Be Healthy

Real Reasons Why You Can’t Lose Weight

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5 Fitness Tips To Stay Healthy Over 50

As we grow older, we experience an increasing number of major life changes, including career changes and retirement, children leaving home, the loss of loved ones, and many physical changes. How we handle and grow from these changes is the key to staying healthy. These tips can help you maintain…
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Sleep and Aging – (A Video)

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5 Health Mistakes People Over the Age of 50 Need to Avoid

5 Health Mistakes People Over 50 Need to Avoid – Especially Now

With so much conflicting health information out there, it’s easy for most people to fall into unhealthy eating habits without even realizing it. That is especially true for people over 50 trying to stay healthy and fit in these complex times.
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Domestic Violence in the Time of Covid-19

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, we’ve been told to stay home because it is safer.  But for an increasing number of women, that couldn’t be further from the truth. And I’m not talking about Covid-19. What if the person you are required to stay at home with is physically or mentally…
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Be Awesome

Friends Are Breaking Up Over Social Distancing

When one friend takes prevention guidelines more seriously than the other, suspicion, fear, and shame can drive them apart.  NOTE:  AFL Thanks The Atlantic…and especially, author Ashley Fetters for this article. Staying home whenever possible and limiting up-close interactions with people who don’t live with you is, unquestionably, the correct…
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5 Ways To Keep Politics From Ruining Your Relationships

Historically, we were taught that politics, while crucial for our democracy, shouldn’t be enough to divide us. But party affiliations are infamously divisive, and the 2016 presidential election was not a “normal” election. The election in 2020 may also be quite devisive.   A poll conducted by Monmouth University lays the…
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Investor Lessons from COVID-19

Key Points Recent volatility exemplifies the value of diversification and a personalized, long-term investment strategy. It’s important to put the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and near-term financial implications into perspective. Consider with your advisor how proven solutions such as dollar-cost averaging benefit you across a range of market cycles over time,…
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How To Cut Men’s Hair at Home (A Video)

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There Is No Greater Virus than Fear

Akaisha feeling the wide-openness! 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…
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Be Productive

Retirement Planning: How to Make Your Savings Last

You’ve got so much to look forward to if your retirement is inching closer. Retirement means no more having to show up for work every day, having the opportunity to travel like you always wanted, working on your favorite hobbies, and spending time with family and friends. In other words: one of the best time of your…
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How To Make Your Own Face Mask

NOTE:  AFL thanks our friends at CNBC and author Nir Eyal.     So far, U.S. health officials have not offered guidelines or regulations around homemade masks — and since commercially made ones are almost impossible to find, your last resort is just starting making your own. You can find a variety of mask designs online, but simple…
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Stock Market Performance During and After Bear Markets

  When stocks move into a bear market — defined as falling at least 20% or more from 52-week highs — they have recovered over time. As the below table of the S&P 500® Index illustrates from 1950 to present day, when the selling pressure finally hits a bottom, stocks…
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Tips for Living Fully “After Fifty” – A Look at What Really Matters

I believe our “After Fifty” years can be wonderful, productive, and rewarding. In fact, we at After Fifty Living like to say that these can be our best years ever. But we also believe this doesn’t happen by accident. So, we turned to our members and asked: what is it…
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7 Reasons Not to Retire Before 66

7 Reasons Not to Retire Before 66

At some point most people will stop working and begin to transition into our second act. You will have time and freedom of choice to do what you want to. Most people look forward to the day when we don’t have to wake up to the alarm clock and go…
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Be Heard

Sanity During the Pandemic. Tell Us What’s Working Well For YOU!

Crazy, unsettling times we’re living through.  We’d love to know how you’re doing.  Keeping your head on straight can be a struggle.  Absolutely.  And it’s so important you realize that as nutty as you think your world has become, others of us out here are thinking the exact same thing.…
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The Crazy Days of “Now”

My home is lovely.  My spouse is a good person. My health is very good. My kids, my grandkids are simply marvelous.  And I’m grateful. But darn it – life has been turned upside down. During these crazy days, I’m trying, really, to maintain a schedule.  I’m trying to do…
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You’re Up!

Bases are loaded. Your kids, grandkids, friends, and neighbors cheer. Do you homer, walk, or hit into a triple play? We’re all on the same baseball field. The pandemic is everywhere. Italians sing to each another from their balconies, parents home teach their kids, and celebrities perform a “living room…
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I spoke to Finn today!

It wouldn’t have happened a few months ago. In the pre-pandemic days before our isolation, fear, and confusion, I never would have met Finn. I would have been too busy – too controlled by demands, errands, and schedules. Sheltering at home, away from people and deadlines, things have changed. In…
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Be Heard: Meeting Someone New After A Late Divorce

When you’ve woken up seeing the same face for the last 10, 20, or 30 years, a divorce is a jarring experience. Whether you were unwilling to part ways with your former spouse or you’re savoring your newfound freedom, getting back into the dating game can be a challenge. Many…
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Real Reasons Why You Can’t Lose Weight
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