E-cigarettes: A Safe Alternative to Smoking?

When e-cigarettes first became available in 2006, they were heralded as a smokeless and therefore safer way to inhale nicotine, as well as a means to quit smoking. But, almost a decade later, although they have become more popular, no studies have conclusively proven their safety and their effectiveness for smoking cessation. In fact, several … Continue reading E-cigarettes: A Safe Alternative to Smoking?

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Spring Cleaning Tips

Matt Paxton, founder of the premier hoarding and estate cleanup company, Clutter Cleaners, and author of The Secret Lives of Hoarders, offers his tips for spring cleaning. With the arrival of warm weather, it’s the perfect time to do maintenance chores around the house. “Now is the time to start preparing for summer guests, and … Continue reading Spring Cleaning Tips

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Retiring Abroad: Best Countries for Healthcare

As many seniors think about retiring abroad, a big concern, especially for those with fewer resources, is how much they will have to pay for quality healthcare. Fortunately, certain countries provide healthcare that is less expensive than in the United States, but often just as good. Often these countries’ doctors have trained in the United … Continue reading Retiring Abroad: Best Countries for Healthcare

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Ring Up Your Phone for Your Medications

As we get older, we have to take more medications at the same time we have less memory. Fortunately, the miracle of technology has a solution for that in the form of “apps”—applications for smartphones. Apps are available for “medication adherence”—making sure you take the right medication in the right dosage at the right time. … Continue reading Ring Up Your Phone for Your Medications

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Retiring Abroad: Look Before You Leap

Retiring overseas can be appealing in so many ways: a place where everything is cheaper, the climate is warmer and the culture is more relaxed. But it’s not for everyone. Adapting to a new culture and surroundings can be challenging. “Looking back on our planning and experiences, I’ve learned that dismantling your life and moving … Continue reading Retiring Abroad: Look Before You Leap

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