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What I Learned During a Year Without a Dog

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Unloading the dishwasher, I dropped a plastic cup and watched it roll across the floor. For a moment, I expected our golden retriever, Teddy...

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How to Craft Your Memoir

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When I overheard my father reminiscing with his old Army buddy about how desperate they felt as kids having to do menial tasks to earn money that would help their families — even plucking chickens — I realized I hadn’t heard much about his emotional life growing up...

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Your Pet and Your Estate: No Joke

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Maybe you heard that Joan Rivers left a portion of her $150 million fortune to her four rescue pups, who are now living with...

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Why Cruises Are Ideal for Boomers Traveling Solo

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If you’re a boomer considering cruising by yourself — whether because you’re single or your spouse can’t or won’t travel — you may have some anxieties about it...

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How to Start Painting at Any Age

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Before Jackson created this work of painting and collage, she wasn’t familiar with the terms “artful aging” or “creative aging”...

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Purposeful Aging: A Model for a New Life Course

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Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org, offers an insightful observation about the promise and potential of longer lives. “Thousands of baby boomers each day surge into their 60s and 70s,” he wrote in a recent article for The Wall Street Journal.

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7 Tips for Travelers With Disabilities

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Jackie Witt always feels a little anxious before she travels. The 31-year-old can barely climb steps, finds walking long distances difficult...

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The Magic of Leaving Your Comfort Zones in Retirement

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One of the biggest goals of my career as an air traffic controller was having a worry-free retirement. I envisioned a comfortable place where I could lie back and watch the world pass by; where I could live not only without work, but without challenge, worry or stress.

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5 New Year's Resolutions For Older Adults

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In 2007, British psychologist Richard Wiseman followed more than 3,000 people attempting to achieve New Year’s resolutions including the top three: lose weightquit smoking and exercise regularly. At the start of the study, most were confident of success...

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6 Ways Age Changes How We Travel

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An AARP study of 2015 Baby Boomer Travel Trends found that older travelers anticipated taking four to five trips the following year...

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