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Dating Coach: Don't do this if you want to find love in 2018!

Recently, I looked in the mirror and instead of seeing my inner and outer beauty (we all have it including you!), all I could see were some new lines that seemed to have popped up out of nowhere.

Unfortunately noticing those lines led me to look at other lines and before I knew it, I was on this downward spiral of only seeing the negative ...Read more

Travel Trending with Kathy Witt: Great castles of … the United States

Think only Europe has the lock on castles, coats-of-arm and other royal trappings? Pish-posh - the United States has its castles, too. And visitors may tour the grounds, enjoy a sumptuous repast and, in some cases, overnight in guest rooms that will make you feel like royalty.

- The Kentucky Castle, Versailles, KY

Kentucky is well-known for ...Read more

Social Security: Things to think about before applying for disability benefits

Social Security is with you throughout life's journey. We're here for you if the unexpected happens. We are there for you when you finally stop working as well. We provide vital financial support to tens of millions of American workers, primarily through retirement benefits. But we're also there for you if the unexpected happens and a serious ...Read more

Social Security: 4 questions to ask yourself as you plan for retirement

Deciding when to start receiving your retirement benefits from Social Security is a decision that only you can make, and you should make that decision with as much information as possible. There are a lot of important questions to answer.

Should you claim benefits earlier and get a smaller monthly payment for more years? Or should you wait and...Read more

Skip the rocking chairs for these rock stars of aging

If people can age with class, then Harlene Goodrich, 80, and Dorothy Kelly, 91, should be considered aging's rock stars.

These women - two strangers from opposite ends of the country and the poles of politics - agree on the basics on how to age well:

- Forming and reforming circles of supportive friends

- Actively participating in political ...Read more

Social Security: Ex-spouse benefits and how they affect you

Just like during tax season, it's good to have all the information you need early so you can prepare and get any money you are due.

If you are age 62, unmarried, and divorced from someone entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits, you may be eligible to receive benefits based on his or her record. To be eligible, you must ...Read more

Aging gracefully: At 103, Gertrude Johannessen is 'content' with her life

OSWEGO, Ill. - Perchance the makers of Ponds cold cream read this column, I'd like to offer a suggestion: Get a production crew out to Bickford of Oswego ASAP and shoot a commercial around one of the residents at this assisted living facility.

That's because Gertrude Johannessen, a long-time user of your vintage lotion turned 103 last week, ...Read more


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