5 Secrets to Aging Well
We all have those friends who never seem to age--or, if we're lucky, we may even be one of those friends who never seem to age! Yet age we must. The name of the game, though, is to stay healthy enough to enjoy our sunset years and all of the security we... »
Memorial Day, and a Service Man for Congress
Memorial Day is a time to observe the men and women who have given their lives fighting for our freedom. I think this is an excellent time to support another fighter, Army Reserve Officer Boyd Melson, who is running for U.S. Congress District 11, which represents all of Staten... »
90-Year-Old Woman "Hits the Road" for the Last Year of Her Life
Norma Jean Bauerschmidt's story went viral, so perhaps this is not the first time you've heard of her--the remarkable woman who told her doctor after receiving the news that she had uterine cancer, "I'm 90 years old, I'm hitting the road." Her Facebook page, Driving Miss Norma, gained more than... »
Last Living Person Born in the 1800s Dies in Italy at the Age of 117
Yesterday, the world's oldest person--Emma Morano of Piedmont, Italy, died at the age of 117. Born on November 29, 1899, Ms. Morano lived during 3 centuries, through 2 world wars, and witnessed more than 90 Italian governments. To what did she attribute her old age? 3 eggs a day, 2 of... »
Antisemitism on the Campus: Past and Present, and the Wisdom & Wit of Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis
Antisemitism on the Campus: Past & PresentEdited by Eunice G. Pollack Louis Brandeis graduated from the Harvard Law School at age 20 with the highest grade point average in that school’s history and, after other academic triumphs, was appointed  Supreme Court justice. When Brandeis was studying law at Harvard, an anti-Semitic professor... »
How Choosing a Mobile Home Enabled These Retirees to Do Everything Else
Not everyone can afford to spend their retirement wasted away in Margaritaville, and from the mouths of retirees to the ears of millennials, there are some things they just did not plan for. Sleepy Hollow Mobile Estates, a 154-home resident-owned trailer park in Florida, is just one of the... »
Why Waste Away? Margaritaville Retirement Homes Are Coming!
With the boomer population coming of (retirement) age, entrepreneurs have put some real thought into how they can capitalize off of this enormous slice of society that wields substantial financial power. One trend--more and more alternative living scenarios are emerging that make the retirement years more enjoyable, from activity-focused... »
Top 10 Considerations for Retirement: Sage Advice From Retirees To Millennials
Hindsight being 20/20 is not all that helpful, but you can glean insight from people whose eyesight hasn't been 20/20 for at least 20 years. The New York Times asked Journalism Students around the country to interview retirees and find out what tips they have for the millennial generation. It's probably no surprise that... »
From $9B to Nothing: How a Family Can Destroy a Fortune
In case you have been wondering whether using trusts and other estate planning tools to protect your hard-earned wealth is really necessary, look no further than the Stroh family. The Stroh Brewery Empire, valued by Forbes in the early '80s at about $9 billion in today's dollars, is all... »
Reclaiming the End of Life
After a freak accident where 11,000 volts of electricity arced from the outside of a passenger train through his wristwatch to his body, B.J. Miller became a triple amputee. As the doctors removed first one leg, then the next, and then his arm, Miller wondered about life after the... »
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