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You Can’t Handle Sandals

You Can’t Handle Sandals

The weather is getting warmer and you will begin seeing fashion at its best and its worst.  We know that for Suddenly Solo men, there certainly are times when comfort will trump fashion, but please take a moment to reconsider wearing sandals anywhere but around the house or at the beach.  With the possible exception

Pills and You

Pills and You

Although you don’t have to be a Suddenly Solo to take prescription medicine, it certainly seems like you do!  I know I take two different meds a day (not including vitamins), and I consider myself to be healthy!   And as we age, it’s likely we will be juggling a few pills on a regular basis

“Up” Movies with Widowed/Divorced Guys

“Up” Movies with Widowed/Divorced Guys

There are plenty of films out there that are weepy, tear-jerking sobbers that have divorce or death of a wife as plot backdrops.  Think “Kramer vs. Kramer” or “Love Story.”  These are certainly good movies but, frankly, they take a toll on your heart to watch. For us, we find that we may, at times,

Egg Whites Can Lower Blood Pressure

Egg Whites Can Lower Blood Pressure

At the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) held last month, researchers revealed that a substance found in egg whites reduces blood pressure as much as a low dose of Captopril, a blood pressure medication. “Our research suggests that there may be another reason to call it ‘the incredible, edible egg,’”

Meatloaf Recipe – Comfort Food!

Meatloaf Recipe – Comfort Food!

Just because we’re on our own, let’s not deny ourselves the pleasure of a “Mom-used-to-make” meal like meatloaf!  This is truly a hands-on recipe that does not take long and will provide enough good eating for a few days! 2 pounds ground beef 1/2 medium onion, grated 1/2 teaspoon thyme 3/4 cup ketchup, divided (1/2

Starting an Aquarium

Starting an Aquarium

The Beginner’s Guide to Aquariums Aquariums are beautiful home décor and fairly easy to maintain. People of all ages can enjoy watching and taking care of fish, and the good news is they’ll never have an “accident” in the house. Here are some step-by-step instructions for setting up a new aquarium: 1)   Do your research.

Is Stretching Before Activity Always Good?

Is Stretching Before Activity Always Good?

Most of us have had it drilled into us that we should always stretch before undertaking activity.  Well… Recent research has shown that prolonged stretching (i.e., touching your toes and holding a pose for 30 seconds or more) can actually reduce performance and not necessarily reduce your potential for injury. A study published in the

Toilets and First Impressions

Toilets and First Impressions

Don’t kid yourself.  A less than tidy bathroom can profoundly impact the image that people (men and women alike) have of you.  If your lavatory is dingy, it implies that you are also less “clean.”  A study of 1,000 women conducted by Men’s Health magazine revealed that 67% of them felt bathroom cleanliness was very

Prevent a Stroke? Eat Whole Wheat Bread!

Prevent a Stroke? Eat Whole Wheat Bread!

Data from eight studies just published in the journal, Stroke, showed that for every seven-gram-per-day increase in the consumption of fiber, there was a 7% reduction in the risk of first-time stroke.  The studies all included at least a three-year follow-up component, adding to their observational validity. In terms of what was the most effective

Microwave Eggs: Great for Breakfast

Microwave Eggs: Great for Breakfast

  It’s funny how “the most important meal of the day” comes at a time when we are probably least likely to function effectively – morning!  And yet, if you’re like most Suddenly Solos, there is nothing quite like a tasty hot plate of eggs with some coffee and your morning newspaper to really set

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