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Am I a curmudgeon because I prefer romance?

There are days when I really wonder if the world is getting better or if I am simply turning into an old curmudgeon – a female version of the late Andy Rooney.I mean, is the world a better place because we write about, talk about, read about...

The Weight Loss Tip Almost Nobody Mentions

We look in the mirror, try on a new pair of pants, or step on the scale, and are not happy with what we see or feel. Maybe we are running after a bus, walking the dog, or playing with the kids or grandkids and find that we are rapidly out of breath where once we would not have given it a second thought.

Weight Loss: Why One Forty Minute Walk Is Better Than Two Twenty Minute Walks

Many times I have heard people say that they were going to start walking to lose weight. Then I find out they are taking walks of about a mile, about 20 minutes. They lose weight at first but then it tapers off. Many try to lose more weight by taking a second walk each day. Here's why they would be better off to take one long walk for weight loss rather than two shorter ones.

Lessons learned from 9/11: The Pill is mightier than the sword

Wars drive technology and technology drives warfare. All too often, generals and politicians fight today’s war with yesterday’s strategies.

In the American Civil War generals sent men into battle to face greatly improved firearms, but they continued to marshal their troops in the formations Napoleon had used. At Gettysburg over 7,000 men died and over 33,000 were injured as the price for this stubbornness. In some U.S. states one quarter of military-aged men died in the Civil War. Hiram Maxim invented the machine gun in the 1880s. Its deadly power was demonstrated in colonial wars, but the generals ... More >

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