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Leaving Medicare Advantage Plan, Can I Return To Original Medicare?

UNITED STATES—Toni: Last year, I made a mistake and changed to a Medicare Advantage Plan because I understood from talking with my friends that this PPO plan has an in-network and out of network provider and facility list. I was led to believe that a Medicare Advantage PPO plan was like a Medicare Supplement. Boy, was I wrong! Many specialists...

Who Is The Parent?

UNITED STATES—Parenting this is something that has been on my mind for a very long time. For anyone who has children we all know the notion of parenting a child is no easy matter. There is no book or blueprint that delivers the answers to all the questions one might have regarding how to properly raise a child. This...

Dreams Can Rattle You

UNITED STATES—I’m someone who sleeps best when I’m not dreaming. Yes, I know this sounds foreign, it might even sound crazy to some people, but for me sleep is best when there is nothing on my mind. That is the problem with many of us, we’re not able to turn that switch off inside our brains; it’s constantly running...

Black Friday Prep 101

UNITED STATES—This is the day that matters to those diehards of the holiday shopping season. What am I referring to? I’m talking about Black Friday America! This is a day when the malls and most retailers are packed out the door with consumers trying to get their hands on the absolute best deal possible. Look, I’m speaking from personal...

The Perks And Drawbacks Of Daylight Savings

UNITED STATES—This weekend marked daylight savings time and for many Americans it has its pros and cons. I don’t mind the notion of gaining an hour of sleep; however, I hate the notion of losing an hour of sleep. That notion of springing forward can create all kinds of chaos. For starters, for those of us who work and...

Open Your Eyes

UNITED STATES—Have you ever been in a position where you know something is wrong, but for reasons you cannot fathom you refuse to open your eyes to see what is staring you directly in the face? I know I’m not the only person. We all have those ‘moments’ where the light is shined on you. You see or realize...

Hearty Cooked Meal

UNITED STATES─I am so proud of myself. For the past week I did something that I have not done in months. What is that? I cooked a hearty meal EVERY single day of the week and if you want me to be honest, it was a stellar feeling. I loved the notion of being able to eat a hearty...

Americans Getting Free Money

UNITED STATES─Well most people are glad to hear that members of Congress for once in their lifetime actually agreed upon something. Yes, Congress agreed to do something unprecedented in the midst of this economic crisis. A stimulus package was passed to the tune of more than $2 trillion. Yes that is correct, trillion, not billion or million people. That...

Are Video Games Dangerous?

UNITED STATES—This is something that has been discussed for years, and I mean years dating back to my early childhood. After the recent shooting that transpired in Jacksonville, Florida at a gaming event, it raises the question if video games are indeed dangerous. A crazed man, after being eliminated from the competition grabs a gun and shoots and kills...

Social Media Fiasco

UNITED STATES—I wish I could understand so many people’s obsession with social media. However, I just don’t get it. For some reason, it seems like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr and so many other platforms to showcase their life or express their public opinion. We all know the news of the week, were the remarks that President Donald Trump...
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