HARVESTING FOR FALL: How to keep the bounty of the summer garden fresh by Melinda Myers, LOL contributor

You spent the summer weeding, watering and tending to the vegetable garden. Now all the effort has paid off with bountiful harvest. Maximize the flavor and nutritional value of homegrown vegetables with proper harvesting and storage. For the freshest flavor, always prepare and serve vegetables immediately after harvest. But, face it, most of us are […]

PACK THE ‘YAK: Chris Farley makes kayaking a breeze by Chris Wirszyla, LOL contributor

“Environmentally friendly” and “inexpensive” (after the initial investment) are a few words Christine “Chris” Farley uses to describe kayaking around some of the roughly 7,000 square miles of inland waters in North Carolina. Farley grew up in Astoria, New York, and relocated to Wilmington after a career in pharmaceutical marketing in Manhattan. The second oldest […]

It’s Not Dinah Shore’s Chevy

By Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer, Tech50+  (www.tech50plus.com) If you’re old enough to remember the 1953 Chevrolet and the iconic Dinah Shore jingle that promoted it, “See The USA In Your Chevrolet” then this story’s for you (Click the image to see the commercial). Fourteen years after that commercial, I got my first car, […]

Breakthrough Diabetes Tech, But Don’t Call it an Artificial Pancreas

By Gary Kaye, Chief Content Officer, Tech 50+, Technology Through Our Eyes Diabetes sucks.  Why mince words?  The disease has dire consequences.  It’s the disease that keeps on giving.  It gives you kidney disease.  It gives you retinopathy.  It gives you neuropathy.  It gives you non-healing wounds and amputated limbs.  It can devastate your other […]

7 FOODS FOR HAPPY PEOPLE: Gut health and serotonin increase by Lindy Ford, RD, LDN, LOL contributor

  It’s important to understand how the brain regulates mood. It uses neurotransmitters like nor-epinephrine, GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid), dopamine, and serotonin to communicate signals that keep THE mood stable. These mood-affecting chemicals don’t magically appear. They are created by compounds found in food, and some are better at neurotransmitter production than others. I guess […]

RUNNING ON ENERGY: Former student coach takes on new life goals by Chris Wirszyla, LOL contributor

I remember years ago, as an assistant coach for our school’s Girls on the Run and STRIDE (for boys) programs, jogging past head coach Mary Alice Hudson and telling her, “C’mon and join us!” She responded, “No way—never have, never will. I’m just here volunteering for the students.” Soon after, while looking at a picture […]