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Why speaking English can make you poor

Why speaking English can make you poor | Women growing older with grace and gusto | Scoop.it
A controversial theory by a US economist says the grammar of the languages we speak can determine how much money we save, and how healthy we are.
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This is a fascinating possibility about the use of tense in language which has implications for attitudes towards aging generally.

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"Speakers of languages which only use the present tense when dealing with the future are likely to save more money than those who speak languages which require the use a future tense, he argues."

Lisa Labon's curator insight, February 24, 2013 12:44 PM

Haven't we intuitively known this forever?

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Pilgrim's Moon

Pilgrim's Moon | Women growing older with grace and gusto | Scoop.it

My site, Pilgrim's Moon, is a home for every women in mid-life and older who refuses to be defined by society's expectations of what's appropriate for our age, whether that we'll put all our energy into attempts to look abnormally young forever or that we'll back down and become invisible.

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Career Success Strategy For Professionals Over 40 | CAREEREALISM

Career Success Strategy For Professionals Over 40 | CAREEREALISM | Women growing older with grace and gusto | Scoop.it
Age discrimination can hurt. If you're over 40 and have been unexpectedly thrust into unemployment, check out this career success strategy.
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Looking for a new job or a career change? There are some good tips here for older people.

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Neurodegenerative disease advance: Study details how brain enzyme interacts with drug-like lead compound for Huntington's

Neurodegenerative disease advance: Study details how brain enzyme interacts with drug-like lead compound for Huntington's | Women growing older with grace and gusto | Scoop.it
A significant breakthrough has been made towards developing an effective treatment for neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
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Encouraging

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The Babayagas’ house, a feminist alternative to old people’s homes, opens in Paris

The Babayagas’ house, a feminist alternative to old people’s homes, opens in Paris | Women growing older with grace and gusto | Scoop.it
REPORT: FRANCE - It’s been 15 years in the making but the Babayagas’ House, a name taken from Slavic mythology meaning “witch”, has just been inaugurated in...
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Babayagas are open!

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22. Road Maps and Silver Crowns | Portrait of a Lady

22. Road Maps and Silver Crowns | Portrait of a Lady | Women growing older with grace and gusto | Scoop.it

"We need to turn off the wrinkle cream ads, stop dousing our heads in dye, and start looking in the mirror to tell ourselves we’re beautiful. Those gray hairs you’re starting to see? They’re amazing. Those laugh lines you always look for in photos? They’re wonderful. You are a ravishing Queen in your own right and don’t let anyone convince you otherwise! So smile, laugh, ham it up for the camera and know that your joy is more beautiful than boxed color or Botox could ever be."

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Brava!

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The over-27s China calls 'leftover women'

The over-27s China calls 'leftover women' | Women growing older with grace and gusto | Scoop.it
Over 27? Unmarried? Female? If you're in China, that means you risk being labelled a "leftover woman" by the state.
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"Leftover" at 27? Ya gotta be kidding me!

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The Greek island of old age

The Greek island of old age | Women growing older with grace and gusto | Scoop.it
The inhabitants of a small Greek island live on average 10 years longer than the rest of western Europe. So what's the secret to long life in Ikaria?
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Wine sounds like a good answer to me!

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Hiker Crone - Appalachian Trials Blog

Hiker Crone - Appalachian Trials Blog | Women growing older with grace and gusto | Scoop.it
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Inspiring story of a 54-year-old woman dogged by chronic illness who took up running and is hiking the trail. And what's not to love about someone calling herself Hiker Crone?

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Coalition cuts hit older women hardest

Coalition cuts hit older women hardest | Women growing older with grace and gusto | Scoop.it
Labour's Yvette Cooper says women over 50 hit by combination of sexism, ageism, budget cuts and need to care for relatives...

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The Croning of America: How Post50 Women Are Learning to Love Their Inner ... - Huffington Post

The Croning of America: How Post50 Women Are Learning to Love Their Inner ... - Huffington Post | Women growing older with grace and gusto | Scoop.it

Aging isn't always easy, especially when the media constantly shouts in our ears that youth equals beauty.


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Middle age 'begins at 55 years'

Middle age 'begins at 55 years' | Women growing older with grace and gusto | Scoop.it
Research suggests middle age starts much later than previously thought - at age 55.
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The Benefits of Middle-Age Fitness

The Benefits of Middle-Age Fitness | Women growing older with grace and gusto | Scoop.it
Even if you haven't previously bothered with exercise, getting fit in middle age appears to reshape the landscape of aging.
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WATCH: 86-Year-Old German Gymnast Wows The Crowds

WATCH: 86-Year-Old German Gymnast Wows The Crowds | Women growing older with grace and gusto | Scoop.it
On the same day we discover that there's a 22-month-old toddler out there that can climb to the top of a homemade bouldering wall, comes this extraordinary footage of a 86-year-old gymnast pulling off moves we dare not even dream of at the...
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Girl on Fire: We All Die

Girl on Fire: We All Die | Women growing older with grace and gusto | Scoop.it
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RIP Betty. There are some good lessons for us all in this post.

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Dancing is good for people - including people with dementia!

Dancing is good for people - including people with dementia! | Women growing older with grace and gusto | Scoop.it
I was excited to read this tweet from Dr Karim Saad recently. Dr Saad is a strong advocate of, and very successful in, reducing the use of anti-psychotic drugs for people living with dementia. http...
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How great that something fun is good for us! (For once!)

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PHOTOS: Amsterdam's Oldest Prostitutes Retire

PHOTOS: Amsterdam's Oldest Prostitutes Retire | Women growing older with grace and gusto | Scoop.it
This February, Amsterdam raised the minimum age for prostitutes from 18 to 21. For Louise and Martine Fokkens, though, it's the maximum age that's cause for concern.
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Well I'm really not sure what to say about this except to wish them a happy retirement!

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Interesting way to consider the intersection of age and sexiness.

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Lucy M. Boston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lucy M. Boston (1892–1990), born Lucy Maria Wood, was an English novelist who wrote for children and adults, publishing her work entirely after the age of 60. She is best known for her "Green Knowe" series: six low fantasy children's novels published by Faber between 1954 and 1976. The setting is Green Knowe, an old country manor house based on Boston's Cambridgeshire home at Hemingford Grey. For the fourth book in the series, A Stranger at Green Knowe (1961), she won the annual Carnegie Medal in Literature from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book by a British subject.[1]

During her long life-time, she distinguished herself as a writer, mainly of children’s books, and as the creator of a magical garden; she was also an accomplished artist, who had studied drawing and painting in Vienna and an accomplished needlewoman who produced a series of beautiful and artistic patchworks.

Lucy Wood was born in Southport, Lancashire, on 10 December 1892, the fifth of six children of James Wood, engineer and sometime Mayor of Stockport, and Mary Garrett. She had two older brothers, two older sisters and a younger brother. In her memoir, Perverse and Foolish, she describes life in a typically solid and affluent middle class Victorian family of committed Wesleyans. Her father was "eccentric with big ideas, a small, good-humoured, dynamic man",[2] to whom it was said she bore a striking resemblance. She was also said to be his favourite and she clearly loved and admired him.

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Just stumbled across this writer, who didn't publish until she was over 60. Wonderful life story.

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Why speaking English can make you poor

Why speaking English can make you poor | Women growing older with grace and gusto | Scoop.it
A controversial theory by a US economist says the grammar of the languages we speak can determine how much money we save, and how healthy we are.
Tess Giles Marshall's insight:

This is a fascinating possibility about the use of tense in language which has implications for attitudes towards aging generally.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 23, 2013 5:06 PM

"Speakers of languages which only use the present tense when dealing with the future are likely to save more money than those who speak languages which require the use a future tense, he argues."

Lisa Labon's curator insight, February 24, 2013 12:44 PM

Haven't we intuitively known this forever?

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» Depression Often Comes With Dementia, But Not Likely to Cause It - Psych Central News

» Depression Often Comes With Dementia, But Not Likely to Cause It - Psych Central News | Women growing older with grace and gusto | Scoop.it
Patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) often experience depression, but the link between the two remains unclear. Edo
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Interesting...

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Mild Cognitive Impairment | Doctor | Patient.co.uk

Mild Cognitive Impairment | Doctor | Patient.co.uk | Women growing older with grace and gusto | Scoop.it
Patient.co.uk offers comprehensive health information as provided by GPs and nurses to patients during consultations
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Interesting article about the difference between mild cognitive impairments of different kinds which may hit in middle-age and actual dementia.

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Baba Yaga's House | The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright | CBC Radio

Baba Yaga's House | The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright | CBC Radio | Women growing older with grace and gusto | Scoop.it
Thérèse Clerc has a moon face, bright eyes and 14 grandchildren. She makes a mean veal stew. And at 85, she's one of the most stubborn feminists in all of France.
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Aspirin may 'slow brain decline'

Aspirin may 'slow brain decline' | Women growing older with grace and gusto | Scoop.it
An aspirin a day may help slow brain power decline in elderly women at high risk of cardiovascular disease, research suggests...
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Beyond The Playground: Ageing Beauty

Beyond The Playground: Ageing Beauty | Women growing older with grace and gusto | Scoop.it

Ageing Beauty. I've been thinking about aging lately. I find myself celebrating more fiftieth birthdays than fortieth, my teenagers are growing up fast, the years seem to be accelerating and I wonder how I will age.


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On Getting Old: You May Be Aging Gracefully, But Are You Aging Fearlessly? (VIDEO)

On Getting Old: You May Be Aging Gracefully, But Are You Aging Fearlessly? (VIDEO) | Women growing older with grace and gusto | Scoop.it
It is totally possible to embrace the aging process and grow older fearlessly! But as with everything, the choice is yours. Choose fearlessness rather than denial, which does not produce the results you seek and keeps you constricted and stuck.
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Introducing the wellderly

Introducing the wellderly | Women growing older with grace and gusto | Scoop.it
The triumph of 86-year-old Beryl Renwick and Betty Smith, 90, at a radio awards ceremony last week may have been notable because it was so unusual, but the pensioner DJs are part of a growing number of the "wellderly" – fit and active older people...
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