Articles and Blogs

How Dancing Lifted Me Out of Depression
By Elizabeth Wray
How Dancing Lifted Me Out of Depression
The movement flows from shoulder to elbow, to wrist and hand, our raised arms propelling us like mythic birds in flight. In the Brooklyn community center, we are warming up before our Cuban salsa class, following our teacher across the floor, tracing the movement of Oya, the Yoruban goddess of the winds. 
Read More
Is Follow Your Passion Good Career Advice?
By William MacAskill
Is Follow Your Passion Good Career Advice?
(This article is adapted from the new book Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference by William MacAskill) Career advice is commonly built around slogans like “follow your heart” or “follow your passion.” A popular YouTube video, What If Money Was No Object?, narrated by British writer Alan Watts, suggests…
Read More
Memories Actually Get Better With Age
By Peter Hubbell
Memories Actually Get Better With Age
(This article is adapted from the new book, Getting Better With Age: Improving Marketing in the Age of Aging by Peter Hubbell published by LID Publishing.) Memories get better with age. By memories, I’m talking about long-term memory or LTM, not short-term memory such as basic information like phone numbers and where you left your…
Read More
How to Stop Bankrolling Your Grown Kid
By Andrea Woroch
How to Stop Bankrolling Your Grown Kid
Facing record student loan debt and challenging earning potential while representing a whopping 40 percent of nation’s unemployed, it’s no wonder today’s young adults are struggling to get a foothold on their personal and professional lives after college. As a result, these Gen Y’ers are delaying major life events like buying a home, and are…
Read More
Gay Retirement Communities Come of Age
By Kari Imberg
Gay Retirement Communities Come of Age
Within the last few years, many states legalized same-sex marriages, and, of course, the U.S. Supreme Court made gay marriage legal throughout the land in June. But that doesn’t mean it’s been easy for LGBT people to find places to live in retirement. According to a recent report by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force,…
Read More
Fixing Social Security: Everyone Needs to Pitch In
By Sylvester J. Schieber
Fixing Social Security: Everyone Needs to Pitch In
One of the substantive issues that occasionally has arisen in the presidential debates is what to do about Social Security. Current revenues for the pension program do not cover the benefit payouts and the trust funds are projected to be depleted in 15 to 20 years. To their credit, most of the candidates realize that…
Read More
Job Hunters: Overcoming 3 Employer Prejudices
By Richard N. Bolles
Job Hunters: Overcoming 3 Employer Prejudices
(This article is adapted from the new book, What Color Is Your Parachute? 2016: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard N. Bolles.) If you got a job interview and got turned down, you may be thinking there is some handicap — hidden or obvious — that is keeping you from getting hired. …
Read More
Best Ways to Get a Job at a Nonprofit
By Kerry Hannon
Best Ways to Get a Job at a Nonprofit
When I speak to job seekers over 50 who’ve spent their careers in the business world, they often say they’d love to work at a nonprofit that would let them tap their skills and truly make a difference. Heck, in the past week, I’ve even had unprompted conversations with my sister, brother and best girlfriend …
Read More
Free Training When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s
By Heidi Raschke
Free Training When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s
The snapshots of Ida are stunning. In one, she’s 80 years old, smiling, straddling a motorcycle; it’s her birthday, and she’s celebrating by knocking off one of the items on her bucket list. In another, taken a few years later, she’s clutching a stuffed animal; she looks confused. And then there’s the last one where her face is hollow and blank.
Read More
Clinical Studies Open for Alzheimer’s Patients
By Thomas Ala, M.D.
Clinical Studies Open for Alzheimer’s Patients
Today in the U.S., more than five million people are living with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease. As we have begun to live longer, rates of Alzheimer’s have grown dramatically and, along with other dementias, it is now the third leading cause of death in the United States among seniors. Encouraging strides are being made toward early intervention …
Read More
More Results: