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Heat in Triple Digits? Keep Caregiver Cool

Posted on 06/28/2012 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingAs I write this post, the thermometer on our back porch here in Phoenix hits a sizzling 110 degrees. But it’s a dry heat, you say?! Indeed. Nevertheless, I just fried my toes walking to the mailbox and I think the cactus in my yard is about to pull up roots and head for a dunk in the pool! I shudder to think what it’s like in humid areas of the country as temps rise. No doubt about it: it’s oppressive. …

A Cheapskate’s Good-Smelling Energy Audit

Posted on 11/2/2011 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsSince I work from home, my wife sometimes wonders what I do all day. I’m a writer, so the fruits of my daily labor aren’t always apparent to her, and I’m pretty sure she thinks I spend most of the day goofing off. That misconception was fueled when Denise came home early from work last week. She found me in my bathrobe, looking like a shaman while I paraded around the house with a handful of smoking incense sticks. The …

Hot Fun In The Summertime?

Posted on 06/13/2011 by |Health | Comments

Personal HealthGiven the choice between extreme cold and extreme heat, which would you prefer? If you were on the East Coast last week, chances are you had a chance to test this theory as your city had record-breaking heat. Summer may be fun, especially if you’re a heat seeker, but it’s not all fun and games. Heat waves can cause major health problems, like heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and finally, heatstroke. 

Stay Cool This Summer!

Posted on 07/6/2009 by |General News | Comments

Personal HealthWhile everyone is thrilled that it’s finally summer, it’s not as dandy as a lot of older folks will begin to fall ill from the heat. We can’t forget that heat can cause serious health problems for older adults. We have some tips on how you can beat the heat: Relax and put off chores and any strenuous activity. Stay indoors during the hottest times of the day. Close your shades to keep out the sunshine. If you do not …