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5 Things to Try at Trader Joe's This Fall

5 Things to Try at Trader Joe's This Fall

Health
Even a food reporter has a tough time tracking what’s new at Trader Joe’s. “We don’t have a list of new items that I'm able to send,” a rep emailed, “but as you likely already know, we are constantly introducing exciting, new products in our stores.” Harumph. Though the company wasn’t willing to part with a list of new items, TJs fanatics—and they are legion—probably know all about the “What’s New” page, the store’s “New Item” shelf, and to watch their Instagram like a hawk. So I poked around like any other curious shopper, looking for new-to-me and straight-up new items. I bought a handful, and tasted all. I’ll definitely buy a few of these again, but for others, my goodne...
Russian bombers intercepted off Alaska for second time this year

Russian bombers intercepted off Alaska for second time this year

World
Two Russian bombers were intercepted off the coast of Alaska recently -- the first flight by the country's bombers off the coast of Alaska since mid-May, according to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). The Russian planes, two TU-95 "Bear" long-range bombers, were flying in the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), south of the Aleutian Islands, around noon Saturday when they were intercepted by two F-22 fighters. "The two Russian TU-95 bomber aircraft were intercepted and monitored by the F-22s until the bombers left the ADIZ along the Aleutian Island chain heading west," said the spokesperson. "At no time did the Russian bombers enter Canadian or United States sovereign airspace. Citing operational security, NORAD said it would not disclose how close the Rus...
House GOP expected to push changes to your 401(k) this fall

House GOP expected to push changes to your 401(k) this fall

Finance
Workplace retirement plans could be headed for a makeover in Congress. As part of a push for additional tax law changes, GOP lawmakers in the House are expected this month to float legislation that includes modifications to 401(k) savings plans. Broadly, those could include: reducing costs for small businesses to offer such accounts, making it less risky for employers to offer guaranteed income annuities and requiring plans to annually tell workers how long their nest egg is projected to last. "There's a lot of concern about folks...
Plan ahead to protect your family and your fortune from this retirement risk

Plan ahead to protect your family and your fortune from this retirement risk

Finance
Not everyone will wind up needing care in an assisted-living facility in old age, but everybody should plan for it, just in case. "When people hear the term 'long-term care,' they immediately think, Oh, my gosh, long-term care insurance. That's for old people," said certified financial planner Marguerita Cheng, CEO of Blue Ocean Global Wealth. "Just because you don't talk about planning for long-term care, it doesn't mean that it's not going to happen," she said. Paying for long-term care can be a costly and complex undertaking if you're unprepared. L...
5 Reasons This Nutritionist Buys Frozen Fruits and Veggies

5 Reasons This Nutritionist Buys Frozen Fruits and Veggies

Health
Frozen foods get a bad rap for being processed junk, but the truth is, some of the healthiest foods in the market are in the freezer section. Here are five important reasons to stock up today, and all year round, on iced veggies and fruits:They’re mature - in a good way!The minute a fruit or veggie is picked, it begins to lose nutrients, so exactly when it’s plucked, and how long after harvesting you eat it impacts its nutritional value. Because most frozen fruits and veggies are frozen shortly after they’re harvested, they’re allowed to fully ripen, which means they’re chock full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and freezing “locks in” many of their nutrients. On the flip side, much of the fresh produce in your supermarket was reaped over ...