General Interest

My Dog’s Better Than Yours!

Pets. Most of us have at least one. Some are schnoodles, pixie-bobs, and Mexican alligators. Not interested in live critters? Adopt a pet rock, Japanese robo, or silicon jellyfish “living” in neon aquariums. Studies have shown that pets are good for you – even fake ones. They reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and blood pressure. There are three c...Read More

Improving Lives. Here’s 3 Ways to Start…

“I wish that I had…” is a phrase that people often express when they live in regret. As people age, the life that they are living is often the result of actions that they took in their younger days. Most of us who reach our senior years can look back with hindsight at how different things could be. Now seniors are in the position ...Read More

7 Simple Things to Make You Happier This Week

It’s hard to believe how a few simple changes to our daily habits can impact our life, and become a motivation for positive change. Here are a few simple things you can do every day to feel happier this week. Sleep in a comfy and clean bed. According to several experts, a daily habit as simple as making your bed could lead to increased happin...Read More

Time to Downsize? 6 Signs It Just Might Be…

Making the decision to move from a larger home to a smaller one can be very hard. Your home, after all, is a source of comfort and is filled with beloved memories. For many, it’s where you watched your family grow. But sometimes you may not have a choice, especially as the years go by. As an older adult, the practicality of downsizing may out...Read More

An Oasis of Golf Near The Gulf – Welcome to Innisbrook

Are you interested in a PGA tour-class golf vacation under the Florida sun? How about one that also has abundant nearby attractions including the Gulf of Mexico to delight family members who might not be avid golfers? If that tempts you. then a few days at Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort in North Palm Harbor, a suburb of St. Petersburg, Florida shou...Read More

Best Fashion Tip Ever: Clear The Clutter from Your Closet! Here’s How…

Multiple-personality wardrobe disorder afflicts millions of Americans each year. Symptoms include blurred vision, habitual tardiness and loss of interest in normally pleasurable primping. Common side effects are closet overcrowding, spiraling credit card debt and reliance on yoga clothes for all but nonwaking hours. Help is available. It starts wit...Read More

Prostate Removal. Real Life – and a Bit of Humor!

In the summer of 2016, Mathews learned that his PSA (an enzyme produced by the prostate) was dangerously high. The best course of action, the family concluded, was a radical prostatectomy to remove the organ as well as surrounding lymph nodes. This was done in the (very) early morning hours of Nov. 1 at a hospital in Carmel. The 67-year-old Mathews...Read More

You As Stylist: Here’s Your Top 5 Fashion Tips

People’s first impression of us and what we are about is often based how we look and dress.  New statistics show that over 55% of your message is projected visually, says Jennifer Butler.  This is why having a well-crafted image is important.  The better we look, the more effective we are in our professional and personal lives.  These top five fash...Read More

Memory Lane Alert! A Case for the Maytag Lonely Repairman. Oh my…

What you are about to read is the truth. The whole truth. And nothing but the truth. So help me Maytag Lonely Repairman. Here’s what happened… Years ago, Jan and I agreed to purchase a Maytag washer and dryer. We were convinced Maytag was a trusted brand. This was based on exhaustive research: Jan’s comment, “Gary, I feel sorry for that poor Maytag...Read More

My Smart TV and Other Oxymorons

I just got a smart TV. It’s an oxymoron (a combination of words that have contradictory meanings) like jumbo shrimp and a little pregnant. Years ago life was simple. There were three national networks – NBC, CBS, and ABC. Trusted names like Harry Reasoner, Barbara Walters, and Howard K. Smith maintained broadcast news standards. Fake news and alter...Read More

Cass, West Virginia: Steaming Back in Time to the Top of Bald Knob

The Cass Scenic Railroad, part of the West Virginia State Park System, offers a nostalgic and educational train ride back in time. It’s fun for the whole family, not just rail enthusiasts. Cass is an authentic logging town, not an amusement park ride. The town is situated in the mountains, on the Greenbrier River. It is largely intact and looks a l...Read More

A growing number of seniors driving for Uber and Lyft, should you?

There is a growing number of seniors driving for Uber and Lyft, to supplement their retirement income. In fact, twenty-three percent of people who drive an Uber are 50 or older and two-thirds of drivers have never made money driving before Uber, according to a 2015 company survey. According to a recent article published at MSNBC “Uber is acti...Read More

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