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28 articles found.

SUMMARY VIEW  Expanded details within a Category. Click on article title, Category, or a listed Topic

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Aging, General

 5 records found

Nature Versus Nurture by Barbara Greenleaf

(July 15, 2021)
What we know now…
Topics: Character, Integrity Family Nature Parenting, Parents Science & Technology Teaching Training Values

'I Don't Have Time' is Not the Real Problem by Darius Doroux

(May 28, 2021)
We all have 24 hours each day, so learn how a change in perspective can help turn dreams to reality…
Topics: Attitudes Change Inspiration Learning Opportunity Optimal Aging

Grandparenting by the Numbers by Barbara Greenleaf

(August 21, 2020)
A picture of grandparenting in America today…
Topics: COVID-19 Demographics Family Parenting, Parents Relationships Statistics

The Unstoppable Age Wave Referred by Stu Johnson

(September 7, 2018)
By 2030 seniors will outnumber youth in U.S.…
Topics: Change Demographics Research Trends

Look Out: An Aging Tsunami is Coming! by David Noreen

(May 30, 2015)
The "silver tsunami" has serious implications for the future…
Topics: Cost of Living Optimal Aging Planning Trends


 1 record found

Defining Words, Defining Morality by James N. Watkins

(April 3, 2016)
Words shape society, but there remains a True Word…
Topics: Communication Language, Meaning Social Issues Trends

Government & Politics

 3 records found

Constitution Day and the 2020 Census by U.S. Census Bureau staff

(September 17, 2020)
Marking the beginning, nearing the finish line for this decennial census…
Topics: Demographics Government History Statistics Trends

2020 Census Update Reported by Stu Johnson

(August 29, 2020)
One month to be counted!…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News Demographics Government News Statistics

Putting 2020 Census Rumors to Rest Submitted by Stu Johnson

(February 11, 2020)
How the Census Bureau and its partners will combat the spread of false information…
Topics: Demographics Government Statistics Trust


 2 records found

Hope Amid Horror by James N. Watkins

(September 11, 2021)
Remembering 9/11…
Topics: Coping Crisis Dying and Death Faith History Hopes & Dreams Loss & Grieving Memories Patriotism Terrorism Tragedy

Milestone Moment by Derrick Moore / U.S. Census Bureau

(July 24, 2020)
U.S. population reaches 330-million…
Topics: Demographics History Trends


 3 records found

Celebrating Juneteenth by Pocket editors

(June 19, 2021)
Essential reading on why this newest national holiday has always been one of the most important days on the calendar…
Topics: History Holidays Juneteenth Racism and Inequality

Veterans Day 2020 by U.S. Census Bureau staff

(November 7, 2020)
Facts about American veterans…
Topics: Demographics History Holidays Statistics Trends Veterans Day

Veterans Day by the Numbers submitted by Stu Johnson, editor

(November 9, 2017)
The 2017 profile from the U.S. Census Bureau
Topics: Demographics History Holidays Service Statistics Tribute, Testimony Veterans Day

Housing and Living Options

 1 record found

Where We Live Reported by Stu Johnson

(May 29, 2020)
America as a nation of small towns…
Topics: Change Choices and Decision Making Demographics Research Trends

Life Events

 2 records found

The Biggest Wastes of Time We Regret When We Get Older by Kristin Wong / Lifehacker

(May 28, 2021)
For seniors who look back with regret, you can still change course for the future…and help others make the most of their time…
Topics: Change Choices and Decision Making Hopes & Dreams Lifestyle, General Opportunity Optimal Aging Relationships

Who Will We Be When This is All Over? by Matt Simon / WIRED

(December 12, 2020)
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought incalculable suffering and trauma. But it also offers ways for people—and even societies—to change for the better…
Topics: Change Coping COVID-19 Crisis Future Health Care Hopes & Dreams Lifestyle, General

News & Current Events

 1 record found

The Counting is Done by Steven Dillingham

(October 24, 2020)
The end of 2020 Census data collection, next steps and a heartfelt thanks from the U.S. Census Bureau…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News Demographics Government News Research


 1 record found

Communities of Strength by Leona Bergstrom

(May 6, 2021)
Older Americans Month 2021…
Topics: Lifestyle, General Optimal Aging Relationships


 2 records found

What DO Retirees Want? by Richard Bergstrom

(October 3, 2020)
Coping with retirement and the 'new normal' of the COVID pandemic…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Faith Hopes & Dreams Planning Retirement

Stewardship: Living with Purpose by David Noreen

(June 5, 2015)
A challenge to think about the stewardship of the extra years of productive life the average person has today compared to past generations…
Topics: Change Optimal Aging Statistics


 7 records found

Who Do You Trust? (2021) by Stu Johnson

(July 23, 2021)
After an upward bump in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in July 2020, Gallup's annual survey of confidence in American institutions returns to a long downward trend…
Topics: COVID-19 Crime, Justice, Punishment Demographics Government History News Racism and Inequality Religion Research Science & Technology Social Issues Social Movements Social Unrest, Division Statistics Technology Trends Values Voting & Elections

Love and Loss Among Older Adults by U.S. Census Bureau staff

(April 24, 2021)
Marriage, divorce, widowhood remain prevalent among older populations…
Topics: Demographics Loss & Grieving Love Relationships Statistics Trends

This is Us by Barbara Greenleaf

(September 10, 2020)
Norman Rockwell would paint some different family pictures today…
Topics: Change Choices and Decision Making Demographics Family History Relationships Statistics Trends

Homebodies by U.S. Census Bureau staff

(September 10, 2020)
More than a third of married couples live in state where both were born…
Topics: Change Demographics Family History Statistics Trends

The Graying of America Submitted by Stu Johnson

(July 11, 2020)
65 and older population grows rapidly as Baby Boomers age…
Topics: Demographics Trends

Despite the Internet Reported by Stu Johnson

(November 27, 2018)
Kids still involved in extracurricular activities…
Topics: Demographics Education Family Trends

The Changing Family Reported by Stu Johnson

(November 30, 2017)
A profile from the U.S. Census Bureau
Topics: Demographics Family Research Social Movements Trends