Cori Carl

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Modern Love Podcast: Chris Messina Reads ‘When Love Isn’t as Simple as Standing by Your Man’

On this week’s podcast, the actor Chris Messina reads “When Love Isn’t as Simple as Standing by Your Man,” a story that shows how even the most enduring marriages are precarious.<p>The author, Eirik Gumeny, wrote his Modern Love essay after a double lung transplant led to a turning point in his …

Lifestyle

Reflections from a Daughter on the Challenges and Joy of Taking Care of my Parents

I think about my mother a lot. A flood of memories comes over me as Mother’s Day grows closer. My mom was a beautiful, strong willed, loving parent. …

Lessons Learned While Watching My Mother Disappear – Be Yourself

Up until about five years ago, my life, by most definitions, was a course in smooth sailing. I was in my early twenties. I had my health, a plethora …

My mother’s quiet burden was my father’s fading mind.

<b>Welcome to Better Life Lab, a pop-up blog about the future of work, gender, and social policy running from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day.</b><p>“Jenny, I …

Hung Up

8 reasons to love Zagreb - Remote Swap

So many people see Zagreb as an airport to fly into when they can’t get a direct flight to Dubrovnik. They’re missing out.<p>Here’s what I love about …

How to Deduct Medical Expenses on Your Tax Return

You may be able to write off what you pay out of pocket for health care, but only to the extent that those expenses exceed 10% of your adjusted gross …

Retirement

4 ways to help care for your aging parents, spouse with tech

When it comes to caring for an aging parent or spouse, many want to help their loved one stay independent as long as possible.<p>Nearly 90% of people over 65 want to stay at home as long as they are able, according to a research report by the National Conference of State Legislatures and the AARP …

Dementia

Ancient wisdom: How the Buddhists and Stoics stay emotionally strong

Ever been caught in the grip of extreme emotions? I'm gonna guess whatever decision you made next probably wasn't a good one.<p>When we're anxious, …

Self-help

Opinion: How are people going to pay for long-term care?

Although immediate Medicaid cuts are off the table with the failed effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, the basic economics underlying the …

Health Care

Striving for the Impossible: Caring for My Wife With CF

It feels righteous, almost macho, to hold myself to a standard of excellence -- to try to move mountains for my wife. There's something fulfilling …

Fall in love with Cologne

Cologne is hardly the most popular city for visitors to Germany, but I can’t seem to stay away from it. It may only be Germany’s 4th largest city, …

See the best of Baltimore in a day

Baltimore is a pretty unique city. It’s the last real affordable city in America. It’s got a fantastic walkable downtown core, a bustling …

Relentless

Sometimes I can’t believe my husband is paralyzed.<p>Most of the time I can. I’ve gotten fairly used to this life in the relatively short amount of time …

What caring for my paraplegic sister taught me

<b>If there is one thing life has taught me, it is that a person is utterly unaware of their true potential until they encounter and cope with a</b> …

The Layover: Toronto, Canada

The shiny new Union-Pearson Express will get you from Pearson Airport (YYZ) to Union Station in 30 minutes. Take this time to charge your phones and …

I Can’t Even Imagine Your Thoughts and Prayers

“They’re dead!” I shouted into the phone. “How the hell could they have put more money on this credit card when they’re dead?!”<p>There was a lot to …

Happy new year?

There have been so many griefs this past year, public and private, almost no one I know has not been touched by it in some way, yet we don’t talk …

How Can You Be Mad at Someone Who’s Dying of Cancer?

<b>By Deesha Philyaw</b><p>How can you be mad at someone who’s dying of cancer? It helps if you don’t yet know she’s dying, if you think the doctors are just …

How to Find Meaning in the Face of Death

The time between diagnosis and death presents an opportunity for “extraordinary growth.”<p>The psychiatrist William Breitbart lives at the edge of life and death. As chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, Breitbart …

Breitbart News

How not to say the wrong thing

When Susan had<p>breast cancer, we heard a lot of lame remarks, but our favorite came from one of Susan's colleagues. She wanted, she needed, to visit Susan after the surgery, but Susan didn't feel like having visitors, and she said so. Her colleague's response? "This isn't just about you."<p>"It's not?" …

Disabled Americans Have the Most to Fear Under RepubliCare

Nearly twenty percent of the population could lose disability coverage.<p>Recognizing that they don't have the votes for a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Republicans opted for a reconciliation bill that effectively picks the ACA apart, turning it into legislative Swiss cheese. At this point, …

Health Care

This Type of Employee Gets More Sleep, Eats Better, and Exercises More | Inc.com

Every employer wants high-performing employees. Millions of dollars are spent each year trying to improve the engagement and productivity of workers. Yet with all the efforts to improve office environments, a new study shows one group of employees enjoy more sleep (45 percent), eat healthier (42 …

The Workplace

How to Work in Different Timezones

<i>This chapter was contributed by Zapier content marketer Matthew Guay.</i><p>"It's a small world after all." The Disney song rings true when you run into …

Productivity

Law Aims to Protect Medicare Patients from Surprise Hospital Bill

Three years ago, M.J. Bricout broke her leg. And then when she got to the hospital she says she was robbed.<p>"I was mugged. I feel like it’s an appropriate word to use," said Bricout, who got socked with a $28,000 bill because her doctor categorized her as "under observation" instead of as an …

Health Care

It just got easier to become a permanent resident of Japan — here's how you do it

Under the new law, which will take effect in March, applicants with multiple degrees who earn a high salary will only need one year to become residents. The change reflects Japan's desire for more workers with advanced skill sets.<p>But that's not the only way to uproot your current life for a new one …

Japan

How America's Idea Of Illegal Immigration Doesn't Always Match Reality

When you think of illegal immigration in the U.S., do you picture a border crosser or a visa overstayer? A family or a single person? A farmworker or a waiter?<p>People living in the U.S. without legal status are frequently invoked in American politics <b>—</b> especially in recent months. But the …

Immigration

Rotterdam for design nerds - Remote Swap

As soon as you step out of Rotterdam’s <b>Blaak Station</b>, you’re looking at Piet Blom’s famous <b>Cube Houses</b>. Turn around and you’ll see the <b>Markthal</b>.<p>The Cube …

Before you go - Remote Swap

When people think about planning an extended trip, they imagine they’ll need to book flights and accommodation. There’s a little more to it than that.<p>…