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Aging

100-Year-Old Tennessee Woman Sees Ocean for First Time

It was during a water-gun fight at her senior living facility over the summer that Ruby Holt told bystanders she had always wanted to see the ocean, which she had never visited in her century on this …

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These are the Cities You’ll Want to Live in When You’re Old

Raise your hand if you're tired of seeing the following headline, "Top [insert number here] Cities for Seniors." Assuming that most people reading this put their arm in the air, let's get one thing st…

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This is How Much Alzheimer’s Care Could Cost You

There's a lot you can buy for $4,000—a month's rent on a three-bedroom apartment in New York City's Upper East Side, a 2005 Volvo S40, a six-person, 270 gallon hot tub. But if you're a caregiver to a …

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3 Health Benefits of Being a Grandparent

The day a person becomes a grandparent is eagerly anticipated with a commingled sense of pride and wonder about one's place in the never-ceasing circle of life. But new research suggests that the role…

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What is the Healthiest Squash?

Who doesn't love squash? Whether roasted or mashed, grilled or steamed, squash is delicious. I haven't met a squash I don't love. While there are many varieties, some of the most popular include: acor…

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Can a Positive Attitude Reverse the Effects of Aging?

The world is full of stereotypes. Some are born from over-generalized kernels of truth, while others are more like misguided myths gone wild. And, at some point in our lives, we've all experienced the…

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My Top 10 Life Lessons Learned in Half a Century

I woke up one day and…voilà! I'm 50 years old. In the words of the Talking Heads, "How did I get here?" Born in the middle of the night, two weeks late, I violently entered the world at nine and…

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Is Age Just a Number? 3 Studies Find Out

Some would agree that you’re as young as you feel (or behave). Others, well, they’re constantly reminded by friends, family and society to consider how many miles they have on the old “odometer.” But …

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Why I’m Damn Happy to Be Middle-Aged

So, I hear Julia Roberts doesn't plan to get plastic surgery. I know this because it made the news. Imagine that. A woman in her 40s has chosen not to have plastic surgery and it makes the news. I …

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Cat Finds Owner Weeks After Being Sent To Nursing Home

Cats are renown for finding their way back home even when separated by busy roads, rivers and hundreds of miles, but what is doubly remarkable about this story of feline tenacity is that the owner mov…

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I love the sound of my cats purring. However, the sound of the four of them snoring when I can't sle…

I'm having a "Why didn't I think of that" moment. I have orange peel in my kitchen that I was going…

Yummi, very delicious..Thank you for the recipe.

They sure sound like they would smell much nicer than so many artificial scents.