“About 80 percent of those of us in the Western world can expect to suffer from disruptive lower back pain at some point in our lives. But if we begin and stick with the right type of exercise program, we might avoid a recurrence, according to a comprehensive new scientific review of back pain prevention.”…
“It’s a classic situation with aging parents in their 80s and 90s. Men in their generation often earned the money in the family and handled investments. When the wives become widows they are unsophisticated about finances.” From Forbes.com: Aging Parents and the Loss of Wealth in Widowhood
Once we leave childhood, most of us, feel inhibited to sing loud and sing proud…except in the shower. If it feels so good in the shower, why don’t we do it more often out of the shower? From the Washington Post: The Hidden Power of Singing, Loudly, and No Matter What You Sound Like
Don’t get us wrong, we love Gloria Steinem and what she has done for the women’s movement through the years, but we think she’s set that movement back a bit by what she said to Bill Maher the other night. From Jezebel.com: Gloria Steinem Says Young Women Support Bernie Sanders Because They’re Boy Crazy
It may be a touchy subject, but what are your thoughts about leaving your kids an inheritance? If you think Baby boomers, across the board, are in favor of it, think again. From Next Avenue: How Boomer Parents Feel About Leaving Inheritances
“A long-married couple grapples with news from the past in Andrew Haigh’s Oscar-nominated film.” From The Atlantic: 45 Years: A Quiet Romantic Nightmare
“The risk of headache — and migraine frequency — was most apparent during the later stage of perimenopause. Researchers said that may be due to hormonal changes and medication overuse.” From Newsmax: Migraines Worsen as Women Approach Menopause: Study
“While Q-tips were never sold for use deep inside the ear, it took around half a century for manufacturers to explicitly warn against it.” From the Washington Post: The Strange Life of Q-tips — the most bizarre thing people buy
“From age 50+ your ‘Reference Nutrient Intake’ is 300mg. That’s actually quite a bit of magnesium. If you don’t eat sufficient amounts of vegetables, whole grains, legumes (beans and lentils), nuts, seeds and seafood – then your levels may suffer.” From fightingfifty.co.uk: Magnesium — Why You Need to Take it More Seriously
Tackling the crisis of painkiller addiction won’t necessarily come from regulating pain clinics and monitoring prescription patterns. Surprisingly enough, using the Placebo Effect might have more success. From the New York Times: A Placebo Treatment for Pain
Kudos to Cher: She partnered with Icelandic Glacial bottled water company to donate more than 181,000 bottles to the residents of Flint, Michigan, who have found their water supplied tainted by lead contamination. From newnownnext.com Cher Donated 180,000 Bottles of Water to Flint, Michigan, Because She’s Cher, Bitch!
Procrastination gives you time to think and be creative, so while many parents and teachers think it’s not a good process to abide by, it’s really not such a bad thing after all. From the New York Times Why I Taught Myself to Procrastinate
“What if we thought about adding things to our lives — new foods, new skills, new classes, new walking routes — instead of taking things away?” From the New York Times: When Can Women Stop Trying to Look Perfect?
“Rob Bilott was a corporate defense attorney for eight years. Then he took on an environmental suitthat would upend his entire career — and expose a brazen, decades-long history of chemical pollution.” From the New York Times: The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare
“Men are from Mars and women are from Venus, right? Maybe not. Research suggests these differences are overstated.” From Mindful.org: Pink Brains, Blue Brains
“There was a time when gift giving seemed less complex, but almost vanished are the days of wedding couples’ receiving 10 clock radios or 10 toaster ovens.” From GetPocket.com: Wedding Gift Cash Grab, What’s Too Little? What’s Too Much?
“More than six years after the recession ended, many women over 50 are struggling to find a secure footing in the workplace, slowing their generation-long economic advance.” From the New York Times: Over 50, Female and Jobless, Even as Others Return to Work
“By now, you’ve likely received in the mail a replacement credit card with an EMV chip (EMV stands for Europlay, MasterCard and Visa). The computer chip has been put in to keep hackers from getting access to the data in your card’s magnetic strip.” From NextAvenue.com: 6 Things to Know About EMV Chip Credit…
It’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year already, but it is…”As Motion Picture Academy members cast their ballots for Oscar nominations this week, the biggest issue for many voters isn’t about who might be nominated but about the diversity of this year’s acting class.” From Los Angeles Times: Will this year’s Academy…
“10 ways to stay strong in the face of tempting cupcakes, pricey shoes, and the urge to hit the snooze button instead of the gym.” From WebMD.com: 10 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick