Tag: Leisure/Arts

My sisters — one of whom was a Fortune 500 VP — emptied my mother’s house and told me to take what was left

Before my mom died, my two older sisters moved her from her home to an assisted living facility in the southern state where they both live. My husband watched over my mom’s house as we live in the same town, and it sat vacant for several years before my mom decided she wanted to sell […]

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This 98-year-old has 4 tips for a satisfying retirement

This morning, at 5 a.m., I rose, got a cup of coffee and went into my writing room just like I do every day. I am working on my next book, a complicated spy novel and period piece. I am 98. I was born in 1922. I have lived through The Great Depression, a world […]

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My husband of 30 years hid income with his mother’s help. When confronted he said, ‘I’m a liar. I’ve been doing this for 10 years!’

My husband and I have been married for 30 years. I thought we were happy. Boy, was I clueless. I just found out a couple of days ago that my husband has been hiding money, an ATM card, a savings account and a P.O. box from me for 10 years. Here’s how I found out: […]

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How to fight off boredom in retirement

When you chat with friends, are you more apt to make statements or ask questions? There’s no wrong answer. Well, actually there is. If you tend to hog the conversation, you’re not learning. Your lack of questions can isolate you from others. So sprinkle friendly questions into the mix. As a rule, try to limit […]

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Here’s everything new coming to Netflix in June 2021 — and what’s leaving

Netflix has another loaded month of new releases in June, with the return of some of its most popular international series and a slew of original movies. Highlights include the second part of Season 1 of the French gentleman-thief thriller “Lupin” (June 11), which debuted in January and became one of Netflix’s biggest hits ever; […]

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How to conquer loneliness and social isolation

Over the last year, we isolated from each other to avoid a potentially deadly virus. Sadly, however, many older people had plenty of practice with social isolation well before COVID-19 entered the lexicon. As we age, loneliness is a risk factor for physical and mental decline. Living alone with little external stimulation can lead you […]

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