From the monthly archives: September 2016

Celebrate Grandparents!

On September 29, 2016 By

National Grandparents Day is celebrated the Sunday following Labor Day each year. Marian McQuade made it her mission to educate young people about the contributions of seniors and their importance in the community. She encouraged young people to adopt a grandparent, not just to celebrate the day, but for their lifetime. By 1978, led by […]

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Protect Your Bones by Perfecting These Balance Exercises

Lately, I’ve been covering topics inspired by my Fitness After 40 book. It’s a guide to thriving in the prime of your life, but the tips I shares are applicable to people of any age. We’ve discussed the importance of flexibility, aerobics and resistance training.

In this blog, we’re moving on to maintaining your […]

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Both political parties have endorsed their candidate for President and the race is on to see who the American people will choose as the 45th President of the United States. The November 8th election is soon and the new President will have a lot to say about the future of tax reform. The tax plans put forth by […]

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The Future of Futurists

On September 20, 2016 By

Recently Farhad Manjoo, the technology columnist for The New York Times, had a thoughtful piece on the death of the early futurist Alvin Toffler, most famous for his book Future Shock.

Toffler’s thesis back in 1970 was simple: “Change is avalanching upon our heads,” he wrote, “and most people are grotesquely unprepared to cope with […]

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Four Funerals and a Wedding

On September 15, 2016 By

I ordered a book on BookBub that I vaguely remembered as a comedy starring Hugh Grant — Four Weddings and a Funeral. Instead, however, I ordered a book titled Four Funerals and a Wedding. It was very different from what I expected. Which just goes to show that sometimes you don’t get what you want, but […]

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Traveling to a foreign country for vacation, work, or ministry can be a very rewarding and enjoyable experience. The same can be said for those who enjoy spending several months each winter in their “home away from home.”

Simple tasks that you perform in your normal routine can often become nearly impossible while away. The […]

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“Who is rich? He who is happy with his lot.”
– Pirkei Avos (4:1)

At my seminars on the New Tax Act, I told the audiences about the unprecedented estate planning opportunity over the next two years of making gifts. The Estate Tax, Gift Tax and Generation-Skipping Tax exemptions are all at $5 million. […]

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I recently went to Japan to lead workouts on the US Military bases, give anti-bullying talks to elementary, middle school, and high school students, and also meet part of my birth family in Tokyo for the very first time. It was an epic trip I will never forget and learned some cultural lessons that will […]

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The best in-person encounters with artwork can engage us with compelling stories, challenge us with thought-provoking ideas, and inspire creativity. By looking deeply, visitors connect with art through what they see. But how does someone who is blind experience art in a museum? At SAAM, a team of volunteer docents have been specially trained to […]

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