Lifestyle & Retirement

Finding the Perfect Fit for a Volunteer Experience

If you fear being bored or worry what you’ll do once retired, volunteering your time could be the best thing that ever happened to you. Your life experiences or professional training could be a perfect fit to mentor, transform public education, implement clean water projects or build houses in developing nations. If you have ever considered v...Read More

Single, female, retired and barely hanging on

Female baby boomers shattered glass ceilings and enrolled in colleges that shut out their mothers. They took pills to control how many babies they would bear. Others chose to forgo motherhood and stay single; some married and stayed home to tend to their families. And all this unprecedented freedom of choice got many single female baby boomers to a...Read More

Stressed? Alcohol May Worsen – Not Help – Your Situation….

Not everyone drinks in response to stress. A number of factors, including genetics, usual drinking behavior, experiences with alcohol or other drugs, and social support, help determine whether a person will drink during a stressful situation. What is it about stress that makes some people turn to alcohol? Does alcohol help you relax, or can it make...Read More

Be Happy! Your Longevity Just May Depend On It!

Be happy. Live longer. No, it’s not that simple, but research says happy lives are longer — by 35%. A study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that those who reported feeling happiest had a 35% reduced risk of dying compared with those who reported feeling least happy. Rather than rely on re...Read More

New friendships after 50? Absolutely!

Forming friendships after fifty can sound like a daunting task. The fleeting friendships that we’ve created in the workplace or with parents of our children’s friends may no longer exist. After the kids leave the nest and after you’ve stopped working, you may find yourself drifting apart from friendships that turn out to have been situational, ones...Read More

Walking helps keep blood sugar in check

If you’re at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, then take a 15-minute walk after every meal. A recent study shows that moderately-paced walks after meals work as well at regulating overall blood sugar in adults with prediabetes as a 45-minute walk once a day. Walking after a meal “really blunts the rise in blood sugar,” says the...Read More

It’s Here! Plastic Bottle Shirts and Our Coffee in Bamboo – Just for Us!

Sounds crazy? People are fighting climate change with mind-boggling inventions, ground-breaking products, and cutting-edge research. In Climate of Hope, former NYC Mayor and Presidential Candidate Michael Bloomberg, and Carl Pope, former executive director of Sierra Club and leading environmentalist, wrote “each part of the problem of climate chang...Read More

7 Great Tips to Manage Adult Bullying

Typically, when we think of a bully, we think of bullies on the playground or at school. Bullying is not limited to growing up and children, teens or young adults. Unfortunately, bullies exist, and intimidation does not end after school. Bullying happens even to adults in the workplace.

How Clutter is Ruining Your Life – and, How To Fix It!

Clutter is a fairly common problem for many families. It can be an extra burden for retirees. It may feel like you’ve downsized while in your same home, because clutter has shrunk your livable space. You may also feel a bit more aches as you try to move piles of clutter from one area to another. When you discover an inability to find things you nee...Read More

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