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Suddenly Solo Spring Cleaning

Suddenly Solo Spring Cleaning

  Just because many of us now live by ourselves, this does not absolve us of the responsibility to keep our environs clean and orderly. The condition of our surroundings has a powerful effect on our sense of self. So as we move into spring, let’s embrace the spirit and undertake some relatively simple projects

Red, Red Wine: A Balance Enhancer?

Red, Red Wine: A Balance Enhancer?

Although it may sound counter-intuitive, a substance found in red wine could help prevent mobility issues and reduce the risk of life-threatening falls amongst senior citizens, researchers announced during a meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) that took place in August of 2012. Lead researcher Dr. Jane E. Cavanaugh of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh,

Time To Change Your Locks?

Time To Change Your Locks?

  It is amazing how infrequently people change the locks to their homes or apartments, but it’s an important aspect of home security. Many people don’t recall if their home was re-fitted when they first moved in.  It is very possible that previous tenants/owners may still have the keys to your place! Almost 87% of

Fall Fashion – What Suddenly Solo Guys Should Know

Fall Fashion – What Suddenly Solo Guys Should Know

We are under no illusions about what most of us mature men think about Fashion Week in New York (which just ended).  It’s fun to look at the pictures of celebrities . . . especially the male athletes and rockers who are clearly there just to choose their next hook-ups!   Certainly the vast majority

Make Some Gazapacho – A Great (and easy) Summer Treat

Make Some Gazapacho – A Great (and easy) Summer Treat

Instead of using the stove, use your blender! This zesty take on tomato soup takes only a little time to prepare and can be a meal in itself for you and a lucky guest. Here’s how to make it: Ingredients: 2 scallions 1 English cucumber, seeded and cut into chunks 1 large red or orange

Mosquitoes & You

Mosquitoes & You

For millions of years, the great outdoors has always been a battleground between humans and mosquitoes.  Technology has improved our ability to better enjoy the experience of being outside, but evolution has also made the mosquito a better hunter!  But there is no reason to surrender outright to this wily enemy during these summer months. 

Flu Shots May Stop Heart Attacks

Flu Shots May Stop Heart Attacks

Obviously, we Suddenly Solos should be taking good care of ourselves. And getting a flu shot is a good way to avoid potentially life-threatening flu and flu-related complications.   But did you know that a flu shot may help people avoid a heart attack? If you have type-2 diabetes, a study of over 12,000 adults

Make a Family Tree this Summer

Make a Family Tree this Summer

A great project that will have long-lasting meaning for you and your family is a family tree. With summer vacations, you have an opportunity to interact with so many of your family members to recollect and share information.  We suggest that you consider using your computer to memorialize and stylize your efforts.  There are many

Adult Summer Drinks

Adult Summer Drinks

First of all, we use the word “adult” because we assume you know that alcoholic beverages are NOT a way to stay hydrated during the hot weather.  In fact, it’s quite the opposite. But if you are comfortably air-conditioned and looking for some twists on the usual summer drinks with vodka, gin, and tequila, how

Summer Car Maintenance

Summer Car Maintenance

Although there is never a good time to experience a vehicle breakdown, a hot summer day is probably pretty far up on the list of lousy! The warmer weather now upon us will probably encourage you to travel more than during other times of the year, so it makes good sense to do some prudent

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