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  • The Tall Poppies Support Women Novelists October 14, 2019
    When health professor Ann Garvin, 58, of Madison, Wis. challenged herself to write and publish her first novel, she never imagined that it would spark a burning desire to become a career novelist. But in 2009, after two years of carving out stolen moments to pen her first manuscript, and after “one year, seventy-five query… […]
    Julie Pfitzinger
  • How to Choose Your Ideal Place to Retire Abroad October 14, 2019
    If you’ve been contemplating the idea of retiring abroad, you may have done a little research. Maybe you’ve even jumped on the internet to look for the country that’s best for you. Big mistake. You probably know the old saying: “If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you get there?”… […]
    Richard Eisenberg
  • Can Any Good Come From Alzheimer’s? October 14, 2019
    The truth: Alzheimer’s and other dementia diseases are always a burden on loved ones. The lesser-known truth: Dealing with the diseases can provide positive impacts of a temporary or even lasting nature. Two sisters, Heidi O’Neill and Amy Springer, both called their late father’s Alzheimer’s “a gift” for the way it repaired and enriched relationships… […]
    Edie Grossfield
  • How to Be a Patient: A Comprehensive Book on Exactly That October 11, 2019
    (Editor’s note: This story is part of a series for The John A. Hartford Foundation.) Around the time Sana Goldberg began nursing school, her grandfather had a serious, undetermined health problem. “I remember from the moment of entering the ER to the week later when he was dismissed from the hospital — having such a sense… […]
    Grace Birnstengel
  • New Tech Help to Manage Your Retirement and Investments October 11, 2019
    Every fall, I attend the Finovate conference in New York City, where dozens of fintech entrepreneurs from around the world present apps and services they’re rolling out for consumers and financial institutions. In recent years, I’ve been disappointed by how little I’ve seen for people 50+; nearly all the consumer presentations were aimed at millennials,… […]
    Richard Eisenberg

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