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Turning 65? Here's When You Should Enroll In Medicare

Diane Archer | Posted 09.10.2016 | Fifty
Diane Archer

Confusion about when to enroll in Medicare for people turning 65 can have costly consequences. Depending on your situation, if you sign up for Medicare, you could be paying for insurance you don't need.

The Snake Was Framed

Medical Discovery News | Posted 03.29.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

It is a slow and very painful death if untreated, nothing like the quick and painless death the Egyptian queen would have preferred. It seems likely that William Shakespeare and Elizabeth Taylor have framed the snake, and that the real Cleopatra committed suicide by some other means, such as poison.

Revisiting The Radically Avant-Garde Movement Art History Forgot

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.01.2015 | Arts

Have you heard of Cobra, the 20th century, post-war art movement privileging all things folk, kitsch, lowbrow, populist and "primitive"? Don't feel ba...

WATCH: Python Fights King Cobra On Singapore Street

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.31.2015 | Weird News

It was an unlikely setting for such a battle: a college campus in the concrete jungle that is Singapore. But the two combatants seemed oblivious to th...

Simplify Travel With the Small Things

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 07.26.2016 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

When Mother Theresa said, "Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies," she was certainly not talking about our carry-on bags

People and Other Animals: Stray Cobra Found But Who Else Is Out There?

Ken White | Posted 11.10.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

Cobras fill a niche where they belong. They do not belong here. There is no niche for them in San Francisco or Los Angeles. Whether smuggled-in wild caught animals or those captive-bred offspring of wild ancestors, to have them here is cruel to them and potentially quite dangerous for the rest of us.

Losing Your Job Just Might Be Your Ticket to Freedom

Madelyn Hammond | Posted 11.02.2014 | Fifty
Madelyn Hammond

There is no job security anymore. It doesn't matter how long you've been at a place or how good a job you did. It doesn't matter how many nights and weekends you worked or how many times you chose work over family. The reality is times have changed

Diabetes and the WWII Pilot

Peg Abernathy | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Peg Abernathy

Before insurance coverage, my diabetes treatment was compromised solely due to the fact that I couldn't afford my supplies just to stay healthy. But once my access to health insurance opened up, I was able to have better control that resulted in me feeling so much better.

I Am Among the 5 Million Who Have Benefited From the Affordable Care Act

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Tamar Abrams

I am one of the 5 million Americans who have obtained health care under the Affordable Care Act. Although I was covered by Cobra for another year, I w...

4 Days in America

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 11.19.2013 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

Like Joe Friday, I'm just stating the facts. The things I've seen and heard in America. It's little wonder the middle class feels it can't get ahead.

Cobra: Health Insurance in Snake's Clothing

Tamar Abrams | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

I give you Cobra - the health insurance - formally known as the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act. It is a fairly well known way for work...

"My Mother, the Plumber"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.11.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima As a man who has regularly plumbed the depths for column material but doesn't know how to plumb a sink to get rid of even worse mater...

Supreme Court To Address Stiff Penalties

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics

By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service's practice of slapping steep, 40-percent pen...

Must-have Insurance Plans

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

Many people adopt a "penny wise, pound foolish" mentality when it comes to buying insurance. When trying to lower expenses, some will drop or reduce needed coverage. Here are insurance policies no household should be without.

5 Sylvester Stallone Movies Better Than Bullet to the Head

Scott Mendelson | Posted 04.04.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

These five films aren't so much the best or even the most underrated, but merely five films that merit discussion and are worth digging into just a little bit more than usual. Agree? Disagree?

Since You Love Me So Much, Ann Romney

Nancy Deville | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Nancy Deville

I just turned 62 and am getting divorced. My attorney suggested I look into getting health insurance because I will soon be off of my ex's company plan.

The Cobra Museum

David Galenson | Posted 11.28.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

The conceptual art world of the 20th century produced a number of revolutionary movements that exploded like fireworks, then faded equally rapidly. One of the more engaging of these movements is memorialized in an elegant museum in a quiet suburb of Amsterdam.

Snake Bites Man, Man Bites Snake Back And Gone Is The Snake

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.23.2012 | Home

A Nepali farmer exacted revenge on a cobra by biting the snake back and killing it after it had attacked him, the BBC reports. Mohammed Salmodin wa...

I'm A Slave To My Health Care

LearnVest | Posted 08.14.2012 | Money

We need a national health care plan. It's time. Unless Mr. Right With the Awesome Medical Plan sweeps into my world (and if he's on his way, his GPS seems to be seriously messed up), it's just me ... and I need help.

Arthur Delaney

The Bad Things That Can Happen When You Lose Your Job | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.27.2012 | Business

Lianne Valenti lost her job as manager for a company that makes portable power generators last July. Valenti, who is 46 and lives in Long Beach, Ca...

Paul Needham

On The Road: Solyndra's Workers Join Scramble For Jobs | Paul Needham | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green

NEWARK, Calif. -- While 51-year-old Mohammad Sharifi, a married father of two, was getting ready for work on Aug. 31, his son came into the bedroom to...

Are You Ready to Jump Into the World of Self-Employment?

Don McNay | Posted 10.10.2011 | Small Business
Don McNay

If Americans like the idea of self-employment and know it presents the greatest opportunity for growth, what is stopping some of them from taking the plunge?

Bronx Zoo Cobra Has Been Found

Posted 05.31.2011 | New York

After a week of mystery, the Bronx Zoo cobra has been found. The infamous snake, who last week absconded from her zoo quarters and has been at lar...

Adding It All Up

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bruce Braley

Anyone who believes the actions we take in Libya are unrelated to the budget battle would probably believe that federal funding of National Public Radio caused our $1.3 trillion deficit. The facts just don't add up.

Insurance Reality Check

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jason Alderman

When it comes to insurance, many people face the Goldilocks dilemma: Am I buying too much coverage, not enough, or just the right amount? Unfortunatel...