National Coffee Day is fast approaching…it’s on September 29!
Here are the Best National Coffee Day Deals:
Dunkin’ Donuts – On September 29, anyone who purchases a hot coffee at participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations will get a second hot coffee for free.
Krispy Kreme – In addition to offering two new products (the Coffee Glazed Doughnut and Original Glazed Coffee) starting Monday, September 24, Krispy Kreme is giving you a free coffee beverage. This is good for any size and any kind on September 29 which is National Coffee Day—no purchase necessary.
Cinnabon – Swing by a participating location and treat yourself to a free 12-oz. signature hot coffee, with no purchase necessary! Find your nearest Cinnabon here.
Holiday Stationstores – On National Coffee Day, text COFFEE to 44022 to get a free coffee of any size. In addition, Holiday will be running a Free Coffee Tuesday promotion this year from September 18 through October 9. Stop in on a Tuesday for a free cup of joe. Also, enjoy a variety of flavored syrups and fresh chilled creamers.
The chain will offer free coffee with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich over $2 on September 29.
Did you know that research shows that coffee drinkers compared to nondrinkers are less likely to have type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and dementia?
Also, coffee drinkers have fewer cases of certain types of cancers, heart rhythm problems and strokes.
There is actually more good news than bad news when it comes to coffee and your health. That’s good to know, especially on National Coffee Day.
Since type 2 diabetes is common in our society, it is good to know that studies have shown a benefit of coffee on the prevention of diabetes. There is also evidence that decaf coffee may have the same benefits as regular coffee. You need to drink from 4 to 7 cups of coffee per day to reap the benefits.
So, drink up on National Coffee Day to not only treat yourself to a cup of coffee but also gain some health benefits!
Sources: Freebies and Discounts & Health Benefits of Coffee
Autumn Leaves Changing Colors
As summer ends and autumn comes
Days get shorter, misty and cold
And in this spectacular season
Nature’s beauty graciously unfold
Trees get ready to slow down
And in autumn take some rest
And show amazing colors of love
That are all at their best
Green fades away quickly
And yellow and orange appear
To show off their vibrant hues
And warmup their surrounding dear
Sunlight and cool nights of autumn
Help leaves to turn orangish red
And combine all things smoothly
To add magic in season’s lovely bed
And all this shedding and replacement
Of leaves continue throughout the year
And trees only shed leaves in autumn
To prepare for another winter dear
This is God’s spectacular display
Of beautiful colors of the fall
During which many changes occur
Including yellow, orange and red of all.
***Inspired by the changing colors of autumn in Canada.
For a reading of the poem, Autumn Leaves Changing Colors, Click Here
Cool weather is around the corner, and nothing beats sitting down to a hot bowl of soup on a Fall day! We’ve gathered some delicious hearty fall soup recipes that will tickle your taste buds and warm your soul.
According to Fiona Kirk, in her bestseller “Soup Can Make You Thin”,
“The wealth of ingredients in a bowl of soup provides a good balance of carbohydrates, protein and fats as well as the vitamins and minerals required to create energy and keep us firing on all cylinders.”
Just click on the links for the full recipes! Enjoy!
1. Creamy Chicken and Dumpling Soup
3. Beef Barley Soup
What are the top reasons that you should eat soup? Well, here we go:
Soup is delicious.
It can be a comfort food and is easy to make. With only a few ingredients, you can make a bowl of hearty soup for a cool evening.
Soup is good for your health.
Soup is an easy way to add vegetables to your daily meals. Healthy veggie soups are highly recommended.
Soup can help you lose weight.
Soups can be slimming. Depending on the type of soup, it can contain minimal, nutritious calories.
Soup makes you feel full.
Since soup fills you up, it’s ideal to eat at the beginning of every meal.
Soup is affordable to make.
Making soup doesn’t require a lot of money. Buy vegetables, fruits, and broth. For a small cost, you can make a lot of people feel full and healthy.
Soup can make you feel better.
Ever wondered by chicken soup is always given to the sick? It is because soup is great for people who are sick. It is easily digested and is filled with health benefits.
These delicious fall soup recipes are sure to please!
Related Fall Weather Recipe: Baked Apples
Did you know there are changes being made to Medicare cards?
Did you ever wonder why your Social Security number is on your Medicare card? This certainly raises the potential for identity theft and is of great concern for older Americans.
Did you know that nearly 10,000 people apply for Medicare every day?
Identity protection changes which include the removal of the Social Security number are coming to Medicare cards. A new Federal law was signed by President Obama in 2015 making this change. However, the changes will happen gradually.
Congress provided $320 million — over the course of four years — to cover the changes, with the money coming from Medicare trust funds that are funded by payroll and other taxes, as well as beneficiary premiums.
So meanwhile, Medicare beneficiaries will continue to be at risk until the changes are rolled out. About 80 million Americans are expected to be Medicare-eligible by 2035.
Here’s what the changes in Medicare cards mean for you and when you can expect to see them implemented:
1) Medicare has up to four years to issue Medicare cards without the Social Security numbers for people applying for Medicare for the first time.
2) Medicare has four more years (after the new issues) to issue new cards with new identifying numbers to people that currently have Medicare cards.
3) Medicare has eight years for everyone to have new identifying numbers.
Update: Medicare Cards without Social Security Numbers
Have you received your new Medicare card?
In the meantime, how can a person protect themselves from identify theft?
An easy and effective way to protect yourself from identify theft is to not carry your Medicare card on your person unless you are going to a new doctor for the first time or to a hospital. (A hospital cannot refuse care if you don’t have a Medicare card.)
Don’t carry any other card that has your Social Security number on it.
Changes in Medicare Cards – Be Informed!
Related Post: How Much Social Security will You Receive?
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