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It’s a great time to read – on the porch, on the beach or at the pool! And don’t forget audio books while you are taking your walk outside or on the treadmill.   “Every Day Is a Gift” by Tammy Duckworth is a universal must-read. I highly recommend the audio version as her narration lends even...
Add a bit of fiber to your garden and diet. Consider growing edamame (edible soybeans) in this year’s garden.    Soybeans help promote overall health reducing the risk of high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Plus, the high fiber in soy helps fight colon and some...
For all the division and partisan bickering we’ve seen in Washington over the last several years, there’s still one issue Republicans and Democrats in Congress agree on: the need to rebuild our nation’s  infrastructure.    Even with all the toxic rhetoric and finger-pointing which seems to...
As our country works to address the socio-economic challenges of COVID-19, many well-meaning Americans are invoking Franklin Roosevelt’s “New Deal” response to the Great Depression as a model for Joe Biden to emulate. While the New Deal precipitated a national recovery, it allowed, and in some...
In January 2020, our lives were unexpectedly altered with the arrival of COVID-19 to the United States. Most, if not all of us, experienced a direct impact upon our lives as we learned about the deadly disease and transitioned our work and personal lives online and to isolation at home. ...
As more people get vaccinated for COVID-19, rules are changing about what is safe and what is not. In a recent Q&A written by MUSC Health System’s Bryce Donovan, Dr. Danielle Scheurer, MUSC Health System chief quality officer, answered some hot-button questions.   Q. Coronavirus cases are...
Open carry without training?   I am a conservative gun owner with a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP). I am also a strong supporter of the Second Amendment.    With that said, I think it is dangerously unwise to allow people to carry a lethal weapon in public without being fully trained in...
Business.org   Women in South Carolina are paid 23% less than their male counterparts, according to a recent study conducted by Business.org. This means women in South Carolina effectively stop getting paid on Oct. 8 of each year, the study concluded.   Nationally, U.S. women effectively...
Where did you learn about personal finance? Did a patient parent explain the difference between spending for what you need versus what you want? Or perhaps a dedicated teacher helped you understand the complexities of saving and investing in the modern world. If you did have someone teach you...
When you eat, how do you know when you’re done? What factors do you use to determine this? The answer can seem straight-forward: When I’m full. But actually, most people don’t use fullness as a cue. Instead, they use external cues to determine when they should stop eating: When is the plate empty...

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