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5 Lessons for When Your Elderly Parent Is Dying
By Bart Astor, Debra Englander
5 Lessons for When Your Elderly Parent Is Dying
Much has been written about caring for aging parents, but too little advice is available about what to expect when your parent is dying. Bart Astor, author of Baby Boomer’s Guide to Caring for Aging Parents, and Debra Englander, a personal finance writer and editor, recently talked about the experiences they had when their aging …
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How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time
By Richard Eisenberg
How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time
The stressed-out, hair-pulling, kitchen-disaster, screaming-children, sleep-deprived but otherwise successful professional working mom has ventured into trope territory. If you’ve seen the I Don’t Know How She Does It film or read the Allison Pearson novel, you know. But Laura Vanderkam, author of the new time-management book for women, I Know How She Does It  (see …
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A New Way to Help Your Parents Stay in Their Home
By Kenneth Harney
A New Way to Help Your Parents Stay in Their Home
It’s a quandary many families face: Mom and Dad, now retired, need more money to live on and want to remain in their home but are wary about signing up for a traditional reverse mortgage with a bank. (Yesterday, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a cautionary report on these loans and their advertising.) …
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How This Man Started a Passion-Based Nonprofit
By Michele Wojciechowski
How This Man Started a Passion-Based Nonprofit
When David Schweidenback was in Ecuador as a Peace Corps volunteer in the 1970s, he noticed that everyone walked everywhere, except for his landlord — he had a bicycle. With that bike, he got more accomplished in a day than anyone else. Schweidenback returned to the U.S. and didn’t think much more about bikes and …
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How to Find Work/Life Bliss, Not Work/Life Balance
By Richard Eisenberg
How to Find Work/Life Bliss, Not Work/Life Balance
How’s that work/life balance working out for you? Chances are, not so well. The April 2015 Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement survey from the Society for Human Resource Management found that 55 percent of employees say work/life balance is very important to their job satisfaction (up from 45 percent in 2013). But about a third …
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Futurists Predict What Boomers Will Live to See
By Stephen L. Antczak
Futurists Predict What Boomers Will Live to See
NASA’s chief scientist, Ellen Stofan, recently said humans will set foot on Mars by the mid-2030s. If this were to occur, there’s a good chance many boomers will be around to see it happen. That got me wondering: What else will come to pass before the last boomer becomes a memory? I turned to two …
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The 5 Exercises You Should Do Every Day
By Rashelle Brown
The 5 Exercises You Should Do Every Day
Balance and mobility training can benefit us at any age, but it becomes more important as you reach and pass the age of 50. Maintaining joint range of motion allows you to move naturally and helps to combat the postural problems that cause neck, back, shoulder and hip pain. Far from only preventing stumbles and …
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6 Ways to Slow Down Time
By Linda Melone, CSCS
6 Ways to Slow Down Time
If the saying, “Time flies when you’re having fun,” holds true, we must be having a lot more fun as we age. Time certainly seems to zip by as the years roll on. Interestingly, this time warp is not all in our imagination, says Dr. Allen Towfigh, medical director, New York Neurology & Sleep Medicine …
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How a 40-Mile Bike Race Led to Self-Respect
By Kevin Kusinitz
How a 40-Mile Bike Race Led to Self-Respect
I’ve made it off the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in Staten Island, the climax of New York City’s 40-mile, 5 Boro Bike Tour. In the last six hours I’ve seen more of the city than I have in the 34 years I’ve lived here. After crossing the official finish line, I slow to a stop and take …
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Why Our Culture Is Obsessed With Thinness
By Patricia Corrigan
Why Our Culture Is Obsessed With Thinness
How important is body size to our sense of intrinsic worth? Consider this: A hospice chef in Wisconsin told a science journalist that many of the dying women who were still able to eat “refused bread, salad dressing, butter, chocolate, desserts and other ‘fattening’ foods.” You’re on your last lap, and you think it is …
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