National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day

The third Friday of April is National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day. If you have old or expired drugs, take a moment to get rid of them. Reduce the risk of abuse or misuse.

Photo Friday: Anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Today is the anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911. The factory was located in Greenwich Village in New York City. The fire claimed the lives of 123 women and girls and 23 men, mostly Jewish and Italian immigrants. This fire goes down as one of the deadliest workplace disasters in U.S. history….

When “OK” Became Kewl

This is too good to ignore. On this day in 1839, the term “OK” became part of United States vernacular. It stands for “oll korrect,” a popular misspelling of “all correct.” As kiddos today use “kewl” for “cool” and “DZ” and “these,” young folks back then did the same kind of thing. Go figure. The…

Do I Have Alzheimer’s, or Is It Just Normal Aging?

Last week, I was listening to a song on the radio, and I couldn’t remember the name of the band playing it. It was a tune that came out when I was in high school, and I’d heard it hundreds of times since then. But as the song continued, I was still blanking on the…

Photo Friday: National Grammar Day

Today is National Grammar Day. Grammar in verbal and written form not only provides language rules but only a way to understand each other and learn new languages.

Aging Well on the Road

If you want to RV, camp, or do any type of travel and maintain health at any age, check out my article at CheapRVLiving.com. This site has advice on various subjects relevant to people who want to live, play, and work on the road. Thanks for reading!

How to Make Daydreaming Work for You

This morning I wake up, and it takes a minute until I remember that I’m in bed. I soon realize it’s Sunday. Oh, that’s right.I smile as I stretch in my bed in the back of my campervan. It’s slightly chilly. That’s okay; I can run my propane heater for a few minutes to take the…

Photo Friday: National Drink Wine Day

Take time out today to pour a glass to mark National Drink Wine Day. Moderate consumption can help you reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, liver disease, and type II diabetes.

This Day in History: Laura Ingalls Wilder Dies

Famous storyteller of 19th-century prairie life, Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote the Little House children’s series. On this day in 1957, Wilder died in Mansfield, Missouri. She was 90 years old. I’m working my way through her books. They are a delight no matter how old you are. If you ever watched the “Little House on…

Photo Friday: February is Black History Month

Whether or not you’ve seen the movie Hidden Figures, you need to know about Katherine Johnson (1918-2020). She was a NASA mathematician whose calculations helped astronaut Alan Shepard become the first American to reach space. Her work also played a crucial role in John Glenn’s successful orbit of the Earth during the Friendship 7 mission.

Photo Friday: National Fun at Work Day

Whether it’s bringing donuts to share or getting everyone together for some mandatory fun, don’t forget that it’s National Fun at Work Day. Even if you work from home, shake things up by scheduling a Zoom lunch get-together or incorporating music into one of your micro-breaks. Or find ways to gamify the things you typically…

I Need to Change Careers . . . So, What Do I Do Now?

Does your job suck the joy out of your life like a Dyson vacuum? If you hold a typical Monday-Friday job, does Sunday evening fill you with dread? If you can’t even stand the thought of getting out of bed to go to work, then you might be ready to transition into another career. If…

Photo Friday: Happy Kwanzaa!

At Kwanzaa, some people greet each other with the Swahili phrase, “Habari gani“, meaning, “What is the news?” You then answer with the principle of the day (from the Nguzo Saba or the seven principles).

Photo Friday: Fall of Berlin Wall

December 9 was the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. These section are in front of the Topography of Terror history museum in Berlin.

How to Sell Yourself Even If You Hate the Idea of Selling

Before leaving my cushy office job to become a freelancer, I knew I had to do more self-promotion. Making a career change meant starting from scratch and re-establishing my reputation in a new industry. The only way I would make a decent living was to learn how to sell myself. That prospect didn’t excite me….

The Best Holiday Gifts When You’re Strapped for Cash

Feeling kinda broke this holiday season? Try some of these ideas and you’ll be gifting like a boss! When you’re low on funds, the thought of holiday gift-buying can be stress-inducing. About 60% of Americans find gift buying the most stressful financial activity of the year, even more so than taxes. It can be challenging if you…

What You Might Not Know about Thanksgiving Day (U.S.)

Take a break from your holiday preparations and soak up some fun Thanksgiving trivia. Use these to steer the dinner conversation away from politics! The pilgrims didn’t eat turkey at the first Thanksgiving. Instead, the menu consisted of duck, eel, fish, goose, lobster, venison, and oysters. Yum. They also likely ate pumpkins and cranberries, but…

Don’t feel like exercising? Try these no-workout workouts.

Maybe your job has you sitting most of the day. You know you need some exercise, but some days you just don’t feel like getting all sweaty or spending time at the gym. The good news is that you don’t always have to exerciseto burn calories or get your activity in. The idea is to leverage…

Short Exercises You Can Sneak in During Your Workday

Working from home or being able to do your work behind a computer screen can seem cushy. However, there are some drawbacks to sitting for several hours a day—effortless weight gain, stiff neck and back, loss of muscle tone, and risk of carpal tunnel syndrome. You don’t need to join a gym. Incorporating a little movement…

Tomorrow’s Stability Begins with Today’s Planning

Many thanks to Real Life Home for their post on one of the most life-changing transitions one can go through–parenthood! And all major transitions require a good deal of planning . . . When you become a parent, your priorities change. You no longer think about what you wear on Friday evening but how you’ll…

10 Affordable Home Improvement Project for Sellers

Here’s another excellent post from Real Life Home. Many thanks to them for sharing their wisdom with my readers. If you’ve decided to sell your home, you’ve made a huge first step. Like many significant life changes, this one involves some planning and work, mainly because you want to make sure that buyers find your home…

Photo Friday: Buddy Holly Center

The next time you’re in Lubbock, TX, consider visiting the Buddy Holly Center. You’ll get a thorough history of Holly’s 18-month professional career and see many pieces of memorabilia. (Keep in mind that you’re not allowed take photos inside the museum.)

Coping with COVID: Refreshing Your Home

Hello, lovely readers! It’s my pleasure to feature this guest post from Real Life Home. We’ve been living with the effects of COVID for more than 18 months now, and in many parts of the world, lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, and work-from-home advice remain the norm. If you’re spending a lot of time at home, it’s natural to want…

Retiree Tips for Starting a Business (and Protecting Your Finances)

I’m pleased to post another great article from Ideaspired. When you’re done reading, check out more of their inspiring advice and strategies for having an inspired work-life balance. When you’re not ready to retire but working a regular job is no longer a thrill, starting a business could be the ideal solution, especially if you want…

Photo Friday: Time for Tiki

The weekend is a great time for a tiki drink. The cute little pig is holding a Painkiller: Pussers Navy rum, Coco Lopez, pineapple, orange, nutmeg (which seals the deal) In the unicorn is a Scorpion Reef: Appleton rum, Vidal Mezcal, pineapple, lemon, orgeat, bitters, Chinese 5 spice . . . The smokey finish gives…

Photo Friday: National Road Trip Day

National Road Trip Day is the Friday before Memorial Day. This is how I like to do road trips. If you’re hitting the highway, be safe and have fun!