Barbershop singing is a great way to make connections and to change the mood in stressful situations as this video shows. #barbershop #langley #vancouver
As we all live longer lives and look for quality in that life, the importance of the connections we have with others becomes ever more apparent. According to Scientist Matthew Lieberman, this is something that is hardwired into our nature. In his article, Why We Are Wired to Connect
, he states the following:
The data suggests that we are profoundly shaped by our social environment and that we suffer greatly when our social bonds are threatened or severed. When this happens in childhood it can lead to long-term health and educational problems. We may not like the fact that we are wired such that our well-being depends on our connections with others, but the facts are the facts. Continue reading “Barbershop Singing for Human Connections”
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! Continue reading “Older people are happier”
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”
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: Continue reading “Timeless quotes from centenarians”
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.
Continue reading “Age-Friendly Workplaces: Benefits of Age Diversity in the Workplace”
Since many of us will live to be 90 or more, that means we have one third of our life to live when we attain the age of 60. Rather than assuming life peaks before this and we are now on the down-slope, many are describing this part of our lives as the third act. Continue reading “Life’s third act”
This 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”
Even 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”
If 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”
If 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”