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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

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. 

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

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

Smart Fun in the Sun

Smart Fun in the Sun

With the nicer weather now upon us, let’s get out there and enjoy it – albeit safely! As we have matured, our skin is more sensitive to the sun, but that is not a reason to hide from it.  In fact, getting outdoors promotes better health and it increases socialization. We have all heard the

The Thrill of the Grill!

The Thrill of the Grill!

Besides the traditional “go-to” foods (burgers, dogs) there are many other tasty treats that can be prepared on your grill during these summer months.  How about: Lamb Chops.  Chops about an inch thick cook in three to four minutes on direct heat. Since lamb is high in fat, it can cause flare-ups, so watch them

Travel Tips

Travel Tips

We encourage Suddenly Solos to travel. It can be a timely break from emotionally trying moments that can beset even the most well adjusted of us. Here are some tips that can make travelling a little easier. -Investigate TSA-Pre Check. This is an expedited system that is expanding to airports around the country and can

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

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