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Lifestyle Budget for Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Updated at 4:30 a.m. EDT (0930 UTC).

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^'The Emily Talk' offers tips for communicating with special needs individuals. First: Be patient<

^LIFE-EMILY-TALK:TB—<Emily Felter leaned into her father's arms with a quick kiss and tight hug.

Tom Felter Jr. reciprocated with a hug and kiss for his 24-year-old daughter. They stood in front of about two dozen guests at Casa Del Roma banquet center in Valparaiso.

"Are you going to help people sign in?" Felter asked Emily.

"No," she replied sharply.

"OK," he said with a chuckle.

Welcome to The Emily Talk, where Tom does most of the talking and Emily gets most of the laughs. For several years, they've offered an insightful presentation to help people interact with special needs individuals.

"Hi, I'm Tom," Felter told the Porter County RN Club, a group of registered nurses. "And this is Emily."

"Hi," Emily said shyly.

Emily was born with Down syndrome. Her father was born with limitless patience, or so it seems as the parent of a special needs child.

950 by Jerry Davich. MOVED


^In pursuit of beauty, artist Nico Meyer finds human connections<

^ART-HUMAN-CONNECTIONS:SD—<As a child, Nico Meyer always liked building things.

"Legos," he says, "I was all into that."

"Working with your hands and bringing it to reality. There's satisfaction in being able to manifest an idea into reality for people to enjoy," says Meyer, who grew up to be a structural engineer and an artist. "You're taking something from this imaginative realm and making it into something physical."

Now, at 27, Meyer still likes to build things. They're just a little bit bigger these days.

1600 (with trims) by Michael James Rocha. MOVED


^Alzheimer's treatments: What's on the horizon?<

^HEALTH-ALZHEIMERS-TREATMENTS:MYO—<Current Alzheimer's treatments temporarily improve symptoms of memory loss and problems with thinking and reasoning.

These Alzheimer's treatments boost performance of chemicals in the brain that carry information from one brain cell to another. However, these treatments don't stop the underlying decline and death of brain cells. As more cells die, Alzheimer's disease continues to progress.

Experts are cautiously hopeful about developing Alzheimer's treatments that can stop or significantly delay the progression of Alzheimer's. A growing understanding of how the disease disrupts the brain has led to potential Alzheimer's treatments that short-circuit basic disease processes.

1000 . MOVED



^Balancing Act: We officially sucked all the fun out of 'OK, Boomer.' This is why we can't have nice things<

^SELF-FAM-OK-BOOMER:TB—<That didn't take long.

"OK, Boomer" went from a fun, harmless-even-though-it-stings-a-bit phrase to an overthought, hyper analyzed, "declaration of intergenerational war" (Maureen Dowd's words, not mine) in a week flat.

The saying started out as a clever, if biting, retort delivered by Generation Z in response to the lame directives/opinions/hands wringing of pretty much anyone over 30.

850 by Heidi Stevens. MOVED


^Canada Goose alternatives: 10 ultra-warm winter coats that won't set you back $1,000<

^FASH-CANADA-GOOSE-ALTERNATIVES:TB—<It's that time of year again, when leaves fall, evening commutes darken and thoughts turn to the inevitable question: What's the best way to beat the cold?

700 by Nara Schoenberg. MOVED


^Mayo Clinic Q&A: Surgery for hiatal hernias<

^HEALTH-HIATAL-HERNIAS:MYO—<Dear Mayo Clinic: After a recent CT scan, endoscopy and colonoscopy, I learned that I have a hiatal hernia containing both stomach and colon, and extrinsic stenosis at the splenic flexure. My understanding is that this is rare and that I will need surgery. Will I need to find a surgeon who has seen this condition before? Can surgery be done laparoscopically?

550 . MOVED




by Lucy Luginbill. Will move on Friday, Nov. 8.


^Erika Ettin: Ask a dating coach<

^RELATE-DATING-TIPS:MCT—<Today, let's look at two different questions from two different clients. As always, if one person asks, I can only assume it is applicable to a larger audience. And, interestingly enough, you'll see that these questions are applicable to any gender and any age.

800 by Erika Ettin. MOVED


^Barton Goldsmith: Managing your mind<

^RELATE-RELATIONSHIPS:MCT—<I do well with adversity. That is, if you don't count how much time I spend thinking on the topic. I don't let it go very easily (if ever), so I have had to learn to manage my mind so I can stay in balance.

550 by Barton Goldsmith. MOVED



^After more than 1,000 days in the shelter, Pennsylvania SPCA's longest-staying resident, Bentley, finally gets adopted<

^PETS-100LB-BULLDOG:PH—<After spending more than 1,000 nights inside a kennel, Bentley, a 100-pound American bulldog with a smile spreading from floppy ear to floppy ear, has finally shed his title of the Pennsylvania SPCA's longest-staying current resident.

1150 by Grace Dickinson. MOVED



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