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Spilled Milk: Strangers on a Train

Spilled Milk: Strangers on a Train | Women over 50 | Scoop.it
In the playground of that bond shared only with a grandparent, the kids we imagine we know find ways of revealing aspects of themselves they can't with us, in the safety of a gaze we're not yet wise enough to cast.
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Be Brave, Creative Spirit

Be Brave, Creative Spirit | Women over 50 | Scoop.it
Are you ready to be brave in your creative life? Make today the day you show up as a lion.
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Great insights here.  Art IS powerful but the creative spirit is a very tough taskmaster.

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I Love You. Now Text Me. - Slate Magazine

I Love You. Now Text Me. - Slate Magazine | Women over 50 | Scoop.it
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One obvious aspect of email relationships is that they traffic even more in projection than regular relationships.
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Interesting perspective on the courage the'screen' gives us in declaring ourselves.  What's interesting is the writer talks about the man sending the text, but doesn't even remark on how the woman (presumably) receiving it might respond.  I personally would be horrified...

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Why Women Are Successful Business Leaders | The Story Exchange

Why Women Are Successful Business Leaders | The Story Exchange | Women over 50 | Scoop.it
Women make successful business leaders because they have better emotional intelligence, take risks, take initiative and are great communicators.
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Believe it yourself and share it with your daughters.  Women make better Business Leaders.

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Creative Aging: The Emergence of Artistic Talents

Creative Aging: The Emergence of Artistic Talents | Women over 50 | Scoop.it
Depending which part of the brain is affected, different skills will be preserved or impaired in various types of cognitive decline and dementia. This gradual reformation is what may allow the emergence of new artistic abilities.
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“The Right To Bear Arms” Is Now An American Tragedy

“The Right To Bear Arms” Is Now An American Tragedy | Women over 50 | Scoop.it
Yet another American gun massacre. What's it going to take to get gun control in the US? In the wake of the July cinema shooting in Denver, a former resident pondered the question.
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There are no answers to the recent tragedy, only questions.  Can we at least begin to ask them?

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Fighting festive stress and conflict - Health & Wellbeing

Fighting festive stress and conflict - Health & Wellbeing | Women over 50 | Scoop.it
The festive season is often a peak time for stress, strained relationships and spending. But a bit of planning goes a long way in boosting holiday harmony.
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Why does 'CEO' mean 'white male'?

Why does 'CEO' mean 'white male'? | Women over 50 | Scoop.it
A pedestrian holding a map approaches you and asks for directions. You engage in a short conversation, which is briefly interrupted when two workers walk between you carrying a door. A second later,...
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Weird research into assumptions our brains make.
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Relationships: How to mend a broken heart - Daily Mail

Relationships: How to mend a broken heart - Daily Mail | Women over 50 | Scoop.it
Daily MailRelationships: How to mend a broken heartDaily MailIt can take years to get over a relationship, and there are certain aspects of the split that you will never get closure on.
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Sustainable Living | Sustainability | Green Energy & Eco-Friendly Living - iSustainableEarth.com

Sustainable Living | Sustainability | Green Energy & Eco-Friendly Living - iSustainableEarth.com | Women over 50 | Scoop.it

You know what?  Green isn't just for kids.  We all need to set an example for caring for the earth for others to follow.  This site is a great place to start.

 

 

Find sustainable living tips and going green resources to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. Embrace the sustainable lifestyle to help create a sustainable earth.

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12 Creative Thanksgiving Ideas | TidyMom

12 Creative Thanksgiving Ideas | TidyMom | Women over 50 | Scoop.it
Creative Thanksgiving crafts, recipes, printables and tutorials to make your holiday absolutely beautiful!
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12 Hilarious Tales Of Forgetfulness

12 Hilarious Tales Of Forgetfulness | Women over 50 | Scoop.it
Twice in as many weeks, I have driven right past my freeway exit going to work. I'm daydreaming, mind elsewhere and all of a sudden I realize that something is just, well, wrong.
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Hearts And Minds

Hearts And Minds | Women over 50 | Scoop.it
As dementia tugs at the mind, what happens to a life, a home, a loving relationship? Watch, read and listen to the stories of couples living through the long goodbye. We invite you to share your own stories, too.
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10 More Creative Ways to Finance Your Startup - Forbes

10 More Creative Ways to Finance Your Startup - Forbes | Women over 50 | Scoop.it
Forbes 10 More Creative Ways to Finance Your Startup Forbes While sizing up the alternatives, I couldn't help but pick up a new book by Karlene Sinclair-Robinson with the creative title of “Spank the Bank: The Guide to Alternative Business...
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Is creating your own business a way to work beyond retirement?  Some finance sources will be needed.

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Two million Canadian couples in committed relationships are living apart - Yahoo! Canada Shine On (blog)

Two million Canadian couples in committed relationships are living apart - Yahoo! Canada Shine On (blog) | Women over 50 | Scoop.it
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Two million Canadian couples in committed relationships are living apart
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Many Canadian couples are choosing to live apart despite being in serious relationships.
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Having your cake AND eating it!

 

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Plan To Retire? Fat Chance! - Huffington Post (blog)

Plan To Retire? Fat Chance! - Huffington Post (blog) | Women over 50 | Scoop.it
Plan To Retire? Fat Chance!
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A report released Friday by the Conference Board showed what analysts call a sharp uptick in the number of Americans between the ages of 45 and 60 who say they plan to delay retirement.
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Sad but true.  Still, let's look on the upside...at least the economy is improving in the US.  I don't think the view is as positive in parts of Europe at the moment, for any generation.

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Family Relationships: Find ways to cope with controlling parents - Savannah Morning News

Family Relationships: Find ways to cope with controlling parents
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One important skill that parents can learn is to listen.
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Which side of this equation are you on?  Think about it.  Your relationship with you parents, or your kids, can be better.

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Recycling and Landfill: What Do Things Really Cost?

Recycling and Landfill: What Do Things Really Cost? | Women over 50 | Scoop.it
Turns out, Annie Leonard isn't the only one wondering what happens to our stuff once we throw it out.
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One way to help is to buy those toys second hand or recycle them to another kid.  But it's true, the packaging the purchase of 'cheap' items is costing us much more than we want to think about.

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Women\'s Health In Midlife Begins With 6,000 Steps

Women\'s Health In Midlife Begins With 6,000 Steps | Women over 50 | Scoop.it
Habitual physical activity that adds up to moving 6,000 or more steps a day may protect women's health in midlife, because, whether through formal exercises or just the activities of daily lif...
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Afghan women embracing cosmetic surgery - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Afghan women embracing cosmetic surgery - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Women over 50 | Scoop.it

Plastic surgeons in Afghanistan say women are increasingly seeking cosmetic surgery.  Here's a twist...one woman had surgery to make her nose bigger!

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When helping isn't helping

When helping isn't helping | Women over 50 | Scoop.it

Making the most of other's good intentions... This is a terrific piece of insight you could share with your children to short circuit those misunderstandings...

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Loving Them To Death

Loving Them To Death | Women over 50 | Scoop.it
Drug companies are racing to break the Alzheimer’s code and reap the profits. But now there is a radically different approach to dementia care.
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How to Reinvent Yourself in Retirement

How to Reinvent Yourself in Retirement | Women over 50 | Scoop.it

This is a great article with good advice for both men and women on re-inventing themselves after retirement.  Don't be the drone, who ten years after retirement still introduces themselves as 'former IBM exec' or whatever.

 

Retirement requires vastly different skills than the workplace.

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A Big Storm Requires Big Government

A Big Storm Requires Big Government | Women over 50 | Scoop.it
But Mitt Romney wants to give FEMA’s central emergency responsibilities to 50 flailing states.
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Extreme Downsizing: Could You Live In This Tiny Home?

Extreme Downsizing: Could You Live In This Tiny Home? | Women over 50 | Scoop.it
Is it just a popular misconception that retirees downsize to smaller homes?
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