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Oct 26,2007
The Radisson Aruba Resort and Casino is catering to divers with its Scuba in Aruba packages. The Learn to Dive Program lasts seven nights and includes accommodations, diving and instruction, tanks, weight belts and a welcome martini at the open-air Mira Solo, starting at $2,899. The Unlimited Diving package also starts at $2,889 and includes accommodations for seven nights, unlimited dives and a welcome cocktail at the resort's popular martini bar. Both packages are based ... [full story]
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Oct 26,2007
Q: As a blessed, widowed, healthy lady you would think I could look forward to each day. However, now at 76, my negative thoughts depress everybody, even me! How can I keep my spirits up? A: One inspirational approach is keeping a daily journal. It will help remind you of wonderful times and direct your energy toward each new day. It influences you not to worry about your past or future. To start your journal, ... [full story]
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Oct 26,2007
Every Sunday my wife, Kate, devours The New York Times' section on brides and grooms. Often these days, the stories feature people older than 50 marrying - sometimes considerably older. She often asks me if I think these couples are marrying mainly for companionship rather than sex. Her reaction is an all too common one. Now a scientific and comprehensive study should answer Kate's question once and for all. The study overturns the popular perception ... [full story]
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Oct 04,2007
Q: During the last several years our dog has had several bouts of vomiting and diarrhea. We have not worried too much about this since she is allowed to run free outside and we know that she often eats garbage and other stuff left along our road. We have always assumed that this is what dogs do. However, more recently we have noticed that our dog's stools are gray and have a very bad odor. ... [full story]
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Oct 05,2007
A daughter, who preferred to remain anonymous, left a voice mail explaining her plight and asking if I could write about the subject. A parent herself, she has been caring for her dad in her home for seven years. Now, he's 91 and her responsibilities have become overwhelming. She's had to move him to a retirement home. "Dad keeps telling me he wants to come home," she said. "It breaks my heart, but I have ... [full story]
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Oct 05,2007
On the Mexico side of the border it's called a siesta, that time-honored snooze after a heavy lunch. On the U.S. side of the border, it has a totally different name: The Power Nap.   SIESTA TIME - With cables attached to his head and face to measure brain impulses, 17-month-old Gael Souberbielle naps at the Clinic for Sleep Disorders run by the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Gael, who has been treated at the Mexico ... [full story]
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Oct 05,2007
For the 2007-2008 ski season, Heavenly at Lake Tahoe will unveil Olympic Express, a new high-speed quad on the Nevada side of the mountain that will replace the original Olympic Chair. The new lift will provide high-speed access to a currently under-utilized area of the mountain. Once strictly the domain of dedicated powder seekers, Olympic Express will provide access to Nevada Woods, some of the best tree skiing on the planet.   LOVELY LAKE TAHOE - ... [full story]
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Oct 05,2007
We've all been there, unable to see the forest for the trees. Or solutions for ever-changing problems. It's easy to get so overwhelmed with the daily activities of caregiving that we have no time - or energy - for reaching out and finding help. But there is help. Plenty of it. Here are some important numbers to hang onto. Better yet, don't just hang on. Dial several of them. You don't have to go it ... [full story]
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Oct 05,2007
OK, grandmothers of America, it's time to tackle a new job: Learn a little bit about the game of football. Football fans aren't just men anymore, like they were when you were growing up. Oh no. As a matter of fact, so many women are going to football games these days that the famed Pittsburgh Steelers, known for epitomizing the male ideal of violent football, are now selling pink football shirts. It's all to lure ... [full story]
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Oct 05,2007
Q: I have a wonderful, loving husband, but I have to say, he is the world's greatest procrastinator. When I ask him to do something he pleasantly says, "Yes, Dear," but I know I will have to remind him before he gets it done. He usually gets it done the second or third time! I feel like a nag, but I don't like that about me. How can I tell him how much his procrastination ... [full story]
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Oct 05,2007
Costa Rica is a wildlife lover's paradise, boasting tropical birds and exotic mammals around every corner. Only here, among miles of unspoiled beaches, rain forests, rivers and churning volcanoes, can travelers experience 12 distinct ecological zones. Teeming with biological diversity, each zone offers an opportunity to further explore the depths of Central America's tropics.   TINY TREASURE - Few places rival Costa Rica for wildlife viewing. Pictured is a poison dart frog, small in size but ... [full story]
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Sep 21,2007
Now that Halloween, the trickiest of all holidays, has become oh-so predictable, venture to ghoulish places that spark a scare this season. Below is a sampling of resorts and destinations offering an array of fright and fun this Halloween:   SCARY STREET - Tours of historic Benefit Street in Providence (pictured) will search for the ghost of Edgar Allen Poe this Halloween season, rumored to still roam the area. CNS Photo. Providence, R.I: The hauntingly historic city ... [full story]
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Sep 21,2007
Q: After my husband of 27 years died, I moved to a retirement community. My husband was ill for several years, and I loved and took care of him. Now, I am facing my own mortality because my health is failing. Two of my widowed friends spend most of their time talking and flirting with the available men in our park. I don't join in, and tell them I am no longer interested in a ... [full story]
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