Monthly Archives: December 2012

Boeing Uses Potatoes to Improve Wi-Fi Signals

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December 28, 2012

And in giving new meaning to the term “couch potato,” Boeing has been using sacks of potatoes as stand-ins for humans when testing the effectiveness of Wi-Fi signals on its aircraft. It seems that humans and potatoes have many similar qualities…but we could have told you that after watching our spouses lie on the
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Why Crowded Coffee Shops Fire Up Your Creativity

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December 28, 2012

Research has found that the best environment to get your creative juices flowing is one in which there is plenty of ambient noise. So leave that library now! And head on over to the local coffee shop. (But do it quietly, please.) From the Atlantic: Why Crowded Coffee Shops Fire Up Your Creativity Return
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Simple Test Predicts Longevity

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December 27, 2012

The next time your doctor tells you to sit down, and then says, “stand up,” don’t think he’s being indecisive. He’s just using a simple test that apparently predicts longevity. If only everything else in life were that simple! From Yahoo Health Simple Test Predicts Longevity Return Home
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Sweet and Spicy Chili

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December 26, 2012
Sweet and Spicy Chili Recipe

submitted by Karen Watterson About the Recipe: This chili is my most popular. Everyone loves it. Perfect for a snowstorm, watching a  football game or hanging out at home by the fire. Enjoy! Recipe Details: A little sweet (maple syrup and molasses) and a little spicy with a Guiness kick.   1/2 lb. ground
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Happy New Year from Better After 50

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December 25, 2012
Happy New Year from Better After 50 - Funny Video

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Gun Violence: It’s Up To Us!

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December 25, 2012
Gun Violence - It is up to us

Don’t screw around with moms on a mission to protect their young --it’s our job to protect our children and the generations to come.
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I Own a Gun

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December 25, 2012
I Own A Gun - Gun Control Debate

“honey, did you bring the gun?” were words I never thought I would say
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The Kids Grew Up Alright

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December 25, 2012
The Kids Grew Up Alright

We listened to Springsteen and “One of These Nights” Radio and tried to decide whether we loved or hated Paula Cole.
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Why Didn’t I Forgive Him Sooner?

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December 25, 2012
Why Didnt I Forgive Him Sooner

Even into my late forties I had nightmares about punching him in the face
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Mental Illness & Our Kids: Let’s Talk

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December 25, 2012
Mental Health

Nobody talks about having an adult mentally ill family member. It is not safe.
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Gifts I’ll Never Throw Away

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December 25, 2012
The Best Christmas Gifts

On my 51st Christmas, these are the gifts that I remember
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Because they are Family

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December 25, 2012
Because They Are Family

Who among us has not been tortured by...the brother who finishes off a bottle of whiskey and passes out with his head on his plate
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Gangnam Style Housewives: Middle-Aged Moms Perform Hysterical Parody (VIDEO)

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December 24, 2012

Love this parody!!!   Return Home
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Vegetarian Chili

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December 23, 2012
Vegetarian Chili Recipe

submitted by Kim Spencer About the Recipe: Someone asked on FB for great Vegan Chili recipe.  I had this one that I loved.  I call it vegetarian, but there is no dairy or egg or meat or fish or butter or cream or whatever.  And it is still great.   Recipe Details: 2 onions
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Really? Losing Sleep Reduces Your Pain Tolerance

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December 21, 2012

The next time someone tells you not to lose sleep over something, heed their advice. You shouldn’t be losing sleep over anything, since researchers have found that in addition to contributing to weight gain, depression, and irritability, chronic sleep loss weakens your tolerance for pain—which could in turn have an impact on any pain
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How To Survive the End of the World

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December 21, 2012

For anyone who believed that the end of the world was to occur on Dec. 21 and is reading this now, you at least know you can relax. And if there should be any similar apocalyptic predictions in the future, keep in mind there are some places you can escape to where the positive
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Why Elderly Couples Fight

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December 21, 2012

Have you begun to wonder why your once loving and affectionate parents have now become the “Bickering Bickersons?” Time, age, illness, and sometimes cognitive impairment may have something to do with it. So it would be wise to pay attention to what else is going on in their lives…just in case it’s notmerely about
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Why We Prefer Masculine Voices (Even in Women)

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December 20, 2012

If you’re looking for a leadership position, there’s something you ought to know—those with the Betty Boop and Tiny Tim voices need not apply. It seems that regardless of gender, people prefer having those with deeper voices in positions of power. So all you bassos and contraltos can now step up to the front
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Sugar Can Lower Your Intelligence

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December 20, 2012

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that sugar can do all sorts of bad things to your body, but new studies have found it isn’t all that good for things above the neck either. In fact, researchers at UCLA have found that excess amounts of sugar can play games with
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BA50′s: IT’S TIME TO TAKE ACTION

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December 18, 2012

One Million Moms for Gun Control will demand action from legislators – including the reinstatement of the assault weapons ban – and is planning a One Million Mom march in Washington, DC, when Congress reconvenes. From PRWeb: One Million Moms for Gun Control Formed in Response to Connecticut Shootings; New Organization to Leverage Social
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