If you've never heard of the turkey drop, you're not alone. It's just one of the many travel scams from around the world. It's hard to be aware of these scams if you've never been told about them. Just before a trip to Paris, I read about a theft method that is
Probably just about every person who's visited the country has contemplated, at least for a moment, moving to France. It's the glimpses of everyday life that are so appealing. The mother hurrying her lollygagging child to school, people stopping at the market each day to pick out the food for dinner,
I have been a proponent of psyllium fiber for a long time. In fact, I use it every day in my lunch time smoothie. Most of us don't get enough fiber in our diets, so sometimes a supplement, like psyllium, is helpful. It's considered a soluble fiber and, for people
Looking to gain strength and stay healthy? Lift weights and eat more protein, especially if you’re over 40. This is actually a study of a bunch of studies. Researchers took those studies and collated the data. What surprised everyone was how much benefit was derived from a little exercise and eating
Full disclosure. I am half Norwegian. I am also Canadian by birth and American by naturalization. I grew up in a country where the social safety net was strengthened over the years. America could, and should, take a lesson from Canada, Norway and many other countries on how to treat
When you get to the age where you're considered a senior, you realize that your financial options are running out. When you were younger you could just go out and find another job that would pay more or offer better benefits or both. Those opportunities pretty well disappear when you
We've all heard the scientific evidence about living longer. Diet and exercise, of course, but little research has been done about the social side of longevity. There are very good reasons why people choose a senior community. Sure, cost and quality of the place are important, but for many, the chance
How many times have you had a purse, backpack or other item sitting on top of your roller bag, only to have it fall off, and usually at the worst time? Well, I have, many times. I was so happy when I found this Travelon Travel Bag Bungee. It holds just
That's no exaggeration! 101 actual travel tips provided by My Itchy Travel Feet. Thank you. These tips are so good that everyone, not just boomers, can use them.
The question I get asked all the time is, "Does it really matter which one I use?" In a word, yes. Let me explain. Comparison shopping is important, and it can save you money and time. Here's a sample search for one person flying from Denver to London Tuesday September 25 returning
Cory Lee is a self described 27 year old travel addict. He's also in a wheelchair. But he doesn't let that stop him. His web site is Curb Free With Cory Lee, an obvious reference to the obstacles people with mobility issues face daily. What I like about his site is
Robert worked all of his life. When he reached sixty-two, he had to retire on only partial Social Security. Robert received the full amount at sixty-five. He's now sixty-eight and living on the streets of Los Angeles homeless. The common stereotype of the homeless is that they are lazy and deserve
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I finally broke down and spent more than $50 on a pair of walking shoes about 15 years ago. Living in New York, and doing a lot of walking while traveling, I found Ecco black leather slip ons to be worth every cent. I put a lot of miles on my
There have been plenty of studies on populations known for their longevity, many from areas called the Blue Zones — in Italy, Greece, Japan, Costa Rica and California — where people, on average, live much longer than normal. But most research has focused on these groups’ genetics, diet and physical health, says
Overseas Adventure Travel, which caters to people over 50 through small group itineraries, has long offered solo spaces on its trips, but demand has been so high that the company announced that it has added additional solo slots to its inventory. About 27 percent of people traveling with the company in 2010
Online banking scares a lot of people. And that's understandable, given the news about accounts being hacked and your information being stolen. In my city, I see many people who still write checks for their purchases. And there's nothing wrong with that, except that it's really no safer than using
The spirit of exploration runs deep within us. In today's connected age, we have the means to discover new people and places, to open up a world of adventure we can share with like-minded people at any age. The Freebird Club is opening doors to richer lives and new adventures. Read
They live in RVs and drive from one low-wage job to another Some lost their savings; some thought they would retire on the equity in their homes, but their homes dropped in value dramatically, while the cost of traditional housing kept going up. A lot of them were living hand to
Age-related degenerations in brain structure are associated with balance disturbances and cognitive impairment. However, neuroplasticity is known to be preserved throughout lifespan and physical training studies with seniors could reveal volume increases in the hippocampus (HC), a region crucial for memory consolidation, learning and navigation in space, which were related
Advice for boomers desperate to unload family heirlooms. Click the link below to read about getting rid of stuff. Thanks to Next Avenue.
Come spring, you may regret the gardening you didn’t do in November. Unless doing nothing is actually better. Click on the link below to read more. Thanks to the New York Times.
Before making an expensive purchase, it’s important to consider which card you’ll use to pay. Some cards are better than other. Click on the link below to find out more. Thanks to Million Mile Secrets.
From infiltrating your fridge to your fave television series, hackers could even be watching you right now. Click on the link below to read the whole article. Thanks to Reader's Digest.
If you’re the parent (or grandparent) of a young child and would like a way to keep them safe when they use their phone, Google Family Link may be the option you’ve been looking for. It’s a way to provide a child with a fully capable smartphone that you can