Communication limits with the ex

Don’t engage in unnecessary emotional banter with your soon-to-be ex-partner. These fights are almost never worth having on the way out the door of the relationship.


Taking small portions

It is bad form to find you can only eat half the food on your plate and that your excess caused a fellow guest to miss out on the dish entirely.


Cooking with low pressure

Use herbs, vinegar, tomatoes, onions and/or fat-free or low-fat sauces or salad dressings for better health, especially if you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol.


Toy Sunday: Slip n’ Slide

The Slip ‘n Slide manufactured by Wham-O was first introduced in 1961.  The toy is a long sheet of thin plastic, flanked lengthwise on one side by a heat-sealed tubular fold. If it wasn’t wet you’d end up with a nice big rug burn on your belly.


Saturday Fun: Battlestar Viper launch commercial

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Viper launch station used rubber bands to launch toys at other kids.

Book Friday: Totally Tubular ’80s Toys

Totally Tubular ’80s Toys
Filled with super rad toys and bodacious memories, Totally Tubular ’80s Toys is a righteous ride back in time when Madonna ruled and Spinal Tap amplifiers went to 11.

Easy increase to calcium

At breakfast, put coffee in your milk instead of milk in your coffee.

Fill your mug to the rim with skim milk first thing in the morning. Drink it down until all that’s left is the amount you’d normally add to your coffee; then pour your java on top.

You just took in 25 percent of the vitamin D you need every day, and 30 percent of the calcium.


Life expectancy

In 1970, the average life expectancy at birth was 70.8 years; in 2000, it was 76.9 years; and by 2030 it is estimated that the “oldest-old,” age 85 and older, could grow to 10 million people.


Stimulating your brain

Go lefty. Use your non-dominant hand for routine things like brushing your teeth, answering the phone, and eating. This stimulates your brain into activating new pathways.


The rise and fall of testosterone

Testosterone plays a critical role in a man’s sexual experience.

Testosterone levels peak in the late teens and then gradually decline. Most men notice a difference in their sexual response by age 60 to 65.


Toy Sunday: NERF

In 1970, Parker Brothers introduced the world’s first indoor ball with its original "Non-Expanding Recreational Foam" material, or NERF. Fun name for aerodynamic projectile device.


Saturday Fun: Vega$

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Long before Las Vegas there was Vega$ with Robert Urich as Dan Tanna, the private investigator. Remember his cool “drive-in” living room?

Book Friday: Toys, Games, and Other Stuff from the 80s

Just Can’t Get Enough: Toys, Games, and Other Stuff from the 80s that Rocked
In this fond trip down memory lane, Just Can’t Get Enough celebrates all the awesome products kids collected, begged their parents for, threw tantrums about, and obsessed over in the 1980s.

Overcharged for hotels?

The average business traveler is overcharged $11.35 a night. Beware of fees for fridges, or anything labeled "local."