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 […]

TECHNOLOGY THROUGH OUR EYES: Father’s Day gifts to consider come June 18 by Gary M. Kaye, LOL contributing writer, CCO, www.tech50plus.com

Whether Dad is still active, traveling, hiking, biking, or just taking it easy with the occasional round of golf and lots of time at home or with friends, we’ve got some gifts we think he’ll enjoy: Father’s Day is June 18.Adirondack Firestone—At the beginning of summer it’s hard to think about the coming of winter. […]

CONTRASTING INVESTMENT STRATEGIES: The importance of finding the right financial adviser by Ron Copley, Ph.D, CFA, LOL contributing writer

Two investors at different stages in life with dissimilar financial pictures present a unique opportunity to study contrasting investment strategies. Most people, whether close to or in retirement, will identify with one of these investors to some extent. Our first investor is Ms. Smith. Ms. Smith is retired, in her 70s, has no debt, and […]