Author: Diane Blum

Diane Blum is a freelance writer. Please visit her at http://www.DianeBlum.com or at http://www.ObsoletedSoccerMom.com

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How to Minimize Those Annoying Robocalls

Posted by Diane Blum

We’ve all experienced an increase in those annoying robocalls we get on both our landlines (wireline residential phones) and our cell phones. Robocalls are phone calls that contain prerecorded messages, … Read More→

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Pets

Can You Get Sick From Your Pets?

Posted by Diane Blum

Americans love their household pets. We treat them like family, kiss their wet noses and share our bowl of ice cream with them. But can we get ill from all … Read More→

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Aging Well

Telomeres – A Key to Aging?

Posted by Diane Blum

In each of the human body’s cells there are 23 chromosomes, which are twisted, double-strands of DNA molecules. Chromosomes are vital as they provide our singular genetic map to every … Read More→

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Pets

Finding Fido (and Fluffy, too)!

Posted by Diane Blum

A survey was done a few years ago by the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) relating to lost pets. In the random survey, 15% … Read More→

Zombie Mom

Too Old to Be SCARY?

Posted by Diane Blum

Halloween is my favorite holiday.  And it had always been a “bucket-list” item for me to do something “big” for Halloween. I already had master-minded dozens of neighborhood haunt festivities, […]

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Aging Well
Well-being

Surviving Longevity

Posted by Diane Blum

Age 85+ is becoming the fastest growing demographic in the U.S. And those of us (the so called “boomers”, aged 51-69) who may be caregivers for those elderly parents may … Read More→