A man walks into a bar in Oregon

By Garrison Keillor — Special to The Washington Post    I hung out in Eugene, Ore., last week where it rains every day so the air is fresh and clean. Old people my age don’t care for rain, so Eugene is not a retirement mecca — more of a youth mecca, a real Alt sort of … Continue reading A man walks into a bar in Oregon

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Science Says This 5-Second Rule Will Make Your Brain Stop Procrastinating

By Thomas Koulopoulos Founder, Delphi Group@tkspeaks https://www.inc.com/thomas-koulopoulos/according-to-science-this-5-second-rule-will-make-.html?cid=sf01001&sr_share=twitter I've been meaning to write this column for some time. The reason I'm finally getting to it is because it's an excuse to avoid doing something else. Let's face it, few of us, if we're honest, wouldn't confess to occasionally procrastinating. Our lives are busy, with lots of competing priorities, so … Continue reading Science Says This 5-Second Rule Will Make Your Brain Stop Procrastinating

DO 3% OF AMERICANS OWN 50% OF THE GUNS?

  https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/09/22/study-guns-owners-violence/90858752/ Despite steep declines in violent crimes, an estimated 70 million firearms were added to American arsenals the past two decades, according to a new landmark study on gun ownership. Overall, Americans own an estimated 265 million guns – more than one gun for every American adult, according to the study by researchers at … Continue reading DO 3% OF AMERICANS OWN 50% OF THE GUNS?

PAYING FOR PATRIOTISM

UNDER ROBERT GATES, APPOINTED BY GEORGE W. BUSH, THE PENTAGON DECIDED TO PAY THE NFL FOR PATRIOTIC SHOWS.   http://www.essence.com/news/nfl-ties-to-government There's a reason why football is called America's pastime. Americans —if they watch the sport or not— are unconsciously paying for it. Controversy brought on by NFL star Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the … Continue reading PAYING FOR PATRIOTISM

TREES KNOW WHEN DEER EAT THEM

By Sarah Kaplan September 13, 2016 Two of the study co-authors, Carolin Seele and Stefan Meldau, collect buds for the subsequent analysis of plant hormones and tannins. (Bettina Ohse) Picture the woods in early spring — the misty, pale green appearance of trees just starting to sprout, the young deer munching their way across the sun-dappled forest floor. But behind … Continue reading TREES KNOW WHEN DEER EAT THEM

THE EQUIFAX BREACH EXPOSES AMERICA’S IDENTITY CRISIS

 by LILY HAY NEWMAN   GETTY IMAGES ONE OF THE most shocking things about Thursday's announcement of the Equifax data breach is the sheer scale of the numbers involved. Particularly the Social Security numbers. Yes, there have been plenty of large data breaches before—5 million SSNs revealed in a Kansas Department of Commerce leak in July, 80 million … Continue reading THE EQUIFAX BREACH EXPOSES AMERICA’S IDENTITY CRISIS

The Use of Immediate Annuities in Medicaid Planning for Married Couples

Immediate annuities can be a useful tool to protect the spouse of a nursing home resident who applies for Medicaid. These types of annuities allow the nursing home resident to spend down assets and give the spouse a guaranteed income. But immediate annuities may not work in every state, so be sure to check with … Continue reading The Use of Immediate Annuities in Medicaid Planning for Married Couples