Lifestyle Trend Goes Mainstream as Baby Boomers Embrace Minimalism
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by Rita Wilkins
10h ago
There’s a cultural shift taking place right before our eyes. The generation that created consumerism is now embracing the idea of choosing to live with less… much less! For years, baby boomers’ big wallets and significant disposable income allowed them to buy big houses, fill them up with lots of beautiful stuff, then to buy even bigger houses, and fill them up with even more stuff… and so it continued. But as we’ve gotten older and a little wiser, and as we enter a new phase of our lives, many baby boomers are adopting minimalism as a lifestyle choice because they’ve discovered that less can ..read more
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Boosting Brain Health Is Pro-Aging
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by Julie Ambachew
10h ago
As we age, changes continue happening throughout the body, and the brain is no exception. Most people experience a little bit of forgetfulness as they age, especially in their 60s and 70s. Changes within the brain may result in potential impacts on cognitive function, even for healthy individuals. There are many ways to support a healthy mind and keep it sharp – not only to improve everyday quality of life but to help reduce the risk of dementia and memory loss. What Is Brain Health? According to the National Institute of Health, brain health refers to how well a person’s brain functions acro ..read more
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How to Hide Belly Fat Over 50
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by Sandra Roussy
2d ago
Most women gain belly fat during menopause and well into post-menopause. Our hourglass figures give way to a heavier middle section and, sometimes, excessive belly fat. This is caused by the reduction of female hormones and the redistribution of body fat, notably in the abdominal area. Lifestyle, eating habits, and genetics may also play a factor. It’s great if you love your body unconditionally and don’t really care about your belly fat. But, if you don’t particularly enjoy the look of your belly fat, there are simple ways to hide or camouflage it. Avoid Tight Tops Layer your clothes A-Line ..read more
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Three Key Steps to Living the Best Life You Can After 60
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by Leslie Moon
2d ago
So many of us on this side of 60 are trying to figure out what our next steps might be. Some might be looking to make big moves like writing a book or starting a business. Others want to retire, relax, or travel. Spend time with family. Work on our health. Volunteer. Our options and choices are infinite and can run the gambit between subtle to huge life changes. But, regardless of what we each decide to do based on our own situation, there are certain wishes that seem to be consistent in the women that I have worked with: We are looking for something that is fulfilling for us at this stage o ..read more
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Learning to Brush Off the Arrows and Set an Example
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by Darlene Corbett
3d ago
We’ve lived six decades plus to know we can’t escape unexpected surprises, good and bad. Several weeks ago, I wrote some thoughts about a phenomenon I’ve witnessed throughout my 40 years in behavioral health. I embedded a familiar story, which I thought most people knew. My mistake fueled some to send a few arrows my way. Ouch. One of them really stung. The commenter excoriated the overall article, with the entire world to see. I read and reread the sentence that set the bow and arrows in motion, and agreed about one word, which replaced, would have better served the article. Other than that ..read more
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Will AI Write Your Novels Soon?
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by Ann Richardson
3d ago
I have never been particularly excited by the idea of Artificial Intelligence (AI). It seemed something remote to my everyday life, although I have undoubtedly been exposed to numerous examples without my ever knowing it. But today, I was blown away. A friend of mine runs a book marketing agency, and he asked me and a few other writers to try out a new AI system, known as ChatGPT. He was curious to see what we would get. The form asked me to set out a scene (location, date, time of year, other detail) and a character (gender, age, marital status and aims). I am not a fiction writer, but I mad ..read more
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Are You Stuck in the Remorse Phase After Divorce?
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by Donna McGoff
3d ago
The Road Through Recovery after divorce starts with pinpointing exactly where we are “stuck” or “in pain.” There are five phases within it. It is a cycle of feelings we experience in the divorce recovery process. You may be stuck in the Rejection phase if you don’t accept the reality of your life as it is now. Refusing to accept the “here and now” means not allowing the feelings you need to cope with in order to begin the healing process. The second phase, Resentment, simply means that although you let the conflicting feelings come in and you experience them, you have trouble handling them in ..read more
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Personality Tests: Time to Get Personal!
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by Cindy Boatman
4d ago
Personality tests are just plain fun for some of us! We like learning about what makes us tick. By design, these tests reveal character traits in a variety of settings. They are a means to identify one’s emotional makeup, motivators, preferences, and interests. Many of us have taken personality tests for various reasons. Myers-Briggs, DiSC, and the Enneagram are popular type-based assessments, although considered the least scientific. Academics criticize them as stereotypical oversimplifications that are based on inborn or dominant traits from childhood. The article Personality Tests suggests ..read more
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60 and Beyond: How to Avoid Common Money Mistakes
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by Lyle Solomon
4d ago
As we age, our financial priorities and needs change. Once you reach the age of 60, it’s crucial to take a step back and evaluate your current financial situation to ensure that you’re on track for a comfortable retirement. However, even with the best intentions, it’s easy to fall into certain money traps that can derail your plans. Here are some major money mistakes to avoid once you turn 60. The Top Money Blunders to Avoid in Your 60s Not Registering for Medicare on Time Even if you postpone receiving Social Security benefits, failing to enroll in Medicare when you turn 65 could cost you. T ..read more
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Should You Wash New Clothing Items Before Wearing Them?
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by Sandra Roussy
5d ago
The simple answer to that question is yes. But have you ever wondered why it is recommended that you wash your clothes before wearing them for the first time? Have you ever developed a rash a few days after wearing a brand-new clothing item? Has this been happening more frequently? As we get older, our skin tends to thin and become more sensitive. We may react more easily to irritants now more than ever. There are a few reasons why washing your new garment before putting it in contact with your skin for an extended period of time is a good idea. Why Wash Your New Clothes? Excess Dyes One of t ..read more
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