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Cancer Schmancer: Q&A with Fran Drescher

After surviving cancer 17 years ago, actress Fran Drescher found her “life’s mission.” She set up the Cancer Schmancer Movement to promote proactive health care and toxin-free living. “Turning pain into purpose is extremely healing,” she says. “Senior Planet” caught up “The Nanny” star as she helped launch Healthline’s “State of Cancer” study, exploring how…

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Find Fun last minute gifts online

Who says last minute gift shopping has to be stressful? Sit down at your computer and browse this roundup of websites filled with fun, unique and quirky presents for people all ages. You might want to bookmark them for other occasions, too.   Looking for Something Strange and Unusual? For more than 30 years Archie McPhee  has…

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Need Quick tech help? Try Youtube

YouTube is not just for watching cat videos, old movie clips or  the latest America’s Got Talent wunderkind. It’s also a great way to learn just about everything about anything, including how various tech products work. Here are four of the best YouTube channels with experts who are not only engaging to watch but who…

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Q & A with “Big Sonia”

At just 4 ft. 8 in. tall, Sonia Warshawski can barely see above her leopard print steering wheel as she drives herself to work. The 92-year-old great grandmother runs a tailor’s shop in Kansas City, where she dispenses words of wisdom and fashion advice to customers.  In her spare time, she reduces hardened criminals to…

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Cool Tech Gifts for the Holiday

Wondering what to gift family and friends this holiday season? Here’s a quick guide to some of the coolest and most-popular tech gifts for 2017. Good Things Come in Small Packages The Echo Dot (2nd generation) is a mini-tech gift (3 x 3 x 1”), fits easily in a Christmas stocking but functions in powerful…

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New eTools, locations for Kiosks

There are some new developments since a popular Senior Planet news feature appeared about Kiosks for Living Well, a new program that uses kiosk technology to help people better manage health and wellness. The Kiosks, an initiative of Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS) in Massachusetts, offer people the chance to use large touch-screen programs that…

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Mindful Aging: Q & A with Dr. Andrea Brandt

  “That we age is inevitable.  How we age is largely up to us.” At “77 glorious years old,” psychotherapist, speaker and author, Dr. Andrea Brandt, PhD, MFT, has just come out with her third book, Mindful Aging:  Embracing Your Life After 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose and Joy. Long recognized as a pioneer in…

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Can’t Talk about Sex

Every month in Sex at Our Age, award-winning senior sexpert Joan Price answers your questions about everything from loss of desire to solo sex and partner issues. Nothing is out of bounds! To send your questions directly to Joan, email sexpert@seniorplanet.org   Our marriage needs help. Our sex life is in a slump and we…

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