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The Elephant’s Eye

The Elephant’s Eye

It’s Sunday morning and you had your first “sleep-over” with a lady you’ve been dating and really like.  You’re the first to wake and want to show your guest your appreciation and hospitality.  Here’s an easy way to score points with a hot breakfast.   The ingredients are simple . . . eggs, butter and

Suddenly Solo Salad

Suddenly Solo Salad

It’s been a hard day and all you want to do is fix a quick dinner, put your feet up, and watch the game.  Well, here’s a fast and easy meal that won’t tax your abilities yet it will fill you up and not leave a mess to clean up.   Grab a couple of

CUFFS

CUFFS

Don’t buy cuffed pants, as you shrink, you will be up-folding your favorite slacks anyway.

Keep an Eye on Your Finances

Keep an Eye on Your Finances

Review your insurance policies annually.  Lifestyle changes as we age can sometimes mean savings.  For example, if you are driving less (under 10,000 miles a year) you may be entitled to an auto insurance discount.  Some life insurance policies offer discounts if you lower your cholesterol  Call your insurance company and inquire what savings may

Take the Necessary Precautions

Take the Necessary Precautions

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms often occur without any symptoms and can kill rapidly . . . usually before treatment is possible.  Over 15,000 Americans die from this silent killer. So if you are over 65, you may consider asking for a diagnostic ultra-sound, CT or MRI, especially if you have high blood pressure, smoke, or have

Stay Close To Your Children

Stay Close To Your Children

Stay Close To Your Children.  Family provides a needed anchor to Suddenly Solos.  Remember that children want their parent’s respect and admiration, so be sure to look for reasons to praise them.  Offer congratulations and compliments whenever possible.  When distance makes get-togethers difficult, try to create family traditions like ski-trips the same time each year

Game Changer

Game Changer

Half of those over 55 years old expect to provide some sort of financial assistance to family members . . . and 70% of those think they will have to aid their adult children.  This is a real game-changer to those who expected their children to quickly become independent.  Multi-generational living arrangements are becoming increasingly

Chicago Hot Dogs

Chicago Hot Dogs

The Windy City has a flavor all its own that distinguishes itself from other major metropolitan centers.  This extends to their hot dogs as well!  If you’ve never tried a Chicago Dog, then you are missing something (ketchup for one thing!).  Why not invite a few friends over to watch a game and try these

Leafy Greens Lower Risk of Diabetes

Leafy Greens Lower Risk of Diabetes

People who ate the most greens, such as Chinese cabbage, kale and spinach had a 14% lower risk for type 2 diabetes than those who ate the least.  Leafy greens have magnesium (an anti-oxidant involved with glucose metabolism) which may explain the findings from the University of Leicester, England.  So be sure to add some

Parenting Your Parents

Parenting Your Parents

Many of us are fortunate to have parents who are still with us.  Of course, to them we are always “children” and this perception often leads to conflicts as we are forced to make decisions for them such as allowing them to drive or living alone.  Conflict Resolution specialist, John Bertschler, Ph.D. of Northcoast Conflict

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