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Humor can ease care-giving burdens

PHOTO: Peter Rosenberger with his wife, Gracie, who has two prosthetic legs. April is National Humor Month: We certainly cry enough tears, but do we chuckle and laugh enough? By Peter Rosenberger In an interview with AARP some years back, they mentioned so many people serving as caregivers don’t necessarily see themselves or identify as a…

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Financial planning for a long life

By Tony Urdes The fact that we are on average living longer and are healthier for longer should be good news. But it comes with a challenge: How do we finance this longer life? First, longevity is not the same as aging. Aging is about end of life, but longevity is about all of life….

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Happier, Healthier and Younger in Retirement

By Fred Sievert   We all understand and appreciate the need for sound financial planning during the years preceding retirement. Who among us hasn’t gone online to calculate our retirement “nest-egg” needs and then panicked because accumulating that much wealth seemed inconceivable; especially if we started the process at age 55 or later? But there…

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Passover foods that tell the seder story

By InterfaithFamily   The ritual foods of Passover tell the biblical story of the Exodus from Egypt and the story of the ancient rabbis who wrote the Haggadah. “During the seder, we don’t just tell the story of the Exodus, we see, smell, feel and taste liberation,” says Rabbi Jill Jacobs. What follows is a…

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Keto meets Passover

What happens when a French-trained pastry chef and the author of four best-selling cookbooks meets the ketogenic (keto) diet, the no-carbs-allowed diet that’s sweeping the nation? Now mix in Passover, (beginning this year Friday, April 19), replete with its ancient culinary traditions, and the result is a mouthwatering fusion of the old, the new and…

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Why do Jews feed the hungry?

Rabbi Daniel Isaak at the Oregon Food Bank. PHOTOS BY CAROL ISAAK   By Rabbi Daniel Isaak   The mitzvah of practicing hospitality in Jewish thought derives from earliest Jewish memory. In Genesis we read that when strangers pass by, though recuperating from surgery, our forefather Abraham urgently welcomed them to his tent, offering water…

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Make STEM Learning Fun

By Strictly Briks Science, technology, engineering and math may not spark your child’s interest at first mention, but if you apply these concepts into activities that are both fun and educational it enhances your child’s learning with immeasurable benefits. We want our children to be creative innovators, critical-thinkers and wizarding problem-solvers, which are the core…

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