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Fly Frequently? Get Bumped For Cash!

Fly Frequently? Get Bumped For Cash!

With the cooler weather approaching, many Suddenly Solos will be heading to winter residences. And some of us will often be shuttling back and forth for family events, holidays, recreational opportunities, etc.  If you are anticipating making several flights (and have some flexibility), why not roll the dice and book plane trips that are LIKELY

Pot Hole Proliferation

Pot Hole Proliferation

The hard winter that many parts of the country are experiencing has taken a devastating toll on the roadways in the form of potholes.  In the past, they were seasonal nuisances that arose sporadically as the result of the freeze/thaw cycle. This year, however, they have taken on Black-Hole proportions and have multiplied far beyond

It’s Hoop Time

It’s Hoop Time

Basketball season is here. And going to a game is great fun and can be a terrific date venue. Besides NBA games, there is college basketball to consider as well. In some areas, high school games take on great local importance and they also offer a diverting evening’s entertainment for an especially economical afternoon or

In Your Face(book)!

In Your Face(book)!

A recent article in the New York Times by Joyce Wadler noted the online phenomenon of using social media as a conduit for “sticking it” to an enemy or an “ex.” This type of cyber-knife-in-back comes as a result of deliberately not “un-friending” a nemesis to make sure he/she knows the fun they are missing

“The Little Pink Pill” Now FDA Approved

“The Little Pink Pill” Now FDA Approved

We have been following the odyssey of the Flibanserin which has been called, “female Viagra” although it works quite differently from the well known, male ED drugs. As a quick review, Flibanserin works on brain centers to increase sexual desire in those pre-menopausal females diagnosed with hypoactive sexual desire. It must be taken daily and

Physical Therapy vs. Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Physical Therapy vs. Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) is a medical condition in which the spinal canal narrows and compresses the spinal cord and nerves. This is usually due to the common occurrence of spinal degeneration that occurs with aging. It is a common cause of lower back pain, numbness or localized weakness in aging adults. In some cases,

We Told You . . . Make Your Bed, Soldier!

We Told You . . . Make Your Bed, Soldier!

Believe it or not, one of the most commented on pieces of advice we have given to Suddenly Solos is our suggestion that you make your bed (or at least tidy it) every morning. Well, if you don’t want to take our advice, how about taking the advice of Adm. William McRaven, the SOCOM (Special

Solo, Indeed! 72 Year Old Man Survives 19 Days Lost In Forest

Solo, Indeed! 72 Year Old Man Survives 19 Days Lost In Forest

Now here is a guy about our age that we have to admire! An obviously plucky grandfather who clearly takes our Suddenly Solo mantra of, “just get out there” to heart, was found after almost three weeks on his own in the Mendocino National Forest in California. “Basically, he ate whatever he needed to survive,”

Eye Color & Personality

Eye Color & Personality

According to a survey of over 1,000 U.S. women, aged 16 to 35 conducted by CyberPulse*, a division of Impulse Research Corporation in Los Angeles, and commissioned by CIBA Vision, they discovered that people associate personality traits based on eye color. Here are some of the findings: The personality trait that respondents of the study

“My Eyes Are Up Here!” – Is Eye Contact Always Good?

“My Eyes Are Up Here!” – Is Eye Contact Always Good?

We have all been taught that making eye contact is a must . . . male or female. This behavior became even more essential when we were attempting to persuade someone to agree with our point of view. But in a just-released paper in Psychological Research, they found that eye contact may actually increase resistance

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