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Protecting the Well-Being of Older Americans

How Long-Term Care Insurance Policies Backfire

How to Get in Shape Without Moving a Muscle

What's Needed to Help Americans Age in Place

What Not to Say to Your Heartbroken Child

What Funeral Homes Won't Tell You

Why the New Social Media Fans Are Over 65

9 Keys to Staying Mentally Sharp

How I Learned to Stop Freaking Out and Love Being Middle-Aged

Pet Rent Puts the Bite on Empty Nesters

Using LinkedIn Influencer to Build Your Personal Brand

The New Social Security Rules for Same-Sex Couples

Will Uber and Lyft Make Our Parents' Lives Easier?

How She Started Investing In Stocks After 60

6 Healthy Habits You Can Overdo

How to Lend Money to Family or Friends (If You Must)

8 Great Apps for Our Elders

Phone Frustration: Look at Me When I’m Talking to You

Why I Became a Care Coordinator for My Mom

Using Business Principles to Downsize a Home

8 Ways to Beat Work Distractions and Be More Productive

What Japan Can Teach Us About Long-Term Care

Retirement Savings Shortfall? Get a Part-Time Job

Why You Shouldn't Skip Your Vacation

A Cancer Doctor Says Closure Is a Myth

Why Are There So Few Age-Friendly Cities?

A Guide to Healthy Aging for Women

Green Retirement Communities Are Sprouting

How To Work Out When You’re Injured

Don't Expect Your Children to Take Care of You

The Happiness Doctor Is In

The 10 Types of People You'll Meet While Traveling

When Your Husband Wants a Ferrari

Strange, But True: Some Now Hold Their Funerals Before Dying

8 Top Spiritual Sites in America

Why I Am Paying an Exorbitant Sum for Ballroom Dancing

How Boomers Feel About Aging

Over 55 and Overqualified: Advice for Older Job Hunters

Write Down Those Special Grandparent Moments

The Grown-Up's Guide to Music Festivals

Why Online Dating Gets Such a Bad Rap and Shouldn’t

Before a Second Marriage, Make These 4 Smart Money Moves

Why You Get Migraines and What to Do About Them

Boomer Helicopter Parents Now Hover in Home Buying

Like Seinfeld, 'Festival' Is About Nothing... and Everything

Runs, Hits, and Algorithms: How Data is Changing Baseball

Your Guide to Healthy Eating at Fast-Food Restaurants

How to Find Work/Life Bliss, Not Work/Life Balance

Camp Isn't Just for Kids: 5 for Grown-Ups

How Couples Delude Themselves About Retirement

How to Care for Your Pet Without Going Broke

Gmail Now Features A Way To Ease Sender's Remorse

Housing Market Is Picking Up

Medical Marijuana Is Often Less Potent Than Advertised

The Hottest Jobs and How to Get One in Retirement

Don't Ignore These Facts About Sunscreen

How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time

The 5 Exercises You Should Do Every Day

5 Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions in Older Adults

Parents' Do’s and Don’ts for the Digital Age

Over 50 and Getting a Lift Driving for Lyft

Why rideshare services are attracting older drivers.

Why You Must Stand Out at Work and How to Do It

Author Dorie Clark says keeping your head down is a big mistake.

Digital Detox: 8 Places to Unplug and Unwind

Seeking a getaway from electronics? Check out these vacation spots.

Tips for Choosing a Day Center for Your Parent

Some offer socializing, others dementia care, so here's a shopper's guide.

How to Get In On The Sharing Economy

DogVacay, Schlep, and others offer a hand plus a way to make money.

What Not to Say to Your Friends

In instances like these, we generally need to keep our mouths shut.

Fiftysomething Diet: Eat a Big Breakfast or Not?

Blood sugar levels can be greatly influenced by how much, and when, you eat

The Best Workout DVDs for Boomers

These popular titles can help with flexibility, strength, bone health and pain relief.

5 Reasons We Love Meryl Streep

The actress uses her voice to defy ageism and sexism.

The FDA Takes a New Look at Homeopathic Drugs

Should products like Cold-Eeze and Zicam be regulated like other drugs?

Should Your High School Senior Take a Gap Year?

For some students, time off before college is beneficial.

5 Must-Have Apps for Your Phone and Tablet

Health, knowledge, money, and fun — all at your fingertips.

Student Inventors Tackle Elder Mobility Hurdles

Young winners of Stanford's design contest build practical solutions.

Improving Paid Caregivers’ Work Lives

We need them, so we must figure out how to compensate them.

Shorter Height Associated With Greater Heart Risk

Genetic studies confirm the link, but more research is needed.

Lies the Beatles Told Us

This writer finds some fibs in five songs the Fab Four sang.

Miss Marple’s Spot-On Guide to Aging Well

Five key life-affirming principles from Agatha Christie's fictional detective.

The Facebook Tool for Your Digital Estate Plan

You may want to sign up for the social network's Legacy Contact feature.

How to Help Mom and Dad Move to a New Home

Here are five tips to make the transition less traumatic for your parents.

NPR Host Turns His Tweets Into a Loving Memoir

Scott Simon recalls his mother's last days and the special bond they shared 

10 Tips for Working for a Younger Boss

The Love Your Job author on how to do this effectively and happily.

Older Job Seekers: You're Hired (For Less)

A new AARP survey's results, plus four tips to find work now.

4 Great New Books for Empty Nesters

Find advice, comfort, and humor for this major life transition.

Why the US Must Care for Its Elders Better

"Genius grant" winner Ai-Jen Poo discusses her new book on caregiving.

Can Crossing Your Fingers Reduce Pain?

A provocative study hints at the possibility for chronic sufferers.

Six Extraordinary Picture Books

Read these special stories about kids and their grandparents.

How to Create a Credit Card Debt Escape Plan

If you've got a plastic problem, here are three possible ways to attack it.

Do You Really Want to Age in Place?

Should you stay or go? 'Aging in the Right Place' helps you decide.

The 5 Steps to Make a Retirement Announcement

Smart advice from the author's brother, who just did it.

7 Mantras to Live By — What Are Yours?

What one baby boomer has found encouraging, wise, and helpful along the way.

Nurture Your Most Valuable Asset: Your Reputation

Smart tips for your career and money in The Reputation Economy.

The Cure for Working-at-Home Loneliness

Co-working spaces offer community, collaboration and coffee

Why We Need to Get Rid of Senior Centers

Thankfully, there's a movement to make the relics multigenerational.

6 Exciting Ideas from South by Southwest

The festival offered a glimpse into tech and trends that may change your life.

America Is Unready for the Era of the Aging Worker

The author of 'Unfinished Work' on his reporting and advice

A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to a Bucket List

After years of sitting and writing humor, this man went the stand-up route.

The New Economics of Weddings

It’s not your mamma’s nuptials: who pays for what has changed.

Seeking Your Direction from Midlife On

Most people go through six stages – which are you in?

Sexual Re-Identification After 50

Gay, lesbian, and transgender adults navigate the challenges of change later in life.

Why Miley Cyrus Needs to Watch Downton Abbey

Season 5 clearly showed that love and passion don’t stop at age 40.

Grief and Letting Go in the Digital Age

After friends died, the author struggled with whether to delete contacts.

6 Tips for Developing and Landing a TED Talk

Here's how to be noticed in the popular forum.

The Case for Eating with Strangers When Traveling

New social dining sites source local companions to share meals.

What Women Must Do to Ditch Bag Lady Syndrome

Tips from a financial adviser with a new book on the subject.

Easy Ways to Look Better in a Job Interview

Practical grooming and wardrobe tweaks for female and male job applicants.

Don't Miss These Tax Breaks on Your 2014 Return

The often overlooked deductions and credits can save you a bundle.

What Is the Price of Long Life?

A panel of experts met to debate whether we should aim for longevity.

The 3 Key Retirement Numbers You Need to Know

Remembering them can help you ensure your vision for retirement.

7 Ways to Avoid Job Search Burnout

Tips from a recruiter to keep you at your best in interviews.

The End of Employer-Provided Health Insurance

The co-author of a new book says that day is near and it's a good thing.

This Empty Nester Couple Loves Being GypsyNesters

They sold their home and everything in it and haven't looked back

7 Drugs That Are Toxic for Your Brain

These widely used medications can be especially harmful for older adults.

Saunas Could Make You Live Longer

A new study suggests more frequent use can be good for your heart.

The Dollars and Sense of Buying a Vacation Home

Be sure you know about these hidden costs before purchasing.

Cholesterol: No Longer a Nutritional Bad Guy?

A key panel publishes recommendations for 2015 dietary guidelines

How to Lose 1,000 Square Feet — and Keep It Off

This writer found joy downsizing to a small apartment and offers five tips.

How This Half-Sister Became Whole

She always felt different from her siblings, until receiving an amazing gift.

6 Ways You Can Help a Friend Who is Sick

Suggestions that let you be present and make a difference.

Overcome 3 Obstacles to Start a Business After 50

Advice to get over your fears and get going on your launch.

5 Reasons People Over 50 Should Love the Big iPhone

Yes, it feels like holding a Pop-Tart to your ear, but ease wins out.

Fiftysomething Diet: Should You Go Gluten-Free?

Before you hop on the bandwagon, separate fact from fiction.

Why Are You Tired All The Time?

The source of pervasive exhaustion and what to do about it

Here's How Much Caregivers Pay Out-of-Pocket

A survey finds helping a family member can derail your retirement.

Think Twice Before You Text That Message

A hand surgeon explains the dangers, especially for boomers.

Back on the Market: Difficulties of Midlife Dating

One man's epiphany about looking for love in your 50s.

Fiftysomething Diet: 6 Steps to a Healthier Fall Soup

Our foolproof formula lets you cook and serve it in 30 minutes.

Joan Rivers' Death: Facts About Vocal Cord Surgery

Older people often have vocal disorders, so here's how to protect your voice.

TED Talk: How to Live Passionately at Any Age

Author Isabel Allende on loving life ... and Antonio Banderas.

The 10 Best Tropical Islands for Retirees

Why these gems, spanning from the Caribbean to Micronesia, are so enticing.

How to Phase Into Retirement at Your Job

Why more firms offer phased retirement and how to swing it where you work.

What Your Investment Portfolio Is Likely Lacking

A study finds people 50+ are light on foreign stocks. Should you bulk up?

The Next Housing Crisis: Aging Americans' Homes

A new study says they're too costly, inaccessible, and in the wrong places.

5 Pitfalls of Starting a Business in Retirement

Make sure you don't fall into these traps before you launch.

The True Power of Oldness

How this moving video is bringing positivity to aging.

6 Beliefs that Sabotage Your Health

Think that health advice applies to everyone but you? Time to reconsider.

The 7 Best Places to Retire Around the World

The new Retire Overseas Index has a surprising, but gorgeous, winner.

The Benefits of Living In a Teeny House

The author of "The Big Tiny" cites the financial and emotional upsides.

Off to College: How to Step Back but Stay Connected

Three common issues your kid may face and what to do (or not do) to help.

5 Tips to Find Meaning and Purpose in Later Life

How to program your internal GPS in retirement.

7 Ways to Avoid Stress-Related Weight Gain

How to chill out and keep the pounds off.

How to Dip Your Toe Into the Encore Career Waters

An Encore Fellowship lets you try out a second act with purpose

30-Day Declutter Challenge: What I've Learned

Halfway through, I've got a pile of junk and gained some wisdom, too

Adapting to The Half-Empty Nest

The benefits of having your child leave home slowly

Robin Williams, Depression and Suicide in Midlife

One doctor offers insights into why treating depression is tricky

How to Become a Boomer Tech Genius

Humorous and helpful ideas to get savvy about electronics and apps

Why We Lose Friends in Midlife

Six situations that make us 'break up' with our one-time BFFs.

You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think (Maybe)

Tips from Wes Moss, author and host of radio's "Money Matters".

When One Spouse Is Healthy and the Other Isn't

How couples cope with health differences that could divide them.

Are Your Friends Bad For Your Health?

4 ways to handle toxic behaviors and protect your wellbeing.

How to Filter the Financial Noise in Retirement

This adviser has 10 ways to avoid making bad investing moves.

4 Tips for Networking to Change Fields

What to do and say to make connections for a career switch.

Fiftysomething Diet: 5 Healthy Summer Treats

Beat the heat with these cool and refreshing recipes.

Why New Zealand's Retirement System Works So Well

The KiwiSaver program down under has over-the-top results.

3 Essential Tips to Switch to a Second Career

This nurse turned yoga studio owner offers advice from her experience.

5 Things Older Prisoners Want You to Know

A stunning photo project mines critical wisdom from regret.

Should You Let Someone Pick Your Brain For Free?

When (and when not) to charge for your expertise and time.

Surprising Factors Affecting Workout Energy After 50

Fix these seven to beat fatigue and revive your fitness routine.

When Should You Step In to Help Your Parents?

They may brush off your offers, so suss out their true needs.

5 Money Moves for Boomer Couples to Consider

Preparing for the strong odds that a wife will outlive her husband.

How to Declare Your Financial Independence

Tips from a man who did, plus apps and sites that can help you.

Why Cruises Are Ideal for Boomers Traveling Solo

Some lines waive single supplements and single cabins are less rare.

Hospice Abuses: A Must-Read Expose

A compelling report on corruption ultimately helps patients and families.

A Surprising Way to Handle Grief

A widow asks why she should 'get over it' when it is a reminder of love.

How to Avoid the Perils of Online Banking

8 tips to prevent careless, sometimes costly, mistakes.

Best and Worst States for Long-Term Care

A new ranking shows big variations in affordability, quality, and choices.

Plotting Your Next Move for "Unretirement"

Advice on what to do, and when, to write your next chapter.

6 Ways Google Alerts Can Help You Land a Job

How to use the search tool to crack the hidden job market.

10 Job Interview Questions YOU Should Ask

Posing them will help you find work in two important ways

We're Flying Blind Investing for Retirement

If you're in the dark about your holdings, get professional help

What to Say When You're Networking

Think of these conversations as the verbal equivalent of ballroom dancing

3 Innovative Ways to Age in Place

Boomers and their parents are finding new ways to live at home longer

The Bright Spots and Challenges of Growing Older

A candid talk with Paul Irving, author of The Upside of Aging.

Bicycle Vacations: Boomers' Latest Travel Trend

Answers to seven common questions about cycling tours.

Finding Your Place in Your Child's Wedding Plans

5 tips to figure out your role and get peace of mind, too

Bringing Back the Band to Beat the Midlife Blues

When life gets you down, the nostalgia and friendships of youth can lift you up

6 Menopause Myths, Debunked

Separating fact from fiction about this life transition

This Summer's Movies for Grown-Ups

A guide to flicks with mature themes, venerable actors, and plots you can relate to.

What New College Grads Need to Know About Money

Guidance to navigate credit cards, renter's insurance, and bank accounts.

Busting the Myths About Work in Retirement

Merrill Lynch got a few surprises when it surveyed retirees.

Male Vs. Female Brains: What's the Difference?

The answer is key to what happens to each gender after a stroke

5 Reasons Job Applicants Don't Hear Back

What to do when it's radio silence from hiring managers and recruiters.

How I Finally Gave Up Junk Food

Under duress, the author abandoned Ring Dings for stir-fry.

8 Money and Work Tips for My College-Grad Niece

Helpful advice for you and the rest of the Class of 2014.

3 Ways to Love Your Gut

A microbiologist gives the scoop on feeding the microbes that make us healthy.

Next Avenue Readers: Your Health Poll Results Say...

You're taking pretty good care, but can take some steps to improve

What Should You Weigh?

Figuring out what the scale should say, not what you want it to, is worth the trouble.

How Warren Buffett Made Me Smarter About Charity

Tips from a Giving With Purpose MOOC he helped teach.

Future Cities With Walking Paths and Wi-Fi, Please

A new poll shows millennials and boomers want the same things where they'll live.

Stretches and Exercises for Tired, Achy Legs

4 ways to ease leg and knee pain caused by overdoing it.

A Privacy Expert's 3 Tips to Protect Yourself Online

The Dragnet Nation author says it's about more than passwords.

What's Your Plan If You Live to 100?

A survey of centenarians and boomers shows a path for positive aging.

How to Tap Home Equity Without Owing Interest

The catch: you may need to give up some money when you sell.

Ways to Get More Purpose From Your Work

The Purpose Economy author says: know your Who, How and Why.

How to Retire All Over the World

The Home Sweet Anywhere author and her husband do that and say you can, too.

Internships Aren't Just For College Kids

How to find a midlife internship to switch fields and make it work.

How Apple Cake Saved Her From Foreclosure

The inspiring 'Apple Mortgage Cake' TV film premieres this weekend.
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