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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

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

Pack Up All Your Cares and Woes

Pack Up All Your Cares and Woes

  A terrific article in the Huffington Post written by a Kate Bratskeir (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kate-bratskeir) references a study conducted last year that showed people who wrote down the negative thoughts about themselves and then literally threw the paper away were less likely to be troubled by them as compared to those who retained the document. This

Alma Maters – Get Involved!

Alma Maters – Get Involved!

Even if college was not the favorite time of your life, re-engaging with your alma mater at this stage of life has several advantages that merit your consideration. First off, your involvement will be welcomed.  All colleges value their alumni and view them as “ambassadors” who are an important part of their outreach to potential

Travelling With Young Grandchildren

Travelling With Young Grandchildren

It is no secret that we at Suddenly Solo heartily endorse spending time with your family.  It is important on many levels but it can present challenges when your extended family includes infants and toddlers as part of a travel group. There are physical demands when it comes to keeping up with very young children

Change is Good. Here’s How Much Change to Try!

Change is Good.  Here’s How Much Change to Try!

When we find ourselves alone as Suddenly Solos, we tend to withdraw at least for a little while. It is part of the grieving process, whether our solitude is due to divorce or becoming a widower. Emerging from the cocoon of solitary confinement is certainly productive as it opens your world perspective.  When precisely that

Suddenly Solo? Simplify Your Surroundings!

Suddenly Solo?  Simplify Your Surroundings!

In the wake of a divorce or the loss of a spouse, there is an acceptable (and expected) period of “mourning” during which time things seem to stand still.  After time passes, and when you feel up to it, we suggest that you continue the healing process by de-cluttering your environment. De-cluttering has a salutary

Spruce Up Your Bed

Spruce Up Your Bed

With the change of seasons, it’s time to break up the monotony of your bed with new sheets, pillowcases and perhaps a duvet.  You will be amazed at how this simple modification makes such a dramatic change in both the visual and the visceral spheres. Choosing new bedding does not have to be an arduous

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

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