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Thanksgiving For One

Thanksgiving For One

Not all of us can recreate the Norman Rockwell version of Thanksgiving. Our lives have moved in different directions and although here at Suddenly Solo we have proffered suggestions about making connections for the holidays, sometimes they don’t pan out. Let us tell you something . . . spending Thanksgiving by yourself is not all

Football and Big-Screen TVs: Made for Each Other

Football and Big-Screen TVs: Made for Each Other

Although any sport looks better on a large-screen television, football seems to have the best coverage and camera angles that make watching it in high-definition and on a screen that is larger than 27 inches pretty remarkable. Here are some tips if you are thinking about upgrading your current unit: Wait until January for the

Butternut Squash – Perfect For The Season

Butternut Squash – Perfect For The Season

You may be called upon to “bring something” at a holiday get-together or even to prepare something for yourself (or a date).  Remembering that we Suddenly Solos may not aspire to Top Chef stature but would like to show some kitchen competency, here is an easy to prepare seasonal recipe that will give you stature

Should You Go For a New 4K TV For Football Season?

Should You Go For a New 4K TV For Football Season?

First, a little bit of background – 4K television is the latest high definition viewing technology. As the name implies, it is basically about four times as image-intense (resolution) as the current high definition television. It is sometimes referred to as Ultra HD. Hard to believe, right? Take a trip to your local TV/electronics dealer

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

Host An “Adult” Halloween Party?

Host An “Adult” Halloween Party?

Halloween isn’t really an “official” holiday. You still get mail and the banks are open. But that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t celebrate it. In fact, it is probably the one day of the year that weirdness is almost institutionalized! This year, why not have a Halloween party that is geared to us Suddenly Solo

Why Am I Still Sneezing?

Why Am I Still Sneezing?

Although it is September, there are still lots of allergens floating around that can trigger the sneezing, tearing up, coughing, etc. that you thought you outlasted from the spring. Most notable, ragweed is still a factor.  This yellow flowered weed starts releasing pollen in August and the season can last through September and into October. 

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

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,

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

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