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    Telling Our Stories: A Guide to Writing Your Own Story

    By Dane Stauffer for Next Avenue“Everybody is talented because everybody who is human has something to express.” — writer Brenda Ueland, author of If You Want to Write“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” ― writer Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and LifeThe creative act of storytelling is as old as language itself, and has ...  Read More...

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    Alex Trebek: In His Own Words

    By Richard Harris for Next AvenueAlex Trebek: The Answer is… Reflections on My Life is not your typical autobiography or standard memoir. Rather, it’s what the 79-year-old Jeopardy! host calls “a series of quick look-ins, revelations.”Trebek has been a public figure for most of his professional life.   Read More...

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    The Power of Positive Aging and How to Live That Way

    By Richard Eisenberg for Next AvenueBack in the 1990s, when I worked at Money magazine, David Lereah was a go-to source for our real estate stories. His job then: chief economist at the Mortgage Bankers Association (he later held that job at the National Association of Realtors). I lost track of Lereah until his new, and wholly surprising, book recently arrived: The Power of Positive Aging. And boy does he have a story to tell.At age 62, a few years ago, Lereah was diagnosed with stage...  Read More...

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    My Father’s Truths and Lessons

    By Nancy Davidoff Kelton for Next AvenueMy father died in 1997 at age 88, yet he wakes me up some mornings and guides me through my days. On Father’s Day, and every day, particularly now during this pandemic, I am grateful for his gifts of wisdom which include:1. A Sense of HumorIt goes beyond tilting our heads upon seeing Aunt Bernice’s lopsided Jell-O molds and ribbing Uncle Joe for being a know-it-all; beyond teasing and clever retorts.   Read More...

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    9 Tips for a Successful Telemedicine Appointment

    By Dr. Christine Nguyen for Next AvenueIf you need to see your doctor these days, there’s a good chance you’ll be offered a telemedicine visit. That means you’ll “meet” with your physician either through a video chat or a phone call.   Read More...