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A Mayo Clinic physician offers a joyful plan based in science
Dr. Amit Sood, 48, reckons, based on average life span, that he has 10,000 days more to live. That sense of finite time helps him focus his attention, show compassion, be grateful and help others — all actions that lead to happiness.


How to avoid treating your loved one like a child
As a loved one starts to slip away due to Alzheimer’s or another dementia, his or her behaviors may at times seem childlike. As a result, there’s often a tendency to treat this adult as a child.

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What the Dreams of the Dying Teach Us About Death

Shortly before her death, Jeanne had a vivid dream. She was lying in her bed at the hospice center, she told a researcher. People began walking past. On her right was a line of strangers who touched her arm or hand as they went by. On her left was a procession of loved ones who…

The Challenges of Dating as a Single Midlife Mom

In wrestling, competitors are required to earn an escape point each match — they have to prove they can extricate themselves from tough holds. In her new book Escape Points, author and Northwestern University journalism professor Michele Weldon explores all the nuances and metaphors of that phrase. She flees an abusive relationship only to have …

What an Executor of an Estate Needs to Do

(This article is adapted from the new book 5@55: The 5 Essential Legal Documents You Need by Age 55.) One of the most important things someone can do to best ensure their estate is handled without a hitch is to appoint the right person as the estate’s executor, sometimes called a representative. So what do …

The 3 Strikes Against Older Job Hunters

There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence about how hard it can be for unemployed people over 50 to get hired after they’ve lost their jobs. Now, a team of academic researchers have culled all the studies they could find to see what the data shows. The result isn’t pretty, but one of these experts has some …

5 Good Reasons to Write Your Own Obituary

Why, one might ask, would anyone want to write his or her own obituary? Out of sheer narcissism? Utter morbidity? An insatiable desire to control things? Any or all of those motivations may be at work, but, to put a more positive spin on things, the act of writing one’s own obituary can also be …


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