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Kindness Makes Everything Better

At a time when COVID is changing our daily lives in ways we never imagined, it’s important to remember that kindness also is contagious. And it’s a powerful force for making the individuals who practice it happier and healthier, and the world a better place for all of...

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Knitting and Sewing Your Way out of the COVID Doldrums

The COVID epidemic has knitting needles clacking and sewing machines humming all over America. In fact, these handcrafts—which have long been associated with “women of a certain age”—are booming in popularity among all ages. One brand that offers bagged kits and a...

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New Friends Can Make Your Retirement Years Golden

Nothing is more life-enhancing than the company of family and friends. But while our family members come to us by birth, we actually get to choose our friends. After a lifetime of making lasting friendships at college, in the workplace, on the golf course, and in the...

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Get Inspired by Senior Hikers Who Spent Months on the Trail

  When you think of thru-hiking on the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail (AT) or the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), images of energetic young hikers with state-of-the-art equipment probably come to mind. But you might be surprised to learn that the first woman to...

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Fashion: What We Wear and How We Wear It

    Do you remember when a shopping trip called for a hat, gloves, and matching handbag and high heels? When traveling by air inspired passengers to wear their Sunday best? When even the stay-at-home housewife’s attire—pencil slacks and a form-fitting sweater—left...

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Finding Common Ground With Teens And Young Adults

While many senior citizens have no problem connecting with young children—with whom they can share knock-knock jokes, a game of checkers or a favorite storybook—finding common ground with older teens and young adults can sometimes pose a challenge. One reason is that...

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