2015 is here, which means we begin a whole new year filled with memories.
What an interesting year 2014 was. It was filled with wonderful stories around the world, such as a mass ALS awareness campaign known as the “Ice Bucket Challenge”, new relations with Cuba and the World Cup, which the U.S. joined the rest of the world in watching.
It was also a year of tragedy. The fear of Ebola rose, the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared and we saw a new terrorist threat called the militant Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, better know as ISIS, rose to power.
Preparing for retirement requires a plan, and that plan should consist of two important phases: the saving years and the retirement years. To achieve the goal of a financially secure retirement, you will have to make wise decisions during the saving phase of your plan.
Have you ever been down and out? Of course you have. I’m not talking about the baseball player who just tried to steal second base. I’m referring to when we have the “blues,” or as Abraham Lincoln used to say having the “slows” — just flat not having a good day. There are ways to handle that, sometimes professionally. A good initial cure, though, is being able to have a good giggle or laugh.
The term superbug does not just refer to the transformer-looking grasshoppers hiding out in the backyard; recently, it has become a popular term for drug-resistant diseases that are rapidly growing in the United States.
According to a recent report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 2 million people have developed life-threatening bacterial infections that are resistant to multiple types of antibiotics.
This resistance to antibiotics has led to at least 23,000 deaths from infections in the last year.