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Social Security Benefits Made Easy, Part 2

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.24.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Just in case you find yourself cornered in a high-brow conversation at a cocktail party with several other boomers discussing the history of social welfare and government reforms, here's a quick overview of the birth of our wonderful federal program.

Social Security Benefits Made Easy, Part 1

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.22.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Did you know that some major changes affecting your benefits were put in place in 2014? There is a free handbook you can request from the Social Security administration which will guide you through the system.

Are You a Music Snob Like Me?

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.18.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

I have always considered myself a bit of a music snob. And this being a "Fervid Friday," is there anything you are more passionate about than music...

Do You Trust Yourself? The Jelly Beans of Life

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.10.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby boomers... do you trust yourself? Do you trust your instincts? If you made a life altering decision today do you honestly believe you would be successful? That's a very tough question isn't it?

Happy 'Independence Month'

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

We have been led like sheep by our government and big retail business together to use this day, July 4th, to extol the wonders of our national history, the successes of our illustrious government, and historical traditions that define these here United States. Not any more!

Boomer Resolutions

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Do you realize that we only have one half of this year left to accomplish all of the great things we wanted to get done before 2015 shows up?

Humility and Growing Old

Jay Lickus | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Have you gotten tired yet hearing how broken down and dysfunctional we have all become in our advancing years? If we are smart, we except our shortcomings, find a way to overcome them and move on with living our lives to the fullest.

How The Darkest Moments Can Lead To Life's Greatest Success

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.26.2014 | Healthy Living

In a traumatic event, we have two options: We can either crumble under the stress and devastation of what is happening, or we can choose to overcome a...

The Essence of Survival

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Years ago, when I was part of the corporate middle management machine, I had the honor of working for brief time with a gentleman that actually reinforced my faith in mankind.

How to Choose Sunscreen: Part 2

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.11.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

The bottom line is that selecting the proper sunscreen can be a chore. Before diving into the sea of choices, let me make it completely clear that everyone needs some sort of protection when spending time in the sun. No one is immune to the effects of extended exposure.

How to Choose Sunscreen

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.10.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Yes, it's summertime but if you are going to be out in the street dancing then please take some precautions. Wear some sunscreen people. Especially at our age.

Hobbies of the Rich and Famous

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.19.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Have you ever wondered what rich and famous people, most of whom are baby boomers, do with their spare time?

Why Bloggers Blog

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.12.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

One of the jobs of a "professional" blogger is to communicate, interact and engage with other "professional" bloggers. Have you noticed how I have st...

Choose to Be Brave!

Deb Carlin Polhill | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Deb Carlin Polhill

We all face challenges. Some of us actually face such monumental challenges, they could be our very demise. For me, the loss of my youngest daughter, ...

The Protozoan Principle

Richard Koch | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business
Richard Koch

There is an infinite number of ways that firms and individuals can make a living, constrained only by imagination and finding something useful to do that nobody else is pursuing in exactly the same way. The ideal position is to craft your own niche.

What You Really Need to Survive As a Caregiver

Marie Marley | Posted 12.01.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

The next time you're feeling burned out and at the end of your proverbial rope, sit down, take a deep breath and start listing all the ways you are going to get assistance.

Africa Water Project Captures Difficulty Of Global Struggle

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Strong leadership is missing. A few members of Congress have been working on the water problem and Matt Damon, the actor, has made it his cause. But the issue is not getting traction.

Red River Rising: How to Survive the Floods of 2009

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

Believe it or not, flooding is the #1 cause of weather-related fatalities in this country. Sure, tornadoes and hurricanes get a lot of attention, but flooding kills the most.