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20 Things I Learned in My First Month of Caring for Elderly Parents

Caring for elderly parents is not for the faint of heart because you’re a novice in uncharted territory. But when things get tough, you definitely have to be grateful you have your parents (!!!) and remember that many other people … Continue reading

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Watch What You Ask For: Sleeping Overnight in an Airport is NOT Glamorous or Fun

Growing up in a small town, I was fascinated by lots of things and wanted the opportunity to experience them all; one of them was sleeping overnight in an airport.

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My One Word for 2018, Paired with Three Related Words

Many people choose a personal word of the year to focus on for 365 days instead of making New Years resolutions.  I’ve been doing that for the past few years and think it’s a winning idea.  This year, though, one … Continue reading

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See Unlimited Movies at the Theater for $10 a Month with Movie Pass

Love going to the movies but you’re reluctant to pay theater prices and just wait til the movies are on DVD? Now you can see unlimited movies — the latest releases — for just $10 a month with Movie Pass.

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29 Unique and Interesting Library Activities: Way More than Books

Libraries have really evolved! They’re no longer austere public buildings filled with rows upon rows of books and librarians who whisper “Shhh!” Today’s libraries are community centers that offer unique and interesting programs and services for every member of the … Continue reading

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How to Use Uber Without a Smart Phone and Use Uber with Vision Loss and Other Disabilities

A member of my family, J,  is legally blind and can’t drive. She can’t call an Uber or Lyft driver to get around, either, because driver services require passengers to use a smart phone to schedule rides and contact the … Continue reading

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Eyebrow Threading Experience: Give It a Try

Did you know there’s an alternate method to get clean, sleek eyebrows without plucking or waxing? It’s eyebrow threading.

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A Beautiful Adventure at Bulls Island, SC

Visiting Bulls Island — a pristine, unspoiled island in the Charleston, S.C. area — is an amazing way to spend a day and an adventure you won’t forget. It’s a great place for walking, sunbathing, collecting shells, photography and visiting the … Continue reading

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Tall Tower Contest — a Fun Fundraising Event or Team-Building Challenge

If you’re looking for a team-building event or a fun fundraising event that costs nothing to put on and is a blast for both children and adults, try a Tall Tower contest. I’ve done it with adults in a work … Continue reading

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Flotation Tank Experience: A One-Hour Relaxing Float in a Tub of Buoyant Water

Sensory deprivation tanks were big in the 70s, but who knew they were still around? If you missed out on the experience then (like I did), check out this relaxation technique at a location near you. While the concept remains … Continue reading

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