Archive for June, 2018

Healthy recipes for your backyard BBQ

Independence day is right around the corner, which means two things: fireworks and barbecues.
July 4th is a wonderful time to gather friends and family for a good old fashioned cookout. And while the typical fare may taste delicious, creamy potato salads and fatty burgers are not conducive to a healthy aging lifestyle. Foods that are high in sodium, saturated fats, carbs and sugars can lead to major health risks.

Luckily there are ways to avoid harming your body while still enjoying the patriotic picnics.

Whether you’re this year’s cookout host or just a welcomed…

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Mental Health

Good mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act and determines how we handle stress, relate to family and friends, and make life choices.

An estimated 54 million Americans suffer from some form of mental illness every year.

As we advance in age, mental health issues could escalate, including changes in your way of thinking, your mood and behavior and the way you process information. Many factors co…

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tie or no tie for father's day

For generations, children all around the country would run to their closest department store to find the perfect quirky tie for their old man on Father’s Day. After all, it made sense. Men would dress their most days of the week, and an arsenal of ties came in handy.

Nowadays, casual Fridays are an everyday thing. Men are still wearing those sleek sports coats, but they’re leaving their ties at home. The dress codes of work are changing thanks to companies like Facebook and Google.

So, if the tie is slowly fading into fashion history, then should you still get one…

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Living a minimalist lifestyle gained national attention after the release of the 2015 film Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things. Over the past three years the makers of the film, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, have helped over 20 million people attain meaningful lives while living with less.

So what is minimalism? Although it holds a different meaning for everyone, the concept can generally be defined as “the intentional promotion of the things people value most and the removal of everything that distracts from them.”

For example… Let…

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Imagine the feeling of turning unwanted clutter and junk around the house into cash. Thanks to technology, there are several ways to accomplish this goal, but the tried and true garage sale often works the best–especially for older adults.
Having a garage sale does take work. The better the plan, the more successful the garage sale, which means more money in your pocket and less useless items around the house.
The organizing, advertising, and running of the sale can all be incredibly frustrating ordeals. Follow these steps to avoid massive headaches and issues along the …

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