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3 Middlescent Stories And A Secret

Barbara Waxman | Posted 09.28.2016 | Fifty
Barbara Waxman

As a coach and gerontologist, I'm constantly exposed to stories from the modern workplace. Again and again, my clients tell me about the culture of ageism.

The Delightful But Awful Pangs Of Decluttering

Melinda Blau | Posted 12.04.2016 | Fifty
Melinda Blau

Human molting begins in middle age -- when you've lived long enough to have more things than you really need. Birds molt annually, humans less frequently. Birds lose feathers. Humans get rid of 'stuff.'

The Purposeful Life (Hint: Don't Wait for Retirement)

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.31.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

I have several close friends who are contemplating retirement, and a few have been teetering on that decision for a while. They are not hesitating over financial worries, but more over quality of life issues. They want to be sure that the next stage of life is at least as rich and purposeful as their working years have been.

Signing with Your Baby

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 07.21.2012 | Parents
Ruth Neubauer

Sign language is a natural way to help communication in the first year or so of life.

Why Some People Go Crazy When Their Children Get Married

May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. | Posted 09.17.2011 | Parents
May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

This is a moment in which we may feel enormous loss, depression, deflation. We are challenged on so many fronts, but a significant one involves having to face something of which we may not have been aware: the secret plan we never knew we had for these later chapters in our life.