This week for the first time SMART Living 365 is hosting The Best of Boomer Blogs #379. My links have been featured on each of the blogs listed below during the last month and I’m happy (and grateful) to now share these writers and their blogs with you. While I realize not all of you are boomers, some of these links should be of interest and help you no matter what your age. This type of link sharing is called a “blog carnival” and features an interesting selection of news, feature articles, and personal blogs. So jump on the merry-go-round, join the conversation and leave your thoughts, questions, and comments below!
Tom Sightings invites you to creep over to his post at Sightings Over Sixty , for a few thrills and chills appropriate to the season. That’s your hint for how to open the lid, and bring to life the subject of his latest Remember Him?
Current events have been bleak recently, so it is refreshing to read an upbeat news story. Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting discusses an interesting piece about a scientific study regarding the benefits of an ingredient in chocolate that improves the memory of older adults. Read all about it in Words That Make My Heart Pound – Eat Chocolate.
You have probably noticed that there are more and more advertisements for hormone replacement therapy treatments for both men and women. Pharmaceutical companies are pushing their products and successfully convincing Americans that their fatigue and lethargy are not the result of bad habits, but hormone imbalances. The problem is that there may be real danger in taking hormone supplements. Visit Modern Senior to learn more about risk factors and natural remedies that may offer better alternatives.
On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes that students who have borrowed money from private companies are being pushed into default when they have trouble paying. Lenders won’t help them, they can’t get affordable loan modifications, and alternatives to default are temporary, students have reported to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
And as long I’m mentioning blogs that boomers might enjoy I should include a reminder to my last post here on SMART Living—The Third Annual Gratitude Challenge 2014…or The Ten Things of Thankful (TToT) No matter what our age or our situation we can all benefit by staying grateful for the good in our lives. Want to make it a habit? Join us for the challenge!
If any of these topics sound interesting be sure and pop over to these blogs and check them out. AND please leave a comment and let me know what you think of this kind of “Blog Carnival” so I know whether this is something to do more of in the future. As always, I’m grateful to all of you for reading my blog and for your awesome comments!