Over 55? Back in the Dating Game? Some ‘Silver’ Thoughts

(DGIwire) – Anyone returning to the dating game in their mid-50s or older is bound to feel some apprehension. What are the challenges and pitfalls? How can happiness be found at this age? Solid advice comes from those in the Silver Disobedience™ movement. This is a large and growing group of men and women who […]

Can People Start to Save for Retirement at 50?

(DGIwire) – Reaching age 50 is a significant milestone. But when someone that age is blowing out the candles on their cake, they shouldn’t be wishing for enough money to retire on. Can someone with little or no savings at the half-century mark turn things around and retire comfortably? Absolutely, say members of the Silver […]

Silver Savings Plans: Experts Offer Ideas

(DGIwire) – Anyone who has made it to age 50 has a dizzying array of expert sources of advice for saving up for retirement. And who could be better at providing reliable insights than one’s own financially savvy peers? Folks in this age group who are hungry for tips on saving for a comfy retirement […]

The ‘Silver’ Perspective on Dating After a Spouse Dies

(DGIwire) – Life can be hard when going it alone. After a spouse dies and the bereavement period has concluded, a widow or widower may feel the need to seek out a new companion. When the survivor is over age 55, this can seem like an especially daunting journey. But members of the Silver Disobedience™ […]

Furniture Sellers: Why Older Homeowners Are Worth Marketing To

(DGIwire) – Which segment of consumers is most likely to furnish their house with the most prestigious offerings? Hint: it’s not newlyweds in a modest starter home. Sellers of furniture and other luxury home products are much more likely to find satisfied customers—and substantial sales—among the silver-haired portion of the population. Yet to a large […]

Overcoming a Fear of Needles: High-Tech Solutions Help

(DGIwire) – Annaleise was 10 years old in Australia when she first realized she was afraid of needles. As she grew older, her fear grew to the point where she avoided medical treatment altogether and fell years behind with her vaccinations, according to an ABC News report. Annaleise’s story might not be that uncommon: according […]

4 Simple Ways to Help Veterans With PTSD

(DGIwire) – For many veterans, the most difficult battles take place after they come home. For some, brain injuries or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can make the return to civilian life a struggle. There are several simple measures that friends and family members can take to make a difference in the lives of those who […]

For Home Inspectors, New Testing Technology Offers Multiple Perks

(DGIwire) – As property owners become ever more aware of environmental issues in their homes, they are demanding more comprehensive property inspections. Ordinarily, this would represent a challenge to North America’s home inspectors, whose ranks number 18,000, according to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. But new testing technology is now making it possible […]

Fear of Self-Injection? 3 Things to Know

(DGIwire) – Many of us accept that injections are a basic part of medical treatment. But for some, those sharp needles are more than just a source of medicine—they are a source of fear as well. When this condition—also known as “needle anxiety” or “injection anxiety”—occurs among patients who must utilize self-injecting drug delivery during […]

PTSD During the Holidays: A Challenge for Veterans

(DGIwire) – Millions of Americans suffer winter doldrums. Add posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the mix and the “season to be jolly” can become a living nightmare. Among those facing this issue are military veterans; between 11 to 20 percent of those who served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom have PTSD in a […]

Enter This Holiday Contest to Test Air and Water Quality Indoors

(DGIwire) – Is the air and water quality of a house or apartment safe? To give consumers an answer, Live Pure has launched its Healthy Holiday Home Contest. The contest will award one winner a yogi home environmental test kit with a retail value of $980. To enter the contest, please visit https://livepureinc.com/healthy-holiday-home-air-quality-test-giveaway.html. The Healthy […]

Searching for the Perfect Wine? See this Sonoma Star for Holiday Gifting and Merrymaking

(DGIwire) – The holidays are here again, and with them comes the eternally recurring dilemma: What gift to buy for friends, family and colleagues? In the spirit of good cheer, wine is a perennially popular choice—but which one is best? The pages of wine magazines present a staggering array of choices, which can easily cause […]

4 Ways to Avoid Dust Mite Allergies at Home

(DGIwire) – Dust mites are tiny microscopic relatives of the spider and live on mattresses, bedding, upholstered furniture, carpets and curtains, according to MedicineNet. They feed on the flakes of skin that people and pets shed daily. Avoiding exposure to dust mites is the best strategy for controlling dust mite allergy; while they can’t be […]

Reading Fun for Parents and Kids: A New Take on Peter Pan

(DGIwire) — Summer is a great time for kids to take a break from school, get outside and let their imaginations run wild, but it is also important that they continue to read in preparation for the coming school year. Good books for summer reading challenge young readers with new words and ideas, but also […]

Is Rabies Preventable? 

(DGIwire) – Tens of thousands of people around the world die from rabies every year, according to the World Health Organization, and more than half are children. Yet these deaths are largely preventable via vaccinations. When Dr. John Clark and his wife Rachel—the owners of Community Veterinary Clinic in Vero Beach, Florida—learned about these staggering statistics, […]

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