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How to Be a Writer at Any Age
By Warren Adler
How to Be a Writer at Any Age
I always wanted to be a writer. Ever since I was conscious, I felt that inexplicable pull to tell a story, to create a scene, to leave a reader wanting to know what would happen next. When life’s responsibilities came knocking, i.e. I had a family to support, my career as a published author was…
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5 Biases That May Be Costing You a Fortune
By Jennifer Nelson
5 Biases That May Be Costing You a Fortune
Most of us have preconceived biases based on our life experience. But if you let your biases affect your finances, it could wind up costing you bigtime. Here are five financial biases you might not even know you have and how to prevent them from being harmful to your wealth: Status Quo Bias It’s the…
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4 Ways to Get Your Encore Career Off the Ground
By Nancy Collamer
4 Ways to Get Your Encore Career Off the Ground
Many people over 50 hope to use their later years to make a difference in the world — as volunteers, nonprofit employees or social entrepreneurs. Yet all too often, the path to finding meaningful encore work proves more challenging than expected. I thought a lot about this while attending Encore 2016, a recent Encore.org gathering…
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Age Is an Asset: Let’s Use It
By Donna Butts
Age Is an Asset: Let’s Use It
 Wake up and smell the demographics. Our society is aging. What an opportunity! We get to create the world we want to live in as we grow older. To me that’s a world in…
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A Cure for Dementia in 5 Years?
By Paul Duncan
A Cure for Dementia in 5 Years?
The former head of the World Dementia Council says he is “optimistic” that a cure for dementia may be found in five years. Dennis Gillings, a biostatistician and the outgoing chairman of the Council, said “great strides” had been made in scientific understanding of dementia and the gaps in research, according to Britain’s The Daily Telegraph.…
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7 Ways to Find Career Satisfaction After 50
By Kerry Hannon
7 Ways to Find Career Satisfaction After 50
How can you find career satisfaction after 50? I travel around the country speaking about exactly that and have written motivational books on the subject, including Love Your Job: The New Rules for Career Happiness and Getting the Job You Want after 50.
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10 Ways to Make Life Easier for a Sick Friend
By Patricia Corrigan
10 Ways to Make Life Easier for a Sick Friend
Your friend is nursing a broken limb, recovering from surgery or going through cancer treatments. You want to help, but aren’t sure what to do. Here are 10 suggestions from someone who has both helped and been helped. Thank goodness for friends! 1. Sit with your friend. And don’t just sit there. Be willing to…
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Advice on Moving to a Continuing Care Retirement Community
By Harriet Edleson
Advice on Moving to a Continuing Care Retirement Community
If you have looked at options for where to live as you age, you may have considered continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs). Here’s what to know before moving into one: A CCRC typically offers different tiers of living situations, from independent to assisted living to nursing care and, sometimes, a separate Alzheimer’s or dementia wing…
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When You Need Help Caring for Mom or Dad
By Emma Dickison
When You Need Help Caring for Mom or Dad
When I was 17, the matriarch of my family, my grandmother, suffered her fifth stroke. Afterward, her mind was still sharp, but physically she was never the same. She needed care 24 hours a day. In the summers and on holidays, we would drive to Kentucky from our home in Florida to spend time with family …
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How to Find Your Inner Artist at Any Age
By Hélèna Katz
How to Find Your Inner Artist at Any Age
My parents’ duplex is like a shrine dedicated to our family’s artistic talents. One sister’s paintings, sketches and collages decorate the walls. Another’s drawing holds a prominent spot in the dining room. A cabinet displays my father’s sculptures and my mother’s handmade dolls, which are outfitted in 19th-century costumes that she designed and sewed herself.…
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