19 Dog-Friendly Stores Where You Can Shop With Your Pup

Cute dog posing on the carpetDo you like to shop with your dog?  Here is a list of national chain stores that allow you to bring your canine buddy along the next time you run your Saturday errands.  Note that there is no mention at all of cats – what’s that about, anyway? Are we to assume that kitties are welcome anywhere, or perhaps no place at all?  Of course, no self-respecting feline would interrupt his nap to consent to such mundane outings, but still………………. 19 Dog-Friendly Stores Where You Can Shop With Your Pup – BarkPost.

Is it OK to Smoke a Joint With Your Adult Child?

cannabisMy guess is that most people are pretty sure where they stand on this issue.  But if you are wondering, and open to some input,  Next Avenue explores the pros and cons.  Is it OK to Smoke a Joint With Your Adult Child? | Next Avenue.

7 Exercises to Never Do After 50

Senior women jogging.Well, good.  Here are seven things I don’t need to feel guilty about not doing!  Seriously, this makes a lot of sense and is worth your time.  Who needs injuries?  7 Exercises to Never Do After 50 | Next Avenue.

Streaming TV Is Bigger Than Ever — But Pause Before Cutting The Cord

Pink Piggy Bank With CalculatorWe’re all interested in saving money, and you may be considering cutting the cord to cable for your entertainment content.  Streaming TV is getting better and better, but is it good enough?  Take a look at this article before you call your cable provider:   Streaming TV Is Bigger Than Ever — But Pause Before Cutting The Cord.

Dutch nursing home offers rent-free housing to students

Holding hands with seniorWe love seeing non-traditional approaches to caring for and about seniors, and this is a great one.  A Dutch nursing home offers free apartments to students in exchange for 30 hours a month spent interacting with and helping the older residents.   The article mentions that a similar program can be found in Cleveland – maybe Spokane could be next!  What do you think of this concept? Dutch nursing home offers rent-free housing to students.

Buying on Craigslist? Head to the ‘Safe Zone’

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From the Spokesman-Review: “If you want to buy something on Craigslist without getting ripped off – or worse – your best bet might be to have a police officer nearby.  That’s the idea behind the Spokane Police Department’s new “Safe Zone” at the North Precinct in Hillyard. Police are offering the precinct parking lot as a meeting place to complete online transactions arranged on Craigslist and similar websites.”  For more info see: via Buying on Craigslist? Head to the ‘Safe Zone’ – Spokesman.com – April 4, 2015.

How to Live Without Regrets After 50

New Paradigm AheadWe all have regrets, and by the time we reach fifty they can really add up.  Are yours dragging you down, keeping you from living that “best life” people talk about?  There really are ways to process your thinking about the past that will free you to enjoy the present and beyond.  Wishing and hoping aren’t going to get it, though – you need to do a little inner work, and this article is a good start:  How to Live Without Regrets After 50 | Next Avenue.