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Sandy’s April Book Selections

Is Spring Fever giving you thoughts about escaping into a good book?    New book releases this month range from highly anticipated fiction and mystery to biographies and thrillers! To get you started, we've rounded up seven books to add to your reading list. Fiction lovers will find new titles… Read more


To Trim Down and Age Well Consider Calories…But Don’t Count Calories!

If you read my last column, you know that even though calories count, don't count calories. Doing so becomes a distraction and leads us to believe the quality of calories doesn’t matter. Nothing could be farther from the truth -- 100 calories of avocado and 100 calories of pretzels are… Read more


5 DIY Easter Crafts To Do With Grandkids

Easter is just around the corner, so why not get creative and make these 5 DIY Easter crafts with your grandkids. Most of these are made from items you may already have in your home. Pickle jars work great as Mason jars, and if you have yarn hanging around, you… Read more


Scarves for Prime Women

It's time to #ShopTheLook! Today we are bringing you a selection of scarves for women that celebrate one of my favorite seasons: Spring! You can wear whimsical colors to help spruce up any outfit in your closet.  Scarves aren't meant just to be worn around your neck. You can wear… Read more


How to Get Started With a Fitness Routine after 50

“If there were a magic pill to stay youthful, it would be exercise!” says Julie Diamond, Los Angeles-based fitness trainer, and owner of Julie Diamond Fitness. And, at 55, that “magic pill” may not make you look like you’re 25, but it can have your body feeling closer to 25.… Read more


7 Herbs or Supplements For Menopause

I’m sure we all know that menopause is the natural conclusion of a woman’s menstrual cycles along with a decline in reproductive hormones (estrogen), usually occurring in our 40s or 50s.  If you’ve already started menopause or are through it, you know that symptoms (according to the Mayo Clinic) such… Read more

Skin Care & Make-Up

Why Exfoliating Is One Of The Best Ways To Tackle Aging Skin

Our skin sheds cells like mad, but sadly, they don’t just dissipate into the ether. Instead, they cling to healthy skin, dulling our complexion, clogging our pores, and highlighting lines and wrinkles. The best defense? Exfoliation. But what is the best face exfoliator for mature skin? Regular exfoliation helps prevent… Read more

Food and Wine

Green Bean and Portobello Casserole Recipe

With Easter just around the corner, it's time to start putting together a special holiday menu. Growing up, my family always enjoyed a traditional green bean casserole, but as I've grown, I've experimented a bit to try different flavors. Over the years, my most popular version has come to include… Read more