NYT – Deadly Falls in Older Americans Are Rising. Here’s How to Prevent Them

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/04/health/falls-elderly-prevention-deaths.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2735063?guestAccessKey=df56bbcc-17ca-47b0-986f-77bf6d03962e&utm_source=For_The_Media&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=ftm_links&utm_content=tfl&utm_term=060419  for people over 75, the rate of mortality from falls more than doubled from 2000 to 2016 111 per 100,000 people measures to help prevent a fall Exercise – 20 minutes a day CDC recommended exercises can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/pdf/falls/CDC_Falls_Compendium-2015-a.pdf#nameddest=single-interventions-exercise but basically looks for "balance" and "strength" training Careful with medications – … Continue reading NYT – Deadly Falls in Older Americans Are Rising. Here’s How to Prevent Them

Farsighted – How We Make the Decisions that Matter the Most – Steven Johnson

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594488215/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 What a good book on "thinking about thinking".  Below is a summary of the book above (which is 218 pages) Intro – Moral Algebra A growing scientific field called "decision theory" – roots in economics, behavioral psychology, neuroscience – codifying a number of frameworks for making long-term decisions Create a list of pros and … Continue reading Farsighted – How We Make the Decisions that Matter the Most – Steven Johnson

WaPo – New careers, big trips, caring for family – Life changes can be easier when you’re single

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/01/11/new-careers-big-trips-caring-family-life-changes-can-be-easier-when-youre-single/?utm_term=.d10ebc09538f often, in movies, TV shows, novels and popular songs, single people are tirelessly seeking coupledom rather than living their single lives to the fullest however, a large role of freedom in the lives of people who are single  great adventures and their passion projects, turning their backs on secure, well-paying jobs to pursue work … Continue reading WaPo – New careers, big trips, caring for family – Life changes can be easier when you’re single

WSJ – When It Comes to Retirement, I’m with Cicero

https://www.wsj.com/articles/when-it-comes-to-retirement-im-with-cicero-11547249534?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=3 didn't only want to figure out what I should do after I left my job; I wanted to know who I would be. work by Marcus Tullius Cicero, the famed Roman orator and statesman … "Cato Maior de Senectute." (in English has the catchier title, "How to Grow Old." … http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Cicero/Cato_Maior_de_Senectute/text*.html) wrote the advice in … Continue reading WSJ – When It Comes to Retirement, I’m with Cicero

WaPo – Purchasing a Portable Power Generator

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/thinking-about-purchasing-a-portable-power-generator-heres-what-you-need-to-know/2018/12/17/a5d78ddc-fa42-11e8-8d64-4e79db33382f_story.html?utm_term=.65f4acb3cdbc I've definitely found the several generators I've owned over the years really handy. Sump pump to keep basement from flooding and furnace to keep house warm not to mention a few lights running and frig's going. Not enough to power for AC or baking bread in oven Don't wait until the lights go out … Continue reading WaPo – Purchasing a Portable Power Generator

WaPo – Providing comfort and a connection as the end draws near

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/providing-comfort-and-a-connection-as-the-end-draws-near/2018/12/21/0c18b9bc-d947-11e8-aeb7-ddcad4a0a54e_story.html?utm_term=.7785eab5700c http://www.companioningthedying.org/causes/about-us/ there is growing interest in thinking about the dying process many people have had the experience of sitting at the bedside of a dying person without the slightest clue what to do. Sister Rose Mary Dougherty, 79, a member of the religious order School Sisters of Notre Dame, calls this companioning the dying … Continue reading WaPo – Providing comfort and a connection as the end draws near

NPR – Is it a Nasty Cold or the Flu

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/01/06/681783725/is-it-a-nasty-cold-or-the-flu I've actually wondered about this myself multiple times. Nice article by the folks from NPR to help shed a little light on how to differentiate. Hats off to those folks at NPR … especially as we're getting into flu season. both are viral respiratory illnesses per Dr. Yul Ejnes, an internal medicine specialist in … Continue reading NPR – Is it a Nasty Cold or the Flu