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

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Aging, General

 1 record found

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


 1 record found

Narrowing One Gap by Stu Johnson

(My World   June 13, 2020)
A glimmer of hope at a dark hour…
Topics: Demographics Education George Floyd Hopes & Dreams Social Movements Statistics Trends


 1 record found

Financial Abuse by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 31, 2010)
Many elderly are lonely and happy to engage with friendly types...including criminals who see seniors as easy marks…
Topics: Abuse and Addiction Financial Fraud Statistics


 2 records found

Trivia by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 14, 2011)
There are a lot of ditties we know in part but not the whole....
Topics: Knowledge Statistics Trends

Report Cards by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   November 14, 2010)
If you are like me, I am happy that the era of report cards is in the past…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Statistics

Government & Politics

 3 records found

The Census is Coming! Reported by Stu Johnson

(My World   March 11, 2020)
Watch your mail for your invitation to participate…
Topics: Demographics Government Research Statistics

Who Conducted the First Census in 1790? submitted by Stu Johnson

(My World   March 10, 2020)
U.S. Marshals overcame hardships and challenges to count 3,929,214 people in a young America…
Topics: Demographics Government History Statistics

Putting 2020 Census Rumors to Rest Submitted by Stu Johnson

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

Health & Wellness

 3 records found

A Paradigm Collapses by Stu Johnson

(Health & Wellness   November 11, 2017)
Lessons from three decades of the Low-Fat Revolution…
Topics: Change Food & Nuitrition Research Science & Technology Statistics Technology

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

Tobacco Road by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 17, 2006)
Seniors seldom if ever take up smoking although it has been known to happen.…
Topics: Disease Health Care Statistics Trends


 3 records found

The ADA Turns 30 by Stu Johnson

(Finance and Legal   July 27, 2020)
The demographics of disability today…
Topics: Demographics History Legal Statistics Trends

A Century Agp by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   July 12, 2009)
The way things were…
Topics: History Statistics

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


 6 records found

Christmas or christmas? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 21, 2019)
What kind of holiday is it?…
Topics: Christmas Holidays Holiday Season Statistics Trends

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

Thanksgiving by the Numbers submitted by Stu Johnson

(My World   November 21, 2017)
A profile from the U.S. Census Bureau
Topics: Holidays Holiday Season Statistics Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

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

Work MattersThe need to check our priorities by Stu Johnson

(My World   September 7, 2015)
On this Labor Day, a look at the need to make work matter if we wish to have a strong society…
Topics: History Labor Day Statistics Trends Work

Happy Holidays by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   July 3, 2011)
There is reason for pride in the 235th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence....
Topics: History Holidays July 4 (U.S. Independence Day) Patriotism Statistics

News & Current Events

 2 records found

Harrowing Blame Game Reported by Stu Johnson

(Health & Wellness   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 George Floyd Government Health Care Media News Politics Social Issues Statistics

On Average by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   March 30, 2008)
I’m wondering just how many people enjoy being classified as average: as an average man, child, athlete, businessman, CEO, preacher, surgeon, politician…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Opportunity Planning Statistics


 2 records found

Mentors or Misfits? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   March 11, 2007)
Another senior moment occurs when a seasoned worker discovers that his immediate supervisor (boss) is half his or her age, more or less…
Topics: Statistics Work

The Art of Listening by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   November 5, 2006)
We seniors aren't always the best listeners although we have listened a lot, maybe too much, in our lifetime.…
Topics: Communication Humor Statistics


 2 records found

Stewardship: Living with Purpose by David Noreen

(Our World   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

Retirement Research by Dan Seagren

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

Sports & Recreation

 1 record found

Zip Risk? by Stu Johnson

(Travel   December 4, 2015)
Seeking an adventure? Zip-lining may be attractive (not just for the young), but how should you interpret reports of the risk?…
Topics: Leisure Lifestyle, General Media Sports Statistics Travel


 1 record found

Seniors Online by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   March 1, 2009)
Our niece lamented that their big city daily newspaper is now delivered only three days a weekhellip;
Topics: Change Computers (and other Digital devices) Media Statistics Trends


 1 record found

Volunteerism by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 23, 2009)
Volunteers are priceless, an unusual commodity in many countries but widespread in the US.…
Topics: Service Statistics Volunteer

Work, Employment

 1 record found

Income Equity USA by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 31, 2017)
Achieving equity a worthy but complicated goal…
Topics: Financial Income Social Issues Statistics Trends Work