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Yes, it's possible to achieve a happy, purposeful retirement insight Apr 11, 2022

Having a reason for living is a cross-cultural human experience that must be addressed because for those who’ve found purpose in life, happiness follows suit, North Coast Rising Sun reported.

Research conducted by Psychosomatic Medicine and published in the Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine...

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Having a sense of purpose slashes risk of dementia news Apr 10, 2022

A study of 62,250 older adults conducted by University College London across three continents revealed higher purpose or meaning in life was "significantly associated" with a reduced risk of dementia and cognitive impairment.

In fact, simply having a sense of purpose was linked with a 19% reduced...

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Betty Mills: The mutual benefit of mentoring teens features go-getters Apr 08, 2022

Photo: Betty Mills, right, with her protégé, Maggie, and the horse that connected them, Legacy Danseur.

A native of Virginia Beach, Va., Betty Mills spent much of her career working as a human resources manager for several big automotive groups in the Norfolk area.

When she was 52,...

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Steve Hurwitz: COVID ended his job, so he started a business features go-getters Mar 31, 2022

Steve Hurwitz grew up in the Boston area and, shortly after graduating from high school in 1981, he went to work for a data center maintaining room-size computer systems, which propelled him into an information technology career.

He got sick of the New England weather and moved to Phoenix in his...

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Al Hesselbart: Museum curator starts new life as a performer features go-getters Mar 30, 2022

Al Hesselbart has done a lot of things in his life. He was a police officer, Boy Scout camp director, salesman, historian and museum manager. But, he was in his 70s before Al followed his heart to become a country music performer.

"I graduated from Michigan State University in the early 1960s....

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Struggle can help define your purpose, who you are becoming news Mar 29, 2022

Bobby Herrara, president of Populus Group and author of The Gift of Struggle, is a self-proclaimed student of the struggle, BBN Times reported.

“I believe that struggle is the most authentic form of progress we will ever have. And without that, we don’t learn the meaningful things...

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Hobbies spark creativity in unexpected ways insight Mar 26, 2022

Whether it’s gardening, painting, cooking or something else, carving out time for hobbies that make us feel like our unique selves is crucial for our well-being, Thrive Global reported.

Research conducted by the University of Reading in 2021 confirms that engaging in the hobbies we love can...

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Overcoming ‘Grumpy Old Man Syndrome’ insight opinion Mar 21, 2022

We’ve all heard the phrase “grumpy old men.” In fact, there was a blockbuster movie series by that title in 1993.

Generally, the older a man gets, the grumpier he becomes. As I get older, I have noticed the same thing, especially among my peers as they enter into the last phase...

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Chris & Chris Clement: Preparing for a lifestyle of adventure features go-getters Feb 23, 2022

This the first time I've ever interviewed a couple where both people share the same first and last name.

Chris and Chris Clement live in Houston where she schedules natural gas supplies on pipelines for an energy company and he works in residential construction.

They recently sold their home and...

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Ikigai: The Japanese art of finding purpose in life insight Feb 22, 2022

What happens when you no longer find meaning in things that worked to motivate you in the past? Then you need to find your Ikigai, a Japanese concept that centers around what you live to be, do and experience.

According to the Good Men Project, Ikigai is associated with long life expectancy...

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