Alcohol Strains Relationships

by Lori Sciame April 3rd, 2020
Living in a state known for its high rates of drinking, I fully understand the negative ramifications of alcohol use on relationships.  In Wisconsin (the state where I reside), alcohol is included in almost every social gathering, from family holidays to backyard barbecues.   In fact, Wisconsin has more bars/taverns
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More Fiber = Less Weight?

by Lori Sciame March 27th, 2020
Check out this new diet, The Fiber 35 Diet. It's catching on, and for seemingly good reasons.  Featuring a daily intake of 35 grams of fiber while restricting calories, this diet is supposed to keep the dieter full - while losing weight. Some claim to have lost eight pounds in one month!  Sounds like a great way to lose weight, no hunger pains. Besides the benefit of dropping pounds, this diet is sure to keep the body "regular!"  Go
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Three Reasons to Let Go

by Lori Sciame March 20th, 2020
When talking to my twenty year-old daughter a few days ago, I learned that her friend of 15 years had excluded her from a get together yet again.  This friendship, although years old, has been deteriorating slowly, but steadily.  I suggested that she distance herself from this person, since my daughter continually complains of being hurt by her.

She replied, "I can't let go; she was my best friend, Kindergarten through ninth grade."  But this is exactly what she needs
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  • Alcohol: A Growing Problem for Women

    by Jane Wangersky March 13th, 2020
    Women are drinking more and more, says a group of Canadian researchers, to the point where they "may be catching up to their male peers when it comes to alcohol consumption."

    But, of course, this is one area where we shouldn't want to make it to the same level as the boys.

    It's well known that heavy drinking (more than one drink a day for a woman)
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  • The Flu Shot Flopped for Seniors

    by Kimberly Hays March 6th, 2020
    A study released on February 22 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that the elderly were only protected by 9% with the flu shot this year. This statistic reflects on those who are 65 and over. Seniors were hardest hit, as their immune systems are weaker than those of other age groups. This year's strain of flu was also more intense than previous years, which makes for
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  • Three Reasons Not to Rush a Relationship

    by Lori Sciame February 28th, 2020
    Their eyes meet, and it's instant chemistry.  They both smile as they gravitate towards each other.  Soon they engage in conversation. Twenty minutes later he asks for her number.  One of them thinks it's been fun talking to a like minded person, and the other is already thinking about the engagement ring.

    It doesn't matter who has jumped the gun, the man or the woman.  What does matter is the
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