TSD Memphis


How much life insurance do you need?

In a recent study, 40 percent of consumers responded that they don't have enough life insurance to meet their families' long-term needs.This concern raises an obvious question: How much life insurance is enough? What might be appropriate for a family with two young children and a stay-at-home spouse could be significantly different from the needs of a working couple whose children are grown.

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Which is healthier: Organic foods or conventional foods?

A few months ago I sat down with a group of local farmers and inquired about organic fruits and vegetables vs. non-organic. I asked them if they'd grown anything organic and, if so, whether they were selling them in local stores and markets. I was surprised to learn that the farmers were indeed growing organic fruits and vegetables and selling them throughout the region.

My next question was about organic labeling or tags on produce. They explained that smaller farmers weren't able to afford the organic certification label that you'd find on organic produce.

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‘Big Mike’ left us real big memories

MichaelClarkeDuncanI really don't like doing entertainment-based columns like these, yet I know that they are inevitable. I prefer happy topics such as actors receiving Academy Award nominations, making great movies that touch our hearts or talking about how they traveled a long hard road before making it to the top.

No, I don't like to talk about them becoming ill or passing away. I like to focus on their accomplishments and the way they inspire us. So instead of making this column about Michael Clarke Duncan passing away, I'll talk a little bit about his accomplishments and a few other things about him that you may not have known.

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Struggling? Make your call, let go and let God

Dear Lucy: I feel as if I have been struggling all my life. No matter what I do, I just seem to survive. My brother, on the other hand thrives. I think I am as smart as he is. but I just can't seem to ever reach that special stride and keep it up. What can I do?

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Do what is required to stay healthy; don’t overeat

The obesity rate in America is at an all-time high, costing too many lives and threatening others on the periphery of weight gain. To put it plainly, obesity is not just unhealthy, it's life threatening. We as a people, as a nation, are digging our own grave with relative ease and less thought about survival. Who is to blame for this run-away health problem? The tens of thousands who refuse to take obesity seriously.

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