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8 Tips for a Safe Holiday Road Trip

8 Tips for a Safe Holiday Road Trip

As the holiday season falls upon us, many of us pack our bags and visit our families living elsewhere. During this time, it is crucial to stay safe because the weather can be harsh. A safe holiday road trip will enhance the experience for you and anyone else you are traveling with.

So, if you are looking for tips to have a safe holiday road trip, you have come to the right place. Here is your complete guide to traveling safely during this holiday season.

How to Recognize the Signs of a Stroke

How to Recognize the Signs of a Stroke

According to a recent statistic published on 4th October 2021, the incidence of stroke increases with age. Almost 67 percent of the stroke patients were 65 or older. Although prevalent in older adults, stroke can occur at any age.

Studies show that every 40 seconds, someone suffers a stroke. The good news is that you can take steps to help reduce the risk of strokes. John Elflein, a research expert covering health and health care, published a report that shows how lifestyle changes can manage these risks.

First, you must know the early signs and symptoms. In this post, you'll find how to recognize the signs of stroke and act in this situation.

What Are the Stages of Dementia?

What Are the Stages of Dementia?

Dementia refers to a group of diseases that cause memory loss and affect other mental functions. It commonly occurs as people reach around 60 years of age and beyond. But the problem here is that, at this age phase, age-related memory loss also prevails. As a result, forgetting crucial things or daily routine tasks becomes a part of daily living. So, how can you differentiate dementia from age-related memory issues?

The earlier the diagnosis, the better the chances are of treating this disease. For early diagnosis, knowledge of early signs and the stages of dementia is essential. In this post, you'll find all you need to know about the stages of dementia and how to reduce the risk of this condition.

The Pros and Cons of Working in Retirement

The Pros and Cons of Working in Retirement

Finally, you've reached retirement. It's time to enjoy your savings and live comfortably somewhere for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, for many, the dream isn't quite as they may have imagined it. Perhaps your social circle is shrinking, you find yourself bored during the week, or your bank account appears to be shrinking faster than expected. At this point, you are left with a puzzle. Is going back to work in retirement right for you? To help you out with this, we've compiled several pros and cons of going back to work in retirement for you to consider.

7 Signs of a Toxic Friendship (And What to Do)

7 Signs of a Toxic Friendship (And What to Do)

Is there one among your friends who irritates you sometimes? They could be childhood buddies or a coworker with whom you have a close relationship. Such friends frequently cause friction among your social circles, but it's difficult to tell whether they simply need everyone to be a little more forgiving or are toxic to your mental health.

Friendship is something we appreciate in life, and we have a lot of love and regard for our friends. However, love can often blind us to poor behavior and the harmful effects relationships can have on our lives. As a result, it's critical to be aware of the typical warning signals that a companion is not only toxic but also potentially hazardous to your mental wellbeing.

Here, we cover the warning signs of toxic friendships, which may help you re-evaluate your friendships.

12 Tips to Cope with the Loss of a Loved One

12 Tips to Cope with the Loss of a Loved One

Losing a loved one is never easy. It can be especially difficult when the loss is sudden and unexpected, but you can take steps to cope with this type of grief. For example, you may find that talking to others about your feelings helps or journaling your thoughts—whatever works best for you! Here are some tips on how to cope with the loss of a loved one.

Not Your Typical Pre-Retirement Checklist [Video]

Not Your Typical Pre-Retirement Checklist [Video]

 

Retirement checklists abound across the internet. Most provide wisdom on planning for a secure financial future. Saving enough, choosing appropriate investments, and eliminating debt are common recommendations. However, there is more to retirement than pure pocketbook considerations. Listed below are some retirement planning ideas that most checklists don't mention.

9 Simple Ways to Cut Costs in Retirement

9 Simple Ways to Cut Costs in Retirement

Retirement is a time in life when people can finally enjoy all the fruits of their labor. It's a time for relaxation, comfort, and leisure. After spending decades in the professional field, you are now living a content life in retirement at home. You might be getting a pension, but it will not be as much as the salary you were drawing from your job. So you have to try and cut costs when you are retired. How can you make or save your money to cover living expenses during retirement? Well, we have got some practical tips for you.