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Last year, country music legend Loretta Lynn fell at home and fractured her hip. A few years before the injury, the talented performer told People magazine: “I ain’t going to do no exercise! I hate exercise!” Well, research published in JAMA Network Open that looked at 77,206 women age 50 to 79...
“If you don’t have wrinkles, you haven’t laughed enough,” said funny woman Phyllis Diller, who was known for her cackling laugh, big personality and, later in life, wrinkles! Those lines and creases that appear around the eyes, chin and forehead (and elsewhere) are a natural part of aging as skin...
Hey Taylor - Just bought a house and I’m really focused on making sure it retains its value. Aside from maintenance and such, what are some ways to hold - and hopefully increase - overall worth? - Carmen Hey Carmen - This is an important thing for homeowners to focus on. Property value usually...
OK, I admit it. My memory of clever ads and lots of other stuff dates back to the early years of World War II. One I recall simply won’t dislodge. It promoted what the world has long described as being “an adult beverage.” I’ll not call it by name. For all I know, the trumpeted “distillery process...
I am a both a student and a teacher of leadership. At a national conference I attended I had the opportunity to hear one of my mentors speak on leadership.  Author and speaker John Maxwell was not on the speaker list, but he showed up at the conference and was given the opportunity to present a...
We called prized possessions “gen-u-wine” back in the day. That’s not the correct spelling, of course, but when the word fell from our lips, we emphasized each syllable to make sure hearers clearly understood that our claims were 100% true. “Genuine” back then was about as far away from “fake” as...
Hey Taylor - Every year, I feel my anxiety levels shoot up at the beginning of November. Any tips for surviving Thanksgiving and Christmas without going broke? - Gwen Hey Gwen - I sympathize completely. We want our holiday seasons to be full of joy, and yet this time of year is absolutely...
In the musical “Grease,” the band of tightknit female high school friends, known as the Pink Ladies, have all of their fun after dark. There are slumber parties and late-night milkshakes and obsessing over a crush when they should be sleeping -- all in the name of capturing the hearts of the...
A few years after undergoing hip and knee replacement surgeries, Jane Fonda launched an exercise DVD for aging baby boomers. The former lean queen of workout videos is now dedicated to helping herself and others thrive after surgery by making sure they stay active and don’t pack on pounds.  That’s...
If you knew you were going to have a final exchange with a loved before they passed, what would you say? If you knew after decades of a close relationship, you had five minutes to share your final words, what words would you use?  I am not asking this question rhetorically. Think right now of...

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