Older people are happier

Are older people happier in the 20th century?  We added an unprecedented number of  years to our lifespans, but is the quality of life as good?

Surprisingly, the answer is a resounding yes!  In this thought provoking video, psychologist Laura Carstensen shows research that demonstrates that as people get older they become happier, more content, and have a more positive outlook on the world.  If you find that difficult to believe, then watch this!
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Three reasons to fire your ghost writer

All of us have at least one book inside us. We all have our own unique way of looking at the world and that can be of interest to others. Provided you keep your eyes and ears open, then you can reveal what others may not see.  

That’s all well and good but how can you write that book. Not everyone has a gift with words and it is essential that your book should maintain the interest of your readers. Continue reading “Three reasons to fire your ghost writer”

Timeless quotes from centenarians

Although the Budweiser puppy commercial will likely be tops in the cuteness category among the Super Bowl commercials, there was another that was equally engaging.

Dodge automobiles have now been with us for over 100 years. Accordingly their Super Bowl commercial featured some sprightly centenarians giving words of wisdom that are good for all ages.   These centenarians featured the attitude, defiance and an irreverence that is the core of Dodge’s DNA.  Just watch this video to see them in action:


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Age-Friendly Workplaces: Benefits of Age Diversity in the Workplace

This article is contributed by Kelly Smith.

As a result of a longer lifespan and an increase in the average age of retirement, we’re seeing more and more seniors staying in the job market and age diversity is becoming a common feature of the modern workplace.

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How To Best Motivate Your Staff On Complex Tasks

toolsThis article is contributed by Patricia Wright.

While any business will have a number of tools and assets critical to its success, the most important of these is almost always going to be the workforce. Everything else here is just tools and supplies to be used by your staff – if they aren’t motivated to use the materials well, or if they aren’t able to operate the tools effectively, then the outcome is never going to be as good as it could be. Continue reading “How To Best Motivate Your Staff On Complex Tasks”

The Changing Face of the North East UK

lady of the north northumberlandiaEven though you may have left your birthplace many years ago, you always have a certain nostalgia in checking out how the place has evolved. When I was young living in the North East of England, the area was particularly seen as a manufacturing region. Checking out the headlines for the last day or two, you see a very different picture. Continue reading “The Changing Face of the North East UK”

Do You Have Your Man Shed

man caveIf the notion of a man shed is new to you, it seems to be a concept that is getting more and more interest. Positive Psychology News has an interesting story about Kevin McCloud and his attempts to build a shed in woodland in the southwest of England.  The basic formula is: Man + Shed = Happiness. Continue reading “Do You Have Your Man Shed”

How To Probate A Will

last willIf one of your loved ones has passed away, you may be in charge of distributing their estate. This is known as probate, and the duty will most likely be assigned to you in the will. This basically just means that you are in charge of making sure that everything goes as planned, that the process is smooth, and that everyone really gets the things that were left to them in the will. This can be a rather difficult process, though, so you should take the following things into consideration while doing this job. Continue reading “How To Probate A Will”

How Senior Living Communities Are Changing

senior community livingDemographics play an increasingly significant role in our society. As the current generation ages and enters a post-work environment, there is an increasing demand for alternative housing and care options. This is the major factor behind the increase in retirement villages and services that offer residential and community care. Companies such as St Ives are committing substantial resources to the development and operation of such facilities and service capabilities. Continue reading “How Senior Living Communities Are Changing”