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Taming the Stress Monster

From Dr. Hyla Cass and Kathleen Barnes, authors of 8 weeks To Vibrant Health: A Take Charge Plan for Women. It’s almost impossible to exist in today’s world without stress. We all feel it. The pressure of job, home, kids, health, finances go on and on. And now we’re “lucky” enough to have cell phones … Read moreTaming the Stress Monster

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Antidepressants Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death in Women

Can you die from using antidepressants? Absolutely, according to a large study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. For the first time, scientists have found an alarming link between the use of antidepressant medications and sudden cardiac death in women not previously diagnosed with heart disease. Scientists long-ago documented a link … Read moreAntidepressants Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death in Women

Getting a Tax Refund? That’s Bad News!

If you’re getting a tax refund this year, you’ve made an interest-free loan to the government. You’ve let Uncle Sam have your money free of charge for as long as a year. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m most definitely not in the loan business, and I’m especially not interested in loaning money … Read moreGetting a Tax Refund? That’s Bad News!

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Protect Your Credit

With all the financial craziness we’re experiencing right, there is nothing more important than to protect your credit. According to the Federal Trade Commission, more than 10 million of us are victims of identity theft every year and the number is rising. Criminals get your personal information in a variety of ways, including: Dumpster Diving. … Read moreProtect Your Credit

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Diabetes Numbers Increase

Startling new statistics on diabetes released by the National Institutes of health this week show that the rates of diabetes and impaired blood sugar in American are increasing at alarming levels. Nearly 13% of American aged 20 and over have diabetes, but 40% of them don’t know it. This puts them at high risk for … Read moreDiabetes Numbers Increase

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Fund Your Retirement Before Paying for Kids’ College

[Note: Tough times call for us all to get stronger. Today I’m starting to talk about economic survival on this blog and on my website. Everyone I know, myself included, is being affected by this economic downslide. I’m offering some thoughts about how to survive and thrive in these tough times. I invite your comments … Read moreFund Your Retirement Before Paying for Kids’ College