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11/20/2014 – Loading up on stocks — after you retire

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Should you invest more in stocks as you age? Conventional wisdom would have you reduce the percentage of your nest egg you invest in stocks over the course of your retirement. The old rule of thumb went something like this: Subtract your age from 100 and that’s what percent to invest in stocks. Wade Pfau, […]

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11/19/2014 – Stanford literary scholar traces cultural history of our obsession with youth

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With philosophy, history and literature as his guides, Stanford Professor Robert Harrison investigates how Western ideas of youthfulness have evolved from classical antiquity to the present. Read the full article at Stanford Report.

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11/18/2014 – Retirement’s changing expectations

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Studies show that what people expect regarding retirement doesn’t often match what really happens. To that point, the Employee Benefit Research Institute has just issued a report about the gap between expected and actual retirement. Coupled with a retirement confidence survey released earlier this year, EBRI is matching reality with expectation. Read the full article […]

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11/14/2014 – Choosing to Live Abroad in Retirement

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Choosing to leave the United States when you are younger and still working can be tough enough. But older Americans who are relocating in retirement to a new country with a foreign-national partner or spouse potentially face even greater challenges as they create new social networks while also learning another language and culture, and integrating […]

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11/14/2014 – Why Phased Retirement May Become the Hottest Boomer Benefit

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Older federal workers will be able to work part-time before retiring. Other employers are likely to follow. Read the full article at Time.

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11/12/2014 – New languages rewire brains of all ages

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Learning a new language can change the function and structure of your brain network, say researchers. “Learning and practicing something, for instance a second language, strengthens the brain,” says Ping Li, professor of psychology, linguistics, and information sciences and technology at Penn State. Read the full article at Futurity.

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11/11/2014 – Meeting encourages more comprehensive end-of-life care

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Physicians turned to contemplative techniques last week in New York to learn how to improve end-of-life care and handle the stress, burnout and communication challenges faced in caring for seriously ill patients. Read the full article at Reuters.

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11/10/2014 – Shifting Retirement Security Paradigms

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The Retirement Security Project at Brookings recently released a new research paper by Katharine G. Abraham of the University of Maryland and National Bureau for Economic Research and Benjamin H. Harris of Brookings. “Better Financial Security in Retirement? Realizing the Promise of Longevity Annuities” discusses the potential for longevity annuities to impact retirement security, examines […]

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11/7/2014 – Wanted: Aging-In-Place Entrepreneurs And Staffers

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While looking to transition from my 25-year career in technology marketing to work that was more flexible and offered more personal fulfillment, I was drawn to the fledgling opportunities in the rapidly expanding aging-in-place field. You might want to investigate starting a business or working in one, too. Read the full article at Forbes.

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11/6/2014 – Parkinson’s stem cell ‘breakthrough’

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Stem cells can be used to heal the damage in the brain caused by Parkinson’s disease, according to scientists in Sweden. They said their study on rats heralded a “huge breakthrough” towards developing effective treatments. Read the full article at BBC News.

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