The conventional wisdom for grandparents is "Do not give unsolicited advice. Do not interfere." While there is a grain of truth in this counsel, it is not the whole loaf of bread.
Thanks to a quality of life now extending for many people into their 80s and even 90s, great-great-grandparents are supervising and are often times being supervised by workers 60 or more years younger.
My generation is unjustly criticized. But it's not our fault. The fault lies with our parents' generation. Most of what they taught us was nonsense.
Michael Winerip announced today that the New York Times' 18-month-old blog/section devoted to Boomers was being shut down so that the Times could "free up resources for other new ventures."
Let's be frank. Since the time of Freud, physicians have been biased in their treatment of men. Males got sick, Females were hysterical. Now years later, the dark, dirty little secret will be revealed. But not just yet.
Co-authored by Emily Thomas and Marsha McCullough No matter who you are, you find yourself thinking about what success is, and, how you can lay the...
Comedian Dan Nainan is someone who had the opportunity to develop and nurture his skills, and then, when circumstance (or perhaps fate...) pushed him out of his job, he was prepared to make the leap into an entirely new life. His story puts a new spin on the idea of 'portable skills,' and shows us that it is possible to apply talent and enthusiasm beyond just one industry or job category.
Life in the Boomer Lane, like others in her post-menopausal peer group, has added countless hours to her day, all of them in the middle of the night.
No matter what generation we are from, it's too easy to keep doing what we are doing now and acting like each generation is (or should be), motivated by the same things we are.
Don't get me wrong. I have a great sense of humor. And I believe young people have the right to make fun of body noises. However, we have to question why, yet again, it is the older woman who is selected for the demeaning joke.
Maybe I don't understand what courage is anymore. I sat in a movie theater recently, listening to people of all ages applaud and cheer when the key character was drinking excessively and stealing other people's money. I don't think either one of those things is worthy of cheering. Am I wrong? Did I get taken by the Rocky montages of the 80s, believing that courage comes from facing fear?
At any age, you can increase muscle strength, preserve bone density, improve balance and improve your overall health. However, only a combination of regular exercise and sensible eating can help you achieve this, so don't let your age scare you away from the gym.
I have not confessed it till now, but here goes: I am a card-carrying member of the Dazed and Confused generation. Yep, that one that happened between the Tune in, Turn on and Drop Out generation and the Me, Me, Me generation.
Today, the divide is more about the fact that young people neither see nor hear their elders because, from a communications standpoint, the two generations are not in the same room.
People diagnosed with progressive chronic illness face two basic choices: They can conclude that their life is over and retreat into a shell of detachment from the world of the healthy, or they can choose to stay connected to their pre-illness existence by sharing their experiences.
At risk are all body parts associated with Facebook, specifically the thumbs up that most Facebookers casually toss out.