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Preparing emotionally for retirement

Apr 23rd, 2019 | By

Making the decision to retire can be difficult. It’s easy to get excited about the prospect of not working and overlook what a job means to our identity and life purpose. With retirement planning, it can be easy to focus on finances rather than lifestyle. Yes, it is important to plan for maintaining financial responsibilities
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For green thumbs, dahlias come in all shapes, sizes and colors

Apr 23rd, 2019 | By
For green thumbs, dahlias come in all shapes, sizes and colors

With hundreds of varieties to choose from in a fabulous array of colors, shapes and flower sizes, dahlias are a must for your 2019 garden.
Not only are dahlias beautiful, but they’re also easy to grow. In the Pacific Northwest, the time to plant is after winter’s last frost, typically between Aprll 15 and June 1, according to Puget Sound Dahlia Association. Just plant the tuberous roots in a sunny, well-drained location, once the soil has warmed to about 60 degrees – or around the same time as you would plant tomatoes. It takes a week or two for the first shoots to emerge, but the plants grow quickly and will be blooming by mid-summer.



Measles isn’t just kid stuff

Apr 16th, 2019 | By

Editor’s note: Measles is highly contagious, and not just for children. As pointed out in the following article from MultiCare Health System, even 50-and-up adults should talk to their healthcare professionals about whether they need a vaccine against the illness. Measles, a highly contagious respiratory virus that causes a distinctive rash, continues to appear in
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Oh, Canada! What we can learn about food trends from our northern neighbors

Apr 16th, 2019 | By
Oh, Canada! What we can learn about food trends from our northern neighbors

Drink more water, eat more plants and cook more at home, says Canada. Canada’s new food guidelines have transformed from a food pyramid to an “eat well, live well” infographic, which takes a slightly different spin on our current USDA MyPlate recommendations. Specific foods and serving sizes are no longer emphasized in the new guidelines. Instead, the
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