Tempting Incentives to Get the Covid-19 Vaccine

When Covid-19 vaccines began to roll out last year, it seemed to many people like we would never have enough to go around. Now, though, with almost 62.8% of American adults having received at least one dose of the shot, and 133.6 million fully vaccinated, the problem is no longer a shortage of supply, but…

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Finding Acceptance: What You Can Learn from the Japanese Concept of Ukeireru

At the start of this year, we posted a piece about what we thought would be a good “word of the year” for 2021: resilience. It seemed fitting to take some time to think about ways to bounce back and keep moving forward after the rough 2020 that we all experienced; it was helpful for…

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Use By/Sell By/Best By: Do Expirations Dates Matter?

Everybody’s got them: those packaged foods lurking in your kitchen. You see them every time you open your fridge or cabinet door, and you wonder whether it’s ok to keep them and use them up, or whether you should just give in and chuck them. They’ve got dates stamped on them, but, confusingly, they all…

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Why You Need to Ditch the ‘Doomscrolling’

Way back in 2018, in the “before times,” someone coined a word in a Twitter post. The tweet didn’t get much attention and was only retweeted by two people, but we were all destined to hear the word over and over again after the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic. The word? “Doomscrolling.” This term has…

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Cruel Summer: What Seniors Need to Know About Heat-Related Illnesses

Well, we’re definitely in the thick of summer. While I’m a dedicated autumn/winter lover who dreads the heat, I will admit that there are good things about this time of year, especially this year, since the warmer weather means we can finally get out and about with friends and family at BBQs, picnics, and the…

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Being Firm About Your Finances: How to Say “No” in Difficult Situations

You are the master of your budget. Well, you’re trying to be at least, and you have the best of financial intentions. So what happens when those awkward financial situations come up? You know what we’re talking about: your friend invites you to a party where she’s selling kitchenware, a charity worker comes to your…

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Dating Later In Life? How to Approach Sex with a New Partner

Do you remember your “first time?” It might have been decades ago (hey, who’s counting!), but you probably remember some of the feelings surrounding your first sexual experience, since it can be a momentous occasion for many people. Did you feel nervous, excited, shy, anxious to get it over with, overjoyed that it was finally…

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Hearing Wedding Bells? What You Need to Know if You’re Marrying Later in Life

Ah June. The weather can be lovely at this time of year, and there was a time when many young couples longed to hear the sound of wedding bells as the summer approached. But who says that love and weddings are only for the young? According to the U.S. Census, there are now more older…

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Avoid These Common Summer Health Hazards!

Summer is here and everyone is beginning to loosen up and get ready for summer fun. But just because summer is here doesn’t mean you can be totally carefree! We don’t want to be a buzzkill, but, while there is tons of enjoyment to be had in the summer, there are also plenty of health…

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Battling the Loneliness Epidemic

How would you describe the past year? Crazy? Unprecedented? And how have you felt during this crazy and unprecedented year? Scared? Frustrated? Bored? Zoom-weary? How about lonely? If so, you’re not alone (no pun intended): over the past year, a “loneliness epidemic” has been brewing, with 36% of respondents in one study last year saying…

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Proven Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

Is a low credit score stressing you out? Maybe you’re trying to get a mortgage or a credit card with amazing travel rewards and are getting “no”s everywhere you turn. You could even be running into trouble trying to rent an apartment or get a new smartphone. There’s no doubt about it: your credit score…

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Mask Mandate Removed For The Fully Vaccinated

There is finally light at the end of the long and dreary pandemic tunnel, as more and more adults get vaccinated against Covid-19. Case numbers are falling, and now recent studies are showing that the vaccines are effective against two Covid variants circulating in the country. Because of this hopeful news, the Centers for Disease…

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What We Can All Learn from Pride Month

It’s June, and that means it’s Pride Month! Last year gathering together in-person was out of the picture, but this year, things are looking up! So as we reflect on the struggles we’ve been through over the past year, and as we start to feel thankful for the hopefulness on the horizon, it’s worth remembering…

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Facts About Men’s Health That Might Surprise You

Ok, guys, it’s time we had a talk. Being the “strong, silent type” might be ok in some scenarios, but it’s just not working out when it comes to your health. For some reason, whether it’s because of cultural expectations of men or because men feel like they just don’t have the time, guys aren’t…

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Are LGBT Seniors Facing a Health Crisis? What Is the Answer?

June is Pride Month and we are 100% here for celebrating all the achievements of the past decades! But there are other things we can’t forget to look at amid all the positivity of this month. For example, young LGBT people still face bullying and mental health issues, and working-age individuals can still face discrimination…

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Weighing in on Fitness Trackers and Weight Loss Apps

Things are starting to look up out there! You might even be putting on pants again, which means you might also be scrutinizing how all of your pre-pandemic clothes are fitting you these days. If you’re stressing about gaining the “Covid 19,” you’re certainly not alone: according to a recent American Psychological Association survey of…

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Are You Working Out Too Hard? Not Hard Enough? Finding Out What’s Right for You

Have you been getting in your recommended dose of exercise these days? Or are you feeling a little too sedentary and are ready to start moving? Either way, that’s great! The newest guidelines from the World Health Organization recommend 150 - 300 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week, or 75 - 150 minutes of vigorous-intensity…

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How to Staycation the Right Way

This past year, we’ve all become experts at staying at home. We’ve mastered the arts of creating a restaurant experience with take-out, navigating online grocery delivery, and making indoor playgrounds or classrooms - but what about “vacationing” at home, or “staycationing”? Have you figured out how to take a weekend at home and turn it…

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