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A Convenient Scapegoat

A Convenient Scapegoat

Shannon Hicks August 29, 2017 4

“If it bleeds it leads”. This phrase gives the general public a peek behind the curtain of print and television journalism’s choice of what’s ‘news’ and how it is presented (slanted). Fear-based news has

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Space, The Final Frontier: Seniors Living Apart Together

Space, The Final Frontier: Seniors Living Apart Together

Amara Rose August 22, 2017 2

People choose not to cohabit for various reasons. They may live far apart geographically, and love their respective homes too much to move. Or they want to remain near kids/grandkids. A huge issue for

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The Gig Is Up:  How Elders Can Bloom in the Freelance Marketplace

The Gig Is Up: How Elders Can Bloom in the Freelance Marketplace

Amara Rose August 15, 2017 2

Once upon a 1099, it was called freelancing. The newest catchphrase is “gig economy“. But however one refers to flexible, part-time, independent contractor work, it seems seniors are piloting the ship: since 1995, those

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Are You Sure It’s Dementia? Paving New Neural Roads

Are You Sure It’s Dementia? Paving New Neural Roads

Amara Rose August 8, 2017 4

Scientist, yogi and author Lisa Genova, who wrote Still Alice, shares some encouraging words for brain health. While we can’t change our genes or prevent aging (yet!), restorative sleep is “like a power cleanse

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Too Hot To Handle: Smart Steps to Avoid Heatstroke

Too Hot To Handle: Smart Steps to Avoid Heatstroke

Amara Rose August 1, 2017 1

A friend’s untimely death in 2014 has always bothered me. As I wrote in this post on grief, Cheryl (“Snake” to her friends) was 68, healthy and fit. In her twenties she led a

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And In The End…

And In The End…

Amara Rose July 25, 2017 2

We’ve explored death and dying issues a number of times: Death, Be Not Proud The Final Frontier: Saying Yes to Death Facing the Inevitable with Grace and Wit Preparedness: Shedding New Light on the

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Bridging Generations: How Tech Takes Care of Seniors Now

Bridging Generations: How Tech Takes Care of Seniors Now

Amara Rose July 18, 2017 0

Canada has reached a census milestone: for the first time in history, seniors outnumber the nation’s children. Even more startling: within three years, this will be true worldwide. It’s already old news in Japan,

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Chasing the Carrot: We Catch It In Our Late 60s

Chasing the Carrot: We Catch It In Our Late 60s

Amara Rose July 11, 2017 4

Are you happy? It’s one of life’s perennial questions. The Declaration of Independence promises us the right to pursue happiness, but doesn’t guarantee its attainment. Instead, the Founding Fathers held out a carrot on

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