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The Old Bag: Advice for the Over-50 Crowd

Dear Old Bag: This may seem petty to you, but it has become a sore spot that I am finding it hard to overcome. My husband of 45 years has complained about my food one too many times.

Panama: The Country, the Canal and a 100th Anniversary

I’m standing on the deck of a 24-passenger catamaran, watching the sun rise over the Pacific. Yes, that’s right. The sun is rising over the Pacific.

A 70 Percent Chance of Showers

With 296 days of sunshine in Phoenix (and Tucson slightly behind with 284 days, according to Current Results), here in sunny Arizona we don’t worry much about rainy days. However, if you read “70 percent chance of showers tomorrow,” what would you do? Postpone your golf game? Cancel your picnic? Grab an umbrella?

The Offense of Offending

Administrators at a California high school sent five students home for refusing to remove their American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican holiday, because it would be “insensitive” to be displaying Old Glory on another nation’s day of celebration.

Attack of the Shadow People

OK, I’m going to sound old now. I’ve been trying to avoid this. There’s a subtle self-consciousness that settles over you once you reach the far side of 40: “Don’t say anything that betrays your age,” it tells you, “Don’t gripe about progress. Don’t lament the current era or compare it with a previous one. Don’t complain about new-fangled inventions and don’t EVER use the word ‘newfangled.’”

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Whammy

The surgery for an excision of a lump on my right breast was performed on a Monday morning. I’m groggy after my outpatient procedure and stumble around my house trying to act normal; clumsily fixing myself something to eat, tidying up the kitchen, and playing with my dog.

Healthsouth Valley Of The Sun To Host Presentation On Benefits Of Yoga For Managing Chronic Pain

GLENDALE, Ariz. – HealthSouth Valley of the Sun Rehabilitation Hospital will host registered yoga instructor Kate Shipp for an educational and experiential presentation on “Therapeutic Alternatives for Managing Chronic Pain” on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. This event is open to the community and will be held at the hospital located at 13460 N. 67th Ave. in Glendale.

Golden Corral Celebrates Golden Anniversaries

Golden Corral restaurants in Tucson is offering a free Senior Early Bird Buffet on Valentine’s Day to couples who have celebrated 50 or more years of marriage. The promotion will be held on Friday, Feb. 14, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

A Chocolate Lover’s Dream

This month is a chocolate lover’s dream, and if you’d like to surprise your sweetie with a little morsel of homemade goodness, these are four of my very favorite recipes.

Home to Stay

At last month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, silver was the new black. Beyond all the flashy curved TVs and in-dash car computers, two of the biggest attractions were the Digital Health Summit, showcasing new health and fitness gadgets like wearable health trackers and real-time remote monitoring devices, and the so-called “Silvers Summit,” focusing on tech innovations designed more specifically to meet the growing needs of the aging boomer population.

Back In The Saddle

Gallyn Mitchell is living proof that if you love what you are doing in life, nothing—not even a broken back and massive heart attack—will keep you from pursuing your dreams.

Gwen’s Pineapple Gazpacho

Put away the cookie cutters, icing and candy sprinkles—at least until Valentine’s Day. We’re starting off the New Year with a fresh, kicky and absolutely delicioso gazpacho courtesy of one of my favorite food bloggers.

The Gone With the Wind Trail: Where Everyone Gives a Damn

I allow three days to explore the Gone with the Wind Trail in and near Atlanta, but it takes me only one to become a Windie. A Windie is a die-hard GWTW fan, a person who is immersed in the history, legends and legacy surrounding the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and enormously popular film.

Alligators, Birds and Plants, Oh my!

It’s 9:30 in the morning, but the air is still cool. Nevertheless, I’m slathered in sunscreen and dripping with insect repellant.

Choose Joint Replacement Surgery and Improve your Quality of Life

Pain Relief, improved joint function, and increased quality of life are reasons why nearly 400,000 hip and knee replacements are performed in the U.S annually.