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Winter Car Tips

Winter Car Tips

Even in milder climates, the winter months bring falling temperatures. And for Suddenly Solos in the northern part of the US, the leaves are falling fast and snow and ice are almost certainly on Mother Nature’s to-do list!  So here are some easy, low-cost things we can do to help us motor through the winter

Holiday Eating!

Holiday Eating!

The upcoming cornucopia of holiday food can certainly pull us out of our usual caloric comfort zone!  But relax . . . it is OK to indulge yourself a bit but be smart about it.  Here are some tips.   First off, don’t try to diet now.  It can only lead to frustration.  Strive to

Winter Car Safety

Winter Car Safety

If you live in an area where you get snow, then you probably know how important it is to have your car ready for winter weather. Our cars are often our life-lines and being mobile is often a necessity. If you haven’t already done so, winterize your car by checking all the fluids, belts, tires

Why Back-To-School Season is Good for Us, Too!

Why Back-To-School Season is Good for Us, Too!

Although the traffic definitely gets worse this time of year as school buses and anxious parents all take to the road, September can still be good for those of us without school-age kids.  Specifically, I am speaking about the plethora of “Back-To-School Sales” that are going on.  These provide excellent shopping opportunities for us. For

Back-to-School Prices & Tax Breaks, Too

Back-to-School Prices & Tax Breaks, Too

Many states offer sales tax exemptions this time of year that, when added into back-to-school pricing, can make shopping very attractive for us (and grandchildren, too!).  Although there are many restrictions to the tax deals, for the most part, clothing items and computers are included. For example, in Florida, the following are exempt during certain

What Do Teeth and Grammar Have in Common?

What Do Teeth and Grammar Have in Common?

According to a just-released national study conducted by the Internet dating giant, Match.com, good teeth and good grammar are the two most important things that singles are looking for in a potential mate (Apparently having an attractive mouth is a good first step, but watching what comes out of it is also important!). Following these

Sex, Drugs and Your Medicine Cabinet

Sex, Drugs and Your Medicine Cabinet

Many Suddenly Solos believe that decrease in sex drive or performance is just a part of growing older.  To some extent it is, but there are many other factors that can have a profound influence on your desire and abilities in the bedroom.  One of the most controllable of these is the medications we take.

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

The idea of setting New Year’s resolutions can be traced back to Babylonian times, where there is evidence that they prayed to their gods at the start of each year, promising to return borrowed items and to repay debts.  The concept of making such annualized commitments at the start of a year can also be

Snow Tires for your Feet?

Snow Tires for your Feet?

It’s hard to believe that snow and ice is a hazard in the deep south this year. As we write this, the city of Atlanta is virtually paralyzed due to an ice event. The possibility of losing your balance as the result of ice (and the hard to see “black ice”) should make us more

Fun Holiday Movies for Suddenly Solos!

Fun Holiday Movies for Suddenly Solos!

Okay.  We all know “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Carol” and “Miracle on 34th Street.”  These are staples of everyone’s holiday experience.  They are beyond cinematic at this point – they are just part of the season, like menorahs, Christmas trees and eggnog. But we like to balance our holiday movie-watching with some

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