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October 2018

October 2018

Autumn is a particularly nostalgic time for many. It begins in September with back-to-school feelings and jitters that I can personally recall in all my school days. Then comes the fall sports seasons, leaves changing, the weather getting cooler and childhood trick-or-treating being the social event of the year. The…
No matter how much value they provide, there are certain products that hold the unfortunate stereotype of being complicated and confusing. And while health insurance is essential protection for life in the modern age, it can also bring an intimidation factor that lends itself to unease and apprehension. It’s something…
What is it about those cute furry little faces that is making all the young girls go crazy? Just look around: manufacturers have even jumped on the bandwagon. There are llama pajamas along with alpaca bedsheets and comforters to make bedtime more fun. There are alpaca keychains, necklaces and earrings…
What is water? We know water is made up of two hydrogen molecules and one oxygen molecule. It also covers two thirds of the earth and it constitutes 99 percent of the molecules making up the human body. As one of the most diverse elements we know, water can be…
The leaves have started falling, the pumpkins have made their appearance at the farmers market and fall has made its welcome. The cooler temperatures call for cozy sweaters, warm soup and pumpkin treats. But a pumpkin latte, pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread are not complete without their companion: cinnamon. Cinnamon…
As a nutritionist, one of the most common concerns I have heard over the past few months is: “Summer eating is such a challenge.” As we now move into fall, all tempting foods should be out of the way, right? Unfortunately, as most can already tell from the aisles upon…
East Wind Healthcare is an acupuncture and functional wellness clinic that incorporates the best of ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. Our staff is committed to helping you feel better, function better and look better than you thought possible — whether you have a single injured area or suffer from a…
How can a chorus performance enrich your life? To this day I stand in awe at the turn of events that occurred for me 10 years ago. After seeing a newspaper notice of an upcoming local chorus event, I decided to attend. Little did I know that the chorus’s closing…
Like everyone, you want to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle when you retire. But a successful retirement doesn’t just happen — it requires a lot of planning. And that’s why it’s a good idea to draw up a “pre-retiree checklist.” Such a checklist might look like this: q Twenty years before…
Hormone replacement therapy for women has been a controversial topic ever since the findings of the Women’s Health Initiative study (WHI), which was halted in 2002. This was a government run study that found an increased risk of stroke, heart disease and breast cancer in women taking a combination of…
Many people are worried that they will run out of money in retirement. Do you share that concern? Causes For many people, Social Security is the primary source of income in retirement. Social Security was never intended to be the sole source of retirement income but was to supplement employer…
As an interior designer back in the day, I always sensed there was a missing piece to the design puzzle. At age 10 with my 50-cent allowance, I bought the September 1960 House Beautiful magazine and paging through it felt that if you lived in a beautiful home, you were…
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