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Grand Lifestyle — The Ultimate Thoughts for Peace of Mind Living
Dedicated to Those of Us Who Are 50+

g Grand Lifestyle — May 2006

g Grand Lifestyle — February 2006

g Grand Lifestyle — January 2006

g Grand Lifestyle — December 2005

g Grand Lifestyle — November 2005

g Grand Lifestyle — October 2005

g Grand Lifestyle — September 2005

g Grand Lifestyle — August 2005

g Previously Published (in chronological order, most recent first)

 


g Grand Lifestyle — May 2006

Light drinking could help you live longer

Alcohol can help prevent death from coronary heart disease, but too much of it can be dangerous.

Fighting alcoholism and other vultures

This is a story of despair in pursuit of three objectives driven by hope.

Cooking by the numbers

Do you ever open the refrigerator and stare at everything?

Picture the world

Learn about the world through National Geographic’s pictures.

Hug someone

Would you like to hug someone, but you can’t because they live too far away?

Be a groupie!

Do you have a hobby or enjoy a specific band or movie genre but have no one to discuss it with?

Reducing the size of pictures

How can you make a picture that you place on your PC from your digital camera smaller?

Twenty more things you might not know

A continuation from the February 2006 issue.

Fancy a game of chess?

How about teaching your grandchildren to play chess. It is a great way to encourage analytical thinking.

A senior speeder on the Florida interstate highway

A senior citizen in Florida bought a brand new Mercedes convertible.

Please hold …

Last month I noticed a mistake on my cell phone bill.

Fear of aging? How to get over it

Eight ways to see growing older as full of possibilities and adventure.

Seniors leave their legacies in print

Senior memoirs are booming.

A THOUGHT: A friend who’s always there

How greatly abused a word: friend.

g Grand Lifestyle — February 2006

What do boomers want?

A study of homeowners 55 and older says they look forward to active lifestyles in a community with water views, nearby fitness centers and fine dining.

Using the car's remote control

Here’s a tip for those of you who have a car that can be unlocked by that remote button on your key ring.

The e-card is back

The online greeting card industry is starting to make some noise again. Just ask the screaming banshee.

Things you might not know

Twenty things that may surprise you.

Boomers may lose their inheritance

Boomers may lose their inheritance due to the new budget bill. Thirty states now have laws, too, saying you are responsible for your parents — half with criminal penalties.

Teenagers are like cats

Here’s news for parents and grandparents. Teenagers and cats are exactly alike.

What time is it?

There are times when I ask, “What time is it where you are?”

What the courts say about blogging

The mayor of Smyrna, Delaware has identified the author of Internet writings at the center of a defamation suit that led to a recent state court ruling protecting the anonymity of Internet authors.

Two bucks more

One day a rich man went to buy an expensive sport’s car from a car dealership.

A different kind of alarm

Most financial websites will tell you when to buy a mutual fund and what kind. Very few will tell you when to sell.

A philosophy on life

The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time.

Getaways galore — small in size, tailor-made to please

Great getaways undoubtedly bring the big name hotels to mind.

g Grand Lifestyle — January 2006

Find A File — Any File. It's American Apple Pie!

I’m sure you know how frustrating it is to hunt a file on your computer.

A Picture A Day

I love looking to the heavens at night, viewing the stars and planets.

Free Help

 Sometimes, searching for public records and other information isn’t as easy as it should be.

Does Stretching Help Performance?

The debate over stretching rages on.

Drink Water To Maintain Good Health

The Beverage Your Body Needs Most

Help For Stroke Victims

Read and Write Gold is software that works well for someone who has had a stroke.

Fore!

Living in the Sunshine State, we're surrounded by golf courses.

Around The World And Calling Grove Isle Home

No 80 days were set aside for a feat that's extraordinaire for this Miami, Florida resident.

A CHUCKLE: A Wish Granted

A couple had been married for 25 years …
From my book, Thoughts To Share Over The Email Transom.

A THOUGHT: Proverbs For A Better Life

If youre too open-minded …
From my book, Thoughts To Share Over The Email Transom.

Join The Challenge

Do you have a chuckle or two, as well as a thought or more, you wish to share for possible inclusion in my books?

A Meritorious New Year's Resolution

Help friends who smoke and drink too much.

g Grand Lifestyle — December 2005

A CHUCKLE: A most desirable hotel guest

A man wrote a letter to a small hotel …
From my book, Thoughts To Share Over The Email Transom.

A THOUGHT: A real friend

A simple friend … A real friend …
From my book, Thoughts To Share Over The Email Transom.

Join the challenge

Do you have a chuckle or two, as well as a thought or more, you wish to share for possible inclusion in my books?

Will a bigger Europe be a better Europe?

Back in April, the European Union grew to 25 members from 15.

Beware of these nutritional opponents

Beware of these low carb diet opponents that can sabotage the best campaign to eating well and losing weight.

How does he do it?

Lance Armstrong accomplished a record sixth straight win in cycling’s most grueling race.

Wear yellow

Many people are wearing yellow bracelets lately.

Hot stuff

I love spicy food!

Tea drinkers reap blood pressure benefits

Drinking a half-cup of tea per day cuts hypertension risk in half.

Common errors in English

Is it less, fewer, or …?

Don’t judge a book by its cover

Have you ever picked up a book and became hooked?

The infinite cat project

Feline folly. Multiplied!

Unbiased reporting

Consumer Reports has a great reputation for providing unbiased reports.

Word fun

I love crossword puzzles. Sundays are perfect for sitting down.

Is the draft the answer?

My daughter’s email message was to the point.

g Grand Lifestyle — November 2005

A CHUCKLE: Bush, Kerry and Nader on Air Force One

Bush, Kerry and Nader are on a long flight on Air Force One.

A THOUGHT: A friend who’s always there

If I could catch a rainbow.

Join the challenge

Do you have a chuckle or two, as well as a thought or more, you wish to share for possible inclusion in my books?

Booze! Boon or bane?

Tapping into the health benefits of alcohol is a delicate balancing act.

Men think THIS is the ideal woman

Who says math isn’t romantic?

How much is it worth?

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) publishes appraisal guides for automobiles, motorcycles and boats.

Power napping for improved productivity

Napping strengthens alertness, performance.

Cooking by the numbers

Do you ever open the refrigerator and stare at everything?

Clean floors at last

Tired of messy cables cluttering your floor?

No prerequisite applicable

God helps those who help themselves.

g Grand Lifestyle — October 2005

A CHUCKLE: Hubby goes grocery shopping

The wife sends hubby grocery shopping.

A THOUGHT: What really matters

Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end.

Join the challenge

Do you have a chuckle or two, as well as a thought or more, you wish to share for possible inclusion in my books?

Bird’s-eye view

You know what your house looks like from the inside, front and back. But what does it look like from above?

Guess what men in love think about most

Men in love are men in lust. Women were right all along! Men really do have only one thing on their minds: sex.

Seeking a person’s email address

Do you want to contact an old friend via email?

Dating — give it a shot

Are you curious about trying an Internet dating site, but have reservations?

Where does tea come from?

Chinese legend says that one day in 2737 B.C., the emperor Shen Nung made tea — by accident, that is, and for the first time in human history.

Who needs cable?

Ever wanted to watch BBC News but never had the chance to fly to England? Thanks to the Web you can.

Nonprofit facts

Donating money to nonprofit organizations can be tricky.

One heck of a commercial

I always switch television channels when commercials come on. Or, I turn down the volume because they’re annoying.

How carbohydrates work

Despite the bad press they’ve received in recent years, carbohydrates are essential to life as we know it.

Exercises for your sore shoulder

Shoulder pain is the second most common type of orthopedic pain in patients seen by family physicians (knee pain is the most common).

Invest in the splendor of life in the Magic City

The building boom is visible everywhere. Architects turn developers dreams into magnificent structures — luxurious condominiums, in particular, beckoning to seekers of the grand lifestyle.

g Grand Lifestyle — September 2005

News of note

• Saturday, April 24: Lou Gehrig’s Disease 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, April 25: The Chopin Foundation presents Alberto Nosè
Saturday, May 1: The 3rd Annual Day of Caring For Breast Cancer Awareness
Sunday, May 16: The Chopin Foundation presents Kevin Kenner

Out of despair

Buckminster Fuller, the famous inventor and architect, once stood on the shore of Lake Michigan bankrupt, discredited, and jobless.

Ex-loves are now just a click away

In the pre-Internet age, breakups were a clean snap.

Do you love flowers?

With spring in the air, it is time to work on your garden.

A different kind of alarm

Most financial websites will tell you when to buy a mutual fund and what kind. Very few will tell you when to sell.

E-vites flourish on the Internet

A wedding is planned without spending a fortune. Cutting costs also focuses on the invitations.

Fore!

Living in the Sunshine State, we’re surrounded by golf courses.

Are you a potential victim of a stalker?

The Internet has made it easier for stalkers to find and make contact with their victims.

Why it is good to be a touch-feely lover

Hold hands. Hug. Kiss in the morning. Kiss good night.

Your family website

Do you want to set up a family website so distant friends can keep up with you?

Conversions at your beck and call

You’re bathing in the Florida sun of 89 degrees Fahrenheit and want to let your friends in Sweden know.

Let me say one more word or two

By Heinz Dinter, PhD, Editor

The spam problem is getting worse. So what else is new?

g Grand Lifestyle — August 2005

News of note

Find out whos giving what to presidential candidates
• Comparison shop for the best price on books
Monitor — a magazine for radio
Should
Under God stay in the pledge?
Significant changes to Florida condo laws under consideration

Older Americans and the Internet — a research report

The percent of seniors who go online has jumped by 47% between 2000 and 2004. In a February 2004 survey, 22% of Americans age 65 or older reported having access to the Internet, up from 15% in 2000. That translates to about 8 million Americans age 65 or older who use the Internet. By contrast, 58% of Americans age 50-64, 75% of 30-49 year-olds, and 77% of 18-29 year-olds currently go online.

Internet use booms among the golden years generation

 Once largely written off as a lost cause, older Americans are now coming into their own as Internet users. They are researching their family histories, sending e-mail, running virtual book clubs, reading about religion and travel, and pursuing other interests lifelong and new.

Late-life lessons for computer neophytes

Many community colleges, adult education programs, assisted-living centers and other institutions offer introductory computer classes geared for older people. Several services, websites and tools have also sprung up to help newcomers.

What women want most in a man and vice versa

It’s not good looks. It’s not money. It’s not a charming personality. It’s not a powerful career. What women want most in a man is fidelity.

Stress and anxiety: common symptoms and coping skills

In an 1983 story, Time Magazine called stress “The Epidemic of the Eighties” referring to it as a leading health problem. And the situation has only become worse since then. We have all heard about stress and stress-related problems. Some of us have even experienced panic attacks, depression, agoraphobia, or other conditions associated with unhealthy stress. We know how it can affect us, but do you know how to recognize stress?

The secret life of tuna

Last month, health officials in Europe and the United States announced that certain people particularly pregnant women, nursing mothers, and young children should go easy on the tuna.

The Heart of the Arts real estate boom

A real estate boom is transforming the area billed as The Heart of the Arts
in America’s most cosmopolitan city.

Miami condominium project boosts downtown boom

A development near Bicentennial Park adds to the real estate speculation transforming a lonely stretch of Biscayne Boulevard.

As the euro rises, so do investments in Florida

How high will the euro rise? There’s talk by analysts about €1 soon buying $1.40. Just a week ago, it momentarily tapped $1.30.

Grove Isle enchantment

Breathtaking location. First-class dining. Luxury Accommodations. The accolades are fitting descriptions of Grove Isle Club & Resort

Around the world and calling Grove Isle home

No 80 days were set aside for a feat that’s extraordinaire for this Miami, Florida resident.

Builder of a new lifestyle

I had just finished reading the profiles of three Miamians honored as visionaries in the holiday issue of Lincoln Road Magazine

Points to ponder: Are you properly covered?

By James D. Wing, Esq.

Look at your personal homeowners’ condominium policy.

Lifestyles of the Renaissance rich and famous

Desperate Hollywood star-seekers sometimes dig through dumpsters to see how their favorite celebrities live.

“Fresh” means timely information about life in Miami

Travelers to Miami, Florida and those who make their home in the Magic City now have the ultimate resource to consult

Read The Miami Herald online

Is the felling of trees coming to an end? The Miami Herald is offering a new service for its readers designed to arouse those connected

Kim Komando is great

Since all my readers are personal computer users who stay in touch with the world via the Internet, I wish to share with you a website that’s bristling

The Interview With God

Friends oftentimes pass on tips to visit this website or that because “it’s interesting,” “has good information,” or, “Heinz, you just got to see it,”

Grand ideas for living

Learn to spell
Put a smile on someone’s face

Let me say one more word or two

By Heinz Dinter, PhD, Editor

The grand lifestyle! If you are wondering, Grand Lifestyle was conceived 14 years ago, experienced an exciting gestation period (to say the least), and was born serving my neighbors, condominium dwellers, with news, information and challenges.

g Previously Published (in chronological order, most recent first)

Select from the 7 categories
Combating Alcoholism
What Shall We Live By
Children Need Role Models and Heroes to Emulate
Challenges for the Not-Forgotten
This Will Make You Feel Better. The Abe Lincoln Story
Grand Ideas for Living
More Recognition of Authority and More Emphasis on Commitment
A Judge To Respect. The Man To Look Up To
Creed To Success
The Internet-Depression Connection
Depression Alert
Voice of Compassion
Shrewdness is a Ten-Letter Word
Ponder All Options
The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg
We Must Reach Further Back
On Life's Experience: Law and Role Model

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