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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

Play Ball! Host a Baseball Party

Play Ball! Host a Baseball Party

Even if you’re not a fanatic fan, the start of baseball season creates a perfect social opportunity to host a theme party that is easy and not overly expensive. Fine out when your home team has a televised day game and create party invitations that look like stadium admission tickets (easily available templates are on

Walking For Exercise? Pick Up The Pace!

Walking For Exercise? Pick Up The Pace!

Walking is the most popular form of exercise in the United States.  But to get the maximum benefit from this activity, you should be doing it at more than just a leisurely pace. A new analysis of walking data that was published online at plosone.org shows that those who take 17 minutes or more to

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

Is Golf Healthy?

Is Golf Healthy?

As we have more time on our hands, many of us are taking up new hobbies and finding new interests.  This is, of course, very good. Friends of mine who are not golfers kid me about the sport.  They say it isn’t really exercise.  Well, it might not be long-distance running, but it has benefits,

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

Hip Fracture? Speed Is Important!

Hip Fracture? Speed Is Important!

Did you know that over 340,000 older adults a year in the US fracture their hips?  And only about 1 in 5 of these patients return to their pre-injury level of function after this injury.   However, a new approach to treatment may improve the outcome and you can advocate for it for yourself or

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

Don’t Forget Your Holiday Card!

Don’t Forget Your Holiday Card!

It makes no difference if you will be spending the holidays with others or not.  You should definitely send holiday cards to friends and relatives, and personalized ones help to fill the spaces that can often arise from distances and new social circumstances.  If you don’t celebrate a particular holiday, a “New Year’s Day” card

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

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