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A  Purpose Prize in Retirement

A Purpose Prize in Retirement

| January 31, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Retirement Encores That Deserve a Standing Ovation A blind HR professional who helps other blind people develop workplace skills. Encore.org, which operates under the tag line, “Second acts for the greater good,” celebrated these accomplishments when it selected its 2014 Purpose Prize recipients. The Purpose Prize was created in 2005 to recognize life-changing work being […]

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Marijuana Investing and Health

Marijuana Investing and Health

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Marijuana takes center stage Over the past decade, the public’s opinion surrounding whether or not marijuana should be legalized has done a complete 180. Just one in four respondents in a Gallup poll would have been in favor of marijuana’s legalization just a decade ago. As of 2013, this figure had jumped to 58%, signaling […]

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Benefits of Good Night Sleep

Benefits of Good Night Sleep

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Better functioning reported in study decades afterward in study. TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Sleeping well during middle age may be an “investment” that leads to better mental functioning later in life, a new review finds. It’s known that sound sleep boosts memory and learning in young and middle-aged people, but many people […]

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Finally, Baby Boomers Outnumbered

Finally, Baby Boomers Outnumbered

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Quiet Way America Will Really Change in 2015 No more complaining about being outnumbered. There will be more Millennials than Baby Boomers in America this year, according to the US Census Bureau. The Millennial generation is expected to number 75.3 million this year, while there will only be 74.9 million Baby Boomers. (Poor Gen X. […]

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How Many Eggs And Stay Heart-Healthy?

How Many Eggs And Stay Heart-Healthy?

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Breakfast is one meal you shouldn’t skip. But a lot of us aren’t sure whether we should eat eggs because of their saturated fat and cholesterol content. The red flag is there only for people with heart disease risk factors, says Julia Zumpano, RD, of Cleveland Clinic’s Preventive Cardiology Nutrition Program. How many eggs per week? “There is no current recommendation on […]

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How Writing By Hand Can Save Your Brain

How Writing By Hand Can Save Your Brain

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Writing a calming sentence is a form of graphotherapy, Seifer says. Jotting down a sentence like, “I will be more peaceful” at least 20 times per day can actually have an impact, especially on those with attention deficit disorder. “This actually calms the person down and retrains the brain,” Seifer says. 1. It has a […]

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Therapy Dogs Helping Cancer Patients

Therapy Dogs Helping Cancer Patients

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Therapy Dogs Help Patients With Cancer Treatment ‘I would’ve stopped the treatment, but I wanted to come see the dog’ TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for cancer may get an emotional lift from man’s best friend, a new study suggests. The study, of patients with head and neck […]

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Retiring Baby Boomers Driving Down Wages

Retiring Baby Boomers Driving Down Wages

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A Lot Of Those People Who Left The US Labor Force Since The Financial Crisis Just Aren’t Coming Back Some people have speculated this is because demographic shifts mean higher-paid, older Boomers are retiring as younger, lower-paid millennials come into the labor force, bringing down the average wage even as worker wages go up. Deutsche […]

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Control Aging – 5 Ways

Control Aging – 5 Ways

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

MADDY DYCHTWALD: What is one element of growing older that has surprised me? Control. You may think you don’t have much, but all of us have more control than we think in terms of our own aging process. I always assumed I’d grow old like my parents. In fact, after my dad died at age […]

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Sex Myths For Baby Boomers

Sex Myths For Baby Boomers

| January 21, 2015 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

The fastest growing market in sex education today is the “Baby Boomers.” They grew up in the hot ’60s and are now confronting their own myths around sexuality, mid life and aging. Most Boomers grew up believing that after 50 was a fast trip into a kind of sexual deep sleep. And now that many […]

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1960’s Nostalgia For 2015

1960’s Nostalgia For 2015

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Our thirst for 1960s’ nostalgia is bottomless, so automakers keep remaking the classics. Ford will birth a brand new Mustang this fall as it chases GM’s own retro-rod, the Camaro. Alfa Romeo’s 4C is a dead ringer for the ’67 Alfa 33 Sradale, and Jaguar has followed the elegant E-Type with the ferocious F-Type. Meanwhile, […]

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Best Diets of 2015

Best Diets of 2015

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Washington, D.C. – Jan. 6, 2015 – As Americans resolve to become more invested in their health and wellness in the New Year, U.S. News & World Report today released its Best Diets of 2015, featuring rankings and information on 41 diet plans. For the fifth year, the DASH diet wins Best Diets Overall, while […]

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Hearty Soup Recipes: Tomato, Bean and Veggie Soup

Hearty Soup Recipes: Tomato, Bean and Veggie Soup

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

This vegetable soup recipe is healthy, delicious and easy to make. Team this soup with some crisp winter apples or pears and a serving of low-fat Cheddar cheese, and you’re ready for company. You can also make a double batch and freeze half for another meal. Ingredients 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil ½ pound […]

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At 90, Designing Tech For Aging Boomers

At 90, Designing Tech For Aging Boomers

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

In Silicon Valley’s youth-obsessed culture, 40-year-olds get plastic surgery to fit in. But IDEO, the firm that famously developed the first mouse for Apple, has a 90-year-old designer on staff. Barbara Beskind says her age is an advantage. “Everybody who ages is going to be their own problem-solver,” she says. And designers are problem-solvers. Beskind […]

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Wonder Woman and The Free Love Experiment

Wonder Woman and The Free Love Experiment

| January 18, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The ubiquitous character gets the most attention, but the little-known comic that introduced her deserves praise as well. DC Comics. Everybody knows about Wonder Woman, but not many people know about Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman, of course, is the superhero. Most people are familiar with her from the 1970s television show, in which Lynda Carter put […]

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The Rise and Fall of the Fitness Generation

The Rise and Fall of the Fitness Generation

| January 18, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“Baby boomers led an unprecedented fitness revolution, into a kind of golden era of health,” says Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., whose 1968 best-selling Aerobics put modern exercise on the map. In 1968, less than 24 percent of American adults exercised regularly; by 1984, that figure had risen to 59 percent. Cholesterol levels fell, and so […]

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Winter Jazzfest – New York The State of Jazz in 2015

Winter Jazzfest – New York The State of Jazz in 2015

| January 18, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Dispatches from the 11th annual Winter Jazzfest, where more than 100 groups performed over three days Zach Hindin and David Graham discuss the 2015 Winter Jazzfest in New York and what it says about the state of America’s classical music. Hindin: The rightful home of the country’s premier jazz festival is New York City—more than […]

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Seniors Are Facebookers: Pew Research

Seniors Are Facebookers: Pew Research

| January 17, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

   31% of all Seniors are on Facebook, Finds Pew Research Center The holidays were very good to me this year, and it appears the gifts keep coming. The Pew Research Internet Project has released its annual look at social media site usage. New this new year? More seniors than ever using social networks, specifically Facebook. […]

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Our Vision Statement

Our Vision Statement

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Shortly after hitting 60 I started to examine what life might be like as I face my next chapter. Should I expect a continual downward slope to the grave – God forbid – or what I hoped to discover the long awaited freedom from constraints and restrictions. The answer came a few years after that […]

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What Makes Us Dizzy

What Makes Us Dizzy

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

I have gotten dizzy from time to time.  Mostly when I haven’t eaten properly.  But it still makes me wonder if there is something else going on.   Who hasn’t gotten up quickly from sitting down and felt a little bit dizzy? Or had a stomach virus and things spun a bit? But while dizziness […]

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Tech Companies Talking Down to Boomers and Seniors

Tech Companies Talking Down to Boomers and Seniors

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

AVG Technologies’ research charts device usage and concerns of 50+  AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO – January 6, 2014 – Over two fifths (43%) of those over 50 feel patronized by technology companies. So say the results of the latest study by AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the online security company™ for 188 million active users, which surveyed almost […]

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New Year’s Brings Last Boomer

New Year’s Brings Last Boomer

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

When Doreen O’Brien celebrates her 50th birthday on New Year’s Eve, the ball will drop on an era in America. As one of the last baby boomers to cross the threshold into official old age, O’Brien brings up the statistical rear of the nation’s postwar spike in fertility, which lasted from 1946 to 1964. “It’s […]

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Miles left in Boomers’ Automotive Passions and Pocketbooks

Miles left in Boomers’ Automotive Passions and Pocketbooks

| January 3, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Once again baby boomers are refusing to go quietly into the car buying night.  Industry research, (Ford: http://goo.gl/zWlmGD) shows that baby boomers will continue to wield the greatest influence on the market for years to come.    A new study by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute reported graying boomers replaced the 35-to-44 year […]

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Seniors’ Health On A Global Scale

Seniors’ Health On A Global Scale

| January 3, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Seniors in America have more chronic health problems and take more medications than seniors in 10 other industrialized countries do, according to a new global survey. The United States also stood out among the 11 nations surveyed by The Commonwealth Fund for having more seniors struggling to get and afford the health care they need. […]

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Simple Bad Luck – Cause For Many Cancers – Say Researchers

Simple Bad Luck – Cause For Many Cancers – Say Researchers

| January 3, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Sometimes there just isn’t a good explanation for a cancer diagnosis other than random bad luck. That’s what researchers at Johns Hopkins have found. In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, oncologist Dr. Bert Vogelstein and biomathematician Cristian Tomasetti link more cancers than previously thought to random DNA mutations, and not to heredity […]

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