Lifestyle

In a world still recovering from the coronavirus pandemic, the strain placed on service workers is greater than ever before. Whether we call a customer service hotline and are left waiting or we receive the wrong item at our favorite fast food restaurant, it’s easy to let our frustrations get the best of us. We might roll our eyes, sigh, or snap at the salesperson with whom we are speaking. No matter how we might feel, it’s often best to take a deep breath and re-evaluate the ways in which we interact with service workers on a daily basis. Even if you think you’re an ideal cu... more ...
Have you ever owned a pet? Whether you had a pet goldfish as a kid, owned a dog as a young adult, or have simply admired others’ pets from afar, there’s a good chance that animals have put a smile on your face in the past.  Research is now proving that owning a pet can do wonders for our health. For seniors in particular, the benefits of pet ownership are tremendous. Many older adults experience better physical health and improved emotional well-being as a result of caring for their pet. What are the benefits of pet ownership? Are there any risks to adopting a pet la... more ...
Emotional intelligence (EI), also known as emotional quotient (EQ) is a multifaceted skill set encompassing the ability to identify, understand, monitor, and effectively manage emotions in ways that lead to positive outcomes. Though some individuals are naturally empathetic and talented at processing emotional information, most of us could benefit from further developing our emotional intelligence.  Developing a deeper level of emotional intelligence has many benefits; research has shown that those who have a higher EQ tend to have better mental health, greater success at work, and s... more ...
According to one British study, many adults experience their greatest levels of happiness between the ages of 65 and 79. Another survey concluded that 75% of adults over the age of 50 are less concerned with what people think about them compared to when they were younger. 6 out of 10 surveyed said that they enjoy life more than they did in their youth, and the vast majority of respondents said they were now living for the present rather than for the future. Being more adventurous and less self-conscious as we age can be great for our health. Below, we’ve highlighted the stories of a... more ...
In recent years, the number of individuals undergoing cosmetic procedures has continued to rise. Non-invasive treatments, such as botulinum toxin injections, have grown in popularity worldwide. In the past five years, the percentage of individuals opting for breast implants has risen nearly 28%. Around the globe, the number of both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures increased by 5.4% in 2018. Older adults are among those undergoing more cosmetic procedures. Staying a part of the workforce for longer; maintaining a youthful look often benefits those looking to be hired for new p... more ...
As older singles, many of us feel particularly eager to meet that “special someone” as soon as possible. Some of us may have already spent a number of years on our own. Others may simply be yearning to share the final decades of their lives with romantic partners. Few of us question these hopes and dreams, as they are what we’ve been conditioned to follow. Who wouldn’t want to fall in love?We should, however, think twice about what we really want. Recently, actress Emma Watson acknowledged that she has come to terms with being “self-coupled.” Living life wit... more ...
 In last week’s article, we began discussing the ways in which homes can be made more age-friendly. With the right home modifications, most living spaces can be made far more accommodating for senior living. For those who would prefer staying in their current home for the long-term future, making these aging in place modifications can drastically improve the safety and usability of their living space.  Read last week’s article for our first round of aging in place suggestions. The following are just a few more tips for making your home a better place to grow old in!&... more ...
More than ever before, seniors are choosing to “age in place,” staying in their own homes and apartments rather than moving to retirement communities or into assisted living facilities. Long-term care can be expensive, and many seniors prefer staying in the homes where they have created so many cherished memories over the years. Modern technology and services such as food delivery programs make it easier and safer than ever before to age in place.  Though aging in place has its benefits, choosing to do so may require making some important decisions. Most seniors who choos... more ...
The media we consume plays a large role in our day-to-day lives. The online posts we view, newspaper articles we read, television programs we watch, and radio reports we listen to all affect the ways we think and the topics we discuss with those around us.  In recent years, the media we consume has changed for the worse. The mainstream media produces lower-quality news; the articles we read are often “clickbait” content, designed to grab our attention through shocking headlines or misleading information. The stories we hear about the world around us often focus on such gr... more ...
Whether you’re trying to stay safe and healthy or are just wanting to relax indoors this autumn, there are many reasons you may choose to stay at home this month. It is unlikely that most of us will be able to travel to international institutions of culture in the near future. If we’re lucky, we might be able to visit a local museum or two!Did you know that you can view art collections from France, Spain, Italy, England, and more, right from the comfort of your own couch? With Google Arts & Culture, you can explore museum collections, architecture, and culture without even leav... more ...