Put the beep where you sleep: Position smoke alarms on ceilings or high on walls  in each bedroom and in the hall adjacent to the bedrooms.

Photograph fall foliage: Overcast days are best for capturing color. Fog and mist add mystery. Look for autumnal reflections in ponds and streams. For unique photos, shoot trees from above-atop a hill, promontory, etc. Photograph the same tree every few days to document the change.

Plant for color next fall: Among the most brilliant trees and shrubs: Baldcypress...euonymous (burning bush)...Japanese/red/sugar maple...sassafras...spicebush...sweetgum.

Fight seasonal depression: Eat foods rich in omega-3s (such as salmon, sardines, walnuts) and tryptophan (pumpkin, spinach, turkey). Avoid processed foods. If you often suffer from winter blues, talk with your doctor about using a phototherapy light box as the days get shorter.

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How to Beat Breast Cancer
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One-third of all new cancers diagnosed in women are breast cancers. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 230,000 cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed in the US in 2015.

But no one should let the fear of breast cancer obscure some very encouraging facts. The overall five-year survival rate from breast cancer now is close to 90%. Less than 7% of breast cancers are diagnosed before the age of 40-those diagnosed later in life tend to be easier to treat. Many women with breast cancer will never need highly aggressive (or disfiguring) treatments.

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Cancer and Genetics: What's the Connection?

Genes control the way cells work, and in particular how they grow and divide. When something goes wrong with one or more of the genes in a cell, changes occur that can lead to cancer.

Such changes are commonly referred to as faults or mutations. Although cancer is mainly the result of life choices and not related to family gene pools, it can also be caused by these faults or mutations.

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How to Select the Right Medicare Prescription Drug Plan for You

If you're on Medicare and take prescription drugs, this won't surprise you: The costs of medications are rising fast.

Up an estimated 12.6 percent in 2014, prescription drug costs are projected to rise by an average of 7.3 percent annually, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

7 Money Leaks You Need to Plug
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Want to tighten your budget, but can't figure out where you can save money? Look for leaks in your budget - places where money is slowly but surely leaking out.

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