missile defense system

U.S. National Missile Defense Scrambles to Defend All American Families

We boomers have repeatedly faced the threat of nuclear missile attack since we practiced duck and cover in elementary school. Many of our generation are concerned about possible impacts to their families as diplomatic and military moves play out on the Korean peninsula over ballistic missile proliferation.

So I thank Rita Morgan for letting me provide this guest commentary to her readers.

I’m speaking up because I have some expertise regarding the strengths and weaknesses of America’s missile defense capabilities. I gained it by working 25 years in the military and in the aerospace industry helping develop the Army’s Mid-course …

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my baby

I Gave My Baby to Strangers

Before I could argue my case any further, the courtroom doors opened and the bailiff called my name. By signing my baby away, to strangers, my life could return to the way it had been.

By: Margaret Mott

I touched my mother’s arm and pleaded in one last desperate attempt to stop the events from unfolding. “Please don’t make me do this”.

“Don’t start.”  She sat stiffly in her black dress, her court attire, as though she was at a funeral.  She was – mine.

Mom insisted that I wear the new white dress she had bought me as though …

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20 Quirks and Strange Habits

James Joyce preferred writing while lying down on his stomach. He used large blue pencils and wore a white coat while writing.

The weird side of famous writers is shown in the infographic below. Read about James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, Truman Capote, Victor Hugo, Edgar Allan Poe, Flannery O’Connor, Anthony Burgess, Friedrich Schiller, Agatha Christie, Alexandre Dumas, William Faulkner, Lewis Carroll, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Vladimir Nabokov, Jane Austin, Honore De Balzak, Arthur Conan Doyle and Dan Brown.…

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botox and fat injections

Botox or Fat Injections .. Which is Best?

Many Baby-Boomers are feverishly looking for ways to reduce wrinkles, acne scarring, and generally regain a more youthful appearance. Here we compare two popular treatments.

Fat Injections
Fat cells taken from one part of your own body are injected back into another area replenishing the skins collagen layer. This has the effect of smoothing lines and wrinkles and plumping out the treated area.

Botulinum toxin A is injected into affected areas and the botulinum toxins block the signals that would normally tell your muscles to contract. If an area of the body can’t move, it can’t wrinkle.

What areas

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make love

Can a Man Make Love Like a Woman?

A woman can make love for other reasons besides strong desire. To feel close, or emotionally connected to her partner.  To promote loving feelings.

By: Stephen Snyder, MD

Several years ago, a merchant in my neighborhood learned that I was both an MD and a sex therapist.  The next time I was in his shop, he asked me if I could get him some Viagra.

“How long have you had erection problems?” I asked.

“I don’t,” he answered.  “But my wife and I have been married for 30 years.  To tell you the truth, sometimes I’m too tired or preoccupied …

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save horses from fire

Horse Owners Fighting a Fire

Those who were able to corral their horses and lead them to safety found that after the fire there was nowhere for the horses to return.

The devastating fires in California burned more than 330 square miles damaging homes, displacing animals and causing loss of life.

Horse owners were fighting the fire and trying to save their animals any way they could. One woman managed to squeeze her pony into the back seat of her Honda Accord.

Those who were able to corral their horses and lead them to safety found that after the fire there was nowhere for the …

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The New Diabetes Research That Could Change Everything

Diabetes is a disorder that occurs when your blood sugar (blood glucose) reaches unusually high levels. Prolonged high levels of glucose can cause all manner of problems.

You either have diabetes or you know someone who has it. Frankly, it’s a rampant disease in the United States, affecting great swaths of the population.

But despite the widespread nature of it, there is still a lot of ignorance surrounding that what, why, and how of the disease.

There’s good news when it comes to current diabetes research, but because we’re relatively ignorant of how the disease works, we’re not as excited …

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finding yourself

A Sensitive Person’s Guide to Finding Your Voice

I thought I wasn’t allowed to be the sensitive, sweet girl, so I built myself a shell. It was strong, tough, and made me untouchable. It seemed like the better way; like that was what people wanted me to be.

Have you ever wondered which parts of you, could change your life dramatically for the better if you just stopped shoving it away? What parts of you does God see that makes Him smile? What parts of yourself that if you gave it a voice, might be a key to your freedom? Are you willing to find them, peel off …

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identity theft

9 Steps To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Unfortunately, we live in a time when identity theft and fraud are running rampant. Almost every month we hear of major security breaches, with companies like Yahoo, Uber, Equifax, and Dropbox all compromised.

When these types of breaches occur, millions of usernames and passwords are hacked, often resulting in identity theft and fraud.

So what can you do to protect yourself in 2018? What steps can you take to ensure that you don’t get hacked?

We’re going to break down the how, what, and why of protecting yourself, touching on everything from your digital accounts to your bank account.

Many …

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Too Little Sleep Can Affect Your Health

Some experts say that sleep is a greater women’s health issue than men’s due to monthly hormonal changes, pregnancy, and menopause.

A decline in the production of human growth hormone may accelerate aging, and a lack of deep sleep significantly reduces this production, according to a recent study. Although men do have sleep problems, they’re far more prevalent in women. In fact, the average woman sleeps less than 6.5 hours per night during the entire work week.

The study, conducted by the University of Chicago on participants who do not have sleep problems, used audio stimulation to disturb the sleep …

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german sheperd

My “Heart Dog” Prince

A striking black and tan German Shepherd dog, Prince had been with Linda for seven years. Guarding her. Protecting her. Loving her. At just a year old, his protective instincts were well-formed.

Her life is filled with love stories. A thoughtful and devoted husband of forty-seven years, precious children, and adorable grandbabies. And she lives on an idyllic farm in the south with lush rolling hills, a sparkling lake, towering sunflower fields, and tall, sturdy pines that stand like sentinels. Dogs, cats, horses, ducks, geese, and other wildlife add dimension and beauty to her life. But one special dog will …

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stuffed animal

5 Gifts You Can Give Your Grandkids for Christmas

Toys that teach children something are always popular. They keep kids of all ages entertained and helps them develop important skills.

Christmas is less than a month away which means you are thinking about gifts that you might like to give to your loved ones this year. Grandkids are a special treat because they grow up so fast and the one toy we thought would last a long time, isn’t so interesting anymore. Therefore, it’s important to find a toy that will keep them occupied for some time. Most toys that are like that tend to teach children something. It …

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military kids

Why We Baby Boomer Military Kids Developed Differently Than Civilian Kids

When I get together with other baby boom military kids, we frequently talk about how we turned out “different” from civilian kids.

I was one of the first baby-boomers, born to a father in the Army. When I get together with other baby boom military kids, we frequently talk about how we turned out “different” from civilian kids.

One reason is that our families moved so much. It became normal for our family to move every two to three years, sometimes more often. It was normal to have to leave friends or to have them leave us. It never occurred …

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retirement activities

How to Really Enjoy Your Retirement and Live on Your Own Terms

When you finally reach retirement, you might find that reality doesn’t measure up to the dream. Having so many options can feel like a lot of pressure

“You’re never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick, to start from scratch once again.” – Bikram Choudhury

Picture this: The kids are out of the house; there’s no to-do list to check off; and the daily hustle is no longer part of your life. You take in a deep breath and realize, with excitement, “Retirement is finally here!” Then you think again, this time with some anxiety, “Huh, …

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earthquakes and miracles

Earthquakes and Miracles Happen Every Day

Miracles are a lot like earthquakes. They happen every day. Quite often they are happening all around us and go unnoticed.

By: Charles Gardner

Where I live, in California, there are earthquakes every day.

Today alone (July 1, 2017), there were 18 earthquakes recorded. Most often, they are the sort that are so low in magnitude on the Richter scale that you don’t even feel them. But every now and then, there are the ones that make you feel a little dizzy, the lampshade swings a little bit, and you know something is happening.

And then, every so often, WHAM! …

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