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Giving up a career to care for elderly parents — Kopitiam Bot

(Source: http://www.straitstimes.com) When her mother fell seriously ill in 2010, Ms Janet Koh Hui Kheng says she was initially “in denial” that her mum would need full-time care. “I was 54 then. I didn’t want to give up work,” says Ms Koh, now 61. Having worked as a secretary for more than 30 years, she […]

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Are Friends Better For Us Than Family? — Senior care, Health Concierge and Monitoring

Summary: As we age, the value of friendships grows stronger and may be more important to us than family relationships, a new study reports. Source: Michigan State University. The power of friendship gets stronger with age and may even be more important than family relationships, indicates new research by a Michigan State University scholar. In […]

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‘Mario Rabbids Kingdom Battle’ is Holding a Selfie Contest — Heavy.com

If you thought Rabbid Peach in Mario Rabbids Kingdom Battle is the only one taking selfies for the game, you’d be wrong. Ubisoft is holding a contest where people create a selfie using PNG assets of Rabbids Kong. At least one person can take a picture, add the PNG file of their choice, and…

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Western Diet Increases Alzheimer’s Pathology in Genetically Predisposed Mice — Senior care, Health Concierge and Monitoring

Summary: Diet and lifestyle changes could lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease for those who are genetically predisposed, a new study suggests. Source: SfN. Obese mice with a particular version of a gene strongly associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in humans show increased Alzheimer’s pathology, according to new research published in eNeuro. The study […]

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Older Adults Are Good Samaritans to Strangers — Senior care, Health Concierge and Monitoring

Summary: A new study reveals older adults tend to be more generous to strangers. This may be an avenue for emotional gratification and purposes as we age. Source: NUS. Greater generosity in late life may be an avenue for emotional gratification and sense of purpose for the elderly. People tend to become more generous as […]

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Chris Ruddy: President Trump Is Considering Firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller — TIME

A close friend of President Trump said on Monday that the President is considering firing Robert Mueller, the special counsel who is leading the federal investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Chris Ruddy, CEO of Newsmax Media and a longtime Trump friend, told PBS’s Judy Woodruff that Trump is weighing whether…

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US House to vote on Obamacare repeal bill on Thursday — Peace and Freedom

The Republican majority of the House of Representatives believes it has enough votes to pass the repeal to the Senate. The bill allows states to opt out of a requirement to charge the healthy and sick the same rates. Republicans in the US House of Representatives believe they have enough votes to pass a repeal […]

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National Museum of African-American History and Culture: A People’s Journey — Tuesday Justice

The one thought that kept permeating my mind was that my ancestors, the African people, although ripped from their land, brought over on slave ships, separated from their families, humiliated, brutalized, killed and beaten, had endured it all and survived!

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Bilingual Children Are Better at Recognizing Voices — Senior care, Health Concierge and Monitoring

Summary: According to researchers, bilingual children perform better at voice recognition and processing than monolingual children. Source: NYU. Bilingual children are better than their monolingual peers at perceiving information about who is talking, including recognizing voices, according to a study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The findings, published in the […]

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