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Q: I contribute to a retirement plan at work. Within the plan, I can allocate some of my contributions to my company’s own stock. Is that a wise move?

A: Thanks for your question. Many publicly traded companies today offer their own stock as an investment option in their employee-retirement plans. Here are a few things to consider which may help you answer your question. 

LGBT equality has been an important topic in the United States for the last several years, and the legal strides we’ve made to improve our lives have been impressive. We still have a way to go in changing laws and minds but in other parts of the world, it’s much, much worse. 

Have you found yourself not progressing in your exercise regimen? This can include not being able to increase your weights properly or not hitting a certain running time. Maybe you stopped losing weight and haven’t changed anything about with your regimen. This is what the fitness industry calls a plateau, which is a state of little or no change and is a very common situation for many people. Luckily, it can be fixed with the right strategy.

It hardly seems it, but Memorial Day is a mere four weeks away, and as all the warm-weather sports get into full swing (and kick), there’s plenty to cover across all fields. There are a stack of short stops this month, but the big story is the 10 rugby teams participating in Philadelphia for the Colonial Cup.

Activism doesn’t simply mean chaining yourself to a building or participating in protests. Activists are people who try to elicit social change, and today activism takes many forms. Since the new administration took office, it seems as if things are changing daily. It is hard to keep track of all the possible policy changes that may impact our lives. The constant deluge of information is overwhelming for many people, and infuriating to others. If you find yourself wanting to get more involved but not knowing how, here are a few suggestions.

 

Apps like Grindr and Scruff have become the gold standard for men to meet men. These apps, and others like it, use geo-locational technology to connect users to other men currently logged onto the app within a certain physical range, creating easy opportunities to both meet and hook up with new guys. While some men aren’t necessarily meeting up (just) to have sex, it is generally understood that Grindr, Scruff and the like are used for casual sex.

Summer is approaching fast! Many of us may feel guilty for having procrastinated on our summer fitness goals. There are about 11 weeks left before summer and that is more than enough time to get the ball rolling and shed a few pounds. You can lose a minimum of 4 pounds of body weight a month, which averages to one pound lost per week. This is a graspable goal!

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