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Medications and Vitamins That Can Cause The Thinning of Your Skin

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Medications and Vitamins That Can Cause The Thinning of Your Skin

By: Firdos Shaikh The skin all over your body is made up of 3 major layers: epidermis, the outermost layer, dermis, the one in between, and hypodermis, the innermost layer. Thinning of skin occurs when the epidermis and the dermis start losing their blood vessels giving an appearance of a transparent or flattening skin. In addition to that, the skin on your face is already 10x more delicate and sensitive than that on the rest of your body. Thinning of skin is influenced by a wide range of factors such as genetics, diet, lifestyle, and medications. Here are a 7...

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Three Incredible Foreign Countries You Should Consider for Retirement Abroad

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Three Incredible Foreign Countries You Should Consider for Retirement Abroad

by: Lone Jensen Broussard Expats have been cool ever since Hemingway was running around Paris and Spain with his writer pals. But rather than just being a temporary season in life, more and more Americans are choosing to move abroad for their retirement. Their dollars go farther in certain countries, life is more relaxed and, in many cases, retirees can get much more house in their retirement paradise than what they could get in the United States. Earlier this year, popular magazine International Living released the results of their 2017 Annual Global Retirement Index, an in-depth study that covers “cost...

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Sun Worshipers Beware: Confessions of a Sunbathing Dane

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Sun Worshipers Beware: Confessions of a Sunbathing Dane

by: Lone Jensen Broussard Are you old enough to remember when a nice brown tan was oh so sexy?  If you are then run, don't walk, to your nearest dermatologist!  As a recovering sun worshiper, I must confess that in my youth I abused and hurt my poor defenseless skin.  It was all in the quest for that elusive brown tan that would make me at last glamorous. I saw myself in an itsy, bitsy, tiny, yellow polka dot bikini, lounging by the pool and looking seductively out from my bejeweled sunglasses.  Reality was rather different.  I was born and...

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The Stress of Being a Caregiver: Taking Care of Your Parents

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The Stress of Being a Caregiver: Taking Care of Your Parents

by: Carey Creasey   With over 74 million Baby Boomers and 28 million Silent Generationers left, the chances of becoming a caregiver for one of your parents or a close family member is probable. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed when you are the sole provider for a parent, family member, or friend who is suffering from memory loss, physical limitations or other issues that prevent them from fully caring for themselves.   If you meet any of the criteria below, you’re more likely to suffer from caregiver stress/burnout at some point. Female – Women are more likely to take on...

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Retiring Soon? Here's Four Things You Should Know

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Retiring Soon? Here's Four Things You Should Know

Four Things They Didn’t Tell You About Retirement Doesn’t it seem like every stage of life ends up being more complex, difficult and amazing than anyone ever told you? When you got married, they never told you how thrilling and how difficult it could be. When you had your first kid, you were surprised how most people never told you about the misery of sleepless nights and days that seemed to never end. And, of course, when you retire there are plenty of surprises that most of your friends failed to mention. While not all of those surprises are bad,...

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