• STYLE QUIPS

    STYLE QUIPS

    Making the most out of outdoor living by Andrea Martin, LOL contributing writer The weather is cooler, the crowds have subsided, and we are heading right into the best time of year here on the coast! It’s a great time to take this opportunity to spruce up any outdoor living area—especially since prices are rock-bottom […]

  • HEALTHY EATS:

    HEALTHY EATS:

    Quick and nutritious tips to maintain healthy eating habits by Lindy Ford, LOL contributor Quite often I hear, “I want to eat healthy, but I’m too busy.” There are many pieces to the proverbial health puzzle, but in my book nutrition is the biggest. Ignoring the healthy eating piece is like driving a car on […]

  • SHARING MEMORIES AND MAKING NEW ONES:

    SHARING MEMORIES AND MAKING NEW ONES:

    Rene’ Leister reflects on grandparenthood, just in time for Grandparents Day by Rene’ Leister, LOL contributing editor Relationships between grandparents and grandchildren are unique. “You are not my child and I am not your parent. We are bound together by our mutual relationship with my child, who is your parent.” It’s a conversation I recently […]

  • Put On Your Restaurant Savvy

    Put On Your Restaurant Savvy

    By Lindy Ford, RD, LDN, LOL Team Writer One of the things I love about Wilmington is the great restaurants. Every once in a while, I enjoy escaping the kitchen (mostly the cleanup) and eating out. Sometimes eating out can be like navigating a food landmine. Restaurants want you to frequent their establishments, so some, […]

  • Fireworks in Europe: The Greek Problem

    Fireworks in Europe: The Greek Problem

    By Ronald E. Copley, Phd, CFA, LOL Team Writer “A political accident in the euro area could trigger a financial crisis engulfing the region.” – Charles Dallara, head of the Institute of International Finance The financial world has been captivated by the Greek problem unfolding in Europe. As I write this article in mid-July, several […]

Get On The Stick – A New Generation of Finger Sized Devices

By Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer, Tech50+(www.tech50plus.com) It started with the thumb drive.  A finger sized memory device that started with a few kilobytes of storage.  Then, how it grew.  Now you can get one of these USB devices with up to a terabyte of memory.  Then slowly computer makers added HDMI slots to their […]

FROM WESTERNS TO DIY:

Book reviews on fiction and nonfiction reads by Janet Oliver, LOL contributor In my search for a new author this month, I discovered a Western. Karen Kondazian tells a great story based on true events in “The Whip.” I also realized it is a good time to get things around my house fixed. So this […]

IN CRUST WE TRUST:

National Cheese Pizza Day is September 5 by Debra Blake Ocock, LOL contributor September may bring with it the end of summer with the nationally recognized Labor Day holiday (Sept. 7, but on Saturday, Sept. 5, National Cheese Pizza Day will top off the long weekend. So, why not whip up some homemade pizza dough […]

CREEPY AND KOOKY:

CREEPY AND KOOKY:

‘The Addams Family’ hits Thalian’s main stage by Tom Pechar, LOL contributor The strangely macabre assemblage of “The Addams Family” endeared many, in spite of the group’s obvious eccentricities, which were legion. Why? Quite simply, the Addamses put family first. Because of the wild popularity of the original television series and subsequent movies, this month […]

THE MAGIC OF DIVERSIFICATION:

Long-term strategizing wins in the end by Ron Copley, LOL contributing writer With the stock market bouncing around rather violently, as has been the case recently, we all need a safety net, especially in our retirement accounts. Diversification may provide such a net if used properly. While the concept has intuitive appeal, many investors do […]

BREAKING DOWN THE IRA:

The differences in individual retirement accounts by Mary Salisbury, LOL contributing writer Traditional and Roth individual retirement accounts (IRAs) can be great ways to save for retirement. Most people are aware of the following basic differences: Contributions to a traditional IRA are made in pretax dollars, while contributions to a Roth IRA are made with […]

STYLE QUIPS

STYLE QUIPS

Making the most out of outdoor living by Andrea Martin, LOL contributing writer The weather is cooler, the crowds have subsided, and we are heading right into the best time of year here on the coast! It’s a great time to take this opportunity to spruce up any outdoor living area—especially since prices are rock-bottom […]

HEALTHY EATS:

HEALTHY EATS:

Quick and nutritious tips to maintain healthy eating habits by Lindy Ford, LOL contributor Quite often I hear, “I want to eat healthy, but I’m too busy.” There are many pieces to the proverbial health puzzle, but in my book nutrition is the biggest. Ignoring the healthy eating piece is like driving a car on […]

SHARING MEMORIES AND MAKING NEW ONES:

SHARING MEMORIES AND MAKING NEW ONES:

Rene’ Leister reflects on grandparenthood, just in time for Grandparents Day by Rene’ Leister, LOL contributing editor Relationships between grandparents and grandchildren are unique. “You are not my child and I am not your parent. We are bound together by our mutual relationship with my child, who is your parent.” It’s a conversation I recently […]

Are Self-Driving Cars a Reality?

by Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer, Tech50+ “Turn my key / step on my starter / take you riding in my car.” This is a snippet of lyrics from Woody Guthrie’s “Car Song.” Makes me stop and wonder what old Woody would have thought about the advent of the self-driving car. The fact is: […]