s worthwhile, but how do you go about getting dual citizenship? There are multiple ways that you can become a multinational, though some paths may not be available to you. Depending […]

The Benefits of Healthy Proteins

For many Americans, proteins are the central focus of our meals. If dinner was a football team, the protein would be the quarterback. In other words, the protein tends to be the foundation of the meal that the other ingredients play off of. This flavor importance comes at a good reason. Not only are proteins […]