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Aging, General

 6 records found

Stop Belieiving These Longevity Myths to Live Longer, be Healthy and Happy by Stephanie Douglas / Prevention

How to Crack the Code to Happiness in the Second Half of Life by NPR Staff

Finding Happiness and Joy by Bronnie Ware / Stylist

Make Peace with the Past by Ken Potts

Enjoy the Ride! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

What, Me Not Drive? by Dan Seagren


 4 records found

Cultivating Civility by Rusty Writing and Mark I. Pinsky

Don't Be a Bad Listener by Stephanie Vozza / Fast Company

America Isn't Awkward Enough by Adam Kotsko / Zocalo Public Square

On Expressing Feelings by Ken Potts


 1 record found

Reach for the Stars by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 2 records found

Growing My Faith in the Face of Death by Timothy Keller / The Atlantic

Have a God-Directed New Year by James N. Watkins


 4 records found

Giving Money to Adult Children by Barbara Greenleaf

Scams that Prey on the Elderly By Miriam Cross

Senior Scams by Dan Seagren

If It Sounds Too Good to Be True by Dan Seagren


 5 records found

Through the Years by James N. Watkins

My Mother Told Me and Now I''ll Tell You by Garrison Keillor

100 Ways to Improve Your Life by The Saturday Magazine staff / The Guardian

Any Resemblance? by Dan Seagren

Advisory Capacity by Dan Seagren

Health & Wellness

 16 records found

Three Steps to Avoid Burnout for Good by Alice Turner / Stylist

A Noble Idea That Hit Me Last Tuesday by Garrison Keillor

Finding Relief from Neck and Back Pain by Bara Vaida/NPR

What a 'Tripeldemic' Means to Your Body by Special

To Get Out of Your Head, Get Out of Your House by Arthur C. Books /The Atlantic

There are 11 more items for the category Health & Wellness and the Advice, Guidance & Mentoring topic...See the whole list


 1 record found

Being Alone on Thanksgiving by Katja Vujic / The Cut


 1 record found

Kale is the Holy Grail—This Week by Barbara Greenleaf


 1 record found

Dare to be Ordinary by James N. Watkins

Life Events

 14 records found

Epictetus on Fifth Avenue, a Week Ago by Garrison Keillor

Top Ten Things You Won't Hear at Commencement by James N. Watkins

The Beauty of Being a Guy by Garrison Keillor

The Longer You Live the Better It Gets by Garrison Keillor

You Will Get it Wrong . . . But You Won't Make it Worse by Cariad Lloyd / The Guardian

There are 9 more items for the category Life Events and the Advice, Guidance & Mentoring topic...See the whole list

News & Current Events

 3 records found

Summer Really is Getting Hotter by Tara Yharlagadda / Inverse

Five COVID Numbers that Don't Make Sense Anymore by Katerhine Wu / The Atlantic

Outside In by Stu Johnson


 9 records found

I Am Giving Up Anger, So Should You by Garrison Keillor

Father Time Advises a Brown-Eyed Girl by Garrison Keillor

You're Apologizing All Wrong by Simran Sethi / Life Kit

Top Ten Things My Mom Taught Me by James N. Watkins

Well-aged Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 4 more items for the category Relationships and the Advice, Guidance & Mentoring topic...See the whole list


 1 record found

The Four Phases of Retirement by Richard Bergstrom

Sports & Recreation

 1 record found

On Mastering Golf by Dan Seagren


 3 records found

The Jet Lag Blues by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Six of Europe's Best Slow, Scenic Rail Journeys by Nicky Gardiner / The Guardian

How to Avoid Gettig Sick During Holidy Travel by Kristen Nunez / Conde Nast Traveler

Work, Employment

 1 record found

What if My Grandchild is Not College Material? by Barbara Greenleaf