Monthly Archives: April 2016

How to find your inner artist at any age

It may take several attempts to uncover your hidden talent, but it’s worth it

By Hélèna Katz for Next Avenue

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My parents’ duplex is like a shrine dedicated to our family’s artistic talents. One sister’s paintings, sketches and collages decorate the walls. Another’s drawing holds a prominent spot in the dining room. A cabinet displays my father’s READ MORE

Money 101 for (imperfect) parents and grown-up kids

How to guide your twentysomething to financial security

By Elizabeth Fishel and Jeffrey Arnett for Next Avenue


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Parental guidance about money matters can be worth its weight in gold to help grown-up kids reach financial autonomy. Before launching young people into the world of earning and spending, it’s wise for parents to share their financial know-how: smart READ MORE

Downward facing dork: Taking up Yoga at 60

He wanted to find inner peace. Here’s what he found instead.

By Kevin Kusinitz for Next Avenue

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For a guy like me, taking up yoga when pushing 60 was a bit like trying to date a 21 year-old — probably good for my circulation but with a strong chance of falling on my face.

No matter. I decided to give it a whirl, as much for a spiritual as physical READ MORE

How to be a writer at any age

10 rules to live by from the author of ‘The War of the Roses’

By Warren Adler for Next Avenue


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I always wanted to be a writer. Ever since I was conscious, I felt that inexplicable pull to tell a story, to create a scene, to leave a reader wanting to know what would happen next. When life’s responsibilities came knocking, i.e. I had a family READ MORE

Do you really need to get an annual checkup?

Physicians disagree on the need for one when you’re not sick

By Rita Rubin for Next Avenue

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Kind of like the old saw “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” some doctors have been questioning the need for adults who aren’t sick to get a checkup.

In 2012, the most recent year for which data are available, “general medical examination” READ MORE

How to care for your pet without going broke

A vet’s 6 tips on managing costs wisely and lovingly

By Joanne Intile for Next Avenue

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As I look over my appointment schedule for the day, I mentally note that I’m set up for two patients to be dropped off for CT scans, one of whom will hopefully be immediately transported to an operating room, so surgery can be done to remove a large READ MORE