Archive for 2014

The 5 Best and Worst States For Taxpayers Over 50

There’s a lot of talk about how Americans are struggling to get to a good place with their retirement and savings, but compared to a lot of other countries we’re looking great. An online survey conducted early this year polled retirees in 15 countries. The study found that Americans are more likely to be saving …

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Is Chocolate The Key To Stopping Memory Decline In Older Adults?

Chocoholics can now rejoice: chocolate has some significant health benefits. Well, sort of. According to a new study, age-related memory decline may be reversed with a high dosage of flavanols, an anti-oxidant found in cocoa and tea. Dr. Scott Small, a neurology professor at Columbia University in New York, is the senior author of the …

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15 Halloween Costumes For Older Adults That We Love

The Mayor of Townsville:

This costume is simple to assemble, and cute to boot. All you need is a top hat, fake mustache (unless you’ve got your own), a white button-down shirt, and a sash that says “Mayor of Townsville.” Grab three friends to play The Powerpuff Girls, and you’ve got a great group …

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8 Musicians Who Are Still Rocking After 50

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr was a quiet creative force in the Beatles. The second song he ever wrote was “Octopus’s Garden,” which George Harrison called “cosmic” and has been performed several times by the Muppets. At age 74, he has spent the past 25 years touring and playing music with no less than twelve variations of …

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