Although only 36 percent of Americans who reported that they were victims of Internet scams in 2014 were over 50, 50 percent of the recorded losses were from our age group. Americans over 50 lost $339 million last year to online scammers.
As white, social-justice-oriented students, one of the spaces our white privilege allows us to enter is yours, the adults who populate our world, when you voice concerns that our focus on microaggressions constitutes a bridge too far.
The quality of the camera that comes with new smartphones today is so good, you may be tempted to put away your stand-alone digital camera forever. And since your smartphone is always handy, you're probably taking more photos than ever -- some of them pretty impressive.
"Of course you'll keep the house." It was my parents' refrain in the final years of their lives. They proudly told their shepherds -- friends, doctors and caregivers -- how their son and daughter would share the place they called their dream home.
The girl we meet in the early pages of Chrissie Hynde's heartfelt and beautifully written memoir, Reckless, is like millions of other cool kids in the sixties who were obsessed with music, became very adept at lying to their parents, and did a lot of drugs.
Don't get me wrong. 'Aging gracefully' is lovely. In a quiet, refined, elegant kind of way. Which is great, if that's 'You.' But it's definitely not 'Me.' I was never particularly graceful when I was younger. So, why would I suddenly become that way as I age?
Ready to join the movement of mature adults sharing housing? You'll enjoy an affordable living situation and have the chance to make friends for life! But once you have emails pouring in from people eager to create a comfortable shared-living arrangement with you, how do you choose a housemate?
Getting a tattoo is your achievement. You don't have to compare your artistry with others because your individual and special tattoo signifies your ability to take yourself out of your comfort zone and do things that are a little bit frightening to do.
in order to retain information, we must put it somewhere. And that "somewhere" has to be a place that is easily accessed.If you are a normal humanoid, your brain probably resembles a large toy chest. The toy chest contains all kinds of wonderful things in it. In fact, it contains everything you need to remember.
He's about my age. His white hair is long and full, but not so much that he looks like he never found his way home from a Grateful Dead concert. I see him walking through the neighborhood all the time.
My two biggest childhood fears were long shots at best: bear attacks and appendicitis. Since my neighborhood was built in 1950, every tree, bush, and errant twig were leveled to fit as many Cape Cod houses on a block as possible. I barely saw a squirrel.
While many adults 50 and over choose to visit the beach, take a cruise or explore Europe during their vacations, some are looking to take the road less traveled and are literally putting their money where their mouth is.
With all due respect to generations of grandparents who came before, boomers are slowly making inroads on yet another sacred, Hallmark-bedazzled day.