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  • Supermarket shopping in modern times can be an extremely frustrating business. Do you ever find yourself mentally and physically drained after a simple visit to the supermarket? This page takes a tongue in cheek look at some of the issues we are likely to encounter on a daily basis at the supermarket.

    Supermarket Shopping: Every Day Problems, Hazards, and Frustrations

    Supermarket Shopping: Every Day Problems, Hazards, and Frustrations

    by Gordon Hamilton16

  • Times have changed. Today's average woman in her seventieth year is still becoming old, although her grandmother at that same age was already very old. We look briefly at some issues in her new world.

    Becoming Seventy: The Age of New Beginnings

    Becoming Seventy: The Age of New Beginnings

    by Dora Weithers80

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  • Setting goals shouldn’t stop once we reach retirement. In fact, retirement is an opportunity to set more goals and create a fulfilling sunset to one’s life.

    Do You Have Goals?

    Do You Have Goals?

    by Oliver Spedding0

  • Rochelle Frank’s Hub called Survival in the 1930's is an eye opening account of survival that many people born after 1960 probably cannot imagine -- Unless they were born into the poverty of the poorest Appalachian regions, the most destitute part of a rundown inner city, or a third world country. I have only a few stories to contribute.

    Ghosts Of The Great Depression - 1930s Poverty

    Ghosts Of The Great Depression - 1930s Poverty

    by Patty Inglish MS31

  • I have survived wearing glasses, contact lenses, LASIK surgery and a cataract operation. I am forever grateful to modern science. technology and the amazing people who made this possible.

    Seeing the World Wearing Glasses

    Seeing the World Wearing Glasses

    by Sally Gulbrandsen38

  • One Christmas we here homeless. So many wonderful things that happneed to us during the many months of being without a true shelter has remained with us. Angels swooped in and made a huge difference in our lives. They were not just Christmas Angels...but Angels for all time.

    What Began as Christmas Angels

    What Began as Christmas Angels

    by Patricia Scott29

  • Books are slowly being replaced by the electronic reader. But will they become obsolete? Let's explore this question.

    Will Books Become Obsolete?

    Will Books Become Obsolete?

    by Sharon Bellissimo74

  • If you grew up with a passive aggressive parent, you may have been affected in many negative ways. Today, you may struggle in 3 key areas: communicating directly, trusting others, and expressing anger.

    How to Recover From a Passive Aggressive Parent

    How to Recover From a Passive Aggressive Parent

    by McKenna Meyers27

  • At times it seems like the world is full of abandoned inner children -- with still some to be found here and there celebrating life with their evergreen young hearts.

    Not Letting Inner Child Feel Like an Orphan

    Not Letting Inner Child Feel Like an Orphan

    by Vladimir Karas4

  • Thankful for this life is about a woman who has had doubts in the past about seeing another day while life throws her curve balls. She wants to feel normal for a refreshing change. She is thankful for all life has given her, the good and the bad. She feels blessed to begin a new chapter in life.

    Thankful For This Life

    Thankful For This Life

    by BRENDA ARLEDGE8

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