By CAROLYN HAX (Adapted from a recent online discussion.)Dear Carolyn: I would like to understand how people make new friends when they are in their mid-50s. Where are they going, or what activities are they doing, to make and keep interesting friends? What’s the secret I have not learned? I believe I am flexible, adventurous, a good listener, creative, outgoing and fun. I am interested in their lives. I want to know: Why they chose the field they are in? Why they live in this area? What are their hobbies? Are politics important to them? What types of food do they like? I do not ask all these questions at once but over time to show interest in their lives. At the gym, people seem to be with people they know or working out by themselves. On group hikes, I have found people are with people they already know and do not seem to be interesting in adding to their circle of friends.-- Making FriendsHax: The older I get and the more relocations I have behind me, the more I believe habit … [Read more...] about Carolyn Hax: Is it just me or is it nearly impossible to make new friends after age 50?
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Lit Life Sometimes, you read a book because you want to hear someone’s voice in your ear; someone you want to know better. (And yes, I know I should try audiobooks; stop telling me.) A trio of memoirs have been taking up space on my bedside table and in my travel bags lately. Each of them — from a former first lady, an actor and a television personality — left me feeling as if I’d made a friend. “Becoming” by Michelle Obama (Crown, 426 pp., $32.50) Published Nov. 13, Obama’s book sold more than 1.4 million copies in its first week; the best opening-week sales of any volume this year. In it, she tells of growing up in a modest Chicago apartment with her parents and brother, meeting and marrying a fellow Harvard-schooled lawyer, and spending eight years in the White House. Voice: Though written with what Obama characterizes in the acknowledgments as “an incredibly gifted team of collaborators,” “Becoming” feels very … [Read more...] about Reading memoirs from Michelle Obama, Michael Caine and Sue Perkins feels like making new friends
Harriet Howard Heithaus Naples Daily News Published 12:00 PM EDT Oct 3, 2018 Even without the first note of music, 40 kids are seeing themselves in new ways through a new Collier County elementary school choir collaboration. "Let's think of ourselves as having little knobs in us. Now we're going to turn those knobs halfway up," Todd Peterson coaxed the group as they looked up from the pages of Andy Beck's "Riversong." It was the second melody they'd been rehearsing for their inaugural concert at noon Saturday , Oct. 6, (see information box) — and the one that would install volume knobs inside their psyches. Other songs, which ranged from African to Israeli to American and English tunes, would bring other concepts. To keep energized, youngsters engaged they were tasked with incorporating movements, such as rising every time the word "river" was sung. On their way to singing those melodies in concert at North Naples Church this … [Read more...] about Naples students meet new friends, new concepts in choir
Metro Bet is reviewing all of the online sports books in the state of New Jersey, with SugarHouse on the docket today. We will be updating these reviews as sports book sites change and evolve. In case you missed them, here some of our other reviews: FanDuel Review SugarHouse online sports book review SugarHouse offers the biggest first deposit match bonus in New Jersey online sports betting, going up to $250. Actually getting that extra $250 proved to be a little difficult though as I got the following message. Click here to bet on sports at SugarHouse right now. I then got an email a day later offering me a total of $500 in bonus. Not sure if this is a standard apology email or if they're just trying to get me to pay another $250 on top of the $250 I already put down. Probably both. Still, a $250 bonus is a $250 bonus. That's nearly triple the bonus of FanDuel. Negatives There was almost too much security on the SugarHouse website. … [Read more...] about SugarHouse New Jersey online sports book review
August 14, 2018 By Press Release Wire LAS VEGAS – Southwest Medical Lifestyle Centers are places for older adults to laugh, learn and stay healthy. They are a great place to: Try programs to improve your health Take advantage of daily group activities Meet friends, share a cup of coffee, play cards, learn to use a computer or just talk The social club is open to the community. You don’t need to be a patient of Southwest Medical to enjoy the activities. The following are events scheduled for the Southwest Medical Lifestyle Center – East (5820 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 100) for the month of September: Ongoing Events Bereavement Support Group – gain much needed support during a difficult time. Every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Southwest Medical Lifestyle Center – East, 5820 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 100. Call 702-797-2353. Computer Class – older adults can learn more at this class offered each Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to Noon. … [Read more...] about Southwest Medical Lifestyle Center – East Offers New and Ongoing Events for September