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The holidays seem to get the creative juices working for ad agencies in the U.S. and around the world. This short selection from the past few years will make you smile, make you laugh….or make you think. (New to YouTube? Click here for best viewing tips.) “Aw…” Inspiring  From the U.K. hails “Mog’s Christmas Calamity,” courtesy of British supermarket
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Well, it’s finally – almost – over.  The disaster that was 2020. Let’s review 2020 – that dumpster fire of a year – and consign it to the record books, by completing the phrase above with the word – or phrase – that best sums it up. That was the year that was…. …when toilet
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Apparently I’m not the only one who spent time in lockdown parked in front of the TV. Popcorn and binge watching seems to be the guilty pleasures of choice among the readers who commented so far.  And some of ’em get pretty darned fancy. “I love Popcorn. Sometimes it is my meal, others my dessert.
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Of course we’ve all, since the lockdown, been dutifully sticking to our routines, getting our daily exercise, watching our diets, taking our vitamins and engaging in wholesome activities to keep our minds engaged, right? Well…. I’ll come out and say it – as long as I don’t make a habit of it – I’ll let
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I went shopping for a few items this week.  I couldn’t read the fine print of product ingredients and directions because I left my electron microscope at home.  To the rest of the world, perhaps, the print is readable but to my 65 year old eyes, I needed a magnifying glass to supplement my readers.
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The big identity crisis, which we all thought we sorted out in our teens, re-emerges when we hit 60. We can be called “Seniors,” but to some people, that’s only half a name.  (As Senior Planet editor, I still get many pitches from publicists about terrific gowns for Prom, or how to pick a college
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Last Sunday we noted the parade of calamities that is 2020, and posed the notion that if 2020 was one for the books it deserved a museum….but what would be in the gift shop….besides hand sanitizer, a mask, and a roll of toilet paper, of course? A few suggestions were practical, one was sad….and one
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This year is one for the record books, with enough calamities and natural disasters to make the Pharaoh from Moses’ time think he got off easy.  Pandemics, riots, hurricanes two at a time, fire tornadoes in California, shark attacks on the east coast, murder hornets, checkpoints in NYC…. If it’s one for the books, maybe
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I thought I was Peter Pan for quite a while.  I had pretty good genes, stayed in shape and had reasonably good luck health wise. I felt like a race car (a red Ferrari).  Gradually, though, I noticed my engine wasn’t revving quite as readily; I was using too much fuel.  My headlights weren’t as
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By now, we’re all wearing face masks as a matter of course.  I’m as committed to limiting the spread and flattening the curve as the next person.  However, wearing a mask when it’s 90 degrees and 90 percent humidity feels like I”m wearing a (used) diaper! AUGH. Also, while it’s nice to eat to food
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It’s like Festivus came early this year!  Some of us are entering the third month of lockdown, and tempers are getting especially frayed, but you don’t need three months of house arrest to start feeling a little…tetchy.  Being confined to home and “suiting up” before for that rare trip outside, foregoing haircuts – it all
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I”m Virge Randall, Managing Editor of seniorplanet.org, and lifelong New York City resident.  Living in the epicenter of this epidemic presents some unusual challenges – some familiar to people in similar urban settings, some completely foreign.  Here’s a quick look at a typical day in Plague Central. Good Morning! I wake up between 7 and
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Online games are a huge help staying entertained during a quarantine, but they can do more than just divert you.  As we age, playing certain games can help us cognitively…and according to research, might even improve our mood and sense of well-being. To keep things simple, we looked for games that you can play online
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We put out the call to our readers last Sunday asking them for their top three movies and favorite movie quotes. (The story is here, along with the comments. It’s interesting to see everyone’s “comfort’ movies: the ones you’ll see over and over, and your favorite quotes. Among the many reponses we got, we saw
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We posted this open thread on April 5 inviting you to share your favorite movies, the ones you watch over and over again. There was lots of love for the Sound of Music, but a few surprises too! Scroll down to see all the comments from readers and add yours!  While we’re all hunkered down
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