Facial Fillers - How Much Is Enough?
Adult caregiving hijacks your life. Few—if any—of us sign up because it sounds like fun. But when a loved one needs it, we step up. Ongoing, it’s a daunting job; at times, it’s downright harrowing. Once you are in the middle of it, reality warps. An article published by the American Medical Association reported, “One of society’s greatest assets is the many family members who provide care to ill or disabled relatives.” One study estimated there were over 15 million American adults serving as unpaid caregivers—in 1998. And yet, the needs of those doing it remain unnoticed. Last week in … Read more
John Paul Ouvrier
A retired friend of mine collects vintage race cars- and drives them himself. He called me the other day to come and visit him and help him with a recurring shoulder ache that always seemed to follow all of his driving expeditions. When I arrived he had his head under the hood of a fully restored 1966 Mustang. When I asked him to get into the car to show me how he drove and what he did with his body while driving, he happily obliged. He started talking about the latest trip, and I saw the problem. I saw the same problem I see every day for drivers, and that is drivers are unaware that … Read more
If you purchased your Life Insurance anytime from the mid 80’s through 2005 there’s an 85% chance that the type of life Insurance you purchased was a Flexible Premium life Insurance contract that unlike their more expensive predecessor Whole Life Insurance was not guaranteed to last for the rest of your life. How did that happen? In the mid 80’s when Interest rates were very high 17-18% many people began withdrawing their cash value accumulations in their life insurance contracts that were only earning 3-4% and began transferring them into banks and CD’s. In order to stop this … Read more
There are some who believe it is unrealistic to be happy these days, much less to even focus on being happy. Are they right, or are they missing a significant point? An article I wrote asking if we’re too busy to be happy received this (unaltered) comment from a reader: “no, I am too realistic to be happy! can you be happy, when Russia invades Ukraine? can you be you be happy, when all the world is put by Russia on a brink of another war? can you be happy, when you are lied to? can you? then, you are a philosopher, a saint or an alien to this Earth.” I felt it was important to … Read more
Part IV: Do A Selfie. Do You Have The Right Stuff? So far, In part 1 of our series on entrepreneurship, you determined your non-negotiables – those persons, places, things, and times that you are not willing to compromise or relinquish. In part 2, we learned about some data resources and web sites to help you ferret out the competition. Then, in part 3, we discussed the importance of narrowing your focus and starting small. But perhaps we should have started with a more essential question: Do you have the ‘right stuff,’ the personality profile that matches the … Read more
Michael E. Platt, M.D.
The Benefits Anti-estrogen Perhaps the area it is best known for is that of a hormone that helps block the detrimental effects of estrogen. In this regard, it helps prevent menstrual cramps, breast tenderness, and PMS in those women who are menstruating. In addition, it eliminates other problems caused by estrogen including asthma and migraine headaches, morning sickness, and helps to prevent all cancers caused by estrogen, including cancers of the breast, uterus, ovaries, cervix, colon, and prostate. Women with low levels of progesterone, such as all women on BC pills, can easily windup … Read more
A few months ago I decided that I might like to “work at home” so I replied to an ad offering this ‘opportunity’. At 83, I am mobile and my mind is still clicking along okay. I would keep my independence and would have oodles of cash to spend on the twelve grandkids or eight great-grandkids!! I learned very soon that replying was a BIG MISTAKE !!! It seemed that within hours, I was overwhelmed with emails from other places of ‘opportunity’; all of these wanting to make me a millionaire. WOW ! My emails grew into the dozens, maybe even hundreds, as jobs became available to me, a little Granny … Read more
I received an email from Carol asking for advice about how to deal with a rude salesperson. This is what she wrote: Barbara, I experienced something I've never felt before last week. My husband and I have been having trouble with our alarm company (batteries not fitting, not being charged when they were checked by the store who sold them to us and being directed to buy a certain battery then later being told we needed a different one for different sensor.) My husband set off the alarm three times and one of his explanations was that he stopped to pet the cats. The company technician sat down … Read more
Good Stuff To Know
An answer to the perennial question: Is it safe to pee in the pool? ** Beer marinade could reduce levels of potentially harmful substances in grilled meats ** Brain differences in college-aged occasional drug users ** Life lessons: Children learn aggressive ways of thinking and behaving from violent video games, study finds ** Can Smoking Pot Really Give You Man-Boobs? ** Regular physical activity reduces breast cancer risk irrespective of age ** Healthy midlife diet may prevent dementia later ** An answer to the perennial question: Is it safe to pee in the … Read more