Along with food, water and oxygen, people cannot live without sleep. Yet, one in three Americans reports not getting enough sleep, contributing to what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called an epidemic.
It’s hard to imagine retirement when financial news headlines seem to be reporting dire projections — from a rapidly depleting social security fund and downward mobility of the retired middle class to story after story of older workers unable to retire because they need money.
I was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. My father was from Margarita Island, located in the northeast, and my mother is from the country’s second-largest city, Maracaibo, at the opposite extreme in western Venezuela.
The trend toward plant-based protein and meat alternatives continues to gain traction among consumers, but Americans do not appear to be giving up meat entirely — with beef in particular remaining a popular protein source.