Q: A new family moved into the neighborhood. The husband drives a work truck, which is very loud when he starts it up. Most days of the week, including Saturdays, he wakes us up before 6:30 am. Is there anything we can do to stop this and get some sleep?

A: “The beauty of living in an open neighborhood is the absence of rules and dissension,” says Dr. Kristen Bomas, 50+ mermaid, life coach, speaker, and author. Of course, it also presents challenges like this. Kristen continues, “The truck is a constant that cannot be changed at this time. As people, we want to grow

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Make Your Own Damn Luck!

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I started thinking about luck. I decided to learn more by researching it. As luck would have it (pun intended), I found all kinds of great information. But I was most intrigued by something shared by Dr. Tina Seelig, a 50+ mermaid who teaches entrepreneurship at Stanford University. She

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Mpow Bluetooth Headphones

Like many of you, I’ve used headphones over the years, for business and pleasure. Often I had trouble with “in ear” headphones, for a variety of reasons: they didn’t stay in, they hurt, or I sweat so much (during workouts) that I built up water in my ears, which created a whole host of problems.

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5 Tips to Train for Any Fitness Challenge

Do any of these sound familiar? “I’ve never been a runner.” “I would look stupid trying that out.” “I could never do that.” Well, they’re familiar to me. I’ve said them all at one time or another. Chances are, you have, too. I’ve always enjoyed physical activities, at least the ones I like to do

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TeChef 12″ Frying Pan

Many of you know that I’m not a great cook. When I do cook, I like things as easy as possible. I often saute items or make them in a frying pan, preferably with no or little oil. I ordered this pan over three years ago. Since then I ordered a second pan, and a

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The Birthday Gift I’ll Never Forget

I’ll admit it — I’m really hard to buy gifts for. I’m so picky that usually my family tells me to buy what I want as my gift. Which is nice because I get something I actually want … but kind of a bummer because I miss out on a nice (hopefully) surprise. With my

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Supergoop! Fusion Lip Balm SPF 30, Acai

I live in Florida, I’m over 50, and I’m outside a lot. All of those things do a number on my lips. For the last couple of years, my lips have been dry all the time, and I’ve been trying different products to keep them moisturized, with no luck. This lip balm finally did the

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Have You Been “Stealing?” Yes, I Mean You!

I’m working my body really hard as I train for my first triathlon. On the program I’m following, there is one day of “active rest.” This means that you do something active, just not anything that is part of the triathlon training itself. Nikki, my fellow mermaid and triathlon mentor, suggested I do yoga, which

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