By Susan Ashby
When we’re young, we wind up with lists of books at our feet to read for school. As we age, though, reading often becomes less of a hobby and more of a chore. Combine that with hectic lifestyles and reading is pushed beyond the back burner. Sometimes it can be hard to pick reading back up as we age. For example, did you know only 69 percent of seniors read at least one book in 2015?
Unfortunately, with that drop in readership comes missed opportunities to reap all the benefits reading can offer. From its ability to improve sleep to its potential to help with depression, reading is vital to how we live our lives.
Here is just a short list of all the things reading can do.
By Anna Hazard
Here are a selection of easy-to-prepare recipes for Valentine's Day, particularly those suitable for stand-alone snacks or desserts. A Valentine's theme is followed through the use of holiday colors (such as reds, pinks, and purples) and appropriate shapes (such as hearts & arrows). The focus is on healthy and all natural ingredients (eschewing food dyes & refined sugars) that will be easy to chew or swallow in their prepared form. Some recipes will require the use of blenders, food processors, or heart shaped ice cube trays or molds.
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