House Cleaning Tips for Seniors That Will Make Their Life Easier

As you age, keeping your home neat and tidy can become a huge challenge. While this is true, some helpful cleaning tips for seniors may …

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Risk and Adventure: Just Doing It!

We are not smug about this friggin virus but my husband and I made some big choices about how to be in our days as …

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My Unlikely Pandemic Dream Partner

This post originally appeared on the New York Times Last March, before my mother flew from Washington, D.C., to visit me in New Orleans, we …

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Seller Beware

2017: It should have been so easy. Everyone else had done it in a snap: why not us? The real estate market was booming in …

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My Solo Fling with a Mediterranean Playboy

It was a blustery August day in Marseille. The view overlooking the Mediterranean was dramatic. The waves crashed against the rocks, mere feet below my …

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Friends to the Bitter End

The audience is riled up, rocking its way towards midnight. I am standing on the stage with a microphone in my hand. The band plays …

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4 Home Improvement Ideas

Thumbnail image from Pixabay Article and image from Family Features Whether you’re thinking about a bathroom update, kitchen overhaul or any other type of home …

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Yellow

Maybe it’s because it’s January and the sun sets before 5:00pm. Maybe it’s because I feel hopeful after watching Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old Poet Laureate, …

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Fabulous Puffer Coats to Upscale Your Winter Style

Say goodbye to your worn out jackets and ragged coats and say hello to the chic puffer coat! The puffer style is taking over fast …

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Add Some Fringe to your Wardrobe for a Fun Update

Since life is a bit boring at the moment, consider adding a fun new item to your closet in anticipation of when we might start …

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The Issues With Hearing Aids–They’re NOT a Perfect Solution

Photo by Mark Paton on Unsplash Technology has brought us some amazing sensory-enhancing devices–everything from eyesight improving lenses (centuries old) to portable phones that let us …

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Stylish Outfit Ideas with Flattering Black Leggings for BA50’s

For an outfit that is stylish yet comfortable, one proven “formula” is a pair of black leggings paired with a longer top which gives some …

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3 Steps to Better Eye Health

Thumbnail image from Pixabay From Brandpoint Content January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, a great opportunity to spread the word about a disease that affects more …

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How to Create a Beautiful Resting Retreat in Your Backyard

Image source The fast pace of modern life simply urges homeowners to create serene places where they can retreat when they’ve had enough. A spruced-up …

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What Retirees Should Know About Mortgages

In a perfect world, homeowners would have their mortgage paid off long before they hit retirement age. This is ideal, as a hefty monthly mortgage …

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How to Gift Happiness in 2021

Thumbnail image from Pixabay From Brandpoint Content There are no two ways about it: 2020 was a lot to take in. We forged ahead and …

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MAKING THE SWITCH TO A PLANT BASED DIET

What’s all the fuss about a plant based diet? What does it all mean? It means, simply, you replace animal foods in your diet with …

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Becoming Financially Secure Later in Life: 5 Small Steps to More Financial Freedom

For many, the dream of being financially secure is nothing more than a mirage. This is mainly because a common misconception equates financial security with …

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Ways to look out for others during lockdown

If there ever was a time for random acts of kindness and seeking ways to cheer up friends and family, it’s now. The announcement of …

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4 Habits To Change Later in Life

You’ve doubtless heard the old clichés that it’s difficult, if not impossible, to change habits later in life. These old sayings are misleading. It is …

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4 Steps to Tackle Deep-Cleaning Tasks Around the House

Thumbnail image from Pixabay From Brandpoint Content You know it must be done, but you just don’t want to. It’s been on the to-do list …

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Covid And The Mutation of Language

This post originally appeared on Thrive Global with permission from author The pandemic has led to an explosion of new phrases and a language that …

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Dry January After 50…60…or Never

The other day on a group text with my beloved quarantine group texting group, one of the women announced she was foregoing wine for the …

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It’s January…Feeling Blue?

Years ago I read a quote that called January, “the calendar’s ingrown hair.” I so agree. It’s like the cold is compounded by the dark …

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Heading into My New Life Post Divorce

I sat at a table in a conference room in a mid-town Manhattan office building, surrounded by six strangers who were executing a transaction that …

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What Would Sophia Loren Do?

What would Sophia Loren do? A fellow writer sent this to me (thank you Liz), and It was sheer delight. See for yourself. It’s a …

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Pursuing a Passion for Photography

With great cameras built into cell phones and evolving editing tools, every BA50 reader can be a better photographer! I’ll share my own journey and …

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5 Ways to Stay Mentally Sharp as You Age

As we get older, we start noticing some changes in our lives. The most common of these is becoming forgetful. Things that should otherwise be …

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Top 5 Trends for Women Over 50 in 2021: Jeans, Fringe, Prints…

You know what they say…new year, new trends! With 2021 finally kicking into gear, we thought it would be all the more exciting to make …

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Sweaty Betty & More: Stylish Outdoor Running & Exercise Gear

For all our runners, hikers, skiers, and outdoor lovers, we know just how troubling and daunting it may seem to keep up your fitness routines …

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Oversized Blazers Make Any Outfit Cool

One foolproof way to feel cool and confident is to throw a blazer on over your outfit. Right now, oversized blazers, which are super comfortable …

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Brighten your wardrobe with some pastels

One of the Spring 2021 trends is pastels. These cheery shades in lilac, tangerine, pink, baby blue and mint green bring us some needed optimism …

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New Year, Better Nutrition for 2021

Article and images from Family Features Take on 2021 with a Sustainable, low-carb eating plan A new year brings with it new opportunities to better …

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3 Simple Ways To Rekindle Your Passion For Playing Music Later In Life

Photo by Fanny Renaud on Unsplash With unique advantages like strengthening your memory and increasing blood flow to the brain, there’s no doubt that playing …

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4 Tips for a Productive 2021

Thumbnail image from Pixabay From Family Features This year has taught many workers, entrepreneurs and retirees a thing or two about being productive when offices …

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Signs Your Elderly Parent Should Stop Driving

Driving is one of the most notable signs of independence for the elderly. Unfortunately, not every senior can drive safely as they age. It can …

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Spread your fitness gospel by Seniors on Instagram by following a few rules

Fitness and wellness content are all-pervading in the. Everyone wants to stay in shape and get that dream body. Everyone aspires to have a healthy …

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4 Ways Life with Pets Evolved During the Pandemic

Thumbnail image from Pixabay From Family Features With more time spent at home, pet owners are seeing their daily routines upended. Many who once relied …

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I Gave Myself A Yoga Oscar For Sitting Still, And I Want To Thank…

I have noticed in yoga class, when I sit cross legged to meditate, my hips don’t hurt and sitting feels delicious.  I never thought that …

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It’s Getting Hot in Here – Menopause and Me

Heat radiated against my back like I was standing in front of an open-flame fire – like I was lying on the beach in mid-July …

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Move Over You’re Sitting too Close to Me

“Why is she sitting so close to me?” I think, as I feel my heart rate going up. “If I stretch my legs a bit, …

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The Holidays and The Beast within Me

Since our separation, my soon-to-be ex-husband of thirty years and I have spent the holidays together with our young adult children. I rationalized that handling …

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Six Ways Puppies are Not Like Kids

Our WFH weeks turned into months with zero plans to return to the office. The time was right for us to add a puppy to …

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Why I Can’t Keep My New Year’s Resolution: Peloton Space Issue

After a friend suggested that my New Year’s resolution to get into shape would be so easy if I got a Peloton, I started obsessing …

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Overcoming the Mask: Tips for Communicating through COVID-19

Thumbnail image from Getty Images via Family Features From Family Features It can be challenging to communicate through masks, 6-feet of social distance, physical barriers …

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Shoulder Pads, Yellow Bags, If We Ever Dress Up Again I Want!

Will we ever dress up again? Hard to imagine but easy to fantasize a bit. It’s so hard to think fashion in light of the …

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10 Must Have Statement Jackets & Coats for a Fashion Forward Winter Season

No matter how dressed down you may be this winter season, you can always effortlessly elevate your look with a fabulous coat when heading outdoors. …

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How Seniors Can Keep Their Heart Healthy

Image Source https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2020/04/24/18/51/senior-5088202__480.jpg While the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic affects us all, special populations are at higher risk of contracting the virus and succumbing …

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Gymophobia in the New Year

Thumbnail image from Pixabay By Susan Goldfein  It’s a new year and I should resolve to do more exercise. But I have become a gym-o-phobe.  Even the prospect of donning a …

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Recipe: Fried Cabbage for New Year’s

Thumbnail image from Pixabay By Rebecca Fending  Not only is cabbage the typical dish to serve on New Year’s Day for good luck, but it’s …

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