How to retire with health insurance if you’re too young for Medicare

Finding low-cost, high-quality healthcare coverage in early retirement can be a challenge. If you’re waiting for Medicare to kick in at 65, usually the most cost-effective option for health insurance — if available to you — is joining a working spouse’s employer-sponsored plan. Otherwise, you may consider continuing coverage through a former employer under COBRA; browsing coverage options and potential subsidies through the Affordable Care Act marketplace; researching health-sharing plans; or getting a part-time job. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Whether you’re angling to retire early or think you may be forced into it, you’ll need to make a plan for healthcare coverage. Medicare doesn’t kick in until… Read More

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Apple’s Tile-like location tracking Tag hardware hinted at in iOS 13 beta

Before WWDC 2019, Apple was rumored to be working on a new, Tile-esque Bluetooth tracking tag that would work with the company’s newly updated Find My app that it showcased. And while Apple didn’t announce any new tracking hardware, the iOS 13 developer beta reportedly references a device called “Apple Tag” that appears to be the rumored tracker, as spotted by Steve Moser and 9to5Mac. As Moser discovered, iOS 13 contains code for pairing a Bluetooth device with the hardware designation “Tag1,1”, similar to that for pairing a nearby HomePod or pair of AirPods. And 9to5Mac dug even further, discovering what may be a render of the device, pictured above.… Read More

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Nurses reveal 7 facts about hospitals a lot of people don’t know, from why it’s always so cold to how unclean they can be

Nurses shared facts most people don’t know about hospitals with Business Insider. Nurses said many people do not know the difference between a nonprofit and a for-profit hospital, as well as the difference between a teaching hospital and general hospital. Hospitals can also be unclean places. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Everyone must go to the hospital at some point or another, yet many don’t go in if they can help it. Nearly half of Americans say they didn’t go to the doctor because of the cost, according to a poll from the University of Chicago. Hospitals can be so scary that there’s even a diagnosed disorder for… Read More

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The best facial sunscreens you can buy

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Yes, you really should be wearing sunscreen daily — even in the winter or when it’s cloudy — to protect your skin from short- and long-term UV damage. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 is the best face sunscreen because it’s a broad spectrum pick that’s as comfortable to wear as it is good for your skin. I don’t think you need me to go into all the possible… Read More

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Apple’s new Mac update marks an important shift to the same strategy that Microsoft and Google have pursued for years

At WWDC 2019, Apple announced that developers will be able to create apps for the iPad and Mac using the same code base. It’s a turning point for the Mac that will bring it closer to iOS than ever before, following a strategy that Microsoft and Google have pursued for years. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. During an Apple keynote back in 2013, Apple CEO Tim Cook stood in front of an image of a street sign. On that sign was an arrow that was twisted and turned in all different directions. “The competition is different,” he said. “They are confused.” Cook was referring to PC vendors that… Read More

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HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ series invented a main character to depict the world’s worst nuclear power plant accident

HBO’s series “Chernobyl” invented a main character to tell the story of the world’s worst nuclear power plant accident, which took place in 1986. The character of Ulana Khomyuk represents a composite of several Soviet scientists involved in cleanup efforts following the disaster. But there’s some question as to whether a woman would have been tasked with such high authority by the Soviet Union. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. If you’ve never heard the name Ulana Khomyuk prior to the release of the HBO series “Chernobyl,” you’re not alone. While most of the show’s characters were based on real-life participants in the 1986 nuclear disaster, Khomyuk’s character (played… Read More

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6 times royals’ outfits made subtle political statements

Members of the royal family can’t express political opinions publicly, but people speculate that they send subtle messages with their outfits. Queen Elizabeth could have been making a subtle statement about opposing Brexit with a hat reminiscent of the European Union flag. The Queen may have trolled President Donald Trump by wearing a brooch given to her by the Obamas. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. One of the royal family’s many rules dictates that they cannot publicly express political opinions. But royals seem to have mastered the art of sending messages in other ways — or so some believe. Royals’ outfits are often newsworthy in and of themselves —… Read More

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A Texas family says their daughter’s graduation party was ruined by an inedible Styrofoam cake from Walmart

A family in Pasadena, Texas, ordered their graduation cake from Walmart. But when they cut into it, the baked good wasn’t quite what they expected. It was made of Styrofoam and utterly inedible. The store has since apologized for the incident and offered the family a $60 gift certificate. However, some family members are still upset. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. Things didn’t exactly go according to plan for a Texas family who says their daughter’s graduation party was ruined by an inedible cake. Marcy Flores told CNN-affiliated KPRC that her daughter’s high school graduation party was ruined because Walmart gave her a cake made out of Styrofoam. She… Read More

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The iPhone’s Clock app doesn’t let you change how long a ‘snooze’ lasts — here are some workarounds for your morning alarm

When you hit snooze on an alarm from your iPhone’s default Clock app, the alarm turns off for nine minutes. You can’t change how long your alarm snoozes for on the Clock app. There are a few workarounds, however, including setting multiple alarms with or without a snooze or using other apps. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. If you wake up to an alarm on your iPhone and hit snooze, you’ll get nine additional minutes, no more, no less. The iPhone Clock app doesn’t just default to a nine-minute snooze cycle; that’s its only choice. But if nine minutes is too long or too short, there are several… Read More

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