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July 2016 Blog Posts (45)

Should You Worry About Beta Blockers?

Nextavenue.org: By Debra Witt

If you spend any time talking about health with older Americans, the topic of beta blockers will inevitably come up. But

what are they, and how dangerous is it to take them? And why do so many…

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Senior Care: Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Lifehack.org: By Jody Gastfriend

A few years ago I got the call. My 84-year old, active, vibrant, still-working mother fell and sustained a compound

fracture of her femur. Even though I’ve worked in the senior care field for…

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4 Excuses That Keep You From Breaking Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Lifehack.org: By Nick Bastion

Ever feel as if you are hopelessly stuck in a rut? As if you can’t get what you want in life so you just settle for what

you can get easily.

Or maybe you’ve just allowed yourself to become a creature of habit and…

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Pressing This Button On Your Body Can Relieve Stress And Anxiety

Lifehack.org: By Kristin Danley-Greiner

For years, some people scoffed at traditional Chinese medicine, but today, this 2,500-year-old practice of traditional

Chinese medicine is a globally accepted method of treatment…

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4 Ways to Refinance Your Debt and Save Money

Nextavenue.org: By Nick Clements

Interest rates remain near historic lows. While this is bad news for savers (average rate on a one-year CD: 1.1

percent), it’s excellent news for borrowers. That’s especially true if you have high-interest debt, since you…

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I Prefer to Move Forward, Not Retire

Nextavenue.org: By Wendy Sue Knecht

There are many advantages to being an older worker or an older business owner. You’re smarter…

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Sleep Tips: 8 Steps to Better Sleep

Lifehack.org: By Melissa Thompson

If you have been feeling irritable or exhausted lately, maybe you should consider improving your sleep quality.

Consider all the things that can mess up your precious night’s sleep – from work stress and family obligations to

sudden…

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Plan for Chaos: How to Stick to Your Health Goals When Life Gets Crazy

Lifehack.org: By James Clear

I played baseball in college. During the offseason, my teammates and I would battle through friendly Strongman

competitions where we would flip a giant tractor tire, drag a sled full of weights, and generally push, pull, and…

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The No. 1 Way to Help Kids Stress Less

Nextavenue.org: By Kristen Sturt

Your grandkids are stressed out.

It may not always seem like it — kids are kids, after all — but the American Psychological Association …

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Progress Made in Diagnosing Early-Onset Dementia

Lifehack.org: By Sam Perkins

Katie Brandt began seeing changes in behavior in her husband Mike in December 2007. A well-regarded teacher of

religious studies at an independent school in Dover, N.H., Mike was “not acting like himself,” as Katie put it. Normally

gregarious, he…

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5 Ways to Defeat The Stubborn Negative Thoughts in Your Mind

Lifehack.org: By Nicole West

“Every thought we think is creating our…

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Simple Mindsets That Can Make You Calm And Happy Every Day

Lifehack.org: By Hannah Braime

Our mindset influences every…

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Aging in the ‘Right’ Place

Nextavenue.org: By Christopher Herbert

Older adults consistently report a desire to stay in their current homes as they age, which has given rise to the phrase

“aging in place.” Indeed, an…

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5 Serious Reasons Why Relying On Sleep Aid Is Dangerous

Lifehack.org: By Junie Lou Rutkevich

In the ideal world, you could work all day and when you feel tired at night, you would easily slip into deep sleep, and

get your full recommended eight hours of rest. However, this pattern does not come easily to most people.…

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6 Signs You Should Eat More Protein

Grandparents.com: By Marisa Sandora

Our society seems to have become obsessed with protein, with meat-centric diet plans like The Paleo Diet and Atkins

über-popular right now. Turns out, an emphasis on protein may be just the thing for older adults, who likely…

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The 5 Life Lessons We Should Never Forget Again

Lifehack.org: By Danni Cohen

“Life is what you make it”. “You learn from your mistakes”. How often do we hear those throwaway expressions?

Usually at-least three or four times a day. Yet do we really understand them? And do we humans…

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What to Do When Your Grown Kid Won’t Talk to You

Nextavenue.org: By Jill Smolowe

In the painful days after my husband’s death in 2009, I crafted a eulogy that concluded with a thought from The Book

of…

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The Addiction Killing Women Over 50

Nextavenue.org: By Andrea Atkins

Americans all over the country are becoming addicted to opioids, a class of drug that is killing them in record

numbers. There has been a 450 percent increase in the number of deaths among women since 1999, in particular,…

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Amazing Things That Would Happen When You Finally Let Go

Lifehack.org: By Jay Hill

Sometimes, you have to let go before you can move forward.

All of us must decide, at various points over the course of our lives, whether or not to let go of something or someone

that is making us unhappy. Whether it’s a…

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6 Signs You Haven’t Made Self-Care Your Top Priority

Lifehack.org: Matt Duczeminski

To get ahead in this busy world, you have to put your own needs on the backburner once in a while.

But that doesn’t mean you should keep them there until they start to boil over.

No matter how giving of a person…

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