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Flirting and Dating at 50+ – A Guide (Kind of)

It was a disaster waiting to happen. After 20 years of marriage, George K. sallied back into the dating frenzy in Los Angeles. He tied some gold chains around his neck and splashed on strong cologne. He bellied up to a nice-looking brunette and shot an exaggerated wink to get her attention. “Hi there, doll,” he announced. “George ...Read More

Be Happy! Your Longevity Just May Depend On It!

Be happy. Live longer. No, it’s not that simple, but research says happy lives are longer — by 35%. A study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that those who reported feeling happiest had a 35% reduced risk of dying compared with those who reported feeling least happy. Rather than rely on re...Read More

New friendships after 50? Absolutely!

Forming friendships after fifty can sound like a daunting task. The fleeting friendships that we’ve created in the workplace or with parents of our children’s friends may no longer exist. After the kids leave the nest and after you’ve stopped working, you may find yourself drifting apart from friendships that turn out to have been situational, ones...Read More

It’s Here! Plastic Bottle Shirts and Our Coffee in Bamboo – Just for Us!

Sounds crazy? People are fighting climate change with mind-boggling inventions, ground-breaking products, and cutting-edge research. In Climate of Hope, former NYC Mayor and Presidential Candidate Michael Bloomberg, and Carl Pope, former executive director of Sierra Club and leading environmentalist, wrote “each part of the problem of climate chang...Read More

8 Tips For Resolutions That Stick in the New Year

One Habit at a Time. Don’t tackle several changes at once. Successfully conditioning one habit change is more useful than giving up on a half dozen changes after a month.

Finding Friendships – As We Age

Toddling off to school may have brought an unexpected surprise to many of us.  We discovered  other youngsters – similar to us, at least in age.   Some of these others may have become more than just passing acquaintances.  We really shined up to some who became our friends.   So, while attending school allowed us to grow intellectually, we al...Read More

5 Money Myths That Are Financial Nonsense

The following are 100 percent true statements: A penny saved is a penny earned. A home is a great investment. Money doesn’t grow on trees. Are you nodding in agreement? Gotcha! According to money experts, there are plenty of money myths like these that get us into trouble and lead to false ideas about money, saving and investing. Even benign ...Read More

To All The Kids of the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s….

Editor’s Note:  Thanks to the friend who sent this along.  Author unknown – and pure genius!  Enjoy! First, we survived being born to mothers who may have smoked and/or drank   –   While they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn’t get tested for diabetes. Then, after that trau...Read More

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 usually prevent sophistic...Read More

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 the other, a woman, said she is “without enthusiasm or desire for it.” Couple t...Read More

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