When Anne Madison could no longer hear her microwave beep, she assumed that her appliance needed repair. In fact, the machine worked well, but her confusion foreshadowed a frustrating struggle: a long and lonely battle with hearing loss. Madison didn’t bother going to a doctor after the microwave incident. She knew that hearing aids were … Continue reading Untreated Hearing Loss Linked To Loneliness And Isolation For Seniors
Saving for your kid’s college education isn’t easy, but you can probably save a lot more than you think. Here are six important things to know to start squirreling away and investing money in a smart way, including how to save in a 529 investment plan. Click here to read the entire NPR article.
Shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks, a photo made its way around the Internet. It showed a man standing on the observation deck of the World Trade Center in New York City. His face is expressionless, unsmiling. He’s wearing a knitted black cap, sunglasses and an unzipped parka. Behind him, there’s a deep blue sky … Continue reading You Can’t Hit Unsend: How A Social Media Scandal Unfolded At Harvard
“Before I became a dad, the thought of struggling to soothe my crying baby terrified me,” says Yaka Oyo, 37, a new father who lives in New York City. Like many first-time parents, Oyo worried he would misread his newborn baby’s cues. “I pictured myself pleading with my baby saying, ‘What do you want?’ ” … Continue reading How A Prenatal ‘Bootcamp’ For New Dads Helps The Whole Family
Good news for the cheery: A Boston study published this month suggests people who tend to be optimistic are likelier than others to live to be 85 years old or more. Click here to read the entire NPR article.