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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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Warning to Retirees Who Take Up Music: The Cat May Flee the Room

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Warning to Retirees Who Take Up Music: The Cat May Flee the Room

Source:  New York Times / By JOANNE KAUFMAN / JANUARY 27, 2017 When Phyllis Lay starts playing her flute, the family cat gives her a dirty look and bolts from the room. Her husband follows close behind. “I’m working on some high notes, and they are sort of screechy,” said Ms. Lay, 70, a former teacher in Tacoma, Wash. But, she said, “Sometimes it’s sort of nice to be by yourself when you’re practicing.” Ms. Lay is part of a growing number of retirees who are returning to the instruments they played during childhood and then put aside, or who are taking up the piano, flute or horn for the...

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For Millions, Everyday Life Takes Toll on Hearing

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on For Millions, Everyday Life Takes Toll on Hearing

Source:  WebMD News from HealthDay / By Dennis Thompson TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The noise of modern life causes permanent hearing damage to many U.S. adults who don’t even suspect they’ve experienced a loss, federal researchers reported Tuesday. Up to now, it’s been suspected that work-related noise has been the culprit behind most hearing loss, the researchers said. But about 53 percent of adults with noise-induced hearing damage reported no exposure to loud sounds while on the job, according to the study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

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