Did you compete in speech and debate in high school or college? Do you appreciate a hearty exchange of ideas from people who hold a dramatically different viewpoint than your own? If the answer to these questions is yes, do you have an outlet (other than the Thanksgiving table) to debate some of the more controversial issues of our time? Now you do!
Hi everyone! Here are the biggest news stories for September 2, 2018 along with a few of my own thoughts. I also have a fascinating question to ask all of you about what you do with your old clothes. I hope that you will join the discussion!
We all know that there is a big difference between being alone and feeling lonely. But, even those of us who enjoy living by ourselves often crave social interaction – even if it is just a call from a friendly stranger.
The heart has long been considered the most important organ in the body.
In the fourth century B.C., the Greek philosopher Aristotle believed that our intelligence stemmed from the heart. During the Renaissance, the heart was seen as the center of emotion.
As a young woman, I was always on the lookout for female role models. There were not a lot of them on television in the 1960s. In fact, I remember my first real exposure to TV was Bonanza where four guys dominated the screen. I didn’t let this stop me from identifying with who I thought was the most handsome, interesting and clever. Adam of course!
Quick quiz! What activities pop into your mind when you think the words “senior citizens?” Chances are, even if you are a dynamic, well-rounded older adult yourself, activities like “bingo,” “pinochle,” “knitting” and “scrapbooking” were probably on the tip of your tongue.
Activities like “going to a rave,” “dancing the twist,” “drinking fancy cocktails” and “attending black-tie events” probably weren’t at the top of your list. To be honest, they weren’t at the top of mine either!
We trust our doctors for a good reason; they have spent decades learning how to keep us alive and healthy. Our lives, quite literally, rest in their hands. Celebrities, perhaps, do not deserve our trust, but, for some reason, we give it to them anyway. And, TV doctors? Well, apparently, they are in a category all of their own!
With approximately 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every single day, Medicare is facing an uncertain future.
Will the country be able to continue to run the program as the ratio of workers to non-workers decreases?
For most of my life, I had two criteria when it came to choosing a restaurant – great food and acceptable service. Now, as a get a little older, I find myself adding a third criteria to the list – a reasonably quiet room so that I can actually enjoy the company of my friends and family.