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Need a Friend? Get a Dog

Need a Friend?  Get a Dog

Probably the best advise that Gordon Gekko ever gave! If you have time on your hands in between dates and hobbies, this is probably the best time of your life to get a dog.  We have addressed the issue of opening your heart and home to a dog previously on these pages, but we have

Graduation Gifts

Graduation Gifts

It won’t be long before your child or grandchild may be graduating from either high school or college.  Congratulations!  It is a special moment to be treasured. What to give?  This is a very personal decision that was usually handled by our wives. Here are some ideas for your graduate: Cash. It never goes out

Being Alone Is More Dangerous Than Feeling Alone

Being Alone Is More Dangerous Than Feeling Alone

Do you recall that expression about being lonely in a crowd of people? Well, that “feeling” is distinct from actually being “isolated.” In fact, the feeling of loneliness is not as detrimental to your health as literally being by yourself. A new study suggests that being socially isolated may have a greater effect on risk

A Cool Car App!

A Cool Car App!

  Ever wish you could turn off a “Check Engine” light because you know it’s just a loose gas cap?  Have you ever forgotten where you parked?  Do you wish your car could notify someone in case you’re in an accident?  Well, all of these and many other driving-related issues can be taken care of

Red-Colored Glasses?

Red-Colored Glasses?

The expression may more correctly be “rose-colored” glasses, but the science behind color and perception seems to be leaning more to red! This has impact on those of us who are online daters! It has been shown that we guys subconsciously veer to women who wear red (at least photographically) in our selection of dating

What’s Up with Tats?

What’s Up with Tats?

If you think more people have tattoos than ever before, you’re right.  One in five — 21 percent — of Americans 18 or older has a tattoo, according to a Harris poll, which is a jump from 14 percent in 2008. But among those 65 or older, only 5 percent have tattoos. Lest you think

Time to Get a “You” Phone?

Time to Get a “You” Phone?

We know more than a few people who are still using their StarTAC or other no-frills cell phones.  Just for perspective, the StarTAC was introduced in 1996!  And while you have to admire their brand loyalty, their phones are really obsolete by almost any measure. When we ask these hold-outs why they don’t upgrade to

Germ Warfare: The Least Hygienic Places You Go

Germ Warfare: The Least Hygienic Places You Go

We’re just coming out of a really tough winter that saw record numbers of people becoming ill from a variety of disease vectors.  Although we Suddenly Solos are a pretty hearty bunch of folks, none of us likes to get sick.  So, as a heads-up, here are five of the most germ-ridden locales that you

Parkinson’s Diagnosis By Phone?

Parkinson’s Diagnosis By Phone?

It is estimated that between 4 and 6 million people worldwide have Parkinson’s Disease. Since the disease is more likely to affect older people than younger, and because the overall population is both aging and growing, it is likely those numbers will rise. In a serendipitous confluence of skill sets (and already available data), mathematician

Do You Think You’re Losing It?

Do You Think You’re Losing It?

Notes on New Research in Cognition Patricia A. Farrell, Ph.D. The media pays a lot of attention to anything that has to do with memory, physical aging and mental decline and, while the headlines attract a lot of attention, they fail to note the other side of the coin; simple things that research has found

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