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Saved by the Arts

Posted on 07/23/2014 by |Vice President, Multicultural Markets | Comments

Your LifeWhat happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over— like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode? That poem, among the most famous by Langston Hughes, was written in 1951. A prelude to the civil rights movement, it is among the quintessential examples of how arts …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 07/23/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and … fun 1. Parents are serving “smash cakes” for youngsters to destroy at their birthday parties. (Learn more at Today) 2. About one in five Americans — some 57 million in all — live in multigenerational family households (Learn more at AARP) 3. A Chinese woman takes her 88-year-old grandma with her to work every day, sometimes on her back. (Learn more at Daily Mail) >> Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter  4. Beetles killed a …

Are Medical Credit Cards Unhealthy for Finances?

Posted on 07/23/2014 by |Senior Editor, Money Team | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsYou need some expensive medical care yet don’t have the insurance or money to pay for it. Should you use a medical credit card that’s pitched at some doctors’ offices? A new report by the nonprofit Consumer Action warns that some of these cards can be unhealthy for your finances. They usually offer a zero percent introductory rate, though after that period, card terms can vary greatly. The problem is that these terms often are difficult to uncover. So patients …

Lose a Leg, or More, to a Love of Salt and Sugar

Posted on 07/23/2014 by |Latino Life | Comments

Personal Health | Your LifeI apparently have had diabetes for many years but haven’t paid much attention to it other than maybe not eating the third slice of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving Day and using less than a cup of salt on my French fries. Today, I know better. Now if Señor Salt rides into our dining room like a South American gaucho, I am to ride my own horse the hell out of there. If Mademoiselle Sugar, the enticing French beauty, were to …

Cruise Tips: Keys to Smooth Sailing

Posted on 07/22/2014 by |Travel | Comments

TravelI have ten cruises under my belt — enough so that I’ve developed a protocol that helps me start enjoying myself as soon as I’m onboard. Here’s what I do: I always bring a carry-on. That huge bag I packed might not be delivered to my room for hours (and I know it’ll have to be it ready to go again the night before the cruise ends). In a carry-on I’ll have the things I want to use immediately: swimsuit, …

Need a Job? This Search Tool May Help

Posted on 07/22/2014 by |Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | WorkLooking for work? A new interactive mapping tool helps job seekers pinpoint the cities, counties and states with the best opportunities for their particular skills. Users plug in their occupation, and a free, color-coded U.S. map from Glassdoor, a job search website, highlights the areas with the most job openings for their line of work. A nurse who clicks on the map, for example, will find that Texas has more than 40,000 openings. Zoom in further and the map will show that Dallas alone …