Rochester, Minnesota - Leftovers can be kept for three to four days in the refrigerator. Be sure to eat them within that time. After that, the risk of food poisoning increases. If you don't think you'll be able to eat leftovers within four days, freeze them immediately.

Rochester, Minnesota - When an average restaurant lunch is 1,000 calories, it's time for a do-it-yourself approach to your noon hour. Simple steps like kitchen prep work at the weekend and packing your lunch the night before can make a difference.

Rochester, Minnesota - You may have heard that fermented foods, such as sauerkraut or the fermented tea drink kombucha, are good for your health. Dr. Joseph Murray, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, says some people may benefit from fermented foods, but he warns that there are pros and cons that go along with taking these products.

Washington, DC - December is here and for many Americans that often means craziness.

There is so much to do!

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - Charge it. You only live once. Christmas only comes once a year. But it's for the kids.

Washington, DC - Ask Rusty - Maximizing benefits and When to Retire: Dear Rusty:  I am looking for advice regarding maximizing social security benefits.   In our case, my husband is 59 and has been on Social Security Disability for about 5 years. I am also 59 and work full time as a nurse. I would like to retire at age 62, but realistically will continue by working part time from 62-65 to keep my insurance benefits and some income. I have a fairly significant amount of money in my 401K that we can live on and delay taking Social Security benefits if need be.  I have worked full time for most of the last 40 years. My maximum Social Security benefit right now at age 70 is $2,791 per month.  What do you suggest would be our ideal strategy?  ~ Working Nurse