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5 Ways to Get More Out of Friendship
5 Ways to Get More Out of Friendship Good buddies can ease stress, enhance your health. By this point in your life, you've got plenty of friends, from the mom you bonded with when your now-grown kids were in kindergarten to the convivial neighbor you met when you moved to your new condo. But how do you maximize the health-enhancing, stress-reducing, fun-increasing potential of your friendships? Here, five simple... Forward>>
Ukraine: App helps boycott Russian goods
Ukraine: App helps  boycott Russian goods A smartphone app to help identify - and boycott - goods made in Russia is becoming popular among Android users in Ukraine, it appears. The app, called Boycott the Occupiers, says it can find out where a product is made - whether in Ukraine, Russia or elsewhere - by scanning the product barcode with the phone's camera. It has already been installed between 10,000-50,000 times. "The app will advise... Forward>>
Grief Sighing or Breathing Relief?
Grief Sighing or Breathing Relief? Do you sigh throughout the day? Perhaps you don’t recognize that you’re sighing. It’s a deep breath in as your entire upper body rises, and then you release with an long audible exhale and your body sinks as do your hopes. I was with my youngest daughter and we noticed we both were sighing! She is in that transition from college stage and I was in a bit of overwhelm packing to move to a new apartment... Forward>>
Twenty Ways to Be an Amazing Grandfather. HOW TO WOW THE GRANDKIDS
Twenty Ways to Be an Amazing Grandfather. HOW TO WOW THE GRANDKIDS 1. Convert yourself into an antigravity machine. Hold your grandchild securely by the waist so she can bounce like an astronaut. Support her as she walks up the walls and across the ceiling. 2. Become the “Granddaddy Mummy” during your next beach trip. Lie flat on your back with your arms folded across your chest. Close your eyes, keep perfectly still, and let your grandkids pile sand over your body... Forward>>
When He Retires First
When He Retires First Most husbands are a few years older than their wives, which, of course, brings them to the time of their retirement before their wives are ready to stop their own professional lives. Besides, the family may well have counted on her income for a while longer. This means that she will be going off to work, morning after morning, for several years after her husband has begun to enjoy his stay-at-home... Forward>>
A Legacy for Your Grandchildren. THINGS THAT MATTER
A Legacy for Your Grandchildren. THINGS THAT MATTER What we leave behind in words and deeds will reside for a time in the memories of those who live on. If we've achieved maturity, the relationships we established will act as seeds for improving interactions among the living. When, by living example, we sanction our heirs to learn the greatest lessons of their lives, we give them something that money cannot buy. We give them vitality... Forward>>
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Pensioners go to the library for get-togethers
Pensioners go to the library for get-togethers It is the second month the Ukrainian Association of Retired Persons has been inviting pensioners of Rivne to various interesting meetings. So, on the first Sunday of this December the Art Department of the regional library was packed with people of venerable age. There was a meeting with Anatoliy Hayduk, an expert in making things of rush, organised for them there. This hobby became his favourite... Forward>>
Why and How to Make Friends of All Ages
Why and How to Make Friends of All Ages Marlo Thomas on the benefits of timeless friendships. When I was a little girl, the average age of my friends was about 45. That's because I liked to hang out with, in addition to my schoolmates, the comedian pals of my father, Danny Thomas, and listen to them tell jokes. Then there were all those bustling producers and manic directors I'd meet at the movie studio when my father took me to work with him... Forward>>
Men Who Don't Cheat
Men Who Don't Cheat A wry look into the mind of the male monogamist. Judging from the news, women might be forgiven for wondering if every married man is cheating on his wifethese days. Or at least every politician, movie star, CEO or athlete of any stature whatsoever. Whether it's Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, Ashton Kutcher, Tiger Woods, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mr. Sandra Bullock or that peripatetic... Forward>>
Supporting One Another
Supporting One Another I don't know about you, but I need all the support I can get -- especially when I'm taking a risk. Over the years, my girlfriends and I have endlessly encouraged each other. But as I was gearing up to launch my first book a few years ago, I needed the support to be both more specific and more structured. So even though I'm not much of a joiner, when my headshot photographer Suzanne Sheridan suggested... Forward>>
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Happiness and Religion
Happiness and Religion Can a happiness workshop inspire, comfort, and support like temple or a church? I begin with a bit of self-disclosure. I don’t have a religious or spiritual bone in my body. (Yes, maybe even less than Richard Dawkins.) But this doesn’t mean that I’m not open-minded about research on happiness and religion. As I write in my book, The How of Happiness, just because (most) religious beliefs cannot... Forward>>
Dispelling Sleep Myths
Dispelling Sleep Myths Waking up with bags beneath your eyes is the least of your worries if you're not getting the deep sleep every human being requires. And while every person is different, most people function well on about eight hours of sleep. "The average, when you look across the board, is 7-1/2 to eight hours of sleep is best. Not everyone requires that, some people require more," said Dr. Richard Bregman, medical... Forward>>
When Grandma Becomes Mom
When Grandma Becomes Mom While friends are planning for retirement, Stella Kessler is managing appointments for her special-needs grandson. She is raising the 16-year-old by herself, balancing doctors' visits with her own business meetings. "You do what you have to do," says Kessler, 64, a senior sales director with Mary Kay. "The energy is not like I had before, but I'm not a slacker either. I can get things done."... Forward>>
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Read to Your Grandkids to Give Them a Good Start
Read to Your Grandkids to Give Them a Good Start One of the real treats of being a grandpa is reading books with my grandkids. It's a special time when the noise and hyperactivity of our high-tech world is temporarily suspended. Books open up new worlds for them, worlds in which they play an active role. For me it's a chance to see old and familiar things again through the eyes of my grandkids. So often it seems that things that are fun... Forward>>
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What Influences Our Happiness the Most?
What Influences Our Happiness the Most? What factors are crucial to well-being? I have two friends, Seth and Michael, and one of them is a lot happier than the other. Seth is chronically unhappy. He is often glum, frequently irritable, and sometimes hopeless, though he has never been clinically depressed. By contrast, Michael is a remarkable happy person. Although he has his low moments and periodic stress, he manages... Forward>>
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7 Ways Love Transforms Your Brain
7 Ways Love Transforms Your Brain See how love really changes you. Head over heels? Here's what happens in our brains when we fall in love. When we fall in love, we often think of the wonders it does to our heart and soul. But there's another organ that's deeply affected by your loving relationships: Your brain. And it goes far beyond feeling emotions from sappy love songs, puppy dog eyes and Emoji heart-filled texts. When you're... Forward>>
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Nine Ways To Boost Happiness
Nine Ways To Boost Happiness Ever since my first allowance was doled out, I've had a complicated relationship with money. I’m pretty grounded, but the impulse to spend frivolously often wins out. Mostly I grab last- minute items at the check-out, splurge on over-the-top outfits, or buy extravagant gifts for family and friends. None of these purchases led to financial ruin, but they do come with a high price tag of letdown... Forward>>
Five Ways to Be Stylish Every Day
Five Ways to Be Stylish Every Day Style is all about achieving coherence between each item of clothing and accessory in terms of its style or look. The style of a garment or accessory is determined by a number of factors, including color and texture ... However, shape, size, cut, finish, level of detail, weight, and even the kind of buttons or stitching that are used will also contribute to its style. For example, garments... Forward>>
Dating in the Digital Age
Dating in the Digital Age New rules for romance. Even if you're new to dating after a long-term relationship, you probably know that the world of dating has changed with technology. While websites such as AARP Dating are digital, navigating them requires minimal technical skills. You won't need your kids to help you post your online profile, write emails or text, and you've been using the phone since you could talk... Forward>>
Collecting Things Is a Fascinating Hobby
Collecting Things Is a Fascinating Hobby Nearly half of the adult population has an enjoyable hobby, statistics show. The other half prefers to spend their time on important routine activities instead of spending it on pleasant but not so important things. Meanwhile a hobby is one of those simple ways to increase self-esteem and self-confidence, to reveal your talents, to develop creative thinking and your abilities. Besides, a hobby is good... Forward>>
Travelling
Put a Lock In Your Love in Siberia
Put a Lock In Your Love in Siberia 1st stop along the Trans-Siberian Railway — Russia! Never in my dreams did I expect to be on a luxury train traveling from Moscow to Beijing! So when we began our trip, I was delighted to journey into a part of Russia that I only knew from films and stories about the Cold War. I was in Siberia and in Ekaterinburg, one of oldest cities in Russia that is near the crossroads where Asia and Europe... Forward>>
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How to Protect Yourself From Pickpockets When Traveling
How to Protect Yourself From Pickpockets When Traveling For baby boomer travellers, there is no better way to have your dream vacation ruined than having your wallet, purse, passport, or credit cards stolen. We know this from personal experience, as Carol had her purse stolen a few years ago when we were visiting Rome. Inside the purse was her passport, wallet filled with cash and credit cards, and other valuables and goodies that women like to keep... Forward>>
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Conditions related to cabin air and pressure
Conditions related to cabin air and pressure The dry, recycled cabin air irritates mucous membranes and causes painful sinus-cavity pressure to build. This is a tremendous annoyance, particularly to people with colds, sinus infections and chronic sinus conditions. Of course, it’s best to avoid air travel when you’re sick, but if you can’t do so, or you’re prone to sinus problems, moisten your nasal passages with a saline spray. Also, although pressurized... Forward>>
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Stay Healthy on a Plane
Stay Healthy on a Plane Alcohol and seat pockets are not your friends. Learn how to avoid getting sick at 35,000. It’s not like you don’t already have a lot to deal with when you fly: delays, overbooked flights, TSA rules, snakes in the cabin — well, maybe not the last one. But flying is filled with inconveniences, expected and not. And, enclosed in a capsule at 35,000 feet, health concerns abound. With adequate... Forward>>
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Radio program focuses on aged
Radio program focuses on aged IT WILL be the airwaves which will give older people in Ballina Shire a chance to live longer and stronger. Ballina District Community Services Association (BDCSA) will partner with the shire's own community radio station, Paradise FM 101.9, to deliver weekly information for older people. The radio sessions started today (March 18) at 2.20pm and will continue for about... Forward>>
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