Be Healthy

6 Scientific Secrets to Healthy Aging

Is there a formula for successful healthy aging? Sure, your hair sprouts more grays and your face sports more lines. But you can grow older with your body and mind as healthy as they can possibly be.
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Food and Your Memory in Menopause

Can you change how well your brain works during menopause by what you eat?  One study says yes – at least a little. African Americans, white, Chinese and Japanese women were followed during menopause and their diet was recorded as well as tests of their brain function called cognitive testing. In this report, the…
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7 Tips to Control Stress Incontinence

If you’ve ever worried you wouldn’t find a bathroom in time or worried about wetting your pants each time you sneeze, read on to understand the problem and find tips on what to do. Shhhhh. Most women don’t want to talk about it. In fact most wait 5-7 years to…
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The Baby Boomer Fitness Revolution

Baby boomers started out so strong.  Back in the early seventies, most of the 76 million boomers were poster children for health and fitness, what else could explain a single generation producing Bo Derek and even Brad Pitt? Jane Fonda starred in her first workout video in 1982 allowing people to spandex…
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Living Life After Loss – The Importance of Grieving

At some point, we each loose someone we are especially close to. And grief, grieving, accomopanies that loss. Whether the loved one is a spouse, a parent, child, dear friend, or even a beloved companion animal, grieving is a normal part of our lives. And that grief can be very…
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Be Awesome

A Sophisticated Guide to Drinking Tequila

A bottle of Siete Leguas Reposado Premium tequila at Chacala Beach For most people in the United States and Canada, Tequila is a very misunderstood drink. Images of college spring-break kids shooting shots, chanting “one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, FLOOR!” and wet T-shirt contests, with a headache the next morning…
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Are You Creating Loneliness in Your Future?

Empty park benches… waiting for YOU to fill them up!   I’m a little troubled. Twice now in the last year, two friends of almost 4 decades have confided in me that they no longer have an interest in making new friendships. The man said “It’s too much work” and…
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The “Difficult” Friendship – What To Do, and How

A good friend can stand by us through thick and thin. But what if our closest friend brings us more problems than perks? According to a study conducted by the “Today Show” and Self magazine’s websites (www.today.com and www.self.com), eight out of 10 people have had a toxic friend in…
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How to Help A Friend Ease into Dating after Divorce

I remember when I first got married how thankful I was to be done with dating! Then when I was single again, I realized if I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life alone, I’d have to get back to dating eventually. Dating after divorce is different for…
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Downsize Your Closet to Stay Fashionable: What’s Hip, What’s Vintage, and What Needs to Go

It’s time to upgrade your wardrobe. There’s just one problem: no room in your closet! In the name of fashion, it’s time to take a good, honest look at what’s in there. Downsizing is an important step in your pre- or post-retirement journey. In your quest to downsize, it’s helpful to know how…
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Be Productive

Choosing a Financial Planner – Some Advice

Even for the business-savvy, finding a financial advisor isn’t easy. Consider a lawyer friend, who went hunting for financial help after her husband died. The woman — who will remain un-named — sought recommendations from friends and her accountant, met with eight different candidates, asked explicit questions about how they…
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Men vs Women: Savings for Financial Independence

Is the world financially stacked against women? Why do women lag in retirement savings as compared to men? Are women at a disadvantage for reasons too numerous to list? Is it sexism? Are females not good savers? Big spenders? Is it really true that women get paid less for the same…
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Boomers: Think Twice About Retiring!

Forget about retirement, Baby Boomers. We’ll be working for the rest of our lives. OK, that may be an exaggeration, but not by much. We have not saved enough money. And worse, many of us will still be up to our eyeballs in debt when we do retire. We’re just…
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Downsizing: Mistakes vs. Success For Stress-Free Living

If you consult a dictionary, you’ll see that to downsize is to make something smaller. No problem if you’re cutting a cookie recipe in half or getting rid of some old books.
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Downsizing Tips – Preparing for the New Year!

While your sprawling house might have been the perfect place to bring up a family, many people find that once their kids have moved out, they don’t need so much space. In fact, for many, all that extra square footage starts to feel less like a luxury and more like…
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