9 Foodie Ways to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend on the Rachel Ray Show

9 Relaxing Foodie Ways to Celebrate the ‘Last Weekend’ of Summer  on the Rachael Ray Show Aired September 3, 2015 by Lisa Lozano Although summer isn’t technically over until September 23, Labor Day is generally regarded as the last day of the summer season. So, make the mo
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Warp Speed Travel Ahead

Warp speed travel is theoretically possible, says astrophysicist Despite all the intergalactic hopping in science fiction and the occasional extraordinary research claim, most of us have accepted that when it comes to travel, humanity is always going to be limited by the speed of ligh
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Could It Be Cellulitis?

Ever been stung by a flying insect? Ever had the affected limb swell? One of our colleagues recently heard a friend’s story that almost turned into a nightmare. Here’s the story: She was feeding her many animals (dogs, cats, horses, goats, etc.) when she felt a sting on he
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Do You Have Concerns About Your Local Hospital?

We started reading an article in the September issue of Consumer Reports   entitled “How your hospital can make you sick“ (which is not California specific), and were reminded of another article, summarized below) about hospitals facing Medicare Readmission Penalties. So,
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The Future of State Run Health Insurance Exchanges Seems Grim

Are you concerned about the viability of California’s health insurance exchange?   State healthcare exchanges plagued by high cost, low enrollment High costs and disappointing enrollment are plaguing some state-run health insurance markets, according to an Associated Press
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5 New Reasons to Reconsider Purchasing Life Insurance

Have you been putting off buying life insurance because you thought the requirements were too onerous? Well, you may want to reconsider once you read about these 5 trends that are changing the face of life insurance sales! Here’s what we read this week in California Broker (does
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Are You Wishing Medicare a Happy Birthday?

Are you one of those boomers that grew up thinking that Social Security and Medicare would not be available for you? I know many of our colleagues still have that concern. Which is why the AARP Bulletin cover story caught our attention.  Happy Birthday Social Security and Medicare Pre
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Hotel Employees Reveal Secrets Hoteliers Don’t Want You To Know

via 15 Hotel Employees Reveal Secrets Their Bosses Don’t Want You To Know “Tell the hotel staff if you don’t like your room, or if it’s not clean. They’ll most likely be able to get you a different room. It’s best to make sure the room is to your liking b
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Reduced Health Insurance Premium Rates in California

Have your health insurance premiums dropped?   According to a recent article in one of our industry newsletters, because those enrolling through California’s health insurance exchange, Covered California, were healthier than originally anticipated, and, therefore, a lower risk t
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Health Insurer Anthem on the Other Side of The News This Week

Last week our post was about UnitedHealth acquiring Anthem…this week, Anthem is on the acquiring side: Health insurer Cigna rejects Anthem takeover bid  Health insurer Cigna Corp. has rejected a $47 billion offer to be acquired by Anthem, a larger rival, saying the terms of the
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