Archive for July, 2014

Older, Wiser and Working

Older, Wiser and Working

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Gene Zaino The way we work is changing– but so is the way we are retiring. Today, older professionals are showing the world that there is more than golf and grandchildren in the next phase of life. Older professionals are not only working; they’re surpassing their younger counterparts. A new report reveals that from […]

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Angela Merkel’s 60th Happy Birthday fail

Angela Merkel’s 60th Happy Birthday fail

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A German reporter sings Chancellor Angela Merkel happy birthday at a news conference in Brussels. The journalist embarked on the serenade presumably with the expectation that he would be singing in chorus with his colleagues. But no other journalists joined in, prompting Merkel to remark that she should have sung along. Click here to view […]

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Queen of the Selfie: Allure of Frida Kahlo

Queen of the Selfie: Allure of Frida Kahlo

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, who died 60 years ago this month, is perhaps most famous for her surreal self-portraits which today fetch up to $5m. But her distinctive floral headwear, folk costume and strong brows have also inspired a legion of women to dress up like their hero. It takes quite a character to inspire […]

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Medicare’s 49th Anniversary!

Medicare’s 49th Anniversary!

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

President Lyndon Johnson signs the bill into law with Harry S. Truman seated next to him. President Truman’s participation in the signing recognized his effort while in office to establish a national health insurance program. Others present were Lady Bird Johnson, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, and Bess Truman.   July 30, 1965. Photo courtesy of Lyndon […]

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Dividends Pay Retirement Bills

Dividends Pay Retirement Bills

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

In December I compiled a list of Monthly Dividend Stocks to Snag in 2014, which has proven to be one of my most popular articles of the past year.  It’s not hard to see the appeal of a monthly dividend, particularly if you are retired and living off your investments.  Your expenses—including everything from house and […]

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Adapting To The Digital Age

Adapting To The Digital Age

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Paul Sharman – Co-Founder, Claris Healthcare These days, the majority of our conversations take place online – using email, text, video chat, and social networks. Photos of the grandkids are shared digitally and family dinners are scheduled on Google Calendars. But the convenience of modern communication can leave boomers, seniors and older Americans isolated as […]

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Can Overactive Bladder Disrupt Life Dreams?

Can Overactive Bladder Disrupt Life Dreams?

| July 28, 2014 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

By Dr. Roshini Raj Did you know that more than 20 million women in the U.S. suffer from overactive bladder (OAB)? And in the over 55 age group overactive bladder is particularly poignant for women setting goals for their second half of life. OAB is characterized by a number of symptoms including a strong urge […]

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This Week in Boomer History: Lenny Bruce … Gulf of Tonkin … Medicare

This Week in Boomer History: Lenny Bruce … Gulf of Tonkin … Medicare

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

 Lenny Bruce, President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, at the Truman Presidential Library in Independence, Mo., a nod to President Harry S. Truman, who proposed the programs in 1945. Politics   Print Lenny Bruce: Book Cover – How to Talk Dirty Noteworthy events from our shared experience On Aug. […]

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Prosecutors Target Health Care Fraud

Prosecutors Target Health Care Fraud

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The top federal prosecutors from South Dakota and North Dakota say they have increased their efforts to fight health care fraud. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson of South Dakota said he has restructured his office to allow lawyers in the criminal and civil divisions to devote “significant time” to investigating medical […]

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Retiring in Vail – Not Too Bad

Retiring in Vail – Not Too Bad

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

I am one of those Baby Boomers that always enjoys coming to Vail to ski in the winter and vacation in the summer. Now that I can retire any time in the near future, my wife and I are trying to decide if we want to buy a home and retire in Vail, or are […]

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100th  ‘Leaves of Grass’  Work of Art

100th ‘Leaves of Grass’ Work of Art

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The craft of fine printed books is alive and well at Arion Press. Here, the binding of “Leaves of Grass,” the 100th book, is being hand-sewn. Photo by Jeremy Raff TRANSCRIPT RELATED LINKS HARI SREENIVASAN: Finally, Gutenberg in the age of the digital tablet. Jeffrey Brown has a story […] Whitman was 36 years old […]

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Divorce Rates Up For Baby Boomers

Divorce Rates Up For Baby Boomers

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

It’s no secret divorce is trending, but you may be surprised to learn the most likely group to get divorced is baby boomers. Yep, baby boomers are divorcing rapidly. There’s a lot here so I called up Jim Reed of BGD Legal, who also happens to be the Pete the Planner Radio Show attorney, to […]

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Greyhound: 100 Year Old July Birthday

Greyhound: 100 Year Old July Birthday

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Americans have been “leaving the driving” to Greyhound for 100 years this month. From the price of the first ticket to billions of miles traveled, we take a look at the bus line by the numbers. (Gillian Brockell and Jhaan Elker/The Washington Post) It was nearing midnight when a sleek coach adorned with galloping canines […]

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Happy 66th birthday, Arnold

Happy 66th birthday, Arnold

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  By Peter Covino A&E Editor       While Schwarzenegger’s birthday is actually Wednesday, he will be 66, the big birthday bash will be held Saturday. Arnold Day is the product of two former University of Central Florida students who enjoyed getting together and watching Schwarzenegger films in a marathon and drink beer. The […]

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A Virtual Love Lock for Your Wedding Anniversary

A Virtual Love Lock for Your Wedding Anniversary

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Matt and his wife, Trish, of Yankton, S.D., launched The Love Lock website Wednesday to provide a digital alternative to folks cluttering some of the world’s most romantic cityscapes with padlocks on bridges. The idea is to affix a lock to a bridge and throw away the key as a symbol of everlasting love. “We […]

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A Surprise Retirement In Panama

A Surprise Retirement In Panama

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

        So, why Panama? Why Pedasi, Panama? It has been a 3 year journey to this point. Neither of us ever dreamed that we would be living outside the United States, especially a country with a different language and culture. So, how did we come to this decision? Both of us have […]

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Boomers Need Boom Time

Boomers Need Boom Time

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

All Americans, especially baby boomers, are praying for an economic rebound. None of us want to see (and experience) the decline of our country. The economy spurts, slows, then spurts again. Well, there are solutions to our stagnation. To no one’s surprise, the solutions do not come from the economic morass of our Congress, or […]

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Developments in Fitness Technology Give Seniors the Opportunity to Get, Stay Fit

Developments in Fitness Technology Give Seniors the Opportunity to Get, Stay Fit

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

According the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine, keeping physically active can slow the ageing process. Regular exercise is the secret sauce to keep you young and feeling good. In fact, the Academy published a study in 1995 that tracked 9,777 men between 20 and 82 years found that physically unfit men who became fit […]

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The Best Years of A Boomers Life – After Age 65

The Best Years of A Boomers Life – After Age 65

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Have your ever thought about what you are going to do with the final two or three decades of your life?  While many people retire from their jobs sometime in their 60’s, they may continue to live an active, healthy life for another 20 to 30 years.  If you feel healthy and active as ou […]

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Passing the Baton: Baby Boomers & Ensuring Knowledge Transfer

Passing the Baton: Baby Boomers & Ensuring Knowledge Transfer

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

          The baby boomer generation can create a brain trust and enhance their legacy –the workforce is aging; however, they are also desirous of staying employed longer for several reasons, with many motivating factors. Many senior workers are motivated by their need to experience respect in their working environments and by […]

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Brazilian Smoker May Be World’s Oldest Person

Brazilian Smoker May Be World’s Oldest Person

| July 19, 2014 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

All things considered, Jose Aguinelo dos Santos is a pretty  lively Brazilian man. He walks without a stick, has no known health problems, smokes a pack of cigarettes a day, and is still a childless bachelor, according to reports. Oh, and he might be 126 years old—the world’s oldest living person. That’s the claim being made […]

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Stay Connected

Stay Connected

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Social Connection – The Gift For Lifetime Happiness By Megan Prentiss on behalf of Lively, www.mylively.com The aging of our Baby Boomer population has sparked a national discussion on the impact on our health care and social security system. There’s another aspect to our aging population that has received comparatively little fanfare: social connection, or […]

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More RN’s Staying In The Workforce

More RN’s Staying In The Workforce

| July 17, 2014 | 11 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

          Despite predictions of an impending nurse shortage, the current number of working registered nurses has surpassed expectations in part due to the number of baby-boomer RNs delaying retirement, a study by the RAND Corp. found. The study, published online Wednesday by Health Affairs, notes that the RN workforce, rather than peaking […]

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Happy Birthday Duchess of Cornwall

Happy Birthday Duchess of Cornwall

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Duchess of Cornwall celebrates her 67th birthday on Thursday 17 July. Camilla, who has been on an official visit to the West Country with her husband Prince Charles this week, is expected to mark the day with close family and friends. To honour Camilla’s birthday, HELLO! Online has compiled a list of ten facts […]

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SeaWorld San Diego 50 Years Old

SeaWorld San Diego 50 Years Old

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

SeaWorld San Diego is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with all kinds of splashy doings — penguin, sloth and flamingo greeters and an Explorer’s Reef where visitors can touch shark pups and rays. Paradise Point Resort & Spa on Mission Bay offers water taxi service in July and August for visitors who want to […]

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Greyhound: 100 year Anniversary

Greyhound: 100 year Anniversary

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Riders wait for their Greyhound bus to depart the Union Station parking garage in May in Washington, D.C. To meet the competition and its challenges, the bus company has been overhauling its image. (Amanda Voisard/For The Washington Post) It was nearing midnight when a sleek coach adorned with galloping canines inched through the new Greyhound […]

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Male Boomers

Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Male Boomers

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Jeffry S. Life, MD, PhD Many men over 50 suffer from a declining production of testosterone (or low T), a real medical condition referred to as andropause, and not one created by the pharmaceutical industry as some have suggested. The condition is a well-recognized, clinical disorder. The most current science clearly shows how declining […]

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Happy Birthday to Linda Ronstadt!

Happy Birthday to Linda Ronstadt!

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

I’ve written about my recent Linda bender — played her the whole way to L.A. and back, with just one “Tapestry” break! — so didn’t want to miss wishing the Tucson beauty a happy 68th. Relieve the magic HERE . Click here to view original web page at www.kennethinthe212.com

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Snooty’s 66th Birthday Bash

Snooty’s 66th Birthday Bash

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Snooty’s 66th Birthday Bash Snooty HT Archive He’s 9-foot-8, weighs 1,100 pounds and holds the title for oldest (known) manatee in the world. On Saturday, Snooty will celebrate his 66th birthday. The star sea cow will be the guest of honor during a free bash Saturday at his home […] Click here to view original […]

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5 Things to Consider if You Plan to Retire From and Sell Your Business in 5 Years

5 Things to Consider if You Plan to Retire From and Sell Your Business in 5 Years

| July 15, 2014 | 2 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By; Michael B. Schwerdtfeger You’ve successfully started and grown your business, but now you can start to imagine the day that you might want to spend more time on the golf course, with grand kids, or just hanging around the house driving your spouse crazy. It isn’t quite time to retire yet, but for the […]

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New SmartHome Technology Gives Boomers Piece of Mind

New SmartHome Technology Gives Boomers Piece of Mind

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By François Bordes, Neoji co-founder The year was 1987 – the year that a TV commercial about safety for the elderly, and one line in particular, was so memorable that it has become a part of American pop culture history. If you haven’t heard the line you should be applauded for being a voracious reader […]

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Canadian soldier killed 2 minutes before end of First World War remembered

Canadian soldier killed 2 minutes before end of First World War remembered

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

CTVNews.ca Staff Nearly a century after his death, a Nova Scotia community is remembering George Price, the last Commonwealth soldier killed in the First World War moments before it ended. Price, a 25-year-old Canadian private fighting for the British Commonwealth, was fatally shot by a German sniper in Belgium […] Click here to view original […]

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