Saying “Yes” Is Key to Healthy Aging

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Having an open mind and positive expectations help the over 50 crowd stay youthful. While most of us know this, why is it still so difficult to try new things? And why is it so important to make the effort regardless of our natural inclinations? Read More  Read More

Too Positively Old to Retire?

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We’ve been hearing a lot lately about Social Security and Medicare entitlements. The real question is: how much do those of retirement age really need and to how much are they entitled? Read More  Read More

The Language of Healthy Agers

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Language can be a powerful weapon or a healing wand. In the extreme, our words can make people embrace us or kill us. On a daily basis,  how we speak and how we are spoken to influences our health and our motivation, which directly impacts how well we age. Read More  Read More

Could Smiling More Help You Live Longer?

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A good smile can brighten up the room. People who frequently smile are perceived to be more in control, at ease and attractive than those who don’t. (Lau, 1982). However, a genuine smile may do more than just improve your appearance, according to an article posted on Livestrong.com back in 2009. Read More  Read More

Longevity Favors the Positively Old

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We know that positive people often seem younger and sprier than their same-aged counterparts. In a 2002 study referenced on About.com, the results show that how you perceive aging can actually affect how long you will live. Read More  Read More

Over 50 and Looking for Meaning in Your Life?

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Peace Corps jobs and other paid and volunteer work abroad combine the opportunity to see the world AND give back…at any age. Find out how you can take part. Read More  Read More

Was Man’s Evolution Driven by the Positively Old?

Did you know that about 32,000 years ago, the number of people surviving into old age quadrupled during a relatively brief period in history? As a result, the population grew, and new ideas began to emerge. Why do we credit healthy aging with the very foundation of human culture? That’s easy. The older folks who lived longer shared their wisdom and experience, so progress could happen faster. And because there were more people, there was more support... Read More

Too Young to Retire?

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Many 50-plusers are recognizing they won’t be retiring anytime soon, and some of them actually prefer this. Having the right attitude about retirement can minimize the pressure we feel about our futures. Read More  Read More

Does Sex Come With an Expiration Date?

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One writer challenges the belief fostered by the media that sex is only for young people and those with perfect bodies. Can sex over 50 really be better than ever? Here’s at least 5 reasons why it CAN be. Read More  Read More

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