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Countdown to a Food Coma

You have seconds on turkey and thirds on stuffing. The top button is unfastened to make room for the pumpkin pie. It is time to step away from the table.

This post-meal recovery period is being studied by scientists who are increasingly finding that what happens in the body after eating a big meal doesn’t just bring on sleepiness, commonly known as food coma. It can also increase the risk of later health problems.


More ‘Black Friday’ Sales Expected Around Halloween and in Early November

If you want to reduce stress and stretch your tight budget dollars this holiday shopping season, skip Black Friday and start hunting for bargains when black cats are still in vogue.As we’ve previously reported, the annual doorbuster ritual that has traditionally taken place on the Friday after Thanksgiving to mark the start of the Christmas shopping season has already lost a lot of its luster in recent years, thanks to overhyped bargains and sometimes surly crowds.


Knowing About Social Security Benefits

In 2014, Social Security is expected to pay $863 billion in benefits to more than 59 million Americans. The government agency plays a vital role in the livelihood of so many individuals, but the complexity of the rules governing the program’s benefits remains a major source of confusion. For many, Social Security is synonymous with retirement benefits. It is not unusual for a person to be unaware of other categories of benefits such as disability, dependent’s, and survivor’s benefits. Knowledge about Social Security benefits can be empowering during inevitable periods of life transition.


Why You Should Have an Advance Health Care Directive

Many parts of life planning require a discussion of uncomfortable topics. Drafting your advance health care directive is no exception. No one likes to talk about “end of life” preferences. However, having an advance health care directive can ensure that your preferences are carried out when you are unable to make your own health care decisions. An Advance Health Care Directive is a legal document outlining your health care choices.