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Is a Gap Year Right for You?
1 week ago

Is a Gap Year Right for You?

If you’re having a late-blooming midlife crisis, maybe you need time away from whatever it is you’re doing, especially if that’s sitting around feeling mildly depressed. Try something new or revisit something you used to enjoy. Give it a year – or don’t set an end date…
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You Can Go Home Again – 7 Joys and Challenges of Repatriating
2 weeks ago

You Can Go Home Again – 7 Joys and Challenges of Repatriating

Many have fantasies about leaving home and moving to a destination that calls your heart. There are lots of articles about expat living, the joys and challenges of adjusting to a new country and new culture. But few people talk about…
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Top 10 Things to Do Before Retiring
2 weeks ago

Top 10 Things to Do Before Retiring

In many ways, retirement feels like crossing the finish line of a very long race. It’s the milestone that we all work towards throughout our careers. But it’s important not to retire too early. Doing so could make it difficult to enjoy your newfound freedom…
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“But I Thought We Were Friends” – Good Boundaries Make for Good Relationships
2 weeks ago

“But I Thought We Were Friends” – Good Boundaries Make for Good Relationships

I’ll bet you’ve heard this plea a number of times in your life. In fact, I bet that you’ve heard it recently, even though you are in the “senior” part of your life. Of course, not everyone uses these exact words. But, have you heard something close to one…
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Turning to Individual and Systemic Action for Climate Change
2 weeks ago

Turning to Individual and Systemic Action for Climate Change

Future generations will depend on the choices we are making today. Every effort to reduce carbon emissions and protect natural habitats now will be much harder to take in future decades. Sara Jaquette Ray explains that the frontline for the climate crisis…
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Getting the Better Car Insurance Plan for Older Drivers
2 weeks ago

Getting the Better Car Insurance Plan for Older Drivers

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You would think that a long history of driving experience and a good driving record would score you the best insurance rate. However, you may be subject to higher insurance premiums because of biases against older drivers or drivers with health problems…
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Writing Your Life Story, One Magical Memory at a Time
2 weeks ago

Writing Your Life Story, One Magical Memory at a Time

You’re a Boomer, so what? So you’re retired, or at least retirement is on your radar. Studies have shown that the average retired person has 7.5 hours of leisure time every day. It’s a beautiful thing if you’re a golfer or live in a climate where you can putter…
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Death as a Guide Towards Good Living
2 weeks ago

Death as a Guide Towards Good Living

Does knowing there’s an end point guide you towards living well? As a society, we don’t talk much about death. Yet if we did, perhaps we’d live better. Many feel it is morbid to think about let alone talk about. I have a friend who upon her birthday…
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French Gardening: Your Topiary Masterpiece Awaits
2 weeks ago

French Gardening: Your Topiary Masterpiece Awaits

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Perhaps you’ve been lucky enough to travel to Versailles and experience its magnificent gardens. If not, I suggest you take a virtual tour of the Topiary Gardens of Versailles and treat yourself. So, what exactly is a Topiary garden and how can you have one?
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How Picking Beach Garbage Lead to Creativity and Loads of Fun
2 weeks ago

How Picking Beach Garbage Lead to Creativity and Loads of Fun

I have a giant garbage art cat sculpture hanging on the side of my house, and I’m loving it. At sunset, the cat lights up and you can see it from way down the road. When you get closer, it mysteriously disappears. This is due to the wall around my house…
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