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Why you should worry about this long-term care report

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Roughly 52% of people turning 65 today will require long-term care at some point, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I’m sad to say that the new AARP Long-Term Services and Supports State Scorecard finds that …

Health Care

6 Things to Do the Day You Retire

You've finally made it to retirement! Once you've finished celebrating, there are a few simple tasks you should do to put your financial house in …

Retirement

Warren Buffett's 5 Highest-Quality Companies

Warren Buffett preaches the “high-quality, fair-price” theory of value investing. Buying good companies with reasonable price tags has been more profitable for him, he has said, than his earlier approach of trying to find fair companies cheap. His portfolio, therefore, should showcase a host of …

Stocks

5 Signs You Should Be a Little Worried About the Stock Market

Keep an eye on the 'misery index.'<p>With the stock market near a record high, investors are feeling pretty good about themselves. And that may be a bad …

Finance

8 ways to boost your self-esteem when you're feeling worthless

There are things you can do to your improve self-worth<p>When we get low, we often get down on ourselves. Obviously that doesn't help the situation, but …

Self-esteem

Smartdomes Bring Retro Futurism to the Tiny House Movement

At Slovenian builder Smartdome Constructions, the Retro Futurism of the '60s has finally come to the Tiny House Movement with their new …

Architecture

This Compact, Portable Washer Is Perfect For Small Spaces

If you ask any urban small space dweller what they wish would magically fit in their apartment, a washer would be pretty high up on the list. Even …

This $2 Lunch Idea Is Perfect for the Office

In my quest to stick to a food budget, I've found that lunch is my downfall. I have some inexpensive breakfast ideas that get me out of bed in the …

Eating

7 Unexpected Storage Solutions for Small Bedrooms

We get it. Your bedroom is tiny, and you've probably already thought of storing things in boxes under the bed. So what if you <i>still</i> don't have enough …

Home Decorating

Small Space Solutions: 9 Perfect Places to Squeeze in Shelves

Storage is always at a premium, especially in a small space. And while you can't add closets, what you can add are shelves. If a little extra storage …

Home Decorating

Tiny Homes That Make Buying Affordable Even at Minimum Wage

In Detroit, one woman is on a mission to use tiny homes as a gateway for upward mobility and wealth. For minimum wage workers and other Americans …

Housing

20-Minutes-or-Less Meals

No time for a fancy dinner? No problem! These delicious dishes are as fast as they are tasty.<p>No time to cook after work? Your whole family with be …

Dinner

Fruit-Sweetened Triple Coconut Cake [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Cold Cucumber Salad

In a medium saucepan, bring the salt, vinegar, sugar, celery seed and vegetable oil to a boil, then remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool.<p>In …

Recipes

Rosy Boa Cocktail

Rose water is the little something that makes this cocktail recipe special.<p>Ingredients<p>8 servings<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt<br>• 2 teaspoons paprika<br>• 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder<br>• 2 cups fresh grapefruit juice<br>• 1½ cups tequila<br>• ½ cup pomegranate juice<br>• ⅓ cup fresh lime juice<br>• ¼ teaspoon rose water<br>• 1½ cups (or more) …

Recipes

Best Corn Salsa Recipe - How to Make Grilled Corn Salsa

With tangy lime and sweet basil, this grilled corn salsa couldn't be more perfect for summer.<p><b>GRILLING MADE EASY: Lodge Cast Iron Grill Pan, $43;</b> …

Foodies

Savory Peach and Cucumber Salad

This is the time to celebrate peaches. Look for standout varieties such as July Flame, Suncrest, or O’Henry for this salad recipe. This recipe is from Kismet in LA.<p>Ingredients<p>4 servings<p>⅓ cup raw pumpkin seeds<br>• 1 tablespoon plus ¼ cup olive oil<br>• Kosher salt<br>• 1 cardamom pod<br>• 1 whole clove<br>• ½ teaspoon coriander …

Recipes

Tiramisu Dip (5-Minute Recipe)

This tiramisu dip is so smooth, creamy, and delicious! If you like tiramisu dessert then you got to try this wonderful dessert. It is very simple and …

Dessert

Smashed Chickpea Salad Toasts

A little reminiscent of both tuna salad and egg salad, this combo of coarsely mashed chickpeas, mayo, pickles, celery, and onion is all at once …

Recipes

The Deceptively Simple Lamb and "Rice" Dinner You'll Make All Summer

Lamb isn't a go-to meat in my cooking rotation. I always think of it as a special occasion protein, better suited to Easter feasts or fancy Sunday night meals of grilled lamb chops. Occasionally, we make lamb burgers using a recipe that my fiancé is famous (in my eyes) for, with a gooey center of …

Cooking

The 7 Best Refrigerator Snacks from Aldi

You know the drill: You get home from work, head straight to the fridge, and spend several minutes staring blankly into it, wondering what you can …

Eating

Lemon Buttercream Frosting – Basic Recipe

This lemon buttercream frosting can be an ideal, refreshing addition to your favorite cupcakes, cakes, pancakes, even cocktails, coffees, or …

Chickpea Salad

2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained<p>1 small red onion finely chopped<p>1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped<p>A few ribs celery and leafy …

Recipes

Chicken Piccata With Lemon and Parsley

• In a large skillet or saute pan, heat the butter and olive oil over medium heat.<br>• If the chicken breasts are large, cut them in strips or cut them …

Chicken Recipes

A Step-By-Step Guide to Making Frybread

I fell in love with frybread before I’d ever even tasted it. I was a kid, and my parents rented a great movie called <i>Smoke Signals</i> for our family movie night. It’s a lovely, funny story about young Native American adults on a coming-of-age road trip through the American Southwest. (I highly …

Baking

How And Why We Should Be Eating More Vegetables For Breakfast

Let's catch up with the rest of the world.<p>We’re here with a friendly reminder: the average person is supposed to eat two and a half to three cups of vegetables a day, according to My Plate.<p>For some people, that’s an easy feat. For others, hitting that goal can be little trickier. Here’s the easiest …

Foodies

The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Hyman, M.D.<p>Dr. Hyman's revolutionary weight-loss program, based on the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The Blood Sugar Solution</i>, supercharged for immediate results!<p>The key to losing weight and keeping it off is maintaining low insulin levels. Based on Dr. Hyman's groundbreaking <i>Blood Sugar</i> …

4 simple, Buddhist-approved ways to boost your happiness

Some people, no matter how hectic things get, just never seemed frazzled. Sleeping through your alarm, shattering your iPhone screen while changing …

Happiness

Learning How To Reframe My Thoughts Is Healing My Soul

“So how have you been?” my new hairdresser asks as I settle into the chair. She’d just shampooed me, which is likely the most intimate I have been …

Happiness

How Not to Die

• <b>Author:</b> M.D. Michael Greger MD & Gene Stone<p><b>From the physician behind the wildly popular</b> <b>NutritionFacts website</b><b>, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death.</b><p>The vast majority of premature …