Lifestyle

According to one British study, many adults experience their greatest levels of happiness between the ages of 65 and 79. Another survey concluded that 75% of adults over the age of 50 are less concerned with what people think about them compared to when they were younger. 6 out of 10 surveyed said that they enjoy life more than they did in their youth, and the vast majority of respondents said they were now living for the present rather than for the future. Being more adventurous and less self-conscious as we age can be great for our health. Below, we’ve highlighted the stories of a... more ...
In recent years, the number of individuals undergoing cosmetic procedures has continued to rise. Non-invasive treatments, such as botulinum toxin injections, have grown in popularity worldwide. In the past five years, the percentage of individuals opting for breast implants has risen nearly 28%. Around the globe, the number of both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures increased by 5.4% in 2018. Older adults are among those undergoing more cosmetic procedures. Staying a part of the workforce for longer; maintaining a youthful look often benefits those looking to be hired for new p... more ...
As older singles, many of us feel particularly eager to meet that “special someone” as soon as possible. Some of us may have already spent a number of years on our own. Others may simply be yearning to share the final decades of their lives with romantic partners. Few of us question these hopes and dreams, as they are what we’ve been conditioned to follow. Who wouldn’t want to fall in love?We should, however, think twice about what we really want. Recently, actress Emma Watson acknowledged that she has come to terms with being “self-coupled.” Living life wit... more ...
 In last week’s article, we began discussing the ways in which homes can be made more age-friendly. With the right home modifications, most living spaces can be made far more accommodating for senior living. For those who would prefer staying in their current home for the long-term future, making these aging in place modifications can drastically improve the safety and usability of their living space.  Read last week’s article for our first round of aging in place suggestions. The following are just a few more tips for making your home a better place to grow old in!&... more ...
More than ever before, seniors are choosing to “age in place,” staying in their own homes and apartments rather than moving to retirement communities or into assisted living facilities. Long-term care can be expensive, and many seniors prefer staying in the homes where they have created so many cherished memories over the years. Modern technology and services such as food delivery programs make it easier and safer than ever before to age in place.  Though aging in place has its benefits, choosing to do so may require making some important decisions. Most seniors who choos... more ...
The media we consume plays a large role in our day-to-day lives. The online posts we view, newspaper articles we read, television programs we watch, and radio reports we listen to all affect the ways we think and the topics we discuss with those around us.  In recent years, the media we consume has changed for the worse. The mainstream media produces lower-quality news; the articles we read are often “clickbait” content, designed to grab our attention through shocking headlines or misleading information. The stories we hear about the world around us often focus on such gr... more ...
Whether you’re trying to stay safe and healthy or are just wanting to relax indoors this autumn, there are many reasons you may choose to stay at home this month. It is unlikely that most of us will be able to travel to international institutions of culture in the near future. If we’re lucky, we might be able to visit a local museum or two!Did you know that you can view art collections from France, Spain, Italy, England, and more, right from the comfort of your own couch? With Google Arts & Culture, you can explore museum collections, architecture, and culture without even leav... more ...
Insecurity is something that plagues most of us from time to time. Some of us struggle with feeling deeply insecure on a daily basis. There are many factors leading us to feel insecure, ranging from the way our parents raised us to social anxiety and perfectionist tendencies. Past traumas, as well as recent experiences of failure and rejection, can contribute to a negative inner dialogue that reinforces feelings of self-doubt.  Those who struggle with insecurity have likely battled these feelings for a lifetime. Discovering the source of these thought patterns and becoming disentangl... more ...
All of us have goals we’d like to achieve and dreams that we’d like to fulfill before we die. By reflecting on your aspirations and organizing them into a “bucket list,” a list of things you’d like to do over the course of your lifetime, you can get excited about your future and inspire yourself to achieve your wildest and most ambitious dreams. Many people don’t begin actively pursuing their greatest dreams until they’re ill or otherwise shaken up by major life events. Don’t wait until it’s too late to start making your ambitions a re... more ...
July may feel like a month without much worth celebrating. After Americans finish celebrating Independence Day on July 4th, it can feel as though the month is simply one, long, unending heat spell!Instead of just sitting in front of your fan sweating for the rest of the month, take the time to celebrate some of the unusual, lesser-known holidays taking place this July. Here are just a few of the dates most worth celebrating.  July 1st-7th: Clean Beaches Week July is the best month to hit the beach. Instead of simply visiting the beach to lounge on the sand, consider bringing a f... more ...