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An Invitation to Dump Your Obligations
By Achim Nowak
An Invitation to Dump Your Obligations
It seems like the impossible dream: To carve out unobligated time. We often complain that we don’t have enough time to do all the things we wish to do. For many of us, it’s a true statement. We truly don’t have enough time. We ardently desire a “time out” from our obligations. Some call this…
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The Secret to a Long Marriage
By Candy Schulman
The Secret to a Long Marriage
When I mention I recently celebrated my 40th wedding anniversary, friends stare incredulously as if to say, “How is that possible?” I joke that I was a child bride in an arranged marriage, sold with a dowry to the highest bidder. The truth is I did vow “I do” at 23. My husband, Steve, and…
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Pssst! A Little-Known Way Job Seekers Can Hear About Hidden Jobs
By Nancy Collamer
Pssst! A Little-Known Way Job Seekers Can Hear About Hidden Jobs
If you’re considering a job switch, chances are you’ve already updated your resumé, polished your LinkedIn profile and signed up for job alerts. But if you want to tap into the hidden job market — the 80 percent of job openings that are never advertised — I’ve got another to-do for you: Join a talent…
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6 Great Online Tools for Your Job Search
By James Hu
6 Great Online Tools for Your Job Search
The way we search for jobs has taken a huge shift from the days of combing through classifieds and mailing in resumés. With a myriad of sites promising hiring results, below are what we at Jobscan consider to be the five best online tools to help with your job search, with a picture from each…
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Why We Run: A Father-Daughter Reflection on Gender and Aging
By Krista Millay and Tom Millay
Why We Run: A Father-Daughter Reflection on Gender and Aging
I’ll start. This is Krista. I was never a runner. But when my dad took up running in his fifties, it spurred me to reconsider. Maybe I was underestimating myself, my body, and my potential. By taking up running, my dad showed me that I…
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Guardianship Laws: Improving, But Problems Persist
By Emily Gurnon
Guardianship Laws: Improving, But Problems Persist
Cases of abusive guardianships have made headlines for decades. Horrific tales — of relatives fighting over Mom to access her savings, professional guardians draining an estate through exorbitant fees or nursing homes…
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How to Survive Your Kid’s Wedding
By Elizabeth Fishel
How to Survive Your Kid’s Wedding
Before my son, Will, 28, married his lovely, longtime girlfriend last summer, the only wedding I’d helped plan was my own, some 30-odd years before. Compared to my son’s full-on festivities, ours was a pleasantly simple affair—100 guests, a short outdoor ceremony with two attendants (my sister, my husband’s brother), lunch, dancing and everyone home…
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How to Find a Great Place to Live or Make Yours One
By Richard Eisenberg
How to Find a Great Place to Live or Make Yours One
I’m a sucker for lists, articles and books about “Best Places to Live” and given how popular they are, I suspect you are, too. Now, journalist Melody Warnick (who’s moved six times in her adult life) has written a terrific book that could help you find yours — or help you make your current community…
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Making Art Has a Profound Effect on Vulnerable Older Adults
By Suzanne Gerber
Making Art Has a Profound Effect on Vulnerable Older Adults
If social inclusion is an important factor in promoting optimum wellness in older adults, what happens when you add arts to the equation? Elaine Moody was curious about that question, so the nurse who was working on her Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver at the time, set out in search of an answer.…
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5 Essential Tips to Reinvent Your Career
By Robert DiGiacomo
5 Essential Tips to Reinvent Your Career
Career coach Julie Jansen, who’s all about reinventing your career for the better, walks the walk with her advice. The author of the newly revised I Don’t Know What I Want, But I Know It’s Not This: A Step by Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work, has herself made several fulfilling career changes over the decades…
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