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How Long-Term Care Insurance Policies Backfire
By Richard Eisenberg
How Long-Term Care Insurance Policies Backfire
Some people protect themselves from the exorbitant out-of-pocket cost of long-term care (median annual price of a private room in a nursing home: $91,250, according to Genworth Financial), by buying long-term care insurance policies. But here’s some stunning news during what the long-term care industry calls Long Term Care Awareness Month: More than a third…
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8 Secrets of People Who Exercise Regularly
By Linda Melone, CSCS
8 Secrets of People Who Exercise Regularly
I began working out 35 years ago, at the tender age of 21, and have never stopped. During that time, I’ve seen leg warmers come and (thankfully) go; tried Pilates, cycling and yoga and worked as a personal trainer for 15 of those years. I don’t recall taking more than a week off at any…
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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. 
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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. …
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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 …
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