By Joan Morris | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: January 29, 2019 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: January 30, 2019 at 6:17 am DEAR JOAN: My mother will be 84 in a few weeks. She’s in reasonably good health, although she uses a walker because she’s not very steady on her feet. She lives with us, so we are able to give her the assistance she needs. She has talked about getting another dog, but we don’t have any pets and my husband and I aren’t sure we want one. My husband works and I do a lot of volunteer work, which takes me away from the house throughout the day. I worry that my mom wouldn’t be able to take care of a pet when we aren’t there. What do you think? Not Dog People, Danville DEAR NOT.: You have valid concerns about having a pet, but I think it’s important to also consider what’s best for your mom. Studies have shown that pets can add years to your life, but even if they only extend our time by a single hour, … [Read more...] about Should 84-year-old woman be allowed to have a dog?
Gifts for 30 year old best friend
Thirty years ago last Friday, on the darkest day of the year, 31,000 feet above one of the most remote parts of Europe, America suffered its first major terror attack. Ten years ago last Friday, then FBI Director Robert Mueller bundled himself in his tan trench coat against the cold December air in Washington, his scarf wrapped tightly around his neck. Sitting on a small stage at Arlington National Cemetery, he scanned the faces arrayed before him—the victims he’d come to know over years, relatives and friends of husbands and wives who would never grow old, college students who would never graduate, business travelers and flight attendants who would never come home. Burned into Mueller’s memory were the small items those victims had left behind, items that he’d seen on the shelves of a small wooden warehouse, outside Lockerbie, Scotland, a visit he would never forget: A teenager’s single white sneaker, an unworn Syracuse University sweatshirt, the wrapped … [Read more...] about Pan Am Flight 103: Robert Mueller’s 30-Year Search for Justice
Adam Graham Detroit News Film Critic Published 11:00 PM EST Dec 6, 2018 It was the year moviegoers said "Wakanda forever." "Black Panther" broke down barriers of race in Hollywood blockbusters and became one of the highest grossing motion pictures of all-time. If the old rules weren't exactly thrown out at the movies this year, they're certainly changing. Films like "Black Panther," "Sorry to Bother You," "BlacKkKlansman," "The Hate U Give" and "Blindspotting" addressed issues of race in America in a crackling, fresh new voice, making old-fashioned movies about race (see "Green Book") seem just that: old fashioned. Meanwhile, there was a bounty of excellent films made by veteran directors (72-year-old Paul Schrader) and newcomers (28-year-old Bo Burnham, 30-year-old Carlos López Estrada), showing the wide range of voices leaving their mark on today's Hollywood. And there was a bear, a kind-hearted, soft-spoken bear, whose teachings rang … [Read more...] about 2018’s best films (and a few of its worst)
Michelle Ullman, provided by Published 8:20 am PST, Friday, November 30, 2018 TheInsider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Whether you’re young or old, there’s something magical about the sight of an overflowing Christmas stocking awaiting you on Christmas morning. Of all the stockings we've found, we like the Needlepoint Christmas Stockings from Lands’ End the best. These beautifully made, heirloom-worthy holiday stockings are personalized for free and they come in a wide range of designs to please every member of your family. In the words of Clement Clarke Moore’s famous poem, “‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.” Unfortunately, Mr. … [Read more...] about The best Christmas stockings you can buy
source Samantha Lee / Business Insider source Samantha Lee / Business Insider The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. source iRobot The holiday season is meant to bring joy, happiness, and all of those warm fuzzy feelings, but gifting can inevitably bring the exact opposite feelings into your life. With so many people to shop for, and so many products you could buy, you’re left to wonder how you could possibly find the right gifts to give everyone on your list. Luckily, some things just have a universal appeal, like tech gadgets. They’re useful, can make life more efficient, and let’s face it, they’re straight-up cool. We scoured the web for awesome tech products for the home that everyone from your best friend who majored in computer science to your tech-averse uncle can get on board with. Whether you’re … [Read more...] about 31 cool tech gifts for the home that suit every kind of budget