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Saving By Association: Your Membership Provides Discounts On Merchandise, Dining, Travel, and More!

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The stay-at-home order caused by the coronavirus was challenging for Richard, but he knew it was even more challenging for his wife Molly. Molly loves travel and, since he finally joined her in retirement as a school administrator last year, they had initially planned on an extensive amount throughout 2020. So Richard decided to make the summer extra special and splurge on a road-trip driving...

How Being A Teacher Taught LBJ To Fight For Civil Rights

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On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. The law, which was a landmark protection for civil rights and labor law in our country outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.[4] It prohibits unequal application of voter registration requirements, racial segregation in schools, employment, and...

Visiting The Doctor From Your Sofa: Discovering Telemedicine

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Visiting The Doctor From Your Sofa: Discovering Telemedicine

Telemedicine allows doctors to interact with patients through video conferencing. Many believe the efficiencies of telehealth will persuade more people to choose it as their preferred method to access care now, and beyond the current pandemic. Learn how this innovation in patient care will benefit you.

Retirement Security, Even In A Volatile Market

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Along with other worries and concerns the COVID-19 pandemic caused, the recent dip in the financial markets has made many of us wonder what we should do next and if we should reconsider our budgets and investments. If you’re nearing or are retired, these are important questions to solve. Do The Math Making a list of your spending habits is an essential first step. Getting a clear picture of where...

The Best Thing A Retired Teacher Can Do? Keep Teaching!

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It’s no secret many of us went into teaching because we have a passion for education. That love for helping children never goes away, even after retirement, and especially during the nationwide shutdown due to COVID-19. Many retired teachers are becoming online mentors to students. Their motivation is the same purpose that brought them to the field. That renewed spark, paired with decades of...

Managing Stress In A Stressful Time

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Feeling stressed out? No one blames you. It seems overnight we went from going about our normal lives to being unable to dine out with friends, visit family, or even to see a movie. Everything suddenly seems uncertain. Managing stress is important during this challenging time. The first step may be to change our attitude towards stress and recognize that it’s not stress itself but our attitude...

The Couch Can Wait. Get Up and Work-Out From Home!

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Many people are adjusting daily routines to work from home to reduce the risk of COVID-19. But with gyms and fitness centers closed for the time being, all of us have to find ways to adapt to work-out from home. Maintaining an exercise routine right now is essential. Staying physically active is good for our physical health and our mental well-being. In these times, that latter half is especially...

Laughter Could Save Your Life. No Joke.

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If you love a good laugh, scientists can now explain why. According to a recent study by the Maryland School of Medicine, laughter could literally save your life. Researchers found that laughter expands the endothelium—the protective barrier lining our blood vessels—and increases blood flow. This process reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke. When you laugh, blood...

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