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That time of year has arrived again during which it seems almost impossible to not pack on the pounds. Starting with Thanksgiving and ending with New Year's Eve, you will be constantly tempted to overeat and drink in celebration of the festive season. This eventually leads to a New Year's resolution to shed the weight, which you never stick to in the end. Instead of allowing yourself to gain weight during the holiday and then struggle to take it off in the New Year, try avoiding the purge and nipping the weight gain in the bud right off the bat. Here are seven easy tips to follow that... more ...
It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but it's also quite stressful! If you're hosting a party on the run up to Christmas, the last thing you need is to swamp yourself with complicated recipes. However, you can still impress your guests with some clever cooking cheats.   Spicy Candied Nuts Popular with our American cousins, the combination of sweet, salt and spice makes this the perfect accompaniment to a festive tipple. Also makes a great gift. Take 500g shelled mixed unsalted nuts, bake for ten minutes at 300 degrees centigrade, cool, then add to a saucepan. In a b... more ...
The holiday season is filled with memories and joy. It's a time for gathering with family and enjoying the season. For widows and widowers, however, it can be a nearly impossible time. The grief that strikes around the holidays can be unbearable, but there are ways to handle this challenge and survive this difficult time.   Accept that it's Going to be Hard The first step to surviving the first holidays without your loved one is to understand that it's going to be difficult. There will be fresh feelings of grief, and new feelings that are uniquely tied to the holidays. You ... more ...
As we age, taking care of ourselves becomes more important. The last thing any retiree wants is to be sick and unable to enjoy their free time, so it's important to make sure everything is fine. The best way to do this is by taking advantage of the many health screenings available, from colon cancer to heart disease to osteoporosis and more. Many of these can be free of charge, so they allow people to save their money while also saving their lives.     Cardiovascular and cholesterol screening One of the most important screenings seniors can get is a cardiovascular and cholest... more ...
When people retire, the general idea is they stop working and rest on their laurels. However, times today are changing by the minute, and with Social Security and employer pensions no longer the guaranteed source of income they once were, many seniors are looking for additional sources of income. One of the most popular avenues being explored by seniors today is starting their own business before retiring or after retirement.   Once a person decides to start a business, the next question is deciding what business to start. This is a very personal decision, and is usually based upon a pe... more ...
If you're used to cooking for a crowd, it's hard to adjust to cooking for only two people. It's nice to know that many of your favorite recipes can be portioned out for two people, and you can freeze as many extra portions as necessary. There are also many meals that can be made for two people without any freezing at all. Here are five tips on how cooking for two may be easier than you thought:   1) Mix up some meatballs It's not easy to make a spaghetti and meatball dinner for two without a ton of leftovers. If you want to cook up a big batch of pasta sauce and meatba... more ...
Staying in top physical condition used to be only for the young. However, today it's for the young and the young at heart. Baby boomers have embraced physical fitness as a way to stay young and vibrant. Everything from their professional lives to sex lives can be improved through staying fit, and they are always on the lookout for the next best workout. There are many workouts to consider, but some are better than others when it comes to staying fit without risking injury.   To stay in top shape, most people use cardio and strength training exercises. Cardio exercises are great to k... more ...
With the average life expectancy today being 83 years, folks 50 and over will have many retirement years ahead of them. Unfortunately, Social Security checks and pension plans are getting smaller or being phased out, making a sound investment strategy more important than ever. While there are many different investment avenues people can choose, some are better than others regarding their safety, return on investment and long-term stability.     One of the best investments those 50 and over can make is in Treasury bonds. For those who want safe, reliable investing you cannot go wro... more ...
With the possible exception of Dolly Parton fanatics and gold-diggers, divorce is not an enjoyable thought. Statistics, however, show that the divorce rate has been steadily rising since the early 1990s, with little sign of abatement. For those left newly single after the break-up of a marriage, we look at ten reasons to get back out dating:       1) Love - "All you need is love" sang The Beatles and, for most, it rings true - even after a messy split. It might be the most obvious point on the list, but if you don't go on any post-divorce dates, you are a lot l... more ...
Kwy452 found me in this site, he then met up with me in my home town after chatting to each other in this site, we started out doing things together that we both like doing and from there our love for each other grew. He has propose to me, I said yes but taking one step at a time. We have spend every day with each other doing things and learning about one another, our dislikes and likes. Not everyone like all the same things, so we compromise by doing things that one of us like just to make us happy and learn about why he like it so much or why I like it so much. We think a lot alike and agree... more ...