Please don't call me a Scrooge (okay, go ahead if you must), but since the holiday hoopla started just about the time Halloween was winding down, I'm really tired of it by now. The endless catalogs cluttering my mailbox; the flash sale pop-ups each time I turn on my computer - they're like those pesky black flies that keeping dodging the swatter and are impossible to kill! - the commercials at … [Read more...] about Ho Ho… Ho?
I don't know about you, but I've gotten to the point of taping the TV shows that I want to watch, since many of them are on too late for me and I invariably fall asleep at those crucial don't-miss moments. All that time invested, only to miss the best part... And there's that time-efficiency bonus too: A one-hour show can just take 40 minutes or less by fast-forwarding through … [Read more...] about Midlife Minute: Don’t Fast-Forward Through Commercials
We usually have way too much food for Thanksgiving. But we know that in advance. One of the reasons we overcook is so we have leftovers. I don't know exactly why, but I enjoy leftovers way more than I enjoy the food the first time around. And despite the fact that I know it's nice to give departing guests a doggie bag, I get rather possessive of my leftovers... Our Thanksgiving was a small affair … [Read more...] about Keeping Thanksgiving Leftovers Healthy
I don't like lying. I don't do it well, either. But I do realize that there are certain times when it comes in handy. Like when a friend asks, "Does this dress make me look fat?" for instance. You can't just say, "Yes, as a matter of fact, it really does;" even though that might be the answer. Or, maybe you can. But me? I try hard to say something like, "Well, I've seen you wear other things that … [Read more...] about Do You Lie About Your Age? Should You?
Do you have aging parents? I do, and to watch them suffer with various ailments is so heartbreaking. Living to an old age, while a blessing, is in many ways so very difficult - especially if you're plagued with ongoing health problems. That's one thing to keep in mind if you need some motivation to exercise. A new study finds that people with higher fitness levels: Live a little longer Have … [Read more...] about Midlife Minute: Being Fit Matters NOW