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The Healthy Geezer: memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease

I’m 78 and I’m forgetting things more often now. Should I be worried? For starters, worrying is a waste of time. If you think your forgetfulness is the sign of the onset of Alzheimer’s, get to a doctor for a check-up. The scary truth is that Alzheimer’s begins with difficulty remembering the familiar—people, things, events. Or, you More...

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By Jake Leonard On Friday, June 8th, 2018
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COMMENTARY: Major ad networks are wrongfully blocking crypto advertisers

Major ad networks have been taking drastic measures in recent months regarding advertising and promotion of cryptocurrencies and other related crypto programs. However, nothing is worse than Alphabet, aka Google, More...

By Rix Quinn On Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
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Rix Quinn’s Minute Story: Graduation

I’ll never forget the day I graduated high school. I recall an early June evening, so hot even the tassel on my cap sweated. I’m sure the guest speaker said something important. I think it was something about More...

By Fred Cicetti On Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
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The Healthy Geezer: The difference between unwanted growths and skin cancer

My skin has all kinds of small thingies on it like my father used to have. My doctor checks them out and says they are all harmless. But, what exactly are they? As we age, most of us start sprouting an array of More...

By Ethan Slyder On Monday, May 28th, 2018
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New Hampshire principal drops “F” bomb on Gov. Sununu

CONCORD, N.H. (Heartland Newsfeed) — On Monday, John Shea, incoming principal of Somersworth High School gave an “F” rating to Gov. Chris Sununu (R-New Hampshire) in an op-ed to Sea Coast Media More...

By Rix Quinn On Saturday, May 26th, 2018
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Rix Quinn’s Minute Story: Vacation (or Vacations)

The word vacation comes from two roots: “vacate,” which means to leave, and “shun,” which means avoid. Therefore vacation means, “to leave the comfort of your town, and find a rustic motel near coyotes.” Vacationers More...

By Fred Cicetti On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
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The Healthy Geezer: Aches, pains and the colon

When seniors gather, it doesn’t seem to take long before we get to our aches and pains. You must get more than your share of that. My friend, Pete, has instituted a colonoscopy rule. He insists that, if a More...

By Rix Quinn On Saturday, May 19th, 2018
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Rix Quinn’s Minute Story: Toothbrushes

Where would we be without toothbrushes? For one thing, we might not have as many clean teeth left. My teeth aren’t all mine, but they will be after three more payments. Several hundred years ago, a person cleaned More...

By Rix Quinn On Saturday, May 12th, 2018
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Rix Quinn’s Minute Story: Termites and ants

Have you ever thought about termites? They look like ants. To tell them apart, I put the bug on a piece of wood. If the creature walks away, it’s an ant. If it flies off and leaves a hole in the wood, it’s a More...

By Rix Quinn On Saturday, May 5th, 2018
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Rix Quinn’s Minute Story: What’s really important in life?

What’s really important in life? Today I want to tell you about Dan, a man who loves to save time. He never drives if he can fly. He never bathes if he can shower. He finished college in three years, the same More...