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How to Draw Down Retirement Assets

How to Draw Down Retirement Assets

| October 21, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

As you approach your retirement, one of the first things you may wonder is how to draw down your assets. How much money can you take out of your IRA, Roth IRA, 401(k) or other savings, investments and liquid assets, and still feel confident that your money will last the rest of your life? What […]

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Regrow a tooth? Fish, yes; humans, maybe some day

Regrow a tooth? Fish, yes; humans, maybe some day

| October 21, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

When a Lake Malawi cichlid loses a tooth, a new one drops neatly into place as a replacement. Why can’t humans similarly regrow teeth lost to injury or disease? Working with hundreds of these colorful fish, researchers are beginning to understanding how the animals maintain their hundreds of teeth throughout their adult lives. By studying […]

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Men’s Health Supplements Don’t Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients: Study

Men’s Health Supplements Don’t Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients: Study

| October 21, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds no evidence that men’s health supplements help prostate cancer patients. Although popular, such supplements do not appear to lower the risk for experiencing radiation treatment side effects; the risk that localized cancer will spread; or the risk that prostate cancer patients will die from […]

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Suing A Nursing Home Could Get Easier Under Proposed Federal Rules

Suing A Nursing Home Could Get Easier Under Proposed Federal Rules

| October 21, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

As Dean Cole’s dementia worsened, he began wandering at night. He’d even forgotten how to drink water. His wife, Virginia, could no longer manage him at home. So after much agonizing, his family checked him into a Minnesota nursing home. “Within a little over two weeks he’d lost 20 pounds and went into a coma,” […]

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Tips Now For Medicare Part D

Tips Now For Medicare Part D

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

Medicare Part D Enrollment: A Comprehensive Guide By  Becky Rabbitt, PharmD, RPh Medicare enrollment can be a daunting process for both seniors and their caregivers. There’s a lot of information to sift through, predictions to make, and the added stresses of a limited enrollment period. However, choosing a plan can have major financial implications; making the […]

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A Scary Halloween Entrepreneur Story

A Scary Halloween Entrepreneur Story

| October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

When it’s scarier to be an employee than to be an entrepreneur By Jim Judy – Franchise Business Consultant October is the time when it’s fun to be fearful. While many of us enjoy a good-natured trick around Halloween, fearing for your financial security is no treat. A 2015 survey from the University of Michigan […]

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The Parkinson’s Disease Aspect You DON’T Know About — Psychosis

The Parkinson’s Disease Aspect You DON’T Know About — Psychosis

| October 12, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Tremors are the “tell-tale” sign of Parkinson’s disease, a progressive motor disorder disease commonly diagnosed in older adults (on average at age 62). But if you are a caregiver of someone living with this all-too-common disease, then you may not realize that non-motor symptoms (those unrelated to physical movement), such as psychosis, may develop as […]

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Sizing up the sincerity of corporate apologies

Sizing up the sincerity of corporate apologies

| October 11, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

Jason Landman’s stateroom on the Carnival Miracle vibrated from the moment his ship cast off in Long Beach, Calif., until it docked seven days later. “It shook and rattled literally from start to finish of the cruise,” he says. When he complained about the noise in Cabin 7243, he says a cruise line representative offered […]

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When Will You Have Your Heart Attack?

When Will You Have Your Heart Attack?

| October 11, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

Heart disease is the most common cause of death in the United States, despite gains that have been made in fighting this disease over the past few decades. Even though the number of deaths from heart disease have been cut in half since 1960, about 30% of Americans will still die as a result of […]

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California adopts tough rules for antibiotic use in farm animals

California adopts tough rules for antibiotic use in farm animals

| October 11, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday signed a bill that sets the strictest government standards in the United States for the use of antibiotics in livestock production. The move from California, known for its leadership on public health and environmental issues, comes amid growing concern that the overuse of such drugs is contributing to rising […]

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Thoughtful Downsizing: 5 Tips to Achieve Less House and More Home

Thoughtful Downsizing: 5 Tips to Achieve Less House and More Home

| September 10, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

More and more Boomers are discovering the benefits of downsizing their homes. There is an increase in Boomers looking for Homes For Sale In Georgia, Hawaii and South Dakota (the 3 best states to retire), the majority of which are looking for smaller homes. With an empty nest comes the next phase of your life, […]

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Simple Healthy Tips For Well Being

Simple Healthy Tips For Well Being

| September 9, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Three Simple Ways to Improve Your Wellbeing for Healthy Aging Month By Alan Wu, Bay Alarm Medical September is Healthy Aging Month, the perfect time to reflect on how you can optimize your physical, mental and social health as you grow older. While it’s important to take care of yourself at every life stage, seniors […]

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The Health of Medicare at 50

The Health of Medicare at 50

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

Across the country, celebrations large and small were recently held in honor of Medicare’s 50th birthday. These celebrations were well deserved since Medicare is one of the most successful programs of the past century. And while the excitement of the birthday still lingers, no one should rest on their laurels. Policymakers must apply lessons learned […]

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Check-Out These Common Misconceptions About River Cruising

Check-Out These Common Misconceptions About River Cruising

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

It’s the fastest growing segment of the cruise industry overall, with 10 percent annual passenger growth over the last five years, according to recent data from Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). And luxury travel agency network Virtuoso, in an annual survey of its advisors, named river cruising the No. 1 travel trend this year. A […]

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Passive Business Income – Dream or Reality

Passive Business Income – Dream or Reality

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Four reasons why Baby Boomers love semi-absentee franchises Read the news today and you’ll see a countless number of stories on how baby boomers are handling retirement. Did they save enough money for the lifestyle they expect? How have they structured their nest egg? Will they be able to retire at all, or will they […]

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10 Things Seniors Should Know About Windows 10

10 Things Seniors Should Know About Windows 10

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

Technology powers so many things in our everyday lives: staying in touch with family and friends, online banking and shopping, and a wide range of entertainment experiences. But even the most tech-savvy among us can be caught off guard when technology changes, so it’s no wonder a majority of seniors are wary about upgrading to […]

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The Fear & Anxiety Solution

The Fear & Anxiety Solution

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Dr. Friedemann Schaub MD, PhD is the author of the award-winning book “The Fear and Anxiety Solution.” Dr. Schaub, a physician specializing in cardiology and molecular biologist, has helped thousands of people with his Personal Breakthrough and Empowerment program to overcome emotional challenges by addressing their deeper, subconscious root causes.

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New Line of Self-Buttoning Shirts Simplifies Dressing with Magnets

New Line of Self-Buttoning Shirts Simplifies Dressing with Magnets

| April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

MagnaReady’s stress free dress shirts eliminate frustrations of limited mobility BOSTON, MA – Many of us stand in our closets in the morning staring at our racks of clothes agonizing over what to wear that day, but worrying about how we are going to get dressed never crosses our minds. For the 1 million people […]

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Almonds Improve Your Heart Health

Almonds Improve Your Heart Health

| March 4, 2015 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

Sometimes, it’s okay to go a little bit nutty – especially if that means upping your intake of almonds. Native to the Mediterranean climate, almonds are a staple of the heart-healthy diet and provide many health benefits. Like many other nuts, almonds are high in fat, which tend to give them a bad rap with consumers. […]

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Baby Boomers Reviving The Economy?

Baby Boomers Reviving The Economy?

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

For generations, the dream retirement was one spent in warmer climates, on the beach and often walking distance from a golf course. Chris Farrell, a senior economics contributor at Marketplace, is among those now laughing at the idea. Farrell, 61, is the author of “Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Way We Think About […]

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Retirement Security Index – U.S. 19th

Retirement Security Index – U.S. 19th

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

Americans always like to consider themselves first in just about everything, so news that the U.S. ranks 19th in retirement preparedness may come as very disappointing to many. But that is where the recently published 2015 Natixis Global Retirement Index places the US.—A spot it has held steady for three years running. The Natixis Global […]

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Boomer Grannies: Soccer Moms 2.0

Boomer Grannies: Soccer Moms 2.0

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Hillary Clinton simply meant to respond to anti-vaxers when she wrote the following tweet. The science is clear: The earth is round, the sky is blue, and #vaccineswork. Let’s protect all our kids. #GrandmothersKnowBest The reaction was instantaneous. #GrandmothersKnowBest became a trending hashtag, drawing cheers and sneers, leaving pundits to wonder if it was indicative […]

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How to Embrace the Mediterranean Diet

How to Embrace the Mediterranean Diet

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Today, people living by the Mediterranean Sea may eat fast food. But the traditional fare of southern Italy, Greece and the other Mediterranean countries is fabulously heart-healthy. Studies link it to some of the highest life expectancy and lowest heart disease rates in the world. Follow these tips to make your meals more Mediterranean. 1. […]

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Retirement Cruise Of The World

Retirement Cruise Of The World

| February 23, 2015 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

The next day they would be in Bora Bora, they said. They planned to tour the island and play in its dazzling aquamarine lagoon, considered one of the most beautiful in the world. The adventure might be considered epic for some people, but it’s not unusual for the Steiners. This was their eighth world cruise, […]

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Life and Lust at 60

Life and Lust at 60

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

By Diana Raab, Ph.D.is a transpersonal psychologist, poet, memoirist and essayist.   When I was 18, my family doctor gave me my first gynecological exam. The examination table was in the same room as his desk. I sat in the chair across from this pudgy 60-something-year-old doctor. He puffed away at his pipe saying, “You know […]

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Looking for a Second Career? Try Before You Buy.

Looking for a Second Career? Try Before You Buy.

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

MARC FREEDMAN: What one tip would I give to older Americans who are currently out of work, but who would like to find full-time employment? Embrace action. When determining how to move into new kinds of work, we can try to think things through in advance—or we can get out into the world. Both have […]

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The World’s Craziest, Beautiful Cars

The World’s Craziest, Beautiful Cars

| February 14, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) — Italy has David, Paris has the Mona Lisa and now, Atlanta has the Firebird I XP-21. Don’t laugh gallery snobs and car-haters: The automobile has vaulted from the streets to the lofty art world. Even if automobiles aren’t your thing, the Firebird’s bizarre wings and bubble cockpit are worth a peek. […]

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Get Screened for Colon Cancer For You

Get Screened for Colon Cancer For You

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

Why Every Boomer Should Get Screened for Colon Cancer By Eric Hargis, CEO Colon Cancer Alliance – Why Get Screened for Colon Cancer Turning 50 is often considered a significant milestone in one’s life. As we age, we become more familiar with the ever-growing list of health issues affecting us. One specific health concern is […]

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Relieve Stress As We Age

Relieve Stress As We Age

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

Anxiety and Baby Boomers Take Control of Your Anxiety: A Drug-Free Approach to Living a Happy, Healthy Life (Career Press, 2015) Steps About How to Relieve Stress as We Age Retirement had been most enjoyable for Sid and Maggie.  They had worked hard, saved their money and invested wisely.  As many Baby Boomers, their retirement […]

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A Device For Immortality?

A Device For Immortality?

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Since the beginning of mankind, we have been fascinated by immortality. Many have tried, from the pharaohs of ancient Egypt to devout followers of man-made religions. Yet, eternal life remains elusive. In the Hollywood sensationalized movie The Imitation Game, based on the life of Alan Turing, considered the father of theoretical computer science and artificial […]

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What’s Too Old For Laser Eye Surgery?

What’s Too Old For Laser Eye Surgery?

| February 9, 2015 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

Are you the right candidate for refractive eye surgery? Am I too old for LASIK surgery? It’s a question you might ask yourself once you get past 50, but the answer seems to be. It depends. That is the consensus of doctors who perform the procedure. We asked Clifford L. Salinger, MD of V.I.P. Laser […]

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Cosmetic Surgery For All Ages

Cosmetic Surgery For All Ages

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

In the common vernacular, we refer to it as getting some work done. But what is more commonly called cosmetic surgery is reaching new and higher ages for Americans who never thought it was possible and what a difference it is making. Years ago, people seeking cosmetic surgery would bring pictures of celebrities to their […]

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Boomers Declared Winner In The Generational Warfare

Boomers Declared Winner In The Generational Warfare

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

Boomers Declared Winner In The Generational Warfare The policy of safeguarding Boomer benefits with asset bubbles will lead to the destruction of the unprepared, the unwary and those who foolishly trusted our “leadership” and central bank to tell them the truth. Though it is exceedingly politically incorrect to mention it publicly, a financial war between […]

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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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Second Careers Strong at 77

Second Careers Strong at 77

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Not Ready for Retirement? Pursue a Second Act Career on Your Terms  For baby boomers that aren’t quite ready for their golden years, pursuing a ‘second act’ career is a popular option on the way to retirement. But what’s the recipe for achieving success the second time around? According to Avon Representative Vondell McKenzie of […]

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Last Baby Boomers Turns 50

Last Baby Boomers Turns 50

| December 18, 2014 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

Carlos Barientos III was born at 6.45 on the evening of Dec 31, 1964, a few miles northwest of Honolulu. This year, he will turn 50, quite possibly making him the last member of the US “baby boom” to do so. The generation that once seemed to define for the world the energy, excitement and […]

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Brain Games Myth

Brain Games Myth

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

A new study reports all the hype over brain training to improve our memory may be exaggerated at best and possibly misleading. In Phaedrus, Plato’s 2,400-year-old set of dialogues, Socrates narrates a conversation between the King of Egypt, Thamus, and a god, Theuth. Theuth had invented various fields of learning, including arithmetic, astronomy, geometry, and […]

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Tiny Sensors May Soon Monitor Seniors’ Medicines From Inside

Tiny Sensors May Soon Monitor Seniors’ Medicines From Inside

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

Fantastic Voyage: Tiny Sensors May Soon Monitor Seniors’ Medicines From Inside Ever been lost on a new trail on a hike? Or confused between north and south in a new city? Or after a certain age, unsure if you really took that anti-cholesterol pill last night, or was it the blood pressure pill?  They kind-of […]

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Your Bladder Dampening Holiday Spirits?

Your Bladder Dampening Holiday Spirits?

| December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Navigating Travel with Bladder Issues:    Celebrating the holidays with friends and family can be the best of times. But when being together requires travel, a holiday can become a real turkey for those dealing with urinary incontinence (UI). Those unplanned snags—weather and mechanical delays, overbooked flights, etc.—can do more than dampen holiday spirits. For […]

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Trends in Cooking – Dehydrating

Trends in Cooking – Dehydrating

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

As we begin to see innovative restaurateurs expanding their menus to include the likes of dehydrated foods, many consumers may not be aware of what dehydrating is, how it’s done or why it is a useful aspect of cooking and preserving. From intensifying flavors to prolonging the use of out-of-season fruits and vegetables, dehydrating is an […]

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More Squash, Less Bacon: Calculating Your Real-Life Heart Risk

More Squash, Less Bacon: Calculating Your Real-Life Heart Risk

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

Cardiovascular risk calculators usually expect you to know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers. I have enough trouble remembering my email password. So this new calculator from the Harvard School of Public Health may be a boon for people like me. It’s designed to more accurately gauge risk for people who are in their 40s […]

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Richest Generation In History: Silent

Richest Generation In History: Silent

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

When he and his wife married in 1959, they lived in Texas and saved 10 percent of every paycheck. Thanks to well-timed equity and property investments, the 81-year-old now lives a much different life than the elderly he knew as a child. “We just invested the money very wisely, some in markets and some in […]

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Increasing Your Brain Storage

Increasing Your Brain Storage

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Is it possible to change the amount of information the brain can store? Maybe, according to a new international study led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). Their research has identified a molecule that puts a brake on brain processing and when removed, brain function and memory recall is improved. […]

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Avoiding Problems When Retiring Overseas

Avoiding Problems When Retiring Overseas

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Tens of thousands of Americans have chosen to move to other countries in retirement and most have had pleasant experiences, often living happily in gorgeous tropical or European locations.  The people who have had the most success are those who took the time to do thorough research and careful financial planning. Recently I wrote a […]

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Is Your Aging Parent Safe To Drive – How To Know

Is Your Aging Parent Safe To Drive – How To Know

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

If you suspect an elderly parent isn’t driving as well as he used to, there are actions you can take to help. Some older people can drive safely in their 80s and even early 90s, but many seniors develop hearing, vision and other problems that impair their ability to drive safely. Loss of the ability to […]

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Warren Buffett Stocks to Hold Forever

Warren Buffett Stocks to Hold Forever

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“When we own portions of outstanding businesses with outstanding managements, our favorite holding period is forever.” — Warren Buffett, letter to shareholders, 1988 Warren Buffett is arguably the most successful investor ever, and his investment philosophy is quite straightforward: buying high-quality companies and holding them for the long term, ideally forever. Because of Buffett’s successful […]

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Veterans Day: 6 Financial Tips From Military Experts to Service Members

Veterans Day: 6 Financial Tips From Military Experts to Service Members

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Veterans Day: 6 Financial Tips From Military Experts to Service Members The men and women in our armed forces face challenges every day, even after returning from their respective tours of duty. And while nothing can truly compare to the challenges confronted by soldiers, sailors and airmen in the face of combat, integrating oneself back […]

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Surrendering To Joy

Surrendering To Joy

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Surrendering To Joy On an August night in San Francisco, a 22-year-old named Teal collapsed from a sudden, unexplainable cardiac arrest. Six days later she died, but not before a spiritual unfolding began that changed the life of her mother forever. These essays – each one a personal touch into the divine – chart her […]

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Alzheimer – A Personal Story

Alzheimer – A Personal Story

| November 9, 2014 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

Inside The Mind of Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s is one of the most dreaded diseases that usually come with old age. It not only hampers your ability to recall memories, but it also severs the connection between you and your family, which can be mentally devastating for both parties. No stranger to this disease is Greg O’ […]

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Too Much Milk Cause Brittle Bones?

Too Much Milk Cause Brittle Bones?

| November 9, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

If you drink milk to keep your bones strong, there’s good logic in it. Milk and dairy products are concentrated calcium sources, and we know calcium fortifies bones and prevents osteoporosis. However, a recent study suggests that while some milk may be good, more is not better. In fact, too much milk may be bad […]

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Diet Foods That Kill Your Diet

Diet Foods That Kill Your Diet

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Have your efforts at dieting sapped your energy without moving the scale at all? That can happen when you follow claims and promises made by diet food manufacturers rather than sound nutrition principles. Sticking to reasonable portion sizes and filling up with healthy food are always preferable to relying on diet foods. If you want […]

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Becoming Digitally Savvy To Scammers

Becoming Digitally Savvy To Scammers

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

              Computer users of any age can fall prey to scams. Unfortunately, there are cyber-criminals who target the unwary. Scams include developing fake websites or using a telephone ruse to gain access to data that they can exploit to open fraudulent lines of credit or steal money from accounts. […]

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Nourishing Memory and Brain Function

Nourishing Memory and Brain Function

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Some Food for Thought to Nourish Memory and Brain Function By Peggy Buchanan, director of fitness at Vista del Monte in Santa Barbara CA, a Front Porch community November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, five million Americans live with the disease with that number expected to triple by 2050. But the […]

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Cannabis In the Voting Booth

Cannabis In the Voting Booth

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Times have surely changed over the past decade, and marijuana’s perception among the public is only gaining steam. In just a matter of days, voters will go to the polls in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C., to decide whether or not to approve marijuana for recreational use, while Floridians will weigh in on whether it […]

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Blast of Green Deep Sleep

Blast of Green Deep Sleep

| November 2, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Mimi Blast of Green Deep Sleep 50% Collard Greens 1/2 Avocado 1 Carrot, peeled 1 Tomato 1 Lemond, peeled 1 Tsp Spirulina 1 Pince of Sea Salt Water: Top with water and ready to blast

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Mimi’s Luscious Anti-Acid Reflux Soup

Mimi’s Luscious Anti-Acid Reflux Soup

| November 2, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Mimi Mimi’s Spinach Soup is great for acid reflux sufferers.  Acid reflux is usually managed through medication and diet change. Patients should avoid overeating and foods that produce a great deal of stomach acid, such as deep-fried foods. Mild symptoms can be treated with antacids (such as Tums(TM)), or foaming agents that protect the […]

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