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The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles

Source:  NY Times / By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS / MARCH 23, 2017 The toll that aging takes on a body extends all the way down to the cellular level. But the damage accrued by cells in older muscles is especially severe, because they do not regenerate easily and they become weaker as their mitochondria, which produce energy, diminish in vigor and number. A study published this month in Cell Metabolism, however, suggests that certain sorts of workouts may undo some of what the years can do to our mitochondria. Exercise is good for people, as everyone knows. But scientists have surprisingly little...

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Playing the Online Dating Game, in a Wheelchair

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Playing the Online Dating Game, in a Wheelchair

Source:  NY Times / Emily Ladau / DISABILITY SEPT. 27, 2017 The first time I forayed into online dating, I let my wheelchair show just a little in my photos. The good guys, I hoped, would be so taken by my clever profile and witty banter that they’d be able to look beyond my disability, if they even noticed it at all. I eagerly began swiping, quickly matching with an attractive man whose profile picture showed him sporting an enormous iguana on his shoulder. Thinking that would make for an easy conversation starter, I messaged him. A few minutes later, he replied, but instead of responding...

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Uber Me to My Airbnb? For Wheelchair Users, Not So Fast

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Uber Me to My Airbnb? For Wheelchair Users, Not So Fast

Source:  NY Times / Sylvia Longmire / DISABILITY / NOV. 22, 2017 Whenever I hear someone mention Airbnb, I cringe — on the inside, at least. Not because there’s anything inherently wrong with Airbnb, the home-sharing business that has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years and has opened up affordable accommodations to millions of people around the world. The problem is, it hasn’t done so for people like me. Airbnb is part of something called the sharing economy, an evolving system in which people who own certain things, like homes or cars, rent them out to others when they are not...

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Retirees, VA Disability Recipients to Get Biggest Pay Raise Since 2012

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Retirees, VA Disability Recipients to Get Biggest Pay Raise Since 2012

Source:  Military.com | 13 Oct 2017 | by Jim Absher Military retirees and those who receive disability checks and some other types of pay from the Department of Veterans Affairs will see a 2 percent pay raise in their monthly paychecks in 2018. It is the biggest cost of living (COLA) increase since 2012, equaling as much as $310 a month for those at the top of the retirement pay charts. Many Monthly Benefits Going Up Thanks to the increase, the average military retirement check for an E-7 with 20 years of service will go up by $46 a month, while an O-5 with the same time in uniform will see...

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10 of the Coolest Obscure Cars You Can Buy

Posted by on Nov 4, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on 10 of the Coolest Obscure Cars You Can Buy

Source:  Popular Mechanics / By Brian Silvestro / Nov 3, 2017 Click here to view the slideshow >>>>

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NY Times: Alternatives to Drugs for Treating Pain

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on NY Times: Alternatives to Drugs for Treating Pain

Source:  NY Times / By JANE E. BRODY SEPT. 11, 2017 Many years ago I was plagued with debilitating headaches associated with a number of seemingly unrelated activities that included cooking for company and sewing drapes for the house. I thought I might be allergic to natural gas or certain fabrics until one day I realized that I tensed my facial muscles when I concentrated intently on a project. The cure was surprisingly simple: I became aware of how my body was reacting and changed it through self-induced behavior modification. I consciously relaxed my muscles whenever I focused on a task...

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