Want Better Health? Go Outside

If you want to feel better, become more active and live longer, the answer may sound similar to the familiar real estate mantra: Location, location, location. Being out in nature — or even living close to it — can have a significant, positive impact on your health. And nature doesn’t have to mean vast swaths…

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Should You Give Advice to Your Son-in-Law or Daughter-in-Law?

You are in a public park with your son-in-law when you realize your young grandson is building up to a blood-curdling screaming tantrum that will be heard for miles. Your son-in-law isn’t handling it like you would and you really want to give him some advice on dealing with it. Should you tell your son-in-law how you think he…

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The New College Program to Launch Encore Careers

If you’re recently retired or will be soon and want to redeploy your talents for the common good during your second act, I think you may want to consider applying to the new University of Minnesota Advanced Careers Initiative (UMAC). It’s a unique, innovative, yearlong program in Minneapolis that’s designed to help adults 55+ launch…

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When Social Security gets its wrong on claiming advice

It’s one of the most important decisions you’ll make about retirement: when to claim Social Security benefits. Delaying past your full retirement age (currently 66) adds valuable delayed retirement credits of around 8 percent to your benefit – and couples can gain even more through coordinated strategies. But the claiming rules are complex, and the […]

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When Social Security gets its wrong on claiming advice

It’s one of the most important decisions you’ll make about retirement: when to claim Social Security benefits. Delaying past your full retirement age (currently 66) adds valuable delayed retirement credits of around 8 percent to your benefit – and couples can gain even more through coordinated strategies. But the claiming rules are complex, and the […]

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Gap years aren’t just for kids anymore

Dr. Dennis Sinar remembers when it dawned on him: He was ready for a break from work. A gastroenterologist and professor of medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., Dr. Sinar was working on a research paper in the university library when it happened. “I just said to myself, ‘I’m really sick of doing […]

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