recent from 87 AT HOME: Cozy Up to Winter
  WHY NOT MAKE YOUR HOME COZY FOR WINTER? I love bargain shopping and my radar is always up when it comes to finding an object that I know, once taken out of its crumby environment, can be elevated to a higher status by teaming it with better things. ...
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recent from 295 Run, Candidates, Run!
  HAVE YOU NOTICED? I’m a political junkie, totally hooked on the upcoming presidential election. And, boy, is Presidential Election 2016 providing me with a lot of entertainment! No soap opera could come up with a plot like this one!   I’ve lost count but I think we started out...
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recent from 71 Freshen Up Those Kitchen Condiments
  START THE YEAR WITH A CLEAN SLATE One of the easiest ways to refresh your kitchen is to walk through it and ask yourself, honestly, “When was the last time I used this condiment?”   Doing a thorough cleaning of your kitchen spices can yield small culinary pleasures,...
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recent from 22 Rams Movie Review
In Iceland, we are told by writer/director Grímur Hákonarson, there are more sheep than people, which is a testament to the importance of sheep in Iceland. They are animals as revered as the cattle in India. Two estranged brothers, Gummi and Kiddi, sheep farmers who have inherited their family...
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recent from 18 Savannah, An Easy City
  SAVANNAH, SWEET SAVANNAH. When my friend Bernie got back from his trip to Savannah, he was quite proud of the wad of Spanish moss he had smuggled through airport security in a two-quart Ziploc baggie. He was going to plant it in his garden because he thought it...
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recent from 234 This Week’s Baby Boomer Humor
ACT TWO INVITES YOU— We’re inviting you to chuckle along with our growing collection of baby boomer humor.  Whether you like visual gags, sarcastic quips or just-plain-silly nonsense, there’s something here for you.  We’ll be adding new content every week, so visit often!  If you see a witty quip,...
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recent from 257 Will Smith Interview
  WILL SMITH REMEMBERS THE MOVIE THAT CHANGED HIS LIFE. “The greatest experience I ever had in a movie theater was at Star Wars,” he says. “That film really shaped how I looked at the world in my imagination.” “My imagination was so small before I walked into that...
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recent from 35 Add ICE to Your Mobile Device
ICE = IN CASE OF EMERGENCY  Sometimes an idea arises that is so simple that you wonder, Why didn’t I think of that?  Adding an In-Case-of-Emergency (ICE) contact to your mobile device can save your life. It’s simple:  on your phone or tablet, use the acronym ICE to list...
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recent from 81 Living Wills and Advance Directives
  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW We hear about Living Wills all the time, so let’s begin there. Essentially, a Living Will is a written legal document that specifies your choices regarding your medical treatment when you are no longer able to understand or express informed consent.  Simply stated,...
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recent from 34 Hot Chocolate Around the World
  WINTER AND HOT CHOCOLATE:  PERFECT TOGETHER. Winter and hot chocolate are blissfully synonymous, aren’t they?  Snow and sugar are visual twins too, the latter used in films to appear as snow.  A cup of cocoa, real cocoa, with marshmallows after a wet and cold sledding ride is a...
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recent from 84 What Makes a Good Life?
  TRUST US, YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS TED TALK. Dr. Robert Waldinger sure knows how to talk.  And to listen.   Waldinger is the Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, is the longest study of adult life that has ever been done.  724 men’s lives have...
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recent from 19 Retire Inspired
  IT’S NOT AN AGE, IT’S A FINANCIAL NUMBER At least that’s what Chris Hogan says.  And he should know. When you hear the word retirement, you probably don’t imagine yourself scrambling to pay your bills in your golden years. But for too many Americans, that’s the fate that awaits...
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