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WAR AGAINST INFLAMMATION: Prevent disease and increase quality of life By Lindy Ford, RD, LDN

The research jury is in. The verdict? Chronic inflammation is the root cause of the most serious illnesses, including heart disease, cancers, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. Inflammation on the surface of the body presents as swelling, redness, heat, and pain. It is the cornerstone of the body’s healing response, and brings more immune activity to […]

INTERVIEW WITH AN AUTHOR: Emily Colin talks about her love of the South and craft of being a writer by Janet Oliver, LOL contributor

  “The Dream Keeper’s Daughter” by Emily Colin debuted in July and has received nothing but accolades and praises since hitting the shelves. Ms. Colin was kind enough to answer a few questions for LOL readers about her novel and craft as a writer. Livin Out Loud (LOL): Tell us how you came from Brooklyn […]

PORTFOLIO BUILDING: Just keep it simple by Ron Copley, Ph.D, CFA, LOL contributing writer

Constructing a portfolio can be as simple or as complicated as one wants to make it. Having built portfolios for hundreds of investors over the past several decades, I believe the simple approach is much better. A well-constructed portfolio need not involve exotic securities, derivatives, or a complicated tax strategy. A basic plain vanilla portfolio […]

PACK THE ‘YAK: Chris Farley makes kayaking a breeze by Chris Wirszyla, LOL contributor

“Environmentally friendly” and “inexpensive” (after the initial investment) are a few words Christine “Chris” Farley uses to describe kayaking around some of the roughly 7,000 square miles of inland waters in North Carolina. Farley grew up in Astoria, New York, and relocated to Wilmington after a career in pharmaceutical marketing in Manhattan. The second oldest […]