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Save Money Online as a Millennial

When millennials are around their age, they are not driven by vanity – it's cash. In fact, more and more people of all ages are giving a fake birthday to get a better deal when they sign up for newsletters on e-commerce websites. (Many ask for that date as part of the subscription process.) They know that retailers and restaurants …

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There's an app for … whaaat ?? – Senior Planet

Your smartphone and tablet have many applications that are pre-installed. These apps are called Apps (cards for applications or applications) You can also add apps to your smartphone or tablet. Some apps are free and others are not. You shop for apps using the "store" provided by the manufacturer of your device that can be found on the screen of …

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Eat heartily – and surely – this summer

Did you know that 128,000 Americans are hospitalized from food poisoning every year … or that as we age, we become more susceptible to such diseases? Age-related changes in the gastrointestinal tract, underlying chronic conditions (diabetes, cancer, etc.), changes in organ function (ie, liver and kidneys), and side effects caused by medication all provide increased caution in food prep at …

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Happy Birthday, Medicare! – Senior Planet

More than 50 years ago, on July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law and then said, "I will spend the damn money," he said. "I may reduce my thoughts – but not my health." The story behind Medicare's birth in Independence, Missouri, described here, reveals that LBJ called former President Harry Truman "The real father of Medicare." …

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Freddie Gershon's Broadway Senior Dreams

Have you ever seen a stage play and thought "I bet I could do that?" And then thought, "Nah, I'm too old." Freddie Gershon doesn't think so. The New York City Spitfire 80-year-old has just launched Broadway Senior, a series of adaptations of popular Broadway musicals with seniors … and he's on audition. H e has put on productions in …

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Question and Answer: Terry Moore, 90-year-old star

Oscar nominee for her role in Come Back, Little Sheba 66 years ago Terry Moore, 90, has only one dream left. She hopes to get a new nod for what may be her final role in the upcoming film, Silent Life Vladislav Kozlov's drama about the silent film icon Rudolph Valentino, which will be released next year (read more about …

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Resistance bands build strength – Senior Planet

The older adult population has more benefit from exercise than any other age group. As you age and become less active, muscle mass and bone density deteriorate. This leads to a lack of strength and confidence in our bodies, which can cause disturbances in walking, posture, mobility and other daily functions. We often attribute the issue to balance. But in …

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Thriving despite chronic pain – Senior Planet

Chronic conditions such as diabetes, COPD, heart disease, anxiety, multiple sclerosis (among others) require ongoing medical treatment and challenges. It's so easy to feel overwhelmed and depressed, and it can take a fair number of relationships and careers. It's natural – and difficult! – To fight against feelings of self-pity and annoyance when you first learn about a chronic condition. …

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