Author: AFL Staff

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 correc...Read More

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.

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 life.  At the same time, though,...Read More

How To Help the Helpers

NOTE:  AFL thanks the New York Times, author Nancy Wartik for this content. The coronavirus pandemic has pushed medical professionals into the front lines of danger. Here’s what you can do to help, safely. By Nancy Wartik Lynne Hewett, a Utah nurse, flew into New York City a couple of weeks ago, to work the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. ...Read More

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 yet promisin...Read More

Great “After 50” Exercises

If you think you’ve aged out of exercise, think again. Exercise is an important part of our lives, and not just because we’re living longer. Staying fit preserves muscle, which keeps us mobile so we can maintain our normal, active lives. It helps retain cognitive function so we don’t slow down mentally. And for all ages, exercise is an excellent th...Read More

40 Ways to Maintain Social Ties During the Coronavirus Quarantine

40 Ways to Stay Social During the Coronavirus Quarantine NOTE:  Our thanks to PARADE and NICOLE PAJER for this helpful content. 1. Stay in contact: Social distancing, says Heather Cosimin, an associate professor of psychology at the College of Arts & Sciences at Johnson & Wales University, doesn’t mean you should cut yourself off. “Continue...Read More

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 to work anymore.

8 Simple Ways To Grow Happier With Age

As you age, the more you know, the more likely that you will feel like “you know everything”, which means you are closed minded.

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