Dec 202014
 

With Christmas right around the corner, many people are gearing up for their big holiday celebration. From planning the big holiday feast to buying all of the Christmas presents and more, it seems as if the preparation never ends. Along with the holiday season, many people dress up and wear their favorite piece of clothing to celebrate the holiday with family. This is a time when you work hard to make everything look its best, including yourself.

While you go out of your way to do everything you can to maintain your appearance, there is always the chance that your skin can end up aging and making you look 20 years older than you are. If you are looking for an answer as to how you can overcome your flaws, turn to the benefits of laser skin resurfacing to solve your problem.

Laser Treatments

What exactly is laser resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes and scars. With all of the latest technologies in place today, a plastic surgeon can easily take control of the situation and help you get the appearance you desire. Thanks to the immense level of control involved in this procedure, the surgeon is able to exercise extreme precision in even the most delicate of areas. Any minor flaws will be improved with this procedure.

  • Acne or chickenpox scars
  • Wrinkles or fine lines near your mouth, eyes and forehead
  • Skin that was damaged or aged by the sun
  • Skin that doesn’t respond after getting a facelift done
  • Liver spots
  • Warts
  • Improved complexion for those suffering with gray or yellow tones
  • Prominent oil glands on your nose
  • Birthmarks

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I am blogger and passionate about writing on various topics like technology, Home improvement, automotive and health. My main aim is to provide useful information to reader.

Dec 172014
 

When you look in the mirror, you expect to see someone youthful and vibrant looking back at you. The last thing you want is to see your skin aging and sagging. While you know you are going to grow older, that doesn’t mean you want to look like it. If you are searching for a solution that helps you look your age, or younger, you have to check out some of the non-surgical treatment options listed below.

non-surgical treatment

Microdermabrasion

You may have already heard about microdermabrasion. This procedure helps to sand off the top layer of your skin. This is one of the best ways to treat damage caused by the sun. However, it can also cause bleeding. You need to plan on giving yourself a week or so to recover. This non-surgical treatment blasts your skin using miniscule crystals that slough away the outermost layer of your skin. This helps to reduce the appearance of brown spots, wrinkles, fine lines and acne scars. You don’t have to worry about spending weeks to recover from the procedure, which is a huge relief for many individuals. Continue reading »

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I am blogger and passionate about writing on various topics like technology, Home improvement, automotive and health. My main aim is to provide useful information to reader.

Dec 162014
 

I recently ran across the term “conscious eldering”. It’s all about the choices we make as we grow older…will we stay engaged, curious, and positive about life, or will we become hard, withdrawn, and resentful over our disappointments?

I’m sure you’ve known people who fall into both categories. Over the years I’ve interviewed hundreds of people over 50, some close to 100, and it truly seems it’s a matter of making up your mind to be one or the other. Barring extreme physical limitations, many people I’ve known who are on the negative side have simply decided it’s easier to be angry.

The relationship that didn’t work out.

The boss that never saw our brilliance.

The ungrateful child who grew up uninterested in being around us.

The fact that we were supposed to end up one way, and we didn’t.

Then there are the people I’ve talked to who bubble over with joy and vitality. They laugh easily and accept what life has thrown at them. And it’s not always been an easy road…some have lost a spouse, child, way of life, and even their health. They’ve had to move and give up prized possessions. Yet through it all, their attitude is one of acceptance and peace.

Maybe it’s a matter of being “conscious” about what we do when we come to those crossroads…is this tragedy going to break us, or bring us closer to our spiritual core? Will it humble us, or infuriate us? Continue reading »

About Laura

Laura is a long-time professional writer and creator of www.RockTheWrinkle.com, a blog for boomers all about starting over, recharging, and celebrating the wisdom that comes with the wrinkles. She's proud of hers!

Dec 152014
 

http://www.shmirshky.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Ellen_Dolgen_Menopause_Monday.jpgSuffering from menopausal hot flashes? No problem! Just take some opium and call me in the morning. Or perhaps you’d prefer a little cannabis?

Sounds crazy, huh? But back in the 1800s, that’s what doctors prescribed for their menopausal patients.

References to menopause can be traced far beyond the 1800s. In fact, Aristotle supposedly referred to menopause, saying it began at 40 years of age.

If you’re wondering where the term “menopause” came from, it was coined in 1821 by French physician Charles Pierre Louis De Gardanne (la ménépausie). What I’m wondering is why a woman didn’t name it. Then again, us women are known to call it MANY (unrepeatable) things, which is probably why it was left up to a man.

Societies have been dealing with menstruation and menopause since biblical times. Anita Diamant, author of the bestselling novel The Red Tent, said in an interview with Ms. Magazine that menstrual tents and huts were all over the world in various premodern societies. However, the “red tent” referred to in her book was a fictional one that she created.

She’s not that far off, though. In some religious practices, women immerse themselves in a ritual bath following their menstrual periods or after childbirth in order to become pure and permitted to resume sexual activity.

Similar restrictions have been placed on menstruating women by other major religions of the world. They have addressed menstruation and its negative effect on women. This has led to prohibitions on physical intimacy, cooking (I can deal with that prohibition!), attending places of worship, even requiring women to live separately from men during their cycles. In some religions, menstruating women are considered “impure.” In others, menstruating women are thought to lose qi or chi (life force). Continue reading »

Dec 132014
 

These days, the number of homeowners looking to put their own personal stamp on their living space is increasing at a vast rate. With a huge range of paint colors, different fabrics and furniture designs available, there is plenty of scope for homeowners to let their creative juices flow. One way that many people are choosing to express themselves is with the addition of custom doors. Care, however, should be taken to ensure you have made a lasting choice.

Assessment Criteria

Because it is easy to be charmed by an attractive door, especially if it is the very thing that will tie the look of your home together, we felt it was important to layout some assessment criteria. You need to dig below the surface to determine whether the custom door will provide good service or not. There is no reason why a custom product should be made any differently then other styles, especially if it means a compromise on the quality.

  • Construction
    When choosing a door, it is important to consider its primary function, which is to serve as a barrier (that can be opened and closed as required) between rooms of the home. As such, it must remain flat and square within its frame so that it can be opened and closed repetitively. Most homeowners will simply not understand (or be interested in) the construction of the door, which is often how mistakes are made in the purchasing process. There are a number of questions that should be posed to the supplier before a final decision is made – such as, what is (or is not) concealed inside the door; what about the surface finish; is the surface finish scratch resistant; can it be re-coated in the future; and does it require regular maintenance? It is important to realize that two products can be pretty much identical in appearance but will have very different prices based upon their construction.

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Dec 112014
 

When your home doesn’t come with a garage, a carport can offer an effective solution for protecting cars, boats and other machinery from the elements. If you have been thinking about what sort of carport design will best meet your needs but still aren’t sure if you’re on the right track, you have come to the right place. In this article, we have outlined 5 essential considerations that you must take into account when building such a structure.

1.Design
Your carport design could vary from a standard, pre-fabricated metal covering to an elaborate shelter with a gabled roof and other decorative details. We recommend matching the style of the structure with the architecture of your home, but we also understand that budget can be an issue. It is also possible to wall parts of the structure in (choose from as many as three walls and as little as zero).
carport design
2.Flooring
Your carport could benefit from a number of flooring options, including: concrete, gravel, dirt and cobblestone. More often than not, the placement of the structure will dictate the type of flooring that you should use. You should also consider the longevity of the materials used as flooring – concrete and cobblestones will last many years without issue, while gravel and dirt can be washed away. Continue reading »

About Rajeev Thakur

I am web enthusiast and a passionate blogger who dreams, observes, and listens.loves to learn new things and share useful information, tips & ideas with readers.

Dec 092014
 

Since ancient times, staircases and railings have been seen as convenient ways for the easy movement in the multi-storied houses. They have been known to provide enough support and safe assistance to the people using them. If we look back at the architectural structure of typical old buildings, we would realize that they were certainly not designed keeping in mind aesthetic appeal or beauty. Indeed, while every ancient buildings or monuments boast of a unique art derived from some sort of an inspiration, there has always been compromise on the patterns of the stair casees. Even today, in most homes wooden railing styles have remained unchanged. Moreover, during home decor and interior design, staircases are installed at the end and are usually overlooked. However, this is no longer the case today. Staircases and handrails have become an integral component of the home decor. There has been extensive degrees of innovation with materials like brass, aluminum, wire, and glass now being used for construction of staircases and railings. Thus, you can choose from a huge variety of designs, colors, and textures, depending upon your budget and individual style.

Modern Staircase

Some types of Staircases

  • Wrought iron: These staircases lend a classic and an elegant feel to a new home or to a renovated home. You can choose from a classic or ornamental style with fancy handrails or from something that is less swanky and more sleek. The best thing about iron staircases is probably their strength and durability. Their functionality lasts for several years and is capable of supporting the weight of an adequate number of people with great efficiency. With regular maintenance and minimal cleaning, iron staircases last for long time. Moreover, they can also be molded according to one’s needs or individual ideas.
  • Aluminum Staircases: These staircases and railings give a luxurious feel to the home. Not only are they attractive, polished and durable, but they can also be made to fit into any home design. You can choose between different designs and colors according to your taste and preferences. They are an ideal combination of safety and beauty for your home. By nature, aluminum is very strong and light. This makes it easier to install. Moreover unlike other metals, it doesn’t corrode or rust easily, thus the maintenance needs less time and energy. Apart from this, the aluminum is flexible and can be polished in many ways in order to match a particular shape or design.

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About Melissa Hamler

I am Melissa Hamler, an experienced and professional blogger. I love to write blog on various topics, like: automotive,home improvement, business, health etc.

Dec 082014
 

http://www.shmirshky.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Ellen_Dolgen_Menopause_Monday.jpgThe medical community has placed a great deal of emphasis on heart health, from preventive measures such as exercise and nutrition to recognizing the symptoms of a heart attack. Unfortunately, much of that emphasis has focused on men’s health, not women’s.

Heart attack is the number one killer of women. And, because symptoms can be quite different in women than in men, it’s extremely important that we recognize those symptoms.

Men typically experience chest discomfort/pressure (akin to having an elephant sit on your chest), discomfort in other areas of the upper body and shortness of breath. Women, on the other hand, can be suffer a heart attack without having any chest discomfort.

Women’s heart attack symptoms

I can’t stress enough how important it is to recognize the other symptoms, as listed by the American Heart Association:

  • Discomfort in the middle of your chest (pressure, squeezing, fullness, pain) that continues for more than a few minutes, stops, then comes back
  • Discomfort or pain in the jaw, neck, back, one or both arms, or stomach
  • A cold sweat
  • Vomiting/nausea
  • Fainting or lightheadedness
  • Extreme fatigue

Don’t overlook the last four symptoms listed above. These often are confused for something less serious, such as the flu or indigestion. If you have these symptoms and think you’re having a heart attack, here’s what to do, according to the Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School:

  • Don’t wait – call 911 immediately.
  • Chew, not swallow, a regular dose 325-mg aspirin.
  • If necessary, have someone drive you to the hospital.
  • If no other options are available, drive yourself to the hospital.

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Dec 062014
 

If you want to live a healthy life, you need to diet, exercise, and live stress-free – stress being tied to a weakened immune system (yes, really).

Those three things seem simple enough to track, but then “life” happens. We have people who become diabetic later in life, have particular allergies, and some who are restricted to a wheelchair, making exercise, dieting and living stress-free difficult.

Ask anyone who has been confined to a wheelchair for the latter few years of their life or anyone whose suffered a stroke and had to relearn how to brush their teeth. Daily activities – that we don’t even think about – suddenly require thoughtful maneuvering. For instance, getting into the shower requires tact and dexterity.

These are things that we, as adult children, need to be mindful of so that we can readily empathize with our elders who are aging in place.

It’s also why, when you bring up the topic of senior care, you need to do so with understanding. Continue reading »

About Derek Hobson

Derek Hobson is a writer and educated humorist based in Seattle, WA. If laughter is the best medicine, he fancies himself a pharmacist.

Dec 052014
 

Are you expecting the coming of a new life? Yes? Then you are the happiest person in the world. With the expectation, there is another thing you need to do – that is nursery decoration. How to create a warm and healthy nursery for baby is the thing parents care about. Here is some advice for your reference. Hope it can help you.

1.  The orientation of the nursery– having enough sunlight and good ventilation

The nursery must have enough sunlight. The benefits of sunlight is universally known. First, sunlight can promote the metabolism and growth of the baby. Second, it is good for the absorption of vitamin D, which can help baby absorb calcium and phosphate. What’s more, the ultraviolet rays in sunlight has sterilization ability. So sunlight is an indispensable element for the health of baby. Remember to bring your baby out to have a date with sunlight in sunny day. Good ventilation can provide the baby with fresh air. When you choose a room for your nursery, give priority to a space with large windows and good orientation. Thus you can have a nursery that has both enough lighting and good ventilation. The nursery is better closer to the master bedroom or in parents’ room, trust me, you will be grateful when you need to take care of crying baby in the middle of the night. You do not need to shuttle back and forth between your bedroom and a nursery in a distant part of the house. It is a terrible thing in cold nights.

2.  The layout of the baby crib – the center of the nursery is the best place for the baby crib

Placing the baby crib in the center of the nursery is good for the growth and self-awareness of the infant. Do not place the crib near the window or door. The wind in those two areas can be strong, and could do harm to baby. Avoid placing tall and large furniture around the crib to prevent accidents caused by falling objects. Do not place the crib near a power source. Parents should take all the possible danger elements into consideration when decorating the nursery. In lieu of the center of the nursery, the crib can also be against a wall far away from windows and doors. This can prevent the movement of the crib on the wall side, but make sure the crib cannot move away from the wall to prevent the baby from being caught between the crib and wall. Continue reading »

About Sanju kmr

I am a Search and Social Media enthusiast who loves exploring the true potential of Web 2.0 and Social Media.

Dec 042014
 

Winter’s chill makes it easy to want to just curl up in a quilt with a cup of something warm and sit by a fire…throw in a cat for lap warmth and a dog to snuggle by your feet and you have a scene that’s hard to resist. Problem is, the more you sit, the stiffer you get, the stiffer you get, the more you sit. And while weather may lull you into sitting more the next few months, why not spend some of that time committing yourself to trying something new—an activity that will get you moving, your blood flowing and work your muscles and bones in a safe and gentle manner?

dioAn new activity you can do now, or begin in 2015, and continue for the rest of your life.

For many of us over 50, it’s not practical or even desirable to consider high impact activities. Our joints just aren’t what they used to be. We don’t want to jump up and down on steps, run around a track, row an imaginary boat or climb stairs for an hour. But we want to feel good, and we want to extend our longevity.

Suggestion: Tai chi.

Tai chi has been called both meditation in motion and medication in motion. It’s an ancient Chinese martial art that’s also a holistic approach to mental and physical health and well being. There are many styles and forms of Tai chi, all focused on enabling the “qi” or life force to flow smoothly throughout the body. More than 300 million people worldwide practice—or as practitioners say—“play”—Tai chi.

Tai chi’s benefits range from greater flexibility and balance to improved bone density, a stronger immune system and lower blood pressure. Most importantly, Tai Chi is something you can start at any age and keep doing for life. Continue reading »

About Laura

Laura is a long-time professional writer and creator of www.RockTheWrinkle.com, a blog for boomers all about starting over, recharging, and celebrating the wisdom that comes with the wrinkles. She's proud of hers!

Dec 022014
 

If you have lived the most important stages of your life and you are in your 50s now, you should think about your aims and dreams, and ask yourself if you have accomplished everything you wanted and planned to do. If not so, now is the last time you can do it. In this article I will give you some ideas how to start over and rock your 50+ life. Using the wisdom of your age you can achieve a lot more than before and you will be happy with the final results if it is something you have always dreamt about. Starting your life all over again in your 50s can be very adventurous, if you plan to travel to some countries and places you have never been, study, learn new things and make your wildest dreams come true. There is a way to start over your 50+ life if you have the desire to reinvent yourself and reboot your life.

Whatever obstacles you have encountered and difficult stages you have lived through in your life, each one of them have taught you a lesson about life. The wisdom you have now is a result of the mistakes you’ve made, but it gives you valuable lessons about the world you live in. You can go back in your past and ask yourself if you have realized your dreams and ambitions in life. Enjoy every moment in your life because it won’t come back. If there is something you know you should have done but haven’t, maybe now is the time to do it. Don’t regret about past mistakes because you certainly have learned something from them and you definitely have given your best at the time. Don’t judge yourself too harsh. Everyone develops and sometimes the process takes time. In your 50s you certainly have achieved much and probably there are plenty of things to be proud of. Continue reading »

About Patricia Cornwell

Patricia is a passionate freelance blogger who loves to contribute to many and different communities.

Dec 012014
 

http://www.shmirshky.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Ellen_Dolgen_Menopause_Monday.jpgNo sooner did you catch a passing glance at the autumn leaves, than it’s time for the holidays—stressful under the best of times but even more so when menopausal hormones wreak havoc with your mind and body.

This season, you committed to hosting the holiday dinner. So, in between frenetic shopping, cookie baking, house decorating and an endless round of parties, how do you keep it together, so that when the doorbell rings, you’re not wishing you had a ticket to Tahiti?

First of all that ‘I’ve got to be perfect,’ mantra needs to take a hike because sometimes good enough is perfect.

Give Yourself a KISS

Don’t let your Type-A personality take over. My motto for holiday hosting is: KISS: Keep it Simple Sistah!

Creating an innovative theme for your holiday meal can change things up a bit and not over tax you or your wallet. One year, I only made the turkey and asked everyone to bring a favorite dish (along with their partner)! I asked the guests not to tell me what they were making! I wanted it to be a surprise. The guests brought their surprise food offering covered with tin foil. Once I put all the dishes on the buffet table, cocktail in hand, we unveiled the dishes and guessed who made them. Can’t get any more KISS than this!

I have to admit, that at most holiday dinners I do find myself over eating (shocker!) Usually, sneaking off to my bedroom to rip off those pesky Spanx! So one year, my holiday gathering was a Pajama Party. Everyone came comfy and relaxed. That holiday dinner was a huge hit! Warning: it was hard to get everyone to leave! I had to remind them it was not a slumber party. Continue reading »

Nov 292014
 

Back of a patientEarlier this year, my extended family incurred a tremendous loss. A man, worthy of the title “GREAT” grandfather, passed away. Being the son-in-law, I didn’t know him well personally, but the stories were many and full of compassion.

There are mixed feelings when losing an older loved one and, while we don’t talk about them aloud, we all experience them. Mourning and grieving are but two of the slew of emotions we go through. As I’ve said before (and many have experienced firsthand), some feel guilt from feeling like they could’ve done more or didn’t from not telling them everything; others, feel relief amidst the grief, realizing they aren’t suffering any longer.

The loss of this great man was far from sudden. They had been expecting it for years and had made their peace with his passing – before he ever left. Because they knew it was coming, in many ways, made it easier to bear. Instead, feelings of loss and grief were quickly overshadowed by the dearly departed’s spouse.

Studies have proposed that surviving spouses are over 50% more likely to pass within three months of losing their significant others. There are debates over whether or not this is causative versus correlative, but the statistics are striking. Continue reading »

About Derek Hobson

Derek Hobson is a writer and educated humorist based in Seattle, WA. If laughter is the best medicine, he fancies himself a pharmacist.

Nov 262014
 

Acoustic ceilings are becoming popular in all types of spaces. You will find acoustic tile ceilings in homes, schools and organizations. In order to lower the current height of a room, acoustic ceilings can be used. Acoustic ceilings are installed to serve two very specific purposes. The acoustic plates can absorb sound waves to decrease the general decibel levels in a particular room. Additionally they can absorb certain frequencies of sound whose presence can make it difficult for the occupants of the room to hear with clarity. They reduce the sound reverberations of a room. Another purpose served by an acoustic ceiling is sound insulation. The acoustic panels reduce and remove any noise inside the room caused by external sources.

Acoustic Ceilings

The Benefits  Provided By These Ceilings

An acoustic ceiling can impart some useful advantages to the space it is installed in.

  • Durability : These ceilings are highly durable.  Acoustic type of ceilings can last for a considerable period of time provided the quality of the ceiling is good.
  • Noise Absorbant : These ceilings have a high capacity for absorbing undesirable sounds.  These ceilings help to dampen the ambient noise.
  • The echo effect in rooms can be reduced and eliminated by the installation of these ceilings.
  • The whole quality of sound in the particular room is improved by a considerable margin.
  • The acoustic type of ceilings can eliminate the escape of sound from one room to another or from one floor to another.
  • Acoustic ceilings are constructed from fire resistant materials which make the ceilings resist fire damage.
  • These ceilings offer visual appeal as well by covering up the hard ceilings which can be unappealing to look at.
  • Acoustic type of ceilings can hide all wires as well as pipes attached to the hard ceilings. Yet, those items can be accessed easily in case repairs are needed.
  • Easy to fix: These ceilings are easy to fix in an unappealing room.  The ceilings can be easily painted to ensure the décor of the room is not hampered in any way. 
  • How do they work?
    This type of ceiling is made up of the stick-build grid system and acoustic ceiling tiles. It is also called a lay-in ceiling which has many advantages like being versatile, durable and cost-effective. One major benefit of acoustic ceiling is that the ceiling tiles can be removed without damage to the system and items above the system can still be maintained.
  • Applications
    An acoustic ceiling can be put to use in a number of different projects. These building projects can be domestic, educational or marketable. Continue reading »

About Melissa Hamler

I am Melissa Hamler, an experienced and professional blogger. I love to write blog on various topics, like: automotive,home improvement, business, health etc.

Nov 252014
 

Creating a sense of privacy while letting in plenty of natural light and views can be an issue for many homes. In the past, frosted glass and screens have been the only ways of tackling this issue. These days, however, there are a number of creative approaches that you can take with your architectural windows to ensure that privacy is present.

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  1. Screening
    It is important that we don’t disregard screening just because it has been around for a while. It is still quite effective at providing privacy and protecting your furnishings from the sun. A horizontal screen is also an option if you have two-story neighbors. We recommend opting for a screen that can be removed when the windows need to be cleaned.
  2. View Obstruction
    Instead of just frosting your architectural windows, why not consider panels that will obstruct the view towards your neighbors property? The panels can be oriented to allow views, but only in the direction they are wanted. This is the perfect option for bathrooms, as you often want nice views but don’t want people to seeing you bathing!
  3. Patterns
    The use of a beautiful screen (particularly one that has an attractive pattern cut into it) can help to provide your home with privacy as well as giving it life via patterns and shadows. You could also choose to frame your windows with patterned metal screens – you will be able to see out but they make it very difficult to see in. Continue reading »
Nov 242014
 

http://www.shmirshky.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Ellen_Dolgen_Menopause_Monday.jpgThe holidays are upon us. The grocery stores are buzzing with turkey orders, neighborhood pumpkin patches are being converted over to Christmas tree lots (I prefer the evergreen smell over the hay), everyone is talking about where they’re celebrating and who they are going to be with for Thanksgiving this year.

It’s not enough to just have Thanksgiving.  According to the stories on the radio, TV, newspapers, magazines and online, you must have THE BEST THANKSGIVING EVER! You can spend hours just focusing on your turkey. (I always stuff my turkey with apples and oranges because it helps keep the cavity moist. Do not use this idea on your vagina…it will not work!

 

So what else is the menopausal woman focused on this Thanksgiving?

– She is focused on how she is going to remember to even buy the turkey?

– She is focused on her stomach and her hips — wondering how she is going to fit into last year’s holiday clothes.

– She is focused on how to keep her uncontrollable emotions in control when normal family holiday stress kicks in.

– She is focused on sleep – she needs it!

– She is focused on trying not to be a bitchface with her loved ones. Continue reading »

Nov 202014
 

jengaEver notice how board games have a tendency to take our fears and make them fun?

I mean, Clue is like having a brunch with house guests only to find out one is a murderer; Monopoly nullifies small business owners and makes light of debt; Risk essentially simulates a new World War (don’t get me started on Battleship); Operation has us undergo life-threatening surgery; and Candyland is just a recipe for diabetes.

That last one is a joke.

However, recently my family got together for another wholesome game and I had senior care on the mind. We were playing Jenga. The tower was built soundly, but little by little, the tower grew more and more precarious. Eventually, the tower was unable to stand on its own and it collapsed.

I couldn’t help but think of the families we talk to; how they tell us about their elders’ condition. They’re seldom spry and active adults, but lethargic and pained from their suffering. The families admit to watching their elders wane for years beforehand, but they never brought it up because the conversation was too challenging.

Going back to the metaphor, they – as a family – watched as their elder showed more and more signs that they were whittling away, that they needed senior care. Only when the tower crumbles – when the elder actually NEEDS care – do they take action.

The metaphor breaks down because Jenga is a game. Once the tower crumbles, you build it back up and start again. In the case with seniors, it may be too late. Continue reading »

About Derek Hobson

Derek Hobson is a writer and educated humorist based in Seattle, WA. If laughter is the best medicine, he fancies himself a pharmacist.

Nov 192014
 

Baby Boomers is a term used for the people born between 1946 and 1964. Today most of them have retired. In this article we’re going to discuss safe cleaning routine for baby boomers – what to do and when. Be sure to read along.

Open Those Windows

Don’t keep windows shut. Ventilate the house every day to keep the air fresh. No matter if it is summer or winter, it’s important to let fresh air in the rooms. It makes breathing easier and it’s healthier. Many studies have shown that the quality of indoor air is very poor. Indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air due to several factors such as chemical fumes coming from cleaning detergents and other chemically-laden products; dust mites, very common in furniture, mattresses and pillows; mould and mildew forming on various surfaces in the house; pollen; stoves; pets, etc. These pollutants can trigger disease of the lungs and other illnesses. Even though you have retired, you still have so many years ahead of your life, be sure to make them as enjoyable as possible.

Dust the House Once a Week

Don’t forget about dust. At a certain age putting the house in order may be left behind. Don’t let it happen. Make sure you remove dust once every week to keep it from taking over the place. Just go over the surfaces using a cloth or a clean rag sprayed with a cleaning solution. The more often you housekeep, the easier it will be. The secret to keeping your house clean is doing a little cleaning every day.

Tip: Watch out for tall items and units. Don’t climb onto the cabinets because you may fall. Ask someone to help you clean those parts of the house you can’t. Continue reading »

About Patricia Cornwell

Patricia is a passionate freelance blogger who loves to contribute to many and different communities.

Nov 182014
 

Personalized glassware proves to be an excellent gift alternative for special occasions or celebrations, whether it is an anniversary, birthday or a wedding. If you are looking for a gift for your loved one or a special friend on that very special occasion, you would probably look for something unique to make that particular moment most memorable for a very long time. Presenting a personalized gift makes the occasion all the more special.

personalised glassware

The tips mentioned below can help you in getting the perfect glassware gift for a friend or family member.

  • Age factor: The sixteenth, eighteenth and the twenty-first birthdays are considered very special and important in one’s life, because after crossing these age milestones, the individual gets certain freedoms in life. Personalized glassware, shot glasses, and champagne flutes are regarded as the best gift for the birthday boy or girl of that age. You can easily get a wide and unique range of glassware because they are easily available in the market. If you are not able to find any in your nearby area then go online where you will find a large variety of such glassware. Decorated glassware is the perfect birthday toast which can make an excellent gift for any close friend.
  • Wedding Favors: Personalized glassware creates excellent moments for a very special day. It can be used to raise a toast and at the reception by the groom and the bride. Individual glassware or high quality sets can be regarded as very special gifts for the mother of the bride or the bridal party.

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About Harry Caesar

Harry Caesar is an expert writer, blogger and shared his experience by providing innovative and useful information which help readers to get more idea.

Nov 172014
 

It is not an uncommon picture when you come across troubles with your kitchen or any household appliances. In modern times, appliances like refrigerators, microwaves, ovens, and stoves have become really essential for human life.  By utilizing the ability of these appliances, we are trying to make our lives easier and more convenient, isn’t that so? There are so many different varieties of these appliances available in the market, and you can choose for the right one to satisfy your requirements and needs. Also, all these products have great “interior decorating” value as well which also leads people to buy these appliances.

But while you are paying so much attention to buying effective and functional appliances for your home, are you also concerned about the maintenance and servicing needs of these products? if you are not then you have come to the right place, because in this article you will find out whom you should visit or hire while having trouble with the appliances, and why you should put your trust on them. Continue reading »

About Jessica Palin

I am a writer/blogger who operates on a freelance basis. My interest fields are finance and home improvement. Sometimes I also write about health and even plastic surgery trends due to my medical background. I believe my write ups will guide readers to make informed choices.

Nov 172014
 

http://www.shmirshky.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Ellen_Dolgen_Menopause_Monday.jpgSo, you’ve soldiered through the hot flashes and weight gain associated with menopause for months and just when you thought you were on top of things, things on top become your new focus. Menopausal-related hair loss can come as a big surprise…and not necessarily one that’ll leave you smiling.

As you travel through menopause, your hair has a tendency to pack its bags and go away leaving you with a receding hairline, widening part and maybe even some tiny patches on your scalp. Couple this with the multitude of new coarse hair growing on your lip and chin and suddenly you’re seriously wondering how to cope.

Your hair has long been a critical ‘supporting character’ in your life story. That’s why when you first notice shedding on your brush, followed by hair going down the drain, it can be devastating.

Bad Hair Days

Dr. Nicole Rogers, prominent hair transplant surgeon and board-certified dermatologist says this menopausal hair loss can be traced back to the same thing that triggers many menopausal symptoms: fluctuating hormones.

“As estrogen levels drop, normal circulating levels of androgens might be unmasked. This can translate to unwanted facial and chin hairs, as well as hair thinning for some women,” explains Dr. Rogers.

“Female hair appears as a localized thinning the front portion of the scalp, or can occur diffusely over the entire scalp.”

This ‘diffuse generalized hair loss’ is present in 26% of post-menopausal women over the age of 45, according to the British Association of Dermatologists’ study. That includes hair not just on the top of your head, but also near what they term ‘androgen-sensitive sites,’ or the hair ‘down there.’ It thins out, too, even as facial hair gain takes root in most women: 40% attested to that in this particular study. So, in essence, thick hair where you don’t want it and thinning where you want the hair to stay put and grow. Continue reading »

Nov 152014
 

I love the movie “Home For The Holidays” with Holly Hunter and Robert Downey Jr. I think it captures the sweetness and dysfunction that can go hand-in-hand when you mix grown siblings, carving knives and childhood memories that maybe never were. I really enjoy how in 10 minutes, this movie family can experience everything from empathy to sadness to raucous laughter to misery.

It’s a bumpy weekend, but if you ride it all the way through, the movie ends with a universal truth that touches your heart. (At least it does mine.)

Turkey day is coming, and with it, a cornucopia of relatives, friends and ex-spouses you might not have seen in at least a year. Making safe conversation about something besides the weather can be more than difficult; it can feel like work when it seems you have nothing in common. And while some prefer to find an easy chair and just nod or smile occasionally and feign a trance, most of us want to at least find a way to interact without going down the forbidden paths of religion, politics, the right way to mash potatoes, the real color of someone’s hair, or that disagreement between the states (sometimes referred to as the Civil War).

A tough assignment. But as boomers, we have a rich frame of reference to draw from—so it should be easy, right? We have been to enough holiday meals to understand that sometimes the oven explodes, the dog jumps in the middle of the table and there’s a shouting match before the salad is served. Continue reading »

About Laura

Laura is a long-time professional writer and creator of www.RockTheWrinkle.com, a blog for boomers all about starting over, recharging, and celebrating the wisdom that comes with the wrinkles. She's proud of hers!

Nov 152014
 

Proper sitting position is the key for healthy spine and muscles. No matter if you are sitting at a driver’s seat in your car, playing piano or drums, or you’re having a difficult day at your office, an ergonomic chair will help you focus on your tasks. The same is true with furnishing your working place. Whether you’re spending too much time in front of a screen or you’re into any static kind of work and you’re tied to the one position, make it easier for yourself by furnishing your office with quality, ergonomic furniture.

Great Office Furniture

What does ‘ergonomic’ mean?

Ergonomics is involved in designing the finest equipment or devices which will fit best to human body. Our cognitive abilities and efficiency of body movements are directly connected with our accommodation during workout. The more you get from your equipment, the better will be the results you show. It’s well known that working with computers can cause pain in your back, joints, neck and shoulders. Sometimes it can become even worse – it may lead to serious injuries or stiffness. All these problems are usually caused by cheap, low-grade equipment and furniture which don’t allow you to sit properly in the first place. Continue reading »

Nov 142014
 

At some time you might find that there is a need to expand the living space offered by your house. You will have to look for a bigger house to move into but that might take a lot of time and effort. Additionally, you will have to face a number of hassles while doing so. The easier way to increase the living space in your house will be through second story extensions.

Second Story Extensions Melbourne

The Facts about Adding a Second Story

Before you get second story extensions for your house, there are a few questions that you need to answer for yourself. You need to know why you require the extensions and how it is going to benefit your family. Whatever it is, adding a second story can prove to be beneficial in terms of costs and money. It is a better choice than getting a new home which has a lot of headaches. The value of your house can also increase considerably because you will have more rooms added to the house. The hassles of combing through different houses, purchasing and then moving into the selected new house will be removed if you opt for a second story extensions.
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About Melissa Hamler

I am Melissa Hamler, an experienced and professional blogger. I love to write blog on various topics, like: automotive,home improvement, business, health etc.