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Meet the New Kid on the (DIET) Block

Remember the bad old (fun) diets? There was the delicious Twinkies diet and the not-so-delicious diet where you slurped watery cabbage soup for a week. How about Apple Cider Vinegar, Ice Cream, and Cookie (monster) diets? Choose from low-carb, low-calorie to high fiber, high protein.  Don’t forget South Beach, Mediterranean, Zone, Atkins, and the r...Read More

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 matter altogether. It’s your whole life! Downsizing: Here’s What You N...Read More

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Supermarket

It’s getting crowded on the third rock from the sun. By mid-century there will be ten billion hungry humans. To feed these billions, crops need to increase by 60-100%. That would require clearing land – mostly rainforests and savannahs, using huge amounts of fertilizer, driving many animal species into extinction, and dangerously raising greenhouse...Read More

Vote with Your Fork! Eating Earth-Healthy

Things have changed. The fork is now mightier than the ballot box. Sounds crazy? Let’s look at some facts about climate change and our food. 1600-page National Climate Assessment concluded that climate change threatens our health by extreme weather, new diseases, more pests and insects, and damage to food and water supplies. The National Academy of...Read More

4 Easy Ways to Make New Friends in Retirement

Who does not like those great looking doctors on TV. Plus, medical television shows are filled with drama, romance, and life-and-death situations.

Do You Have Chocolate on the Brain?

  You’re not alone. One billion people eat chocolate every day. The average American gobbles up to 15 pounds a year or the equivalent of a thanksgiving turkey. The U.S. chocolate industry is worth about $25 billion or roughly the same as the price tag for a southern border wall. I’d rather eat chocolate then fences. What would life be like wi...Read More

How I Pack My Family with Me

When I began traveling the world almost 3 decades ago, none of my family or friends understood why I chose this vagabond lifestyle. Other than my father, who wished he could have gone with me, most everyone else wanted a stay-in-one-place manner of living that focused on barbeques, Super Bowl parties, pets and gardens. I, on the other hand, wanted ...Read More

Does Your Coffee Have Super Powers?

How many cups of coffee do you drink? According to Statistica, the average American drinks (or sips) 2-3 cups of coffee a day. In a recent study from The New England Journal of Medicine, 50-71 year olds who drank 4-5 cups a day live longer than their non-coffee-drinking peers. Consider these infamous coffee drinkers: President Teddy Roosevelt drank...Read More

Why Are So Many Baby Boomers Getting Divorced?

Contrary to popular belief, the divorce rate in America has been steadily declining in the last 20 years. Unless of course, you’re a Baby Boomer. So, why are we still getting divorced at a record rate?

Retirement Planning: How, When, and Why

Retirement can be an exciting time when you get to explore lots of new interests and activities. Retirement planning is how you make sure you have enough income for all the adventures ahead!

10 New Innovative Apps for People After 50

With millions of smartphone apps out there today, how do baby boomers pick the best ones to make our lives easier, healthier, and safer? Here is a curated list of apps you should check out to make you life easier, save money or just have fun!

4 Tips for Adjusting to an Empty Nest

It’s a hard day when your child moves out. The house can feel empty and large once your little ones are grown and gone. But this isn’t a loss, simply a new chapter in life. Learning to love your empty nest is the best way to adjust for such a dramatic change.

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