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Why Having an Aging Parent Move In Can Be the Best Decision You’ll Ever Make

Attention Baby Boomers For many people, the idea of having a parent move in with them seems fraught with complications and misery. But Gwen Cheryl Lyn Sarandrea, who holds a master’s degree in clinical counseling/psychology, says the living arrangement can be a win/win for both adult children and their parents as it was for her […]

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How to Make Your Child Less of a Target for Predators

We live in a scary world today, where we frequently hear stories of children subjected to bullying, physical or mental abuse, kidnapping, or even death. What can parents do to keep their children safe? Interview parenting expert Dr. Heather Harder, who explains how parenting advice has essentially remained unchanged since Dr. Spock’s groundbreaking book in […]

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How to Avoid a Battle After You’re Gone

Have Heirlooms? Leaving an Inheritance? Family battles over the belongings a loved one leaves behind can get downright vicious.  From jewelry and treasured knick knacks down to the toaster (yes, the toaster) the surviving family often fights over the emotion attached to the object and not the object itself. Sought after as an advisor for […]

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Why Blacks Need to Know About African Society Before Slavery

February Is Black History Month Among last year’s critically acclaimed and most watched movies was 12 Years a Slave, an unsparing look at one man’s forced servitude during pre-Civil War times. While no one can argue that the slavery story isn’t an important one, Catana Tully, a retired professor of ethnic studies, would like to […]

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10 Biggest Mistakes Adult Children Make with Their Parents

The number of adult children assisting aging parents has more than tripled in the last 15 years. With that increase has come the added chance for misunderstandings and mistakes, which families will want to avoid before everyone’s wellbeing, relationships and finances are negatively affected. That’s why there’s an urgent need for the advice of life […]

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What Was It Like to Grow Up As a Rockefeller?

John D. Rockefeller’s Great-Granddaughter Breaks the Silence Imagine what it would feel like to know that Rockefeller Center was named for your family and that fathers everywhere once invoked your family name when pressed for cash by saying something akin to “who do I look like, a Rockefeller?” Eileen Rockefeller doesn’t have to use her […]

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Fascinating Evidence of Visits and Messages from the Other Side

Do You Believe in ‘After-Death’ Contacts? Are you happy when relatives drop by unannounced? What if those relatives happen to be your departed loved ones arriving and communicating from the next life? Such “after-death” contacts are far more common than most of us realize — says Dr. Mark Pitstick, a noted expert and national speaker […]

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