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Spikes in Internet Mating Activity: It’s the Time of the Season

Spikes in Internet Mating Activity: It’s the Time of the Season

A study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior earlier this year (2012) investigated the prevalence of key online search phrases as indicators of what they call “sex mating behaviors” on the internet.   Plainly phrased, they used Google metrics to determine when people seemed to be most actively looking for sex or relationship-oriented results over

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

Alcohol: True or False?

Alcohol: True or False?

Per serving, beer is as powerful as tequila. True. A twelve-ounce beer has as much ethanol as a cocktail made with 1.5 ounces of 80 proof spirits such as gin, vodka, tequila or whiskey. Champagne can get you drunk faster than wine. True. Research suggests that the carbonation irritates the wall of the stomach, stimulating

Diet Soda and Depression?

Diet Soda and Depression?

A new study makes a connection between sweetened drinks, especially diet beverages, and depression. The data comes from a large study done by The National Institutes of Health. Nearly 264,000 adults 50 years and older participated. Consumption of a variety of drinks including soda, fruit punch, tea and coffee was tracked from 1995 to 1996.

Positive Thinking = Positive Aging

Positive Thinking = Positive Aging

A fascinating study from the Yale University School of Public Health and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that those who embraced a positive attitude about aging were far more likely to successfully recover after suffering a disability. Almost 600 adults who were at least 70 years old and free of

Pet Care After You’re Gone

Pet Care After You’re Gone

It’s not a topic that gets a lot of press, but it is something that we Suddenly Solos who have pets really need to think about. We have always endorsed pet-ownership on these pages because it offers so many positive benefits.  However, it is important to plan for the welfare of our furry friends in

No More Red Lipstick For Women Over 59?

No More Red Lipstick For Women Over 59?

UK beauty product company Nurture Replenish Skincare surveyed 2,000 women aged 45+ and found out that they think that at age 59, it was time to ditch high heels, red lipstick, tight clothes, and false nails and try to look “more natural.” “The results of our studies are often quite surprising,” a Nurture Replenish Skincare

Suddenly Solo the ebook is now available!

Suddenly Solo the ebook is now available!

It’s here! After years of research and writing, we’ve just published Suddenly Solo!   It’s filled with timely, no-nonsense advice (and plenty of hands-on, “do it now!” tips) that we are certain will help you successfully navigate your new single landscape. We know the pain and loneliness that losing someone (whether through death or divorce) can

New Years Eve Movies

New Years Eve Movies

While we are firm believers that “getting out there” is a very important part of a Suddenly Solo’s life . . . especially if there is a party going on . . . New Years day can be a great time to de-compress after a busy New Years Eve. So if you are tired of

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