Making End of Life Decisions While Living Under Threat of COVID-19
This is a guest blog post by Judith Schwarz, PhD, RN, and the Clinical Director of the not-for-profit organization End of Life Choices New York. We recently heard from an emergency room physician who works in a New York hospital and she had some important advice she asked us to... »
Tips On How to Manage This New Normal
Kids are off school for months and you’re working from home. Going out for a meal to get away isn’t an option, nor is hiring a babysitter, lest they bring an infection into your household. Adjusting to this “new normal” has a lot of people reeling. Here are some... »
Video: What Estate Planning Issues Arise in Second Marriage Scenarios?
Estate planning takes a whole different twist when there is a second marriage, particularly if there are children of a previous marriage involved, and even more so if there are children from the second marriage as... »
Learn About Estate Planning While You Binge Watch This Winter
Poor estate planning is responsible for its fair share of family drama, so it's not surprising that Hollywood has glommed on to it in their pursuit of the next blockbuster. Here are six TV series and movies that illustrate quite clearly (in case we haven't been successful in doing... »
The Emoji: Just Another Form of Overstated Communication?
Unicode Consortium, inventors of the ubiquitous emoji, have announced the most popular one of late: the crying with laughter face. Runners up: the single heart and the happy face with hearts in its eyes. That’s great news, right? It means love and laughter prevail over expletives and a pile... »
What Constitutes a Valid E-Will?
In order for a will to be valid, it needs to be in writing, be signed by the testator, and be witnessed by at least two people. (Having it notarized is strongly advised.) Up until recently, however, no matter how a will was drawn up, it needed to be... »
Are You Leaving a Legacy of Hate?
As a parent, you want your children to get along. Ideally be close. You want them to be able to rely on and support each other. This doesn't always happen in the childhood years, but more often than not, sibling rivalry and conflict dissipates after kids leave home, and... »
Meditation: The Best Way to Restore Digital Balance
Despite being more connected than ever, study after study reveals that today's digital world is making people more unhappy than ever. Being bombarded 24/7 by drama-chasing news outlets and social posts that all but prove your life is way more boring than everybody else's are making people stressed out... »
Male Strippers Serve Dinner to Nursing Home Residents
In the past several years we've seen some progressive programs develop to battle the doldrums of our older generation, for example the Grandma's Spare Room scheme that connects NYU students with older people that have extra space, or nursing homes in the Netherlands that are offering student housing to infuse youth.... »
Have Scientists Discovered the Fountain of Youth?
Is aging inevitable? Geneticist David Sinclair and longevity doctor Peter Attia don't think so... or at least they think it can be slowed down considerably via biology and technology.  Putting a molecule called NMN into these mice's water essentially reversed the aging process in about a week. Their muscles got... »
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