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Walking For Exercise? Pick Up The Pace!

Walking For Exercise? Pick Up The Pace!

Walking is the most popular form of exercise in the United States.  But to get the maximum benefit from this activity, you should be doing it at more than just a leisurely pace. A new analysis of walking data that was published online at plosone.org shows that those who take 17 minutes or more to

The Thrill of the Grill!

The Thrill of the Grill!

Besides the traditional “go-to” foods (burgers, dogs) there are many other tasty treats that can be prepared on your grill during these summer months.  How about: Lamb Chops.  Chops about an inch thick cook in three to four minutes on direct heat. Since lamb is high in fat, it can cause flare-ups, so watch them

Buying Flowers for a Woman

Buying Flowers for a Woman

You don’t necessarily need a real “occasion” to buy a woman flowers.  In fact, the non-event gifts are often the most appreciated ones.  But that doesn’t make actually choosing the color, fragrance, and amount of flowers any easier on those of us who aren’t botanists! Asking a woman what her favorite flower is will almost

Is Golf Healthy?

Is Golf Healthy?

As we have more time on our hands, many of us are taking up new hobbies and finding new interests.  This is, of course, very good. Friends of mine who are not golfers kid me about the sport.  They say it isn’t really exercise.  Well, it might not be long-distance running, but it has benefits,

Travel Tips

Travel Tips

We encourage Suddenly Solos to travel. It can be a timely break from emotionally trying moments that can beset even the most well adjusted of us. Here are some tips that can make travelling a little easier. -Investigate TSA-Pre Check. This is an expedited system that is expanding to airports around the country and can

Lion

Lion

There are times when you want a movie experience to be up-lifting.  Many of us would agree that these are just such times.  Fortunately, there is a film that delivers . . . “Lion.” The quick synopsis is this:  a five-year-old Indian boy, Saroo gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, a thousand miles from

Stressed Out? Have some sex!

Stressed Out?  Have some sex!

With the transition to becoming solo, there comes a great deal of worry.  But you’re not alone.  Studies show that 40% of all Americans lose sleep because of some type of stress.  52% of Americans worry about their health and 62% of those of us over 65 years worry about money.  We live in a

Note To Self: Go Out.

Note To Self: Go Out.

If you have not gone on a date, had a meal out, or seen a movie in the past month, then it is time to push yourself.  Static friction is hard to overcome but we have found that once you get some inertia going, it tends to perpetuate itself. Many of our Suddenly Solos use

Jackie

Jackie

The assassination of John F. Kennedy is a historical touchstone for most of us Suddenly Solos. We can remember where we were and what we were doing when he heard the news in November of 1963.  The next few days were etched into the collective conscience of the world. The new film, Jackie dramatizes the

Manchester By The Sea

Manchester By The Sea

This film will likely be an Academy Award favorite with exceptional acting and a poignant story to make its case for Oscar glory.  That said, it is not an uplifting cinematic experience. Rather, it examines the fragile nature of human loss and guilt as experienced by “regular” people.  In this case, it is through the

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