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Spreading Joy this Holiday Season

It’s so easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of the season. Yet, once the food has settled and the gifts opened, it’s also a great time to do something for someone else—and sharing this act with your family makes it even better. It’s been studied that those who give to others are happier in life, so take today […]

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Last Minute Gifts for the Holidays

The holidays creep up on us every year. If you’re looking to surprise a caregiver in your life, whether it’s your parent, a neighbor or a coworker, but don’t have time to hit the mall, try offering something a bit more personal. We asked Katy Wolk-Stanley, founder of The Non-Consumer Advocate blog, for ideas for thoughtful, personal presents. Pass on […]

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Getting Organized: Health Care Directives or Living Wills

Some of the hardest conversations we may ever have with loved ones are about living wills or end-of-life wishes. Maybe our aging parents aren’t ready to think about such things. Maybe our children don’t want to hear what has to be said. These discussions aren’t just for those who are sick; unexpected tragedies can happen at any moment. Studies show […]

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Holiday Decorations for Any Age

‘Tis the time of year when home decorations make dark days seem brighter. Crafting is a great way to spend time together, and it doesn’t require a lot of running around either. (It’s festive and restive!) 10 Easy Christmas Ornaments Allison McDonald of No Time for Flash Cards remembers making her first holiday ornament: it involved a spool of thread […]

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Time Management for the Holidays

The holidays are a very busy time, especially for caregivers. But with so many traditions in place and tasks to complete, it’s hard to know where to bend without losing what people love about this time of year. “Choose only the most important yet feasible traditions, then adjust them as you would a seasoning,” says Carol Bradley Bursack, an author, […]

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