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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.

Easy-to-Make Chicken Quesadillas

Easy-to-Make Chicken Quesadillas

You can easily make this entrée for two in about twenty minutes with easy prep and cleanup.  You can adjust the ingredient amounts to your individual taste.  Enjoy on a game day (no matter what sport!). Ingredients 4 (8-inch) fat-free flour tortillas (If you want, two 10” tortillas will fit onto an 11 x 17-inch

Look Good In Bed!

Look Good In Bed!

No matter if you are under the covers with someone else or you are solo, treat yourself to some nice sleepwear as part of your 2013 “upgrade” strategy! Far too many of us Suddenly Solos overstay our welcome when it comes to bedtime fashion.  We find something that is comfortable and then we wear it

Delicious Microwave Salmon

Delicious Microwave Salmon

There is no reason that you have to deny yourself tasty and nutritious meals just because you are on your own.  This recipe is perfect for us bachelors and it takes just five minutes to prepare in the microwave! Purchase a salmon filet. You will want to rinse the salmon and pat it dry. Season

For The Birds? You Bet!

For The Birds?  You Bet!

If you are looking for a new hobby that is enjoyable, leads to socialization, is easy on your wallet, and you can get into starting today, consider bird watching (or, as it is commonly called: birding). Initially, all you have to do is go outside and look for your new aviary subjects.  If the feathered

Coffee: A Beneficial Health and Social Elixir

Coffee: A Beneficial Health and Social Elixir

With the proliferation of coffee houses over the past few years, the “cup of joe” has become ubiquitous.  And although coffee now comes in mind-boggling varieties, the basic property of coffee beans as they relate to the incident of stroke was examined in Sweden earlier this year. A study of 34,607 women published in Stroke

Make a “Doctor Diary” for Yourself!

Make a “Doctor Diary” for Yourself!

When you visit more than one doctor (which, with the variety of medical specialists out there, is more than likely to happen to guys like us) you can easily get overloaded with information that can quickly evaporate over time.   It can be frustrating when a few weeks after a visit, you can’t recall what the

Easily Decorating Your Single Home

Easily Decorating Your Single Home

Now that you are on your own, you will likely have new surroundings (even widowers tend to move to a new location).  And even if you have been in your own place for awhile now, it may be time to do some re-decoration, if for no other reason than to create the proverbial “change 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

Staying in a Hotel for the Holidays? Some Cleanliness Cautions

Staying in a Hotel for the Holidays?  Some Cleanliness Cautions

For the vast majority of travelers, a stay in a hotel is a pleasurable experience that provides some pampering and the freedom from housework.   And most lodgings take great care in the cleanliness of their facilities. However, there are some little things you can do just to be certain that your room is as clean

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