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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

Dealing With Grief

Dealing With Grief

Divorce and being widowed are the two most stressful life events. Those who have gone through (or are presently going through) these profoundly challenging experiences have almost certainly gone through the 5 stages of grief as described by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross in her famous book On Death And Dying.  These are certainly applicable to divorces: Denial

Treat Yourself to an E-Reader

Treat Yourself to an E-Reader

You may think you don’t really need a Kindle, Nook, or other brand of eReader, but once you’ve tried one, you will likely be hooked (we were!). First off, they are small and powerful. If you travel, you will appreciate having access to your favorite newspaper or magazine without fighting for delivery at the front

Very Easy Rider!

Very Easy Rider!

Remember the iconic “Big Wheel” you bought for your kids years ago? It was introduced back in 1969, and although the original manufacturer (Marx) went bankrupt in 1985, the Big Wheel has continued in production thanks to several manufacturing successors. They can still be purchased today. We admit that we were always a bit jealous of the

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