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  • Don't Stress About The Little Things

    Don't Stress About The Little Things

    With the onset of the new year I’ve begun to put things into perspective again – especially about the unimportant little things in life. Every once in a while I catch myself faulting my husband – in my own mind – about all...

    By: Madeline Sharples
    Posted: December 18, 2013
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  • Wow! Red Wine Is Really Good for Me

    Wow! Red Wine Is Really Good for Me

    I fell in love with red wine very soon after I became old enough to drink. I experimented a bit with chardonnays and Scotch whisky, but, red wine became my drink of choice. I was first introduced to dark reds from France. Then California Cabernet...

    By: Madeline Sharples
    Posted: July 03, 2013
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  • Working Out After Sixty

    Working Out After Sixty

    I almost salivate every time I see a high impact aerobics class in session at my gym. I feel the same when I pass our local tennis courts and watch that yellow ball going back and forth over the net. I did aerobics most mornings for years. I...

    By: Madeline Sharples
    Posted: May 30, 2013
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  • Is the Decline of Cognitive Abilities Caused by Hearing Loss?

    Is the Decline of Cognitive Abilities Caused by Hearing Loss?

    The more I think about the Johns Hopkins study’s conclusion that “adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop problems thinking and remembering than older adults whose hearing is normal…” (“Hearing Loss Accelerates Brain Function Decline...

    By: Madeline Sharples
    Posted: May 05, 2013
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  • "Why Women Still Can't Have It All"

    "Why Women Still Can't Have It All"

    I’ve been hearing a lot of hubbub about Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Atlantic Magazine (July/August 2012) article called “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” It’s had over a million views online in less than a week. I caught her appearance on the PBS Newshour...

    By: Madeline Sharples
    Posted: July 03, 2012
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  • Savvy Over 60 Travel Tips

    Savvy Over 60 Travel Tips

    About six months ago my husband said he’d like us to take a trip around the world. He warned we should go soon while we’re still able enough physically to make such a long journey. I said sure, I’d like to go, but I would prefer...

    By: Madeline Sharples
    Posted: June 06, 2012
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  • Living With Age Spots

    Living With Age Spots

    I’ve always admitted to being vain. I got that way from my mom. It’s embarrassing. I remember a time very close to the end of her life when she was well into her 90s. She was in the hospital and I was sitting by her bedside. And she kept...

    By: Madeline Sharples
    Posted: April 30, 2012
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  • My Tragedy Survival Tool Kit

    My Tragedy Survival Tool Kit

    I think it’s safe to say that when we’ve reached age sixty and beyond we’ve already gone through our fair share of hard times, illnesses, and tragedy. I know I have. I was nine years old when my favorite uncle died in a plane crash,...

    By: Madeline Sharples
    Posted: March 09, 2012
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  • My Pedometer: The Great Motivator

    My Pedometer: The Great Motivator

    My gym, the Spectrum Club, introduced a program called Virgin HealthMiles* in 2006, and I’ve been wearing a pedometer called a GoZone at my every waking hour ever since. I wear it everywhere, attaching to my clothes on the waste...

    By: Madeline Sharples
    Posted: February 03, 2012
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  • Does a Plant Based Diet Ensure I’ll Never Have a Heart Attack?

    Does a Plant Based Diet Ensure I’ll Never Have a Heart Attack?

    Dieting and food seems to take center stage especially after a holiday season of indulging. The Saturday after Thanksgiving my husband Bob and I watched a CNN article about Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn’s diet cure for heart attacks, and we...

    By: Madeline Sharples
    Posted: December 16, 2011
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