The Ultimate Guide to Arguing: How to Fight the Right Way

Are you a lover or a fighter? Or are you both? If you answered “both,” we’ve got good news for you: arguing with your partner is actually good for your relationship. In fact, a survey of almost 1,000 adults found that couples who argue effectively are 10 times more likely to have a happy relationship…

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The Truth About Seniors and Technology

How many times have you heard your children, grandchildren, or any other younger person talk dismissively, or even mockingly, about the way that older adults use technology? They might find it amusing, and they might think that the blanket generalizations they’re making are true for all seniors, but the truth is more complicated.  First of…

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Recognizing Financial Abuse

Domestic (or partner) abuse, whether it’s emotional or physical, shatters lives. But if there’s anything positive we can say on this topic, it’s that, as a society, we’ve finally begun recognizing it, and taking steps at least towards helping those who are experiencing it and those who have survived it. But if we are just…

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Supporting Mental Health: We’ve Come a Long Way, But We’ve Still Got a Long Way to Go

October 10th is World Mental Health Day, a time, according to the World Health Organization, “to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health.” And if it seems to you like we’ve all been thinking and talking nonstop about mental health since the start of…

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Resisting the Urge to Splurge: How to Stop Impulse Buying

We’ve all been there. You go to Target to pick up a few necessities and you come home with enough new throw pillows to cover your entire couch. Or you head to a discount department store, telling yourself you’re only going to pick up those socks you need, and you end up with the most…

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Are So-Called “Superfoods” Just Superhype?

What’s that in your smoothie? Kale, avocado, blueberries? Sounds like a who’s who of superfoods! But let’s take a minute and think about that word: “superfood.” Seems like it’s been thrown around so much for so long now that maybe we don’t really know what it means anymore - if it ever meant anything in…

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Taking Control of Your Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is one of those things that we kind of started to make light of during the pandemic - you know, saying how we finally had an excuse to cancel our plans, and stay home and avoid the “peopley” outside world. But if you’re living with social anxiety disorder (SAD), even more mild versions…

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Is Revenge Bedtime Procrastination Sabotaging Your Sleep?

What time did you go to bed last night? Wow, that’s late! And what were you doing up so late? If you’re like a lot of people, you might struggle to answer that question, or your answer might be, “not much,” or at least not anything you needed to be doing at 2 am. Maybe…

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Can “Age-Gap” Relationships Work?

It’s one of those age-old questions: does age really matter? Well, maybe for some things, like voting, driving, drinking, life insurance, senior discounts, enrolling in Medicare...but when it comes to the truly important things in life, like relationships, is age just a number? Are “age-gap,” or “May-December,” romances doomed to fail, or does love conquer…

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The Gender Wage Gap Is Real and It Doesn’t Seem to Be Going Anywhere

Did you know that September 18th is International Equal Pay Day? And maybe you missed Women’s Equality Day on August 26th, or National Equal Pay Day, which this year was on March 24th, held symbolically on that date to represent the number of extra days, on average, women have to work to catch up to…

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Want to Join the Century Club? 10 Tips for Getting to 100

Does anyone remember those feel-good segments they used to do on morning news shows, highlighting smiling seniors who were celebrating their 100th birthdays? Those special people were among the few to join the century club, and everyone always eagerly asked them how they did it; the answers could be anything from the simple (eating healthy…

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Getting High on Life: How to Increase Your Endorphins

Even if you’ve never laced up a pair of running shoes, you’ve probably heard the term “runner’s high,” a phrase that describes the feeling of euphoria some people experience while doing intense exercise. If you’re exercise-adverse, you might be a little skeptical that pounding the pavement can actually make you feel good, but trust us,…

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Is Intuitive Eating the Key to Better Health and Less Guilt?

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when it happened. One day, you were a kid, overjoyed when you got invited to a birthday party and could spend an afternoon not only playing, but also enjoying pizza, cake, and ice cream without a care in the world...and then one day, you were an adult, and categorizing foods…

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How the “Mental Load” Is Dragging You Down and What You Can Do

We’ve all heard the jokes and seen the memes: adulting is hard. Yes, yes it is: getting yourself to work every day so you can pay your bills, doing taxes, grocery shopping - none of it is exactly fun. Maybe it all makes you long for the days when someone took care of all the…

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Staying Single? You’re Not Alone and You Might Be Better Off

Ah, married life. It’s the natural state of affairs for humans, right? Pairing off for life is what we’re meant to do, have always done, will always do - or is it? Well, actually, monogamy is a relatively new thing as far as human history goes; as for being destined for it, throughout the last…

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Seniors: Don’t Become the Victim of Utility Scams!

As we head into late summer, and start dreaming of crisp fall weather and pumpkin spice, it’s worth remembering that summer hazards are still around us in full force. That includes things like the risks of heatstroke and sunburn, but also the chance that your area could be hit with a natural disaster like a…

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Our Food’s Footprint: How What We Eat Impacts the Environment and What You Can Do

When you think of humans’ impact on the environment, what do you think of? All the cars in your city spewing out carbon dioxide? All the phones charging, lights left on, and long, hot showers going on around you? How about the milk in your fridge, the fruit for your afternoon snack, the burgers being…

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Falling Back in Love with Travel: Top Getaways for the Fall

Remember traveling? You know, that thing we used to do that involves moving ourselves to a new location and enjoying it? All right, maybe you’re already out there racking up the miles, but some of us might be a bit rusty when it comes to exercising the old travel muscles! Well, if you’re ready to…

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