From the monthly archives: April 2016

This month the big news in computer science circles was that Google’s AlphaGo software beat the world’s top player in the ancient game of Go, winning four out of five games in a million-dollar contest.

The win is significant because Go is a far more complex game than chess.  Computers can win at chess simply by computing […]

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“It’s time we unleash the superhero that is the collective resources of our older adult population onto the problems of our society,” I announced during my keynote at Masterpiece Living’s 2015 Lyceum. I was met with a few inquisitive looks, but for the most part – everyone understood.

For 99% of the time we’ve […]

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Working toward (and maintaining) a healthy idea of beauty in yourself and others is the key to lasting happiness and productivity.

In a digital world wallpapered with selfies, it might be easy to assume that we are more confident than ever. But maybe all this rampant self-art also masks our huge lack of confidence – […]

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Social Security is referred to as the “Third Rail” for politicians – touch it and your political career is over. Everyone knows something has to be done to fix Social Security. The Annual OASDI (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) Trustees Report has been warning us for years. Here are just a few conclusions from the […]

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The goal of Guide to Thrive is to help people thrive through exercise and healthy living. But what does it really mean to ‘thrive’ and live a healthy life?

To thrive: to develop vigorously, to flourish, to prosper

To us, this translates to an overall sense of well-being in the physical, mental and emotional parts of your […]

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You may be interested in reading Tangible Property Myths, Part 1 by Patti S. Spencer. 

3. I gave it to him so I get it back. It’s very common for family members to try to reclaim gifts that they made to the deceased. Again, there is absolutely no legal basis for this. If you […]

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“But Grandma said I was to have her diamond ring!”

Since before Jacob tricked Esau out of his birthright and his father Isaac’s blessing, families have argued, fought, and become embittered over inheritances. Some of the most bitter disputes are over things – cars, silver, guns, china, clocks, and in one case I know of […]

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