Amy Daugherty

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39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

Born In 1898: World's Oldest Living Person Celebrates Birthday

It's now past midnight in Japan, meaning that Misao Okawa, the world's oldest human being, has officially turned 117. She was born on March 5, 1898, and lives in a retirement home in Osaka.<p>Okawa has reigned as the world's oldest living person since 2013, when Guinness World Records certified that …

Japan

This Tumblr Pairs Medieval Art with Rappers, and It's Brilliant

Gives new meaning to the expression "hip-hop royalty."<p>If you've ever looked at a photo of a blinged-out Rick Ross and thought, <i>Dude totally looks like Henry VIII</i>, there's a new Tumblr for you. The site, B4 XVI (a.k.a. beforesixteen), juxtaposes famous rappers with medieval and Renaissance artwork …

Rap & Hip-Hop

More Kids Are Eating Fruit at School, Study Finds

The government’s effort to encourage children to eat more fruit is working, a new study finds, and they’re throwing less food away too.<p>The study …

Two More Hospitals Report 'Superbugs' on Endoscopes

Two more hospitals—one in California and one in Connecticut—reported they’d found drug-resistant “superbugs” on a hard-to-clean type of medical equipment that’s under federal scrutiny.<p>The devices, called duodenoscopes, have been modified in a way that allows germs to stick to them, the Food and …

Medicine

Second Los Angeles hospital reports 'superbug' infections

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" linked to a type of …

Public Health

By the Numbers: Will You Need Long-Term Care?

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Are You The 'Family Bank'?

ALMOST EVERY FAMILY HAS ONE: the person family members call on when money is tight and they need a helping hand. The more financially responsible you are, the more likely you are to be considered "the family bank," according to a recent study conducted by Merrill Lynch in partnership with Age Wave. …

Snap Stat: Scared Stiff About Health Care Costs

What You Can Do: Our 2014 study, <b>Health and Retirement: Planning for the Great Unknown</b>, in partnership with Age Wave, recommends that you learn more about your Medicare options, and talk in depth about how to manage rising health care costs with your family and your financial advisor. For more tips …

Why Make Your Heirs Wait?

TURNS OUT YOUR GRANDSON, the computer geek, wasn't wasting all that time on the couch with his laptop after all. Now he's created a killer mobile app and is working day and night to launch his own company. Or maybe your daughter has just finished her Ph.D. in microbiology and wants to become a …

Can You Afford to Be a Stay-at-Home Parent?

THE FIRST TIME SHERYL SANDBERG'S INFANT SON reached for his caregiver instead of her, "it hurt like hell," recalls the Facebook COO in her 2013 book <i>Lean In.</i> Most working parents can relate to that moment. There's no escaping the push-pull between parenthood and career when you drop your children …

Retirement

Social Security: Aiming for Smarter Payments

EVEN FOR AMERICANS WHO HAVE INVESTED DILIGENTLY for retirement over the years, Social Security benefits matter. One of the first big decisions we're faced with as we approach retirement is when to claim our benefits—and timing is important. While you can start as early as age 62, waiting a few …

Your Guide to Medicare: 5 Key Questions Answered

AT AGE 65, YOU'RE FINALLY ELIGIBLE to enroll in Medicare and reap some benefits from a program you've contributed to all these years. Yet getting the most out of Medicare can be daunting. According to the National Council on Aging, more than half of baby boomers age 60 and older find the program …

LAPD has yet to release names of police in fatal skid row shooting

Los Angeles policehave yet to release the names of the two officers and a sergeant who fatally shot a homeless man on skid row but said Wednesday the three had never before fired their weapons on duty during their combined 25 years with the LAPD.<p>Top department officials were briefed on the deadly …

Law Enforcement