70 IS the new 50

70 IS the new 50

Posted On May 14, 2015

We all like to think that 70 is the new 50, but according one group of researchers in Austria, it’s actually so. According to the Telegraph, academics from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis believe that what we call old age shouldn’t be defined by a starting point, such as the trusty retirement age of 65. Instead, they argue, we should judge it by how much time we typically have left to live. And with life expectancies growing, they contend that “old” is older than it used to be. The article cites an estimate from Great Britain’s Office for… Read More

Categories: Retirement

Kneepads? No way.

Posted On May 12, 2015

I heard from a friend recently whose son turned his knee the size of a grapefruit at the skate park after refusing to wear knee pads because they’d make him “look like a nerd.” And while the parent in me shook his head slowly at the youthful ignorance and vanity, the rest of me understood completely. I wouldn’t have worn knee pads or a helmet as a kid to ride a skateboard, a bicycle or a rocket-powered street luge. No amount of cajoling from my mother would have made a difference. Had she made me put them on before leaving… Read More

Categories: Parenting

Midlife Crisis – it’s coming. Best to pair up.

Posted On May 5, 2015

How do you avoid a mid-life crisis? Chances are, you probably don’t. But a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that one way to lessen its effects is to get married. That study was based off two surveys in Great Britain, so you might be wondering if marriage is typically more tranquil across the pond, but it really makes sense: Life crises – even, or perhaps especially, psychological ones – are tougher to deal with alone. Time Magazine notes that if you couple that information with data from the Pew Research Center, which shows fewer Millennials are… Read More

Categories: Generation X, Generation Y / Millennials