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A Smart Guide to Restaurant Takeout

We may be social distancing, but we still have to eat, and restaurants are responding to the new normal with expanded pick-up and delivery options. Here, strategies for supporting local businesses while putting good food on the table WIN AND DINE Ordering takeout is a way to support favorite restaurants closed to eat-in business or…

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A Pandemic Is Not the Time to Sever the Ties That Bind Generations

An Influencer in Aging on unity during the time of COVID-19 It’s too early to know if social isolation or the coronavirus (COVID-19) will kill more older adults in the long run. A heightened awareness of how a lack of social connection negatively impacts individuals as they age, and their networks diminish, has fueled a significant interest…

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Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now

Politicians, Community Leaders and Business Leaders: What Should You Do and When? Updated on 3/12/2020. Now reflects an update on containment vs. mitigation strategies. Translations at the bottom. This article has received 7 million views in the last 24h. With everything that’s happening about the Coronavirus, it might be very hard to make a decision…

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What You Need to Know About the Holiday Inn Retirement Plan

A Texas man made headlines when he announced that instead of moving to a retirement home in his old age, he’d spend his days at various Holiday Inns around the world. How does he plan to do this, and why? Get the breakdown here. How The Plan Works Terry Robinson’s plan is just to move…

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6 Questions to Ask If You Want to Work in Retirement

Questions to help you figure out where, and how, to work part-time The percentage of people who work in retirement has been steadily rising for years. And by 2026, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates, a whopping 30% of people age 65 to 74 will be in the labor force, up markedly from just 18% in 1996.…

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2020 Tech Trends of the 50+

Older Adults Keep Pace on Tech Usage Older Americans are increasingly drawn to new technology, according to a new AARP national survey, but they often do not take full advantage of their devices, and they are concerned about privacy issues online. In the past year, 51 percent of older Americans say they bought some tech…

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How To Find A Full-Time Job When You’re Over 50

With unemployment at all-time lows, now might be the best time for you to be looking for a full-time job. The challenges, however, are greater if you’re over 50 years old. According to data compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, on average it takes those 55 to 64 two weeks…

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Misconceptions may lead to dehydration in older adults

A new study looks at what keeps older adults from getting sufficient fluids to avoid negative health outcomes. New research stresses the importance of staying hydrated as we get older. Staying hydrated seems simple enough. Yet studies have shown that somewhere between about one-third and one-half of older adults may be dehydrated, increasing their risk of health…

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10 Top New Year’s Resolutions for Success and Happiness in 2020

Studies show that about 60 percent of us make New Year’s resolutions each year–sadly, only about 8 percent of us achieve them. As the New Year fast approaches, it’s natural to feel a bit excited by the prospect of leaving behind the old year and beginning anew. In fact, research shows that about 60 percent of us…

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I Killed My Teenager’s Fancy College Dreams. You Should, Too.

Forty-five million Americans owe a collective $1.6 trillion in student debt. Here’s why my daughter won’t be one of them. Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Vasily Koloda on Unsplash, master1305/iStock/Getty Images Plus, and ayzek/iStock/Getty Images Plus. A couple months ago, my 17-year-old daughter’s guidance counselor called her into his office to ask pretty much…

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