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A New Age For Healthy Living

We all want to ensure that we stay healthy, active and independent as we get older. But sifting through piles of information on healthy aging can be overwhelming. That?s why we?ve partnered with GreatCall to explore simple and effective ways to stay sharp both mentally and physically as you blow out the birthday candles for your best years yet! 

 For older adults, independence is bliss. And it all starts with healthy habits! GreatCall offers a wide array of tech devices to keep older adults safe, connected and healthy. The Lively Wearable is a fitness tracker with built-in urgent response, taking the fear out of your fitness routine. Or choose the Jitterbug Smart, a streamlined smartphone with voice typing, large icons, and an emergency help app in an easy to use interface, so that staying connected to friends and family is easier than ever! 

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Number Of Women Running U.S. Companies Hits Record High

A record number of women are now running Fortune 500 companies.

Thirty-two female CEOs head the 500 biggest companies in the United States, according to numbers released by Fortune magazine Wednesday morning. 

It?s the highest number of female CEOs in the Fortune 500?s 63-year history and a big jump from last year when there were only 21 women CEOs. 

The newbies include Hershey chief executive Michele Buck, who had been at the company for 11 years before being named to the position, and Mattel CEO Margo Georgiadis, formerly Google?s Americas president. General Motors chief Mary Barra is the top-ranking woman on the list, followed closely by IBM?s Ginni Rometty.

To be sure, there?s a long, steep hill left to climb. Women still constitute only 6 percent of the CEOs on the list and there were no black female CEOs. The glass ceiling is feeling the pressure, but it?s still fairly well intact.

Fortune magazine has the full list.

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Elizabeth Gilbert And Girlfriend Rayya Elias Hold Commitment Ceremony

Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert and girlfriend Rayya Elias are more committed to each other than ever. 

In a beautiful post shared on Facebook Tuesday, the 47-year-old writer ? who split from husband José Nunes just under a year ago ? announced that she and Elias had held a ?simple and spontaneous ceremony of love? surrounded by close family and friends.

Gilbert wrote that the ceremony wasn?t ?legally binding,? just a ?private celebration of what we have long known to be true: We belong to each other.?

The ceremony?s timing had special significance; as Gilbert noted in the Facebook post, Elias ? a fellow writer and Gilbert?s long-time best friend ? has been battling pancreatic and liver cancer for the last few years:

?More difficult days are to come,? Gilbert wrote. ?It doesn?t get easier from here. Rayya?s illness is grave. But our love is strong. We will walk together as far as we can go together. After that, it all gets turned over to God.?

Elias is a musician and the author of Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post-Punk From the Middle East to the Lower East Side.

In an equally moving Facebook post last September, Gilbert wrote that romance blossomed between the two women after Elias was diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer this past spring. 

She also revealed that the intensity of her relationship with Elias played a part in the end of her marriage last spring.

?Death ? or the prospect of death ? has a way of clearing away everything that is not real, and in that space of stark and utter realness, I was faced with this truth: I do not merely love Rayya; I am in love with Rayya,? Gilbert wrote. 

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