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Hate the Gym? Here are 6 Simple Tips for Losing Weight after 60

By Margaret Manning June 20, 2014

Many older women are trying to be more physically active. Some of us want to shed a few extra pounds. Others women just want to improve their overall fitness to get more from life. Unfortunately, losing weight after 60 tends to present a few unique challenges. Read More

There Are Plenty of Ways to Discover Cool Sites – Here’s One of My Faves

By Margaret Manning May 28, 2014

Everyone has their favorite websites. But, with so many to choose from, finding new places to visit online, while avoiding all the nonsense, can be challenging. Read More

60 Ways to Find Meaning in Life After 60

By Margaret Manning May 20, 2014

Does the meaning of life change after 60? That’s the question I found myself asking, recently, as I sat in a small café, writing and preparing for the week to come. Read More

Book Club: Brain Rules by Dr. John Medina

By Margaret Manning May 17, 2014

Brain Rules” is a fascinating book, which looks at the brain and explains how little we actually know about it. Dr. John Medina, who I interviewed in 2013, is a neuroscientist at the University of Washington. He offers great insights and shares his passion for the brain with a wonderful sense of humour. One of the things that I love most about Dr. Medina’s approach Read More

Hands Free Reading – 5 Surprising Benefits of Audiobooks

By Margaret Manning March 18, 2014

Just a few years ago, it would have been inconceivable to imagine a world without paper books. Not only were paper books superior to their electronic counterparts in terms of resolution and brightness, but there was also an intangible quality to paper that many people preferred on a subconscious level. Read More

How to Keep Your Brain Healthy by Becoming a Lifelong Learner

By Margaret Manning February 17, 2014

It’s never too late to learn something new. Whether you want to become an expert on a specific topic, or simply stretch your brain, online courses make the concept of lifelong learning a reality. The even better news is that most of these courses are absolutely free and you can take them day or night from anywhere in the world.  Read More

Forget Coffee! Here are 10 Fun and Creative Date Ideas

By Margaret Manning February 14, 2014

Coffee shops must be making a fortune from the trend in online dating that almost invariably leads to the first date suggestion of “let’s just get a coffee.” Read More

What Do We Really Know About the Aging Brain? Conversation with Dr. John Medina

By Margaret Manning January 15, 2014

Dr. John Medina has a passion for unlocking the mysteries of the aging brain. He is a developmental molecular biologist and the author of a New York Times best-selling book called Brain Rules. Read More

Easy Winter Crafts for Kids: Keep Your Grandkids Entertained No Matter the Weather

By Margaret Manning December 11, 2013

Kids love crafts! One of the joys of being grandparents is getting to work on special little arts and crafts projects with our grandkids.

This is a great time of year to find some new winter craft ideas for kids, because it helps to keep kids entertained while they’re cooped up in the house on cold days, without having to resort to TV, video games or more screen time. Read More

I Love Free Stuff! 8 Things You Are Paying For that Should Be Free

By Margaret Manning October 14, 2013

One of the best ways to make your retirement savings last longer is to save money on everyday expenses. But what if you could save even more money… by getting things for free? Whether you’re a hardcore coupon collector, a natural bargain hunter, or just looking to save some extra money, here are a few ideas for things you can get for free: Read More