4 Ways to Find a Purpose After Retirement (Ernie Zelinski)

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Are you retired and struggling to find purpose in your life? What activities might help you feel more fulfilled? In Ernie Zelinski’s book How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free, he offers practical tips for finding a purpose after retirement. Some of his tips include volunteering, learning new hobbies, joining workout classes, and more. Continue reading for tips on how to avoid boredom and find more fulfillment after retiring.

The Top 3 Ways to Have an Active Retirement & Stay Healthy

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Are you worried your physical and mental health could decline after you retire? What are some ways to maintain an active retirement? It’s easy to become complacent after retirement and stop prioritizing your health. However, in How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free, Ernie Zelinski stresses the importance of remaining physically, mentally, and socially active in retirement. Here’s why you should put down the TV remote and go for a walk.

What the Blackcat Hack on UnitedHealth Group Exposed

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How did the Blackcat hack impact the US healthcare system? What vulnerabilities did it expose? How did UnitedHealth Group and the federal government respond to the breach? A February cyberattack on Change Healthcare severely disrupted the healthcare system’s operation and exposed its vulnerability to cyber threats. The attack highlighted the sector’s systemic weaknesses, including outdated technology, a lack of dedicated cybersecurity staff, and inadequate emergency protocols. Below we’ll look at the cyberattack, what happened in the wake of the attack, and what can be done to prevent it from happening again.

What’s Causing the Nurse Shortage in the US?

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Why is there a nurse shortage in the US? How can hospitals and the government address it? The US nurse shortage is predicted to reach up to 5.7 million by 2030. It’s caused not by a lack of registered nurses, but by high turnover. Causes of the shortage include COVID-19-induced departures, burnout, a dearth of nursing educators, and more. Continue reading to learn about the factors causing the nursing shortage.

The Effect of Endocrine Disruptors on Testosterone in Your Body

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How do endocrine disruptors cause a decline in testosterone? How does testosterone travel through the body? Testosterone plays a big part in your physical and mental health. But, in the presence of estrogenics—one of the known endocrine disruptors—testosterone decreases rapidly, which can lead to major problems. Continue reading for more information on the effect of estrogenics on testosterone.

Estrogen in Plastic: You May Be Drinking Harmful Estrogenics

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Is there estrogen in plastic? How does the presence of estrogenics in water bottles affect your health? There are two types of estrogenics found in plastic bottles: phthalates and Bisphenol A & S. These chemicals pose a potential health risk to consumers, but there’s hardly any work being done to remove them. Keep reading to learn about the effects of harmful estrogen in plastics.

Endocrine Disruptors in Cosmetics: Are Makeup & Soap Harmful?

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Is every type of sunscreen or cleanser good for your skin? Are there endocrine disruptors in cosmetics? Estrogenics are a category of endocrine disrupters that interfere with your hormones, targeting estrogen receptors. Unfortunately, even though sunscreen and soap are essential skincare products, endocrine disruptors are commonly found in them. Discover more about endocrine disruptors in cosmetic products.

Estrogenic Chemicals Found in Food, Cosmetics, Plastic, & More

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How many estrogenic chemicals are in our food? Are estrogenics used in herbicides? According to Anthony G. Jay, estrogenics can be found in various sources from plants and fungi to artificial food coloring and plastic additives. Understanding the origin and function of each of these estrogenics helps us comprehend their impact on our health and the environment. Continue reading to learn about some common places where you’ll find estrogenic chemicals.