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5 Things Your Teeth May Be Saying About Your Health

The impact of poor oral health on general health and quality of life is enormous, especially for vulnerable older adults. Millions live with untreated cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, oral pain and tooth loss due to limited, or no, access to basic dental care. Recent studies have shown oral health issues may be associated with…

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The Great Tool to Find a More Satisfying Career Path

I want to tell you about a terrific way to find clues that can help you discover what you’d be happiest, and most fulfilled, doing in your career. It’s called The Life Stories Exercise (also known as The Seven Stories Exercise, trademarked by The 5 O’Clock Club). This powerful (and free!) tool won’t tell you…

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How to Win Friends and Wow People: Part 4

In her four-part video series created for Next Avenue, executive coach Roshini Rajkumar shares her insights on how to be more confident and improve what she calls your “Wow Factor.” When you “own your wow,” she says, you’ll have more confidence in all areas of your life. In the first video, she coached viewers through…

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What You Said About ‘Nobody Wants Your Parents’ Stuff’

Sometimes, if you’re a lucky journalist, something you write strikes a chord. I’m grateful to say that just happened with my Next Avenue blog post, “Sorry, Nobody Wants Your Parents’ Stuff,” about challenges boomers and Gen X’ers are facing finding homes for their late parents’ heirlooms (as I experienced after my father died last fall).…

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How to Win Friends and Wow People: Part 3

In her four-part video series created for Next Avenue, executive coach Roshini Rajkumar shares her insights on how to be more confident and improve what she calls your “Wow Factor.” When you “own your wow,” she says, you’ll have more confidence in all areas of your life. In the first video, she coached viewers through…

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4 Ways to Embrace the February Malaise

February is the longest month. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Those of us in cooler climates probably feel this more than anyone. February is the point of the winter when that first snowfall — the one that fell back in December when the snowflakes were sparking and prettily lit with holiday lights — is…

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7 Small Diet Changes to Make You Healthier Than Ever

For most of us, it’s a lot easier to swap in one small good-for-you habit on occasion than completely overhaul the way we eat. Based on recent research, any or all of the following seven strategies will help do just that, to reshape the food choices you make on a daily basis. So before you…

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When Health Care Ignores Your Goals

Five days after a surgery and being mostly bed-bound, my 83-year-old mom was discharged from the hospital and looked forward to one thing in particular. She hadn’t been able to bathe since she left home. “A shower will feel so good,” she said as we walked to the car. But a short time later when…

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How to Win Friends and Wow People: Part 2

In her four-part video series created for Next Avenue, executive coach Roshini Rajkumar shares her insights on how to be more confident and improve what she calls your “Wow Factor.” When you “own your wow,” she says, you’ll have more confidence in all areas of your life. In this, the second installment in the series,…

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