From the monthly archives: January 2014

The Point of Purpose

On January 30, 2014 By

Your purpose.
Your aim.
Your reason for getting up in the morning.

You may not have considered the first two items, but most of us have wondered about a reason to get up in the morning, at least occasionally.

Purpose provides meaning, direction and energy to your life. Without it, you might feel […]

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The best way to increase muscle strength is through well-planned, progressive resistance exercise.

Fortunately, effective strength training programs can be extremely time efficient. In addition, sensible strength exercise provides a variety of physiological benefits that are complementary to walking.

Consider our study with 1.644 men and women (average age 55 years) who did a simple […]

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The latest research on physical activity among Americans published by the National Cancer Institute, National Institute for Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is almost beyond belief.

Assessments of nearly 5,000 people by means of activity accelerometers revealed that only 3.5%of men and women between the ages of 20 and 60 obtain 30 […]

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Are Bitcoins Risky?

On January 21, 2014 By

In mid-December, Overstock.com announced it plans to start accepting Bitcoin next year – possibly by the end of the second quarter – as payment for online transactions. They will be the first large retailer to accept this new form of payment.

Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer digital currency that can be used for anonymous purchases o

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Are you a “Type A” personality?  A perfectionist?  A workaholic?

Someone who feels great during the workweek, but suffers from depression, aches, pains, fatigue, and infections; in other words, a person who gets sick when nothing is looming on the horizon?  If so, you may have what is called “leisure sickness,” a term coined by […]

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A number of income tax provisions are slated to expire at the end of 2013. Many of these tax breaks have been extended in the past, so it’s possible Congress could extend them again over the next few months – but you never know.

1. Teachers’ classroom expense deduction.

Teachers can deduct up to $250 […]

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Blah, blah, blah, blah, You Have Cancer, blah, blah, blah…

That’s about all you hear when you receive a serious diagnosis. Then you start to research your condition, investigate treatment options and plan your future.

You are so stressed, the last thing you want to think about is getting organized. Yet, getting organized can […]

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Several hundred fast food workers walked off their jobs at McDonald’s, Burger Kings, Taco Bells, et al in New York City, where most earn the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

At the moment the media seems to be treating the walk-out as more of a novelty than anything else—the Times is reporting it […]

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Speaking in Memphis

On January 2, 2014 By

I was honored to address an audience in Memphis, Tennessee as the local Plough Foundation kicks off a thoughtful three part speaker series called An Aging Society: Meeting the Challenges.

My keynote for the 200+ lunch guests was called Breaking New Ground: Rethinking Community Resources for Aging in Place. In addition to addressing longevity, Universal Design and the […]

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