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Aging, General

 1 record found

Slow Down As We Age? by Ken Potts

(November 6, 2018)
Not necessarily…
Topics: Attitudes Inspiration Optimal Aging Personal Issues Wellness


 1 record found

What Do I Say? Submitted by Stu Johnson

(June 29, 2016)
How to talk to someone who has Alzheimer's…
Topics: Communication Coping Disease Relationships

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 1 record found

How Can You Hang in There? by Bill Nichols

(August 15, 2016)
How can you remain faithful and peaceful no matter what?…
Topics: Christian Life Coping Faith Trouble

Health & Wellness

 33 records found

An Effortless Way to Improve Your Memory by david Robson / BBC Future

(January 16, 2021)
A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients…
Topics: Disease Memory (failing, improving) Optimal Aging Research Wellness

Pandemic Anxiety and Depression Among Young Adults Living Alone by U.S. Census Bureau staff

(January 15, 2021)
Living alone has more impact on mental health of young adults than older adults…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Demographics Depresson Living Alone Loneliness Relationships Wellness

Fact or Fiction: Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever by Mark Fischetti / Scientific American

(January 15, 2021)
The answer is simmering in a bowl of chicken soup…
Topics: Beliefs Cooking Optimal Aging Research Wellness

The Nine Habits to Increase Your Energy by Scott Young

(January 9, 2021)
Running out of energy too quickly? Try one (or all) of these tricks to boost it back up and get more out of your day…
Topics: Lifestyle, General Opportunity Optimal Aging Wellness

COVID Vaccine Information Scammers Don't Want You to Know by Stu Johnson

(December 26, 2020)
Behind the good news of vaccines becoming available are scammers who prey on vulnerable seniors…
Topics: COVID-19 Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Fraud Health Care News Risk Wellness

There are 28 more items in the category Health & Wellness...See the whole list


 1 record found

First, Check His Track Record by Bill Nichols

(May 3, 2020)
Preserving an artist's eyes…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Choices and Decision Making Disease Faith Fears, Concerns Planning Wellness


 2 records found

It's the Most Difficult Time of the Year by James N. Watkins

(December 8, 2019)
A few ideas to help you get through the holidays…
Topics: Christmas Coping Depresson Hanakkuh Holidays Holiday Season Loneliness Wellness

Redesigning Your Holiday Feelings by Barbara Miklos

(November 20, 2015)
Eight tips to help make the best of the holiday season, especially if you have suffered loss or undergone significant change in the last year…
Topics: Change Christmas Coping Family Holidays Holiday Season Loss & Grieving Relationships


 1 record found

Kale is the Holy Grail—This Week by Barbara Greenleaf

(November 27, 2020)
My head is spinning from all the advice…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Humor Wellness


 2 records found

How to Be Thankful for Your Life by James Clear / JamesClear.com

(November 27, 2020)
Changing one word will flip your perspective for the better…
Topics: Attitudes Circumstances, Life Events Contentment, Satsifaction Coping Gratitute Inspiration Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving Wellness

Fear Not . . . by Faith Anne Spaulding

(December 5, 2015)
Confidence doesn't always come easy to us. . . . How do we gain confidence and where does it come from?
Topics: Christian Life Coping Faith Inspiration Personal Issues

Life Events

 3 records found

Is Depression a Gift? by James N. Watkins

(October 9, 2020)
Jim shares his own story (via video) as he asks, Are Authors in Their 'Write' Minds?…
Topics: Christian Life Coping Depresson Disease Grace Gratitute Health Care Personal Issues

He Faced Death this Week by Bill Nichols

(September 1, 2019)
It made be think…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Comfort & Consolation Contemplation, Insight Coping Dying and Death Disease Fears, Concerns Relationships Wellness

Joy While Grieving by Bill Nichols

(November 20, 2017)
Reflections on the loss of a dear friend…
Topics: Coping Dying and Death Faith Loss & Grieving Relationships

News & Current Events

 8 records found

COVID-19 Numbers for December 2020 by Stu Johnson

(January 8, 2021)
An updated look at the COVID statistics comparing the U.S. to the world…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Dying and Death Disease History News Statistics

COVID-19 Numbers for November 2020 by Stu Johnson

(December 5, 2020)
An updated look at the COVID statistics comparing the U.S. with the world…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Dying and Death Disease History News Statistics

COVID-19 Numbers for October 2020 by Stu Johnson

(November 6, 2020)
October 31 update comparing the U.S. with other countries…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Dying and Death Disease History News Statistics Trends

Superspreading COVID-19 Submitted by Stu Johnson

(July 25, 2020)
Events propel the coronavirus pandemic…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making COVID-19 Current Events, News Disease Lifestyle, General News Relationships Social Issues

Harrowing Blame Game Reported by Stu Johnson

(June 15, 2020)
Looking for answers for the COVID-19 death toll in nursing homes…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Dying and Death Demographics Government Health Care Media News Politics Racism and Inequality Social Issues Statistics

There are 3 more items in the category News & Current Events...See the whole list

Sports & Recreation

 1 record found

COVID-19 and Sports by Rusty Wright

(August 13, 2020)
NFL coach John Harbaugh on the 'delay of game'…
Topics: Change Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Faith News Sports


 1 record found

Your Crisis is Only Part of the Picture by Bill Nichols

(February 9, 2016)
We often get defined by our crises, but need to see a bigger picture…
Topics: Character, Integrity Coping Crisis Tragedy Wellness


 1 record found

A Tragic Trend by James N. Watkins

(August 24, 2019)
When you or a friend are contemplating suicide…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Coping Fears, Concerns Future Loneliness Social Issues Stress Tragedy Trends Trouble Wellness