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Let’s Stop Equating Busyness with Success

A recent study found that Americans who always say they’re “busy” are actually seen as more important. Often on the elevator, at the coffee bar, water cooler or break room you hear this conversation: “Haven’t seen you in awhile. How are you?” “Busy!” “Yes, me too. Busy, busy, busy!” One day,… Read more

Career Transition

Consider an Exciting Second Act: Tour Director

Tour Directing and Guiding: Plunging In I've just returned from a five-day work conference. This annual event included breakout sessions, keynote speakers, and workshops on best practices and current developments in the industry, along with interviews for those participating in the job fair portion: all standard conference fair. But my… Read more


10 Prime Picks Under $100

Our fashion editors have been scouring the stores for bargains, and you're going to love what they've found. Whether for you, or a gift for a friend, these 10 items under $100 are sure to be a hit! Halogen makes a quality sweater for the price. This cotton blend is… Read more

Family & Friends

Designing for Dementia: 5 Tips for Moving Your Loved One In

As we settle into this “wiser” chapter of life, there’s much to celebrate–like stronger sense of self, more freedom and flexibility with our time to do the things we enjoy, and greater financial security to name a few. On the other hand, this is also the time that we may… Read more


Rewire Your Brain and Feel Happier: Embrace Your Inner Critic

This is part 3 in a 3 part series by Dr. Jena Field on rewiring your brain for happiness. Almost everyone has an inner critic. Mostly, our inner critic can be likened to a well-meaning parent, pointing out our mistakes, highlighting our weaknesses, and nagging us to be better. I liken… Read more

Personal Growth

Editor’s Note: Wrapping January and Things to Love in February

Hello, everyone! February is here - and so are the Winter Olympics. Will you be watching this year? I'll be glued to the ice skating and ski jump, myself - and trying to not cry over those athlete profiles that are so emotional! Now, it is a short month, so our… Read more

Personal Growth

The Golden Years: Coming Into Our Grand Finale Age

There are many “coming-of-age” stories that generally depict a crucial change that marks a character forever during the transition from childhood to young adult. Films like The Graduate and Almost Famous are classic examples. Perhaps the most revered book in this genre is centered on Holden Caulfield of The Catcher… Read more

Career Maker

The Power of Overcoming Failure

English poet John Keats wrote, “Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterward carefully avoid.” Not everyone looks… Read more