Monthly Archives: May 2019

3 retirement catch-up strategies

According to Fidelity, in order to have a decent shot at maintaining your standard of living in retirement, you should have six to nine times your salary tucked away in a 401(k) or other accounts by your mid-50s to early 60s. This is a good general rule of thumb, however the problem is that many people in this age range don’t ...

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Poor sleep magnifies the brain’s response to pain

Exploring the well-known link between sleep and pain, a new study has found for the first time that sleep impacts on areas of the brain that control pain. After just one night of sleep deprivation, the brain region that senses pain goes into overdrive, while other regions that help modulate that pain response go on strike, according to a paper ...

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A guide to low-carb diets for diabetes

A low-carb diet can help people with diabetes better manage their blood sugar levels. Carbohydrates or carbs raise blood glucose more than other foods, meaning the body must produce more insulin to digest them. Reducing carb intake can help stabilize blood glucose. It may also counteract some other effects of diabetes, such as weight gain and heart disease. Despite this, ...

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Avocados may be the key to weight loss, study says

Avocados may be the key to weight loss, study says Everyone in the study reported feeling fuller longer after the meal featuring a whole avocado; even the meal with half an avocado helped satisfy the volunteers longer than the low-fat meal. Before you start feeling guilty about indulging in that guacamole, consider a new study from the Center for Nutrition ...

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School apologizes for censoring students’ MAGA hats out of yearbook photo

A high school in Littlestown, Pa., has apologized after the yearbook club blurred out two teenagers’ pro-Trump apparel in a yearbook photo. “The mistake was not noticed during the editorial preview process prior to print. We apologize on behalf of the yearbook club. It is not the policy or practice of the district to improperly censor speech,” Littlestown High School said in ...

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Poor sleep can change your reaction to pain

Lack of sleep may make you more sensitive to pain, according to a study in the Jan. 28, 2019, issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers found that poor sleep interferes with certain pain centers of the brain and can change how a person perceives and reacts to discomfort. In the study, scientists scanned the brains of 25 healthy adults ...

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Trump Campaign Reveals Special Plans for Millionth ‘MAGA’ Hat

The Trump campaign announced it will be giving away its one millionth Make America Great Again hat, which has already been signed by President Donald Trump and will be personally given by him to the winner. “We’re on the verge of selling our millionth hat,” Trump campaign national press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told Fox News during a recent visit to ...

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