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The History of Veterans’ Day

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Veterans’ Day began with the end of World War I in 1918. While the war was not officially over until June 28, 1919 with the Treaty of Versailles, the armistice that was declared in 1918 at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month became known as the end of the hostilities. […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We’ve all seen the pink merchandise with the cute logos and phrases: “I love boobies”, “Fight like a girl”, etc. The message is getting out there and the disease is getting attention. But let’s put the hype aside and really pay attention for just a few moments to look […]

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Good News for 2014 COLA

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We have good news to share with Social Security Disability beneficiaries. The government recently announced the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2014, which will give most SSD beneficiaries a raise. The COLA is computed using a formula that looks at year over year increases in the Consumer Price Index. A 2014 COLA increase is good news […]

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How Chronic Stress Causes Mental Illness

In a recent study on the human brain, professors at the University of California, Berkley found that chronic stress (CS) can generate long term changes in the brain. This study explains why people who suffer from CS often also suffer from mental illness. This study holds out hope that new medical practices like therapy can […]

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Work on Feeling Good Without Working

When Social Security Disability benefits replace the income you had from a job, stop and assess how you feel about not working. While you continue to provide for your family in a different way, you may still feel dissatisfied about life without a job. A lot of us determine our self-worth by our ability to […]

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