Living

Living

Those retirement calculators may be all wrong

A research firm found that online calculators gave wildly varying projections for a hypothetical 40-year-old’s post-retirement income. Experts say these calculators, though good as a starting point, are no replacement for a human financial planner.

Pets

Animal Island: Cut tree branches to move unwelcome birds along

Q: We live near the water and four or five pairs of some kind of small heron have built nests in some very large maple trees in the front of our house. The first year they did this there was only one pair and we thought it was kind of cool, but now the mess on our front lawn is unbelievable. Poop and feathers are everywhere and all over our cars if we park them in the driveway. Is there any way we can discourage the birds from living here? Nothing scares them at all; people on our block shoot off fireworks every Fourth of July and it does not faze these birds at all.

Local Obituaries

Project New Born co-founder Peggy Banick dies at 82

Founding member of Project: New Born, the volunteer arm that supports the Division of Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the University of Miami and Holtz Children’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Peggy Banick helped raise $20 million over 40 years. She served as treasurer and party planner.

Pets

The last free-ranging library cat in Illinois

Even before you enter the stately limestone library with leaded glass windows and copper-colored trim, you see signs of the local celebrity. Not at eye-level - look lower, and there, hovering in the shadows behind the glass door, are two ice-green eyes, staring up at you with frank curiosity.

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Videos

Why this 90-year-old’s empanadas are better than yours

Mario the empanada man, as he is known at The Palace, is a whiz at making these meat turnovers. Though he's 90, he hands them out to neighbors and newcomers at the retirement home.​
José A. Iglesias jiglesias@elnuevoherald.com
Why this 90-year-old’s empanadas are better than yours 1:03

Why this 90-year-old’s empanadas are better than yours

Veterinarian removes brain parasite from kitten's nose (Graphic Content) 0:52

Veterinarian removes brain parasite from kitten's nose (Graphic Content)

Team USA will demonstrate footvolley at the Rio Olympics 0:44

Team USA will demonstrate footvolley at the Rio Olympics

How to Make a Mojito on National Mojito Day 1:01

How to Make a Mojito on National Mojito Day