I’ve been reading a lot lately about how harmful our phones can be to our health. And these articles aren’t referring to the long-debated concerns about radiofrequency radiation and cancer risk. No, this time they’re suggesting a different animal. There’s an increasing body of evidence that suggests the time spent on our smartphones interferes with everything from sleep to … [Read more...] about So This is Why We Can’t Let Go of Our Cell Phones
Pop quiz: What, besides sex and sleep, change with age? “It’s not just sex and sleep that change with age,” wrote Frank Bruni in a recent New York Times article. “It’s supper.” If you’re over 50 there’s no doubt you understand perfectly well what he’s referring to here. Never mind the type of food you prefer. Forget about the popularity of the restaurant. Or its raving reviews. And how … [Read more...] about How to Hear Better When Your Hearing Goes South
Colon cancer is not the most "glamorous" of cancers...if you can call cancer "glamourous." What I mean is that it hasn't been celebrated with pink bows and balloons and marches and merchandise. Rather, because it involves a less-than-appealing part of the body, many people run the other way when it comes to awareness and screening, using not-so-sophisticated but appropriate words like … [Read more...] about Ten Things Every Woman Should Know About Colon Cancer
It's crazy how time seems to go faster and faster the older we get, isn't it? I read that somewhere once. Whoever wrote it explained that it was something about the measurement of time related to the ratio of years we've already lived versus the years we have left to live. Trying to explain this further or understand it more precisely makes me think too hard and hurts my head, so I won't. (It also … [Read more...] about Here’s How to Slow Down Time
Whether it's to save money, eat healthier or to get more exercise, many of us are vowing - hoping - to do better next year. My number one New Year's resolution? It's not to make any New Year's resolutions. Because after so many years, the repetition completely bores me. And the fact that they get repetitive is a pretty obvious sign that these resolutions went unfulfilled … [Read more...] about Five Ways to Rock Your New Year’s Resolutions
With holiday season approaching, let’s talk about gifts. In the spirit of you, I hereby advocate treating yourself and buying what you really want. Don’t misunderstand – I love a surprise as much as the next person; the mystery of what’s-inside-the-box, the allure behind the beautiful wrapping and ribbons, the happiness on the face of the gift giver. But let’s be realistic. It can get … [Read more...] about Don’t Wish For That Gift – Buy it Yourself!