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The Widow's Corner: Ten Things

These are 10 things only you know now. One: He joked that he would die young. You imagined 90 to 100. But “young” ended up meaning 25.

50 and Fabulous

If real life was like a Dove commercial, every person would be considered physically beautiful, regardless of age, skin tone and size. But in reality, the media is sending the 50-and-older crowd plenty of messages about conventional beauty—and the answer isn’t frown lines and stretch marks, despite what marketing tools the Dove folks use.

Journeys: Marge Charlton

True-life tales from some of Arizona’s most fascinating residents.

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Crafting the Roads and History of New Hampshire

Rhonda Besaw carefully places three small pouches on her dining room table.

Lancer’s Spinach Salad

Because June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, let’s grab a green and make magic out of it! Fresh spinach is so plentiful right now and, because spinach salad continues to be an all-time favorite, I want to share a recipe that was a signature dish many years ago at our family restaurant, “D’Atri’s” at Lake Tahoe, Calif.

How to be the Buyer Every Seller Wants to Deal with

For years, the real estate market has been a buyer’s world, with ample inventory, fewer qualified buyers, and highly motivated (desperate) sellers. This spring, some signs are pointing to a shift back toward a seller’s market. If you’re shopping for a home this spring and summer, chances are you’ll face increased competition from other buyers.

Follow the Gold

I enter my hotel room, open the drape, and there it is—Colorado’s Pikes Peak, one of the world’s most famous mountains, outlined against the setting sun.

Caring for Caregivers

It’s been called the “Silver Tsunami,” that swelling wave of roughly 77 million baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, who began turning 65 in 2011 and whose sheer proportions threaten to impact virtually all of the health care and social services geared toward seniors in the coming years.

Second Chances

Alan Shipley has, what he calls, a “great life.” At 76, he still works out at the gym four to five days a week. He chases around his baseball-loving grandchildren, and is prepping to volunteer at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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Retiring in Style

The grand lobby of Maravilla Scottsdale is adorned with all the touchstones of a high-end resort: high vaulted ceilings, bronze ring chandeliers, hand-made tiles, fine art by star artists like Alicia LaChance, George Bucquet and Karin Schminke and, virtually every 10 feet, another set of comfortable-but-chic couches and chairs hand-selected by Beverly Hills’ top hotel interior designer Cheryl Rowley.

Five Generation Chocolate ‘Eureka’ Cake

Eureka! I’ve discovered a decadent, rich and moist chocolate cake with a smooth and creamy chocolate frosting just in time for Valentine’s Day.

The Art of Music

Of all the astonishing things the human mind does, the most amazing may be that it can take sound and turn it into music, and then take music and turn it into meaning.

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Confessions of a Peg-Legged Water Balloon

As spring approaches, you’ll see a lot more runners dotting the sidewalks and parks. My admiration goes not to the lean, sinewy ones running in top-of-the-line gear, but to the bulbous newcomers, puffing along because this is the day they wouldn’t put off.

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Advice for the Over-50 Crowd

Dear Old Bag: I enjoy your column and was very happy for you to hip women upon paying their own way on dates, or at least offering to share the high cost of entertainment. Yes, we wanted equality which means pay for your own! I would like you to take on another challenging issue.

GoldenGirls

Enjoying the golden years, these grannies are on the court and having a ball.