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Dirigo Health Insurance Goes Away in December. What Should I Do?

Dirigo Health Insurance Goes Away in December. What Should I Do?

One of my followers recently asked me what I thought her daughter should do about health insurance coverage. She is 27-years-old and has been covered by Dirigo Health for the past two years. She's been extremely happy with the coverage and is quite upset that the plan is going away the end of this year.

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Movies: "Fruitvale Station"

Movies: "Fruitvale Station"

Arriving on the heels of the George Zimmerman trial, this is a fact-based movie about another horrific incident: the fatal shooting of an unarmed, young black man by an Oakland, California transit cop.  It happened on the morning of New Year’s Day, 2009, and sparked protests and violence around the San Francisco area. 

Michael B. Jordan (who played Wallace in “The Wire”) is Oscar Grant, a 22-year old with a loving girlfriend, Sophina (Melonie Diaz) and a cherubic daughter, Tatiana (7-year old Ariana Neal).  But Oscar is no saint.  When we first encounter him, Sophina is furious over an affair he’s had with another woman.  He’s just lost his job at a supermarket for chronic lateness, and (speaking of chronic) he’s got an ounce of marijuana to peddle.

Movies: "The To Do List"

Movies: "The To Do List"

 

What’s not to like about Aubrey Plaza?  Her deadpan role as April Ludgate on “Parks & Recreation” is second only to Nick Offerman’s meat chomping Ron Swanson among the supporting players of that great cast.  She was also good in last year’s quirky time-travel movie, “Safety Not Guaranteed.”

 

But unfortunately, she just doesn’t have the chops to carry this teen sex comedy to a higher level than most others.

 

Movies: "20 Feet from Stardom"

Movies: "20 Feet from Stardom"

Do you know these names:  Lisa Fischer, Patti Austin, Stevvi Alexander, Claudia Lennear or Tata Vega?  If you love rock ‘n’ roll or soul music, you should.  They’re the sweet-sounding background singers who’ve provided depth and harmony to virtually every hit record of the past forty years, performing alongside everyone from Elvis Presley to Michael Jackson.

Now they’re finally getting their due in an absolutely sensational movie titled “20 Feet from Stardom.”

What is a Cancer Survivor?

What is a Cancer Survivor?

Definition of a cancer survivor

What is a cancer survivor? When do you become a survivor? Do you have to wait that magic five years before you can call yourself a survivor? Does it mean you are cured? Read more ...

Never Too Old to Play Ice Hockey!

Never Too Old to Play Ice Hockey!

It's not every grandfather who can brag that he has played hockey with his grandson, but Ralph Kimball can! He sent me a photo of himself and his now 14-year old grandson Ethan. "He's a terrific hockey player and will play prep school hockey at St. Marks in Southboro, MA this winter," boasts the proud grandfather.

Find Sunburn Relief in Your Kitchen

Find Sunburn Relief in Your Kitchen
Best advice — don’t get a sunburn.

If you didn’t follow my best advice and are suffering from a mild to moderate sunburn, relief could be as close as your kitchen. Try one of these home remedies. Read more ...