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

To change sort order or make another search, modify the form above

Aging, General

 4 records found

Millennial/Xennial by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   December 2, 2018)
A new "micro-generation"?…
Topics: Demographics Relationships Trends


The Unstoppable Age Wave Referred by Stu Johnson


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


Did You Know? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   November 1, 2009)
Senior moments arrive in various ways, at unexpected times, and often unrecognized…
Topics: Demographics Health Care Statistics Trends

Seniors and Juniors by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   April 27, 2008)
Thoughts on the somewhat archaic expression, generation gap
Topics: Change Demographics


Financial

 1 record found

Selective Advertising by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   November 4, 2018)
What our houses say about us…
Topics: Advertising Demographics Financial Hopes & Dreams Housing Trends



Government & Politics

 1 record found

Driven Apart or Drawn Together? by Stu Johnson


(My World   November 21, 2018)
Reflections on the state of the nation at the mid-term elections…
Topics: Attitudes Civility Demographics Diversity & Pluralism Faith Government History Media Politics Social Media Technology Trends Trust Voting & Elections



Health & Wellness

 1 record found

Big, Bad Wolves by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 5, 2007)
How the top ten causes of death have changed over the last century…
Topics: Demographics Health Care History Statistics


History

 1 record found

Only a Century Ago by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   October 19, 2008)
What if I were born in 1827, not 1927? This then would have been my world for the last two decades or more of my life…
Topics: Demographics History Statistics


Holidays

 2 records found

Veteran's Day 2018 from the U.S. Census Bureau


(Serve   November 5, 2018)
Facts about those who have served…
Topics: Demographics History Holidays Service Statistics Veterans Veterans Day


Veterans Day by the Numbers submitted by Stu Johnson, editor


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



News & Current Events

 1 record found

Life Expectancy by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   July 20, 2008)
Apparently the U.S. life expectancy for babies born in 2006 has nudged upward to 78.1 years…
Topics: Demographics Trends


Relationships

 3 records found

The Extended Family by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 3, 2014)
Something is missing in the American family structure…
Topics: Demographics Family Trends

Family Fantasies by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   January 26, 2014)
If fantasies are illusions, let's talk about families facing modernity…
Topics: Change Demographics Family Trends

Family Virtues by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   January 12, 2014)
The country in which we live has been tinkering with the family for quite a while…
Topics: Demographics Family Trends Values


Retirement

 1 record found

Retirement Research by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   February 6, 2014)
A serious senior moment occurs when we seniors research retirement…
Topics: Demographics Statistics Trips


Trends

 4 records found

Despite the Internet Reported by Stu Johnson


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


Birth Rate by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   October 14, 2018)
A notable trend in the lifetime of today's seniors…
Topics: Demographics Family Future Trends


The Changing Family Reported by Stu Johnson


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


Senior Predicament by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   November 25, 2012)
Experts are not sure if seniors are better off today than yesterday…
Topics: Demographics


Work, Employment

 1 record found

Working Longer, Earning More by Stu Johnson


(Finance and Legal   April 27, 2018)
Census research reveals significant trend…
Topics: Demographics Financial Trends Work