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A psychotherapist shares the 3 exercises she uses every day to 'stop obsessing about the future'

A psychotherapist shares the 3 exercises she uses every day to ‘stop obsessing about the future’

Stress is a natural response to uncertainty, and it’s normal to find yourself worrying about future events every now and then. But excessive thoughts about the future can be a sign of anticipatory anxiety—a fear of unpredictable future events, which is sometimes a symptom of anxiety disorders. This is something I often see in my …

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'What are the odds?  I retire and the stock market crashes.  All my plans are upside down.'  I want to draw on my 401(k) to renovate my new home.  What options do I have?

‘What are the odds? I retire and the stock market crashes. All my plans are upside down.’ I want to draw on my 401(k) to renovate my new home. What options do I have?

Dear Quentin, I’m due to retire in two months and I have already moved to my new home in the sun. I have not sold my apartment in a major US metropolitan area on the east coast, as I wanted to see how I settled into my new life. It’s a quiet, but beautiful city …

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Dolly Parton, Eminem, Richie get into Rock Hall of Fame

Dolly Parton, Eminem, Richie get into Rock Hall of Fame

Eminem, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Eurythmics, Duran Duran and Pat Benatar have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a list that also includes Dolly Parton, who initially resisted the honor. The honorees — voted on by more than 1,000 artists, historians and music industry professionals — “each had a profound impact …

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Met Gala 2022: Live updates from the red carpet

Met Gala 2022: Live updates from the red carpet

NEW YORK (AP) — Well, hello first Monday in May. The year’s biggest night in fashion, the Met Gala, returns to its usual berth on the social calendar this year after pandemic upheaval. And if it feels like one of those what, already moments, it is. It’s been just under eight months since the last …

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CDC estimates 3 in 4 kids have had coronavirus infections

CDC estimates 3 in 4 kids have had coronavirus infections

NEW YORK (AP) — Three out of every four US children have been infected with the coronavirus and more than half of all Americans had signs of previous infections, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers estimated in a report Tuesday. The researchers examined blood samples from more than 200,000 Americans and looked for virus-fighting …

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My stepfather died.  He inherited my late mother's estate and always said he'd take care of us in his will.  How do I tactfully broach this issue with his children?

My stepfather died. He inherited my late mother’s estate and always said he’d take care of us in his will. How do I tactfully broach this issue with his children?

Dear Quentin, My former stepfather passed away a month ago. He was married to my mother in Nevada at the time of her passing 21 years ago. During their marriage she gave him quite a bit of money from her retirement fund to buy and upkeep properties that he/they owned. When she passed away, her …

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'A recession in the next 12 months is not in our base case': Stocks got clobbered Friday.  Why smart investors focus on the long game

‘A recession in the next 12 months is not in our base case’: Stocks got clobbered Friday. Why smart investors focus on the long game

The stock market ended a volatile week on a gloomy note Friday, with the three major US indexes plunging as investors got tripped up in worries like inflation, the Fed’s fight against it and fears of a hard-landing recession. As confidence got pummeled as well, financial experts recommended that investors not panic, but think about …

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County grants approval for Amazon's helix-shaped HQ tower

County grants approval for Amazon’s helix-shaped HQ tower

The Arlington County Board has given unanimous approval to Amazon’s plans to build a unique, helix-shaped tower as the centerpiece of its emerging second headquarters in northern Virginia By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press April 23, 2022, 7:48 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Arlington …

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Is Netflix cracking down on password sharing?  What subscribers need to know

Is Netflix cracking down on password sharing? What subscribers need to know

Coming soon to Netflix: password-sharing fees. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings famously said password sharing “really hasn’t been a problem” in 2016, but now he appears to be changing his mind. According to an Aura survey from 2021, 53% of Americans admit they share login information with people outside their main household. In fact, Hastings said …

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'The housing market faces an inflection point': Home-builder confidence declines as interest rates rise

‘The housing market faces an inflection point’: Home-builder confidence declines as interest rates rise

The numbers: The National Association of Home Builders’ monthly confidence index once again fell two points from the previous month to a reading of 77 in April, the trade group said Monday. The index remains at the lowest level since September. Nevertheless, index readings above 50 indicate that more builders believe that conditions are good …

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