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Hey Boomers! Travel Ailments? Here’s Some Help!

To travel is to live large, however even short trips can create physical and mental challenges including fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, and muscle and joint pain. These issues gather significance as we age, particularly if they impact existing health issues. I am one of those “Active Boomers” who loves to travel.…
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7 Reasons Hangovers Really Get Worse with Age

Gone are those crazy nights when recovery time was minimal. Your hangovers now seem to last an entire day or more. Both anecdotal and scientific evidence tends to suggest that hangovers really get worse with age.  So what is happening to us? Science has the answers! Less efficiency. With age,…
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A little sweat goes a long way for heart health

It can break when you lose a loved one. It can swell when your baby is born. It can flutter during your first kiss. The heart is one of the most important muscles in your body and keeping it healthy is essential. Even though February (American Heart Month) is several…
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Do people with a good social life live longer?

Do people with a good social life live longer?

Good news for social butterflies: a recent study indicates that the more socializing you do, the longer and healthier you’ll live.
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Healthy Aging with a Healthy Diet

These years can be a time for rejuvenation. This period can be a wonderful opportunity to explore things we were always interested in, or never thought of before. With our newfound freedom, we can engage in a new, fulfilling life. But, to do that, we have to be healthy. That…
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Be Awesome

10 Surprising Facts Nobody Tells You About Aging

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12 tips to stay married for over 30 years

12 tips to stay married for over 30 years

If you want to know about marriage, ask someone with a lifetime of experience. Here we share the top tips from our community and how they stay happily married. Marriage comes first.  If you push your spouse down on your list of priorities, even your children will believe that marriage…
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International Travel in the Days of COVID

  My yearly flight to visit family in the US I did not want to book a ticket only to receive a voucher for a cancelled flight, so for weeks beforehand, I did my homework and had been tracking arrivals and departures from both Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL) and Phoenix Skyharbor…
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Fraud Happens. To US. Here’s What to Watch For…

Seniors lose $36.4 billion each year to financial abuse — $16.8 billion of which comes from deceptive investing tactics designed specifically to take advantage of older Americans.¹ Also known as “financial exploitation,” this type of investment fraud is defined by the use of misleading language to obtain account information and…
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Is Retirement in Your Future?

The perfect time for retirement doesn’t exist. This is what we have learned in our almost three decades of financial independence. Things change, and sometimes radically. There simply are no guarantees. From our point of view, a full and rich retirement is still possible for many people right now. Sometimes it…
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Be Productive

Downsizing Now! Simple Steps to Sort and Say Goodbye to Decades of Clutter

It’s so easy to accumulate lots and lots of stuff over the years. Sometimes, before you even know it, as kids move up and out and you’re left with a big, empty house, those spare bedrooms fill up with all sorts of bric-a-brac that you really don’t need and you certainly never…
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Redefining Your Legacy: Entrepreneurship After 50

Redefining Your Legacy: Entrepreneurship After 50

The way that the media portrays our leading entrepreneurs, you’d be inclined to believe that entrepreneurship is only made for the younger generation, willing to eat ramen noodles and couch surf until their startup “makes it”, if it ever does. What you don’t see is the boom in 50+ entrepreneurs…
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6 Signs That You’re Ready (Maybe) to Retire Early

You may dream of retiring long before a traditional 60-something retirement age, but be careful about making that leap too soon. If you're not emotionally ready to quit working, you may not be ready to retire.
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6 regrets you don’t want to have as you get older

6 regrets you don’t want to have as you get older

Wouldn’t that be amazing if we could live a life without absolutely any regrets? The best we can do in life though is try not to do things we will inevitably regret later. Here are 6 regrets you do NOT want to have in your life.
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3 “Musts” When Downsizing for Retirement

Downsizing means to make something smaller. No matter if that ‘something’ is an old CD collection or the big pile of junk in your garage. But when you’re facing reducing everything you own so you can retire to a neat little cottage for a well-earned life of leisure, it’s another…
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Be Heard

First Date Blues!

First Date Blues!

I’ve talked about pre-dating, i.e. writing your profile, getting ready to date, and spotting scammers. Now it’s time for the real deal. You’ve put your feet in the dating pool and you’ve had some dates. Some good, some not so good, most just so-so but for whatever reasons there were…
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A Cognitive Test – For US!

This test is to ascertain your mental state now. If you get one right you are doing ok, if you get none right you better go for counseling. (I’ll meet you there.)   There are 4 test questions. Don’t miss one.       Giraffe Test How do you put…
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My Kids Think I’m Crazy for Wanting a Facelift – VIDEO – Mary Maxwell

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There Is No Greater Virus than Fear

We have a choice; living a life of fear, or one of hope and optimism. Fear Dwelling on fears clouds the mind. It creates anxiety, emotional contraction, judgment of others and it becomes difficult to make a clear decision about anything. Moving forward becomes arduous because there is so much…
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It’s Raining Cats, Dogs . . . and Plastic?

We all know the meaning of it’s raining cats and dogs. Yet no one has solved the mystery of where the phrase originated. Some say it goes back to Nordic mythology where Odin, the God of storms, was pictured with dogs and wolves (symbols of wind). Witches rode through on…
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Videos

My Kids Think I’m Crazy for Wanting a Facelift – VIDEO – Mary Maxwell
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