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.

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

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

There is so much to do!

New Jersey - They really get into the holiday spirit in New Jersey, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].  A woman bound for home ran out of gas on the Interstate there.  She was short on cash but a homeless man saw she was in trouble and walked to a nearby gas station to purchase fuel with his last $20.