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Dealing with the fallout from Fifty Shades of Grey

Dealing with the fallout from Fifty Shades of Grey

Fortunately for us Suddenly Solos, things like the Olympics, the Presidential Campaign and the potential of a global financial meltdown have pushed the media away from the best-selling book, Fifty Shades of Grey.  On the outside chance you have been in a cave for the past year and are unaware of the book, it tells

Have A Loved One That Wanders? These Boots Are Made For Stalking!

Have A Loved One That Wanders?  These Boots Are Made For Stalking!

The use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) have become almost ubiquitous. They are in cars, cell phones, laptops, and now they are even in shoes!  By putting a GPS chip in the heel, it is possible for a caregiver to monitor the location of a loved one who has Alzheimer’s, for example.  The caregiver can

Don’t Fight City Hall… Run It!

Don’t Fight City Hall… Run It!

Have you ever thought about public service?  Many Suddenly Solos have never had the time to even contemplate it, but being a part of government can be a wonderful way to make a real difference in your life and the lives of others.  And now you may have the time to devote to it. Have

Open Up And Say, “AHHHH, No thanks”

Open Up And Say, “AHHHH,  No thanks”

Most of us grew up in an era of dentistry when X-rays were a new tool. But although X-ray technology has vastly improved over the years (lowering dosages, digitizing the imaging, etc.,) so too have alternate diagnostic methodologies. As a result, the concept of yearly, full mouth periapacal X-rays is no longer advisable. And while

Stay Mentally “Tuned In”

Stay Mentally “Tuned In”

One of the greatest fears Suddenly Solos have is the decay of mental acumen most notably, memory loss.  While memory decline to some degree is normal as we age, precipitous degradation may be at least partially avoided by keeping yourself mentally active.  Two studies that were published in the journal, Neurology are worthy of note.

Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch (or at least a free breakfast)?

Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch (or at least a free breakfast)?

IKEA gives away free scrambled eggs, bacon and potatoes every Monday, before 11 am. Godiva gives a free piece of chocolate every month to members of its loyalty program. In our soon to be published book, Suddenly Solo – The Guide, we recommend that you have business cards printed with your name, phone and email

Thinking of Getting a Hybrid Car to Save Money? Consider insurance costs.

Thinking of Getting a Hybrid Car to Save Money?  Consider insurance costs.

Many Suddenly Solos think that without the rigors of daily commuting, they can down size to a hybrid vehicle and automatically save money.  However, with the proliferation of hybrid cars, there are less discounts available to encourage these purchases.  In fact, many insurance companies who once offered healthy discounts to hybrid owners, have now discontinued

Loneliness triggers unhealthy immune response

Loneliness triggers unhealthy immune response

In an analysis of 93 older adults, UCLA researchers discovered that genes from two particular cell types – plasmacytoid dendridic cells and monocytes -  were overexpressed in chronically lonely individuals vs. the remainder in the sample. These types of cells produce an inflammatory response to tissue damage. It is the same response that over the

The Single Lane

The Single Lane

The 2012 V-6 Ford Mustang Convertible gets our SuddenlySolo Seal of Approval this month. While many of us would love to be seen in the latest low-slung, slinky sports car offering, our knees and hips can make the act of getting in and out of these sort of beauties an embarrassing effort punctuated with grunts

Keep Learning!

Keep Learning!

There are literally hundreds of college courses available FREE, online through iTunes U (www.apple.com/education/itunesu), YouTube EDU (www.youtube.com/edu) and even directly from colleges and universities via their own website.  Although you will not earn any college credits, you can expand your horizons and knowledge in almost any area you are interested in learning more about.  Prestigious

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