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John & Kathy Huggins: Building a community while living their RV dream features go-getters Nov 16, 2021

John and Kathy Huggins, who are both in their 70s today, were lifted out of relative obscurity by a single idea to embrace a new hobby and teach others to join them along the way.

John worked at an industrial manufacturing facility for many years, and Kathy served as a receptionist. But, at 58,...

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105-year-old woman upset with 1:02 time in 100-meter dash go-getters news Nov 14, 2021

There is no doubting that Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins is motivated to keep active, even after marking her 105th trip around the sun.

But, after setting a world record in this month in the Louisiana Senior Games, Julia was disappointed when she crossed the finish line for the 100-meter...

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Kari Clark: Put fear behind you and step into your destiny features go-getters Nov 10, 2021

Kari Clark is a 56-year-old Minnesota native who lives in Stillwater. She has a bachelor's degree in social work and a master's degree in therapeutic recreation with a background in sales, advertising, marketing and human services.

The "Self-Expressionist, Growth Catalyst & Inspiration...

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62-year-old man starts nationwide bike ride to stop cancer go-getters news Nov 10, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic was just beginning to take hold over the United States and the rest of the world when Bill Couzens felt the nudge to begin a healthier lifestyle. So he bought the last electric bike in the shop, the Traverse City Record-Eagle reported.

The gregarious 62-year-old has suffered...

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Indiana city offers seniors as 'Grandparents on Demand' news Nov 08, 2021

To attract new residents to Greensburg, Ind., the city halfway between Indianapolis and Cincinnati developed a unique incentive.

With the help of Tami Wenning, 57, and her husband, Dan, a new program offers to match volunteers with relocating families. Not only will volunteers provide free...

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Janet Black: Using personal pain to bring comfort to others features go-getters Nov 07, 2021

Janet Black has lived "all over," but spent much of her time growing up in California. She moved to North Carolina eight years ago. She is married with two sons, two stepsons and a stepdaughter as well as three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

Before turning 50, it took her quite some...

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Businesses retain employees with paychecks and purpose news Nov 06, 2021

At a time when global talent shortages are reported at a 15-year high, one key to keeping the best employees happy and onboard may lie in how well companies not only state their purpose and their values, but also prioritize carrying them out, Global Trade Magazine reported.

"Employees want more...

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Mary Jane Williams: Find your 'why,' the rest falls in place features go-getters Nov 05, 2021

Prior to turning 50, Mary Jane Williams was a homeschooling mother of six living in Fort Myers, Fla. Today, she has a 6-year-old granddaughter who is an ideal playmate for Mary Jane's 5-year-old son.

After passing the 50-year mark, she ventured into rehabilitating and flipping homes with a...

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Tips for overcoming regret to finish strong insight Nov 02, 2021

Many people over the age of 50 have more than their share of regrets. Sometimes they pile up so quickly during life that they are simply stored away for retrieval later, like junk in a garage or attic. The regrets no longer serve a valuable purpose, but we retain them anyway.

At some point, many...

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Thinkr: How the internet is changing our brains news Nov 02, 2021

If you're going to live out a truly purposeful life, you also need to be aware of those things that work to distract you from your purpose. There is likely nothing more effective at sucking the lifeblood out of people of all ages than the internet.

In an article written for Thinkr, Nicholas Carr...

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