Cynthia Bradford

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Want to ‘age in place’? Make sure your home has these 6 things.

Planning to stay in your home well into your golden years? Doing some renovations before you retire can help make your house more accessible and safe for your life ahead.<p>Nearly 90 percent of people over age 65 want to stay in their homes for as long as possible, according to research by the …

Home Improvement

Rosemary-Parmesan Coins

Preparation<p>Combine the flour, cheese, lemon zest, rosemary, salt, and pepper in a food processor. Process until just blended. Add the butter pieces …

Baking

29 Foods the World’s Healthiest People Eat Every Day

Want to keep running until you’re 90? These longevity-boosting foods can help.<p>1 of 29<p>Almonds<p>Rich in healthy fats, fiber, and protein, these nuts are made for more than snacking. Use slivered almonds as a topping for oatmeal or yogurt, add them to muffin recipes, or use almond flour in place of …

Nutrition

So many tube treats! (They’re too expensive, but human is trying to use them to get Tycho to eat more food) https://t.co/fdcCcr0NsK

Pumpkin Fudge

Wanna add some mix-ins to your pumpkin fudge? We suggest toasted walnuts or butterscotch chips!<p>Directions<p>Line an 8”-x-8” pan with parchment paper and …

#TBT: The Boston skyline - and the landscape of Comm Ave - sure have changed since 1964! https://t.co/tUfpvyQECE

72% of Older Americans Are Sorely Misguided on Medicare

Understanding how Medicare works is a crucial step on the road to a secure retirement. Yet most older adults fall short in this regard.<p>Millions of …

There's nothing like seeing the bright lights of Fenway Park illuminate the night sky! ✨⚾️ https://t.co/nOjYxbRg15

Italian Cold Lemon Cream Recipe – Best Summer Treat

In summer you can use many exotic fruits for preparing the most delicious desserts, and this cold lemon cream is one of the smoothest and simplest …

The 50 Healthiest Foods for Women

Pile your plate with these nutrition superstars.<p>The following healthy power foods can claim big bragging rights: They can fend off serious diseases like diabetes, cancer, and heart disease; fortify your immune system; protect and smooth your skin; and help you lose weight or stay slim. If you're …

Hands off my data! 15 default privacy settings you should change right now

On the Internet, the devil’s in the defaults.<p>You’re not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably haven’t even looked for your privacy settings. And that’s exactly what Facebook, Google and other tech giants are counting on.<p>They tout we’re “in control” of our …

Apps

Instant Pot Chicken & Veggie Soup Is a Weeknight Win

Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

For people age 50 or older, doctors say the new shingles vaccine is a must

By Michelle Andrews<p>Federal officials have recommended a new vaccine that is more effective than an earlier version at protecting older adults against the painful rash called shingles. But persuading many adults to get this and other recommended vaccines continues to be an uphill battle, physicians …

Public Health

9 different ages for claiming Social Security -- and what they mean to you

Not sure when to file for benefits? Here's a rundown of your choices.<p>Social Security serves as a key source of income for millions of retired seniors, and as an eligible worker, you get an eight-year window to start taking benefits. Here are the various ages at which you might claim Social …

Retirement

Aging lessons: The things that let you thrive in old age are easier than you think

By Debra Bruno<p>In good weather, Sylvia Lask logs thousands of steps a day on her Fitbit as she pushes down New York City sidewalks with her walker. As frequently as once a week, she heads to Albany, walker and all, to lobby state government officials about mental-health issues.<p>Florence Lee drives in …

New York City

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Ancient Earth Globe lets you travel back in time for a look at the planet

By Erin Blakemore<p>, Freelance reporter<p>When dinosaurs roamed Earth, the planet looked like . . . what, exactly?<p>Scientists have plenty of theories about how the planet changed over time. Continents split. Water receded. Mass extinctions wiped out some forms of life and helped fuel others.<p>You can’t go …

Extinction

Your Facebook Profile Probably Isn't Very Secure. Here's How to Fix That.

Or, how to delete your profile entirely.<p>We all surrendered any expectation of privacy—especially our data—when we signed up for Facebook years ago. What happens freshman year stays on the internet forever, after all. But did you know how many different apps and third parties you've probably given a …

I stole the couch from human so I could look over her shoulder while she sits on the floor https://t.co/8bw9L89cs5

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

Here Are the Best — and Worst — States to Grow Old In

Those hoping to age with grace and dignity may want to think about where they will live out their golden years.<p>And a new report from Caring.com has a …

Top 10 Most Innovative Ways of How to Hide the Smell of Weed

Amazon, Grasscity<p>So, you’re looking for how to hide the smell of weed. There are plenty of methods out there, that don’t involve going outside. …

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese with Bacon

If you thought you loved your Instant Pot, just wait until you make a rich and gooey bowl of macaroni and cheese within minutes. The Instant Pot’s …

Here’s How Much the Average American Collects in Social Security at Age 62, 66, and 70

Retirement planning is hard if you don't know how much you'll get in Social Security benefits.<p>Are you financially prepared for retirement? Probably …

Retirement

How To Germinate Cannabis Seeds: A Step-by-Step Guide

“It all starts with a seed.” Learning how to germinate cannabis seeds is essential to all future growing success. Properly popping beans puts you on …

Cannabis

The great Social Security benefits debate: Take it early or wait?

By Michelle Singletary<p>Columnist<p>A large part of retirement planning involves guesswork.<p>And I, for one, am stressed about whether I’m guessing right.<p>Take Social Security. Experts advise waiting as long as possible, until 70 if you can, to start collecting your benefits. Do this and you’ll get more …

Retirement

I finally noticed that human made my cave a heated cave! I think Gus is jealous https://t.co/dsARuNnGEl

How to Make 5 Different Smoothies with 10 Total Ingredients

Dorm room ready.<p>January 07, 2018<p>I love smoothies, but every time I go to a smoothie shop or juice bar, I find myself paying around $7 for a 16-ounce …

What is a ‘death clean’ and why should you do it?

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>The phrase “death cleaning” may sound jarring to unaccustomed ears, but the concept makes …

Cream Cheese Snowball Cookies Recipe

"An easy mix-and-bake recipe my grandmother used to make every Christmas! This yummy recipe, containing cream cheese and almond extract, makes moist, …