Education

Headed Back to School?

By Jean Chatzky There’s plenty of financial help out there if you know where to look It’s one of the questions I get asked most often: Do you save for your children to attend college or for your retirement? The answer is the latter — because there’s plenty of financial aid for college but no financial aidfor retirement. But what if it’s you …

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Why All Adults Should Have a Living Will

Clear, written health care direction is a gift to those who love you “Her living will takes over now,” said the nurse practitioner the morning after my mother slipped into a coma. I was 51 weeks into 24-hours-a-day caregiving, which included constant decision-making about hospital, rehab and nursing facility admissions as well as readjustments of medication and treatment plans — …

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How to find the right mentor

Commentary by Chara Having a mentor – someone who will guide you and help you develop and strengthen your skills – is a great benefit to you personally and professionally. As the United Nations Development Program states, mentoring relationships provide opportunities to discuss ideas, receive honest and constructive feedback, and get the access to the information, knowledge and experience of …

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How to mentor millennials

Commentary by Tere Siqueira Millennials are taking over the workforce. Already the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, millennials will comprise more than 75% of the workforce by 2025. And they are seeking mentors to guide and inspire them. The following tips will make your mentoring much more effective: *Allow them to share opinions freely: Millennials want to be …

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Por qué todos los adultos deberían tener un testamento vital

Las instrucciones claras y por escrito sobre la atención médica es un regalo para tus seres queridos. Su testamento vital es quien manda ahora”, dijo la enfermera profesional la mañana después de que mi madre entró en coma. Durante 51 semanas, yo había cuidado de ella las 24 horas y tomado decisiones constantemente sobre el ingreso al hospital, al centro …

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Change how you make New Year’s resolutions

Commentary by Tere Siqueira A new year is a great time to set resolutions for self-improvement. Unfortunately, however, many people struggle to keep their New Year’s resolutions. The only way to achieve your 2020 resolutions is by changing how you make them. Here are some tips to help you change your approach to making New Year’s resolutions: *Do not focus …

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Too cold for outdoor fun? No problem!

Cold weather has arrived. And with it, a lack of activities to do outside. If you need to find something to do, here is a list of activities to help you to have some fun inside while it is cold outside: *Visit indoor parks: Enjoy a day of fun at an indoor water park or visit other themed parks that …

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3 Holiday Activities to Engage with Loved Ones

Any time can be the right time to enjoy memorable moments with family members, but the holidays present a special opportunity to have meaningful conversations and interactions with loved ones. One of the best ways to spark creativity and generate memories is through activities that get the conversation started, whether it’s remembering favorite moments from the past or simply sharing …

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Paw-some Presents: Holiday gift ideas for furry friends

The holiday season is meant for spending time with your friends and family, including those of the four-legged variety. Whether you have a dog, cat, fish or other small pet, Christmas can serve as the perfect time to show your affection by showering him or her with thoughtful gifts. When searching for the right gift for your furry friend, consider …

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How to build your handmade pinata

By Tere Siqueira Pinatas (piñatas in Spanish) have been a longtime icon of Mexican culture, and they hold a special meaning for the holidays. Marco Polo discovered pinatas in China. During the 14th century, when they made their way into Europe, they were adapted to Christian celebrations. But pre-Hispanic pinatas also have Aztec roots. During their celebrations around what has …

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