Tag: lifestyle


03 Nov 2011

Get Started on Your Winter Garden!

If we didn’t feel it already, last week’s East Coast snow blitz gave a sure sign that winter is on its way, bearing colder temperatures, wetter conditions and shorter days. Before you’re bundled in sweaters and dreading to leave the...

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10 Oct 2011

Twin City Gets All Ages Two-Wheeling

Winter may be approaching but that’s not going to stop the men and women of Minneapolis, including lots–well above the national average–of “50+ers,” from hopping on their bikes whether to go to work, to the store, or simply for the...

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08 Jul 2011

Healthy Summer Grilling

My wife and I love to grill in the summer. It’s fast, easy and one of the healthier, more environmentally responsible ways to cook. Healthy, environmentally responsible?…Aren’t we talking about hotdogs and hamburgers? No, not even close. Though we packed...

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29 Jun 2011

Is it Safe at the Sound?

Planning a trip to the beach this summer?  Make sure you pick a safe one. Aren’t all beaches safe, you ask? Unfortunately no. In fact, there were 24,091 beach closings andadvisories due to water quality issues in the U.S. in 2010. Various...

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20 Jun 2011

Common Resources

Retirement communities have many of the opportunities for efficiency provided by communal living; multi-unit buildings often have lower per-person heating and cooling costs, and close proximity and similar shopping needs means fewer trips necessary for more people. Real sustainability is...

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14 Jun 2011

Antibiotic Resistance

Older adults are more susceptible to certain types of infections than most other segments of society. However, the irresponsible use of antibiotics both in human medicine and in the production of food has lead to an increasing number of diseases...

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01 Jun 2011

Chemical-Free Pet Care

Flea and tick treatments may contain toxic chemicals that can poison pets and harm people. Even when applied as instructed, these chemicals are not safe. Fortunately, there are steps you can take that can dramatically reduce or even eliminate the...

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01 Jun 2011

Meat

What you eat, how much you eat, and in what proportions is entirely your own decision. However, understanding how the choices we make have wider impacts, to ourselves and to the world, is important for making informed decisions. This guide...

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