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Correy blogged for AARP throughout 2010 on breaking and general news topics. Her posts have been archived for your reading pleasure!

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A Few Tuesday Health Tips

Posted on 10/5/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthI’m always on the lookout for what the latest studies show in terms of how to stay healthy, how to lose weight, how to boost your metabolism… and if you read any news at all, you’re bound to find at least one of those stories every day. Sometimes, studies seem like they were unnecessary (Study Shows Exercise Helps You Shed Pounds!), but the one that is all over the news today may actually provide some good advice – and make …

Vitamins 101 for the 50+ Diet

Posted on 10/5/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthFor those of you who are over 50 and are clueless about what vitamins you should be taking (I’ll admit I’m a culprit), you definitely want to check out this neat tool that AARP created so you can see what vitamins are important for your dietary needs: The best way to get crucial vitamins and minerals is through healthy foods, so for a completely well-nourished person, supplements may be a waste of money. But for people over age 50, even …

Elder Mediation Helps Quarreling Siblings Find Middle Ground

Posted on 09/21/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Your LifeAs much as you may love your sibling(s), issues involving your aging parents often lead to arguments — and even sometimes serious altercations within the family. Check out AARP’s article on a new form of family problem-solving, elder mediation, that helps siblings see eye to eye when trying to figure out what’s best for their parents: At an impasse, the family turned to elder mediation. In this fast-growing field, a trained, neutral conflict-resolution professional–sometimes an attorney or therapist–meets with adult …

Know Thy Neighbor (and how they can improve your life)

Posted on 09/16/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Home & FamilyAfter recently resolving longstanding argument with my neighbor, I appreciate this article more than ever. AARP Peter Lovenheim has a great piece on the importance of neighbors and how they can be allies — especially after retirement: A few years ago, I decided to make a concerted effort to get to know the people who live on my block. In the course of doing so, I came to the firm conclusion that there are important reasons for all of us …

A Rose by Any Other Name…

Posted on 09/15/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthI’ve been seeing this article around the news sites I frequent today, and it even started with my trusty morning commute newspaper (Can you believe I read something in print?) We’ve all heard of “high-fructose corn syrup” and probably heard that it is something we should stay away from in our diets. Well, it turns out the Corn Refiners Association knows that Americans have a negative connotation with their sweet substance, and they are petitioning the FDA to change the …

America Wants the News

Posted on 09/13/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

TechnologyHere’s an article worth reading today from on a recent Pew study about how much time consumers are spending on news these days. (The fact that I got this story perusing USA Today’s website just furthers the point of the study!) The article and study say that consumers are consistently increasing their use of technology to get their news, and consequently are spending more time learning about what’s going on in the world. According to the survey, Americans are …