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7 Small Diet Changes to Make You Healthier Than Ever
By Maureen Callahan
7 Small Diet Changes to Make You Healthier Than Ever
For most of us, it’s a lot easier to swap in one small good-for-you habit on occasion than completely overhaul the way we eat. Based on recent research, any or all of the following seven strategies will help do just that, to reshape the food choices you make on a daily basis. So before you…
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How I Finally Found the Right Volunteer Experience
By Jill Smolowe
How I Finally Found the Right Volunteer Experience
In 2011, social entrepreneur Nancy Lublin had an aha moment: Millennials don’t dial into help lines when they’re in crisis because they hate speaking on the phone. Two years later, Lublin launched the Crisis Text Line, a 24/7 crisis-intervention hotline that enables people to reach out for free help via text messaging — a communication…
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What Loneliness Is Doing to Your Heart
By Emily Gurnon
What Loneliness Is Doing to Your Heart
You may have heard that loneliness is hazardous to your health — and can even lead to an early death. Now, an analysis of 23 scientific studies gives us numbers that reveal just how sick it can really make you. People with “poor social relationships” had a 29 percent higher risk of newly diagnosed heart…
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Why Older Adults Are So Susceptible to Financial Fraud
By Olivia DaDalt
Why Older Adults Are So Susceptible to Financial Fraud
Innovations in technology, medicine and public health have resulted in longer life spans for Americans. In 1950, the average American could only expect to live to age 68; the average has since jumped to 78. Longer life spans have led to a burgeoning older adult population, in sheer numbers as well as in percentage of…
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6 Smart Money Moves When You Start a New Job
By Jodi Helmer
6 Smart Money Moves When You Start a New Job
Finding work takes work — sending out well-crafted resumés, going on interviews, networking like mad… But experts agree there’s something else all new hires need to do, even ones who’ve been in the workforce for decades: make key financial moves related to the new job. “Starting a new job is like starting a new school…
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To Change Aging, We Need a New Type of 401(k)
By Teresa Ghilarducci
To Change Aging, We Need a New Type of 401(k)
America’s “Do-It-Yourself” retirement saving system fails most workers who, despite widespread anxiety about having enough money in retirement, can’t satisfy a profound desire to…
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Retirement Planning, Estate Planning and Investing: All Struggles
By Richard Eisenberg
Retirement Planning, Estate Planning and Investing: All Struggles
Today’s grim financial news: Americans, especially those nearing retirement, are struggling with retirement planning, estate planning and making investment decisions. Those are key findings in the recent Pain Points and Actions report from Hearts & Wallets, a noted data and consulting firm focused on understanding the drivers behind investor decision-making. In its annual survey, Hearts &…
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Loneliness: A Growing Health Threat for Older Adults
By Emily Gurnon
Loneliness: A Growing Health Threat for Older Adults
When Sol Moran, 63, left her home in Puerto Rico to move to Minneapolis, things initially went well. She enjoyed being closer to her son, who lived in a nearby suburb, and she had a job she enjoyed. Then Moran got hit with a constellation of serious illnesses. She wasn’t able to keep up her…
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Celebrate Life’s Newest Stage: Middlescence
By Barbara Waxman
Celebrate Life’s Newest Stage: Middlescence
Let’s face it: no one looks forward to being in midlife. It’s a no man’s (and no woman’s) land where you feel unsure about your place in the grand scheme of things. You’re not young, but you certainly aren’t old. Your relationships are likely to be changing; your body is morphing in mysterious and challenging…
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Lessons Learned From 5 Months as a Nomad
By Chuck Bolotin
Lessons Learned From 5 Months as a Nomad
As boomers, quite a few of us had the fantasy when we were in high school or college of getting in a VW van with our friends and hitting the road for parts unknown or taking a year off to travel. What adventures we would have! Some of us even did it, and have stories…
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