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Habits – Our Invisible Prison

I’ve been thinking about habits lately.  See what you think about this, UpGraders . . . (Warning:  it can be at once enlightening – and frightening.) Take a few minutes to ponder your habits and how they affect you. It truly is frightening, and if you don’t think so, then you haven’t pondered enough. “A…

Fingernails Win!

Toenails

Here’s another totally useless fact for you: “Fingernails grow about 4 times faster than toenails.“ If you figure out anything to do with that

Words Used Badly

use of words

We UpGraded Seniors need to continually (not continuously) challenge our minds to keep them sharp. Vocabulary Challenge Here’s a quick read that you may find instructive.  I did. Steve Pinker, a linguist and cognitive scientist at Harvard has compiled a list of the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases in the English language. As…

Champagne Trivia for New Year’s Eve

champagne flute

Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Champagne Did you know that the pressure in a bottle of champagne, prior to opening, is 3-4 times the pressure in a car tire? Well, now you do, so don’t put someone’s eye out when you pop the cork. And, how many bubbles do you suppose are produced in…

Lethologica

Question Marks

I’m sure this has never happened to you, but some seniors are occasionally afflicted with lethologica. Say what? Oh, What’s the Word I’m Looking For? You might say that these seniors are at a loss for words.  Or, more precisely, at a loss for the word. During the course of a conversation, they are unable…