Do I Have to Shovel My Walk?

The morning after a light snow, a St. Paul, Minnesota man looked out his front window and noticed the walkway in front of his home and his neighbor’s was covered in white. Without a moment’s hesitation, the resident put on his coat and shoveled not only his own walk , but his neighbor’s. That fact… Read More »

Older People Really Do Have Wiser Minds!

From the time we’re toddlers, we’re taught to respect our elders. We seek their advice and listen as they regale us with stories from olden times. There’s something about their insight and perspective that we just can’t find anywhere else. View image | As it turns out, that old illusion of “elderly wisdom” is… Read More »

Doctors and Hospitals Sometimes Ignore Advance Directives

Advance directives have been a popular part of estate planning since at least 1990, when Congress passed the Patient Self-Determination Act. Since then, Americans have only grown stronger in their sentiment that they should decide for themselves what kind of treatment they’ll receive in the face of terminal illness. View image | Advance directives… Read More »

Only the Lonely Retire Unhappily

Companionship can make all the difference. Studies show that people who live their lives in close contact with others — whether a spouse or a group of friends — are generally happier, more productive, and more fulfilled. That’s true both before and after retirement. View image | But keeping close ties becomes more challenging… Read More »