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March 27, 2017

Welcome Spring!

Spring is here! And for many of us, particularly those who experience a significant decrease in daylight and drops in temperatures, Spring’s arrival is a welcome respite from months of extensive time indoors and less sunlight. Remote and flexible hour workers are primed to capitalize on this flexibility to enjoy Spring’s gift of warmer temperatures,…Read more

March 13, 2017

Retirement: The Money Question

As many of us reach full retirement age – currently 67, according to the Social Security Administration – the thought of money becomes a primary focus. We saved, maybe have a company pension, possibly an IRA or 401(k), but will it be enough? For women in particular, that question is amplified. According to the Department…Read more

February 27, 2017

“Fun and Purpose”: Forgetting the Work-Life Balance Fantasy

In her recently published article, health and wellness journalist Emily Hill contends that “work-life balance” is a “fantasy,” a “big hoax,” the pursuit of which makes people miserable, because, she asserts, they’re chasing after the unachievable. And why is it impossible, in Hill’s opinion? Because, she says, “‘Work’ and ‘life’ aren’t binary. ‘Balance’ is dynamic,…Read more

February 13, 2017

The SuperAger Generation

The tougher the challenge, the better for your brain. A new study conducted by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital looked at the brains of active older adults, or “superagers” – defined as people aged 80 or older with memory performance equivalent to or better than healthy people twenty or even thirty years younger. The brain…Read more