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6:47 PM / Wednesday November 22, 2017

Articles by Philadelphia Sun Staff

Black student loan borrowers fail to get a fair deal on federal loans

November 22, 2017

By Charlene Crowell TriceEdneyWire.com For most families, the pursuit of higher education means substantial investments in time, effort, and a combination of cash and loans to gain a college degree. These investments – both human and material — are made in confidence that the rewards, although often years away, will one day result in a…

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Coffee tourism in El Salvador jolts interest of worldly travelers

November 22, 2017

BPT Americans’ love for coffee is inspiring them to embark on java journeys around the world, leading them to stunning locations like El Salvador, where coffee is an important part of daily life. In fact, coffee farming has fueled the economy in El Salvador and defined its rich culture for more than 200 years. Today,…

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Smooth Traveler: New Mexico’s majesty — Albuquerque and Santa Fe

November 22, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, New Mexico  (Photo: Joseph Sohm / shutterstock)   By Renée S. Gordon The earliest archeological evidence of human habitation in New Mexico dates from 25,000 B.C. At that time the Sandia people migrated into the region developing crop cultivation, architectural techniques, weaving and pottery making through the centuries between…

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Protect your health and your card

November 22, 2017

Making the most of Medicare Open Enrollment   Family Features Eating well and regular exercise are part of a healthy lifestyle, and so is making sure you have the right health care coverage. Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment period is a good time to review your current coverage and decide if there may be a better…

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Control your diabetes while controlling costs

November 22, 2017

BPT Controlling the “ABCs of diabetes,” namely A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, is difficult enough, but when you add that second C – costly medications – it’s easy to see how one’s levels can spiral out of control very quickly. According to the American Diabetes Association, for the 30 million people living with diabetes…

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Why women suffer more from dry eye and how they can find relief

November 22, 2017

NewsUSA More than 16 million Americans report that they suffer from a condition called dry eye, and the total number may be as high as 30 million. Women are twice as likely as men to endure this often-painful condition, with symptoms including irritated, scratchy, or burning eyes, a feeling of something in the eyes, excess…

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SUNscopes for the week of Nov. 26

November 22, 2017

All Signs: This week the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Saturn are all in Sagittarius. Yowsers! Let’s all blow town! However, two other events are significant: On Friday, fiery Mars will oppose unpredictable Uranus. (Yikes!) Then the next day, lucky Jupiter will dance with Neptune. Therefore, the theme this week is about liberation, independence, explosions, accidents…

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Barbie makes doll of hijab-wearing Olympian

November 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  U.S. Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad holds the Barbie doll modeled after her.  The doll is a part of Mattel’s Barbie “Shero” line honoring women who break boundaries.  (Photo: Mattel Inc.) associated press NEW YORK –The maker of Barbie has announced it will sell a doll modeled after Ibtihaj Muhammad, an American fencer who competed in…

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After 37 years, rule of Zimbabwe’s Mugabe appears to be over

November 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, centre, arrives for a solidarity rally in Harare. Armored personnel carriers were seen Tuesday Nov. 14, 2017, outside the capital a day after the army commander Chiwenga threatened to “step in” to calm political tensions over the president’s firing of his deputy.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)   By Farai Musaka…

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