Don’t Get Sick In Florida!!

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Hospital Rankings Earlier today, U.S. News published its annual Best Hospitals Honor Roll and not a single Florida-based hospital was ranked nationally in the top 20.  It is surprising that Florida does not have a single hospital in the top 20, since Florida is the third most populous state in the nation and is relatively affluent.  …

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Yes, Jews With Tattoos Can Be Buried In A Jewish Cemetery

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When I was 16 years old, I decided it would be fun to convince my parents that I wanted to get a tattoo. I bought magazines featuring tattoo artists and started cutting out feature articles and leaving them around the house where my mother would notice.  At first, my mother ignored me.  But it was too…

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Solar & Wind Energy Powered Electricity

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Now is perhaps the most exciting time to be alive ever!!!   I am confident that most types of cancer will be eradicated during the lifetimes of my children, communicable diseases (such as COVID-19) will be a thing of the past, and renewable energy will become the norm (thereby reducing the cost of energy and…

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What Is Direct Cremation?

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Direct Cremation Don’t be fooled by cremation service providers making a big deal about the words “direct cremation”. There is essentially no difference between a cremation and a direct cremation. It really upsets me when I see competitors pretending that they are doing something special by providing a direct cremation.   Every cremation is a direct…

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What Is “Cremation Society”?

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What’s The Difference? Maybe there was a time in history when the words “cremation society” had a special meaning, but that time has long since gone away.   There no difference between cremation societies and other providers of cremation services.   Cremation society is a marketing term mostly meant to mislead consumers.   The term cremation society is…

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5 Lifestyle Habits For Sustained Health

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Head To The Fountain Of Youth Everyone wants to live a long and healthy life.   According to Harvard researchers, we don’t have to go to St. Augustine to sip at the Fountain of Youth.  All we have to do is be careful about five lifestyle habits. Then, you can most likely extend your life for 10…

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Don’t Make This Common Mistake and Risk Future Coverage

Medicare is one of the most important government benefits for seniors.   But the Medicare program is complicated, and there are important decisions that every Baby Boomer needs to make.  And, the wrong decision may create irreversible harm later in life.   The reason seniors need to make decisions is that Medicare does not pay all medical expenses.  Without supplemental…

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Good News For Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts….

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I am a coffee drinker.    I don’t like my coffee straight, and I don’t care if it is gourmet coffee.  I want milk and sugar in it, and I love the different flavors of coffee that I can brew in my Keurig coffee maker. There is a potential health reason to drink coffee (other than not…

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The Ancient Teaching of a Roman Emperor Can Help Now

Emperor Marcus Aurelius

There are no two ways about it…the combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and current political unrest has affected us all, regardless of religion, political party, or financial means.   While it feels like these times are unique, that isn’t true.  In many ways, we are reliving a dark period of the Roman Empire.   From AD166 to AD180,…

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