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Rejuvenation Retreats: Take a Step Away From the World

Midway through a Qigong exercise class, as we silently expressed appreciation for how hard our internal organs work, the instructor grinned and said, “Now when people ask what you did on your retreat, you can tell them we smiled at our livers.” The class was part of a “Rejuvenation Retreat for Women,” a trip sponsored…

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House Calls Provide Better Care and Save Money. Why Don’t More Use Them?

(Editor’s note: This story is part of a series for The John A. Hartford Foundation.) Margaret Birt, then 62, had routine surgery in 2006. But in the recovery room, she had complete cardiac arrest. Initially in a vegetative state, Birt regained much of her cognition. Her life, however, was never the same. She was left with…

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7 Tips for Being a Successful Snowbird

In the next few months, thousands of northerners — so-called “snowbirds” — will escape their snowy, cold climates to spend the winter in warm, sunny spots in the southern or western part of the United States. My wife and I will be among them. We’ve been swapping our Virginia home for one in Florida for…

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With luck and slight of hand, Draghi restarts quantitative easing at European Central Bank

If it had come to a formal vote, there's a good chance that European Central Bank President Mario Draghi would have faced defeat in his efforts to revive quantitative easing at the central bank. But the bank doesn't usually hold a formal vote on a issue like this and by luck administrative rules removed the votes of two of his biggest critics (anyway), and the outgoing bank president had built up enough prestige to carry the day. Starting on November 1 the European Central Bank will buy bonds at a rate of 20 billion euros ($22 billion) a month for as long as necessary to hit its 2% inflation goal

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