My Tumor

Tumor

The word itself means “to swell.” Tumors occur more in women than men. This could be due to there being more fibroid tissue in women.

By: Pat Jacobs

I thought I had gained a few pounds; I tried all kinds of diets, and it seemed that a few even worked. But I never totally lost all the weight; eventually I chalked it up to the fact that sometimes you DO gain weight over any period of time. And so I coped quite successfully.

For several summers, my left leg would swell up like crazy; I always attributed this to …

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Bone Builders

 Milk Bottle

Supporting the skeleton with healthful habits now so it can support you later in life is especially important if you have an increased risk of osteoporosis-for example, if you’re female or have a thin, small-boned frame.

 

By: Dixie Farley

Support Your Bones With Healthy Habits

Unearthed skeletons from ancient times testify to the durability of bone long after other bodily tissue turns to dust. Living bone in the body, however, can lose mineral and fracture easily if neglected–a disorder called osteoporosis, or porous bones. One in two women and one in eight men over 50 suffer such fractures, …

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The Truth About Aging in America

Older People

Baby-Boomers are taking up activities they never had time for before; that indeed should make retirement seem like the “golden years”.

 

By: Lillian B. Rubin, Ph.D.

Increasingly long life spans:

If a public conversation on aging is to have any value, we need to talk about how much has changed and how little, about the social and psychological meanings of living so long and how they interact with each other in a society that, at best, is ambivalent about its old. We need to think aloud about the impact of our increasingly long life span on those who follow …

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Fashion’s Shadow

Black is still fashionable

“The little black dress” became popular again in the 1950’s and is still seen in fashion magazines today.

By: Pat Jacobs

Wearing black has been fashionable in many times and places since the 14th century. For example, black clothing had become THE color to wear at the Spanish court by the late 16th century, but was modified by adding a white collar or muff. Spanish black soon became the color to wear in Holland, Italy, and England as well.

Due to many others wearing it, Spanish black was considered old-fashioned by the mid-17th century. It suggested age and religious piety. …

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Enjoy Your Wine

Wine glasses and bottle

The solution is to never drink a red wine that is less than ten years old and a white that is less than five years old.

By: Natasha Morgan

After many years of enjoying a tasty glass of wine, quite suddenly I began to have a bad reaction even after only a couple of sips. It was not obvious right away but the next day, I was very sick. I felt as though I had a terrible hang-over, yet I had only consumed one glass of red wine. What’s up…. what’s happened to my body?

Well, if you’re one …

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Replace Fear with Trust

School House

It is deeds that will help the school children see that I not only talk the talk but walk the walk.

By: Rafe Esquith

On the first day of school, within the first two minutes, I discuss this issue with the children. While most classrooms are based on fear, our classroom is based on trust. The children hear the words and like them, but they are only words. It is deeds that will help the children see that I not only talk the talk but walk the walk.

I use the following example with the students on their first day. …

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A Good Man is Hard to Find… Unless You Cook

A Good Man in Chicago

Dating services in Chicago are as diverse as the city itself. There are at least 40 dating services in the immediate area. Several places cater to Catholics, Buppies, (black urban professionals), the Jewish, Yuppies, and Hispanics, among others.

By: Pat Jacobs

Dating services in Chicago are as diverse as the city itself. There are at least 40 in the immediate area. Several places cater to Catholics, Buppies, (black urban professionals), the Jewish, Yuppies, and Hispanics, among others.

I decided to check out four- The Chicago Singles Network, Interactions, Great Expectations, and Introlens. I called and asked for information to be …

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The Key

Dr. Joe Vitale

What’s more powerful is to say “I’m sorry” to the people you hurt. I did my best to make peace with my past. It was a wonderful feeling.

 

By: Joe Vitale

Please Forgive Me

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

–Howard Thurman

 

If you feel stuck in any area of your life, if you’re not attracting the car, house, job, mate, or anything else you really want, it could very well be due to …

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Eight Steps to Finding and Creating the Work You Love

Work You Love

Test-driving your dream job with a mentor provides a hands-on experience that has the potential to change your life.

By: Brian Kurth, author of Test-Drive Your Dream Job

Many of us are still trying to figure out what we want to be when we grow up. We may have good jobs and nice paychecks, but we are not really happy in our work. We daydream about the “what if’s” in our life and long for the chance to discover and explore the job of our dreams. Identifying your dream job and the path that will take you there is …

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Notes from the Opt-Out Universe

Driving to Work

In record numbers, we are getting off the career freeway that was paved by our feminist foremothers, and taking exits that lead us back to marriage and motherhood, financial dependence, cookies and gardening.

By: Wendy Walker, author of Four Wives

As a twelve-year veteran of the suburban “opt-out” culture, I am intrigued by the renewed and misguided discourse on the social dynamics of the insular universe I inhabit. I see the points that are being made. In record numbers, we are getting off the career freeway that was paved by our feminist foremothers, and taking exits that lead us …

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Talking to the Boss and Getting What You Want

Talking to the Boss

Always approach your boss with respect especially if you’re looking for a really big raise, a really big promotion or anything you’re really not entitled to but want anyway.

By: Melissa Kirsch

Shorter hours, a pay raise, change of title, promotion. These are all reasons to initiate a talk with the boss. But remember this when approaching him about changing something in the workplace: Your boss’s number-one priority is to make sure you are satisfied enough to do your job well. Otherwise, everyone loses, including him. Always approach your boss with respect and promise yourself never to kiss ass …

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Is Bottled Water Really Better for You?

Tap Water

The risks of contamination of bottled water are the same as those for tap water since they originate from the same sources.

By: Natasha Morgan

Mineral and spring waters come from a natural underground source. If labeled as such, they cannot be obtained from a public supply nor can their composition be altered by chemical treatment. However, to protect freshness, carbon dioxide and ozone may be added during the bottling process.

Bottled Water is not as restrictive and it can come from any source that can be treated to make it fit for human consumption. In recent years, there have …

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Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe?

Diet Soda

Humans naturally have an appetite for sugary things. However, consuming an excessive amount will amount to surplus calories resulting in weight gain.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The average American eats the equivalent of 20 teaspoons of sugar a day. Most of the intake is from corn sweeteners, used heavily in sodas and other sweetened drinks. The remainder is from sucrose (table sugar), and a small amount comes from other sweeteners, such as honey and molasses.

Humans naturally have an appetite for sugary things. However, consuming an excessive amount will amount to surplus calories resulting in weight gain.

Sugar …

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CyberKnife – Amazing New Cancer Treatment

Cyberknife Surgery Equipment

Cyberknife surgery can offer an option for inoperable or surgically complex tumors. Because of its accuracy, other areas of the body such as the spine, lung, prostate, liver and pancreas become treatable with robotic radiosurgery.

By: Natasha Morgan

Cyberknife surgery is a non-invasive procedure which uses a combination of robotics and image-guidance technology to deliver precisely targeted doses of radiation with sub-millimeter accuracy minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.

The CyberKnife was approved by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) in 2001, and the first FDA approved CyberKnife was installed at Stanford Hospital in October, 2001.

Traditional radiosurgery has …

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Dressing Younger but Sensibly

Dressing YoungerExpand your shopping horizons. Check out trendier stores, departments, and labels to find the younger takes on the trends.You have mastered style when you have a consistent look.

By: Pat Jacobs

  • Keep up. Read through a fashion magazine or check out an online one every two or three months to get a basic idea of what’s new. Besides the obvious ones like Glamour or Vogue, also check out young-oriented magazines like Jane. And you don’t have to like or own any of it; you’re just looking for new ideas.
  • Be open. Don’t automatically assume that because you’re a

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