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Whenever I’m facing a big life change, I hit the road to test my courage and really think

Why I Travel Alone

Whenever I’m facing a big life change, I hit the road to test my courage and really think

by Janice Holly Booth

How Diagnosing Yourself Online Can Hurt Your Health

Are You a Cyberchondriac?

How Diagnosing Yourself Online Can Hurt Your Health

by Sara Altshul

Let your imagination off the leash, and it can open you to exciting paths—business opportunities, a new career or any other life change.

Explore: Ignite Your Curiosity To Create Opportunities

Let your imagination off the leash, and it can open you to exciting paths—business opportunities, a new career or any other life change.

by Rich Feller

Want to teach English in the Ivory Coast? Translate poetry in Lithuania? Shoot photos in Pakistan? Join the 40+ adults who are signing on for overseas fellowships that will rock your world.

It’s Not Too Late to Get a Fulbright! How To Win a Fellowship Abroad

Want to teach English in the Ivory Coast? Translate poetry in Lithuania? Shoot photos in Pakistan? Join the 40+ adults who are signing on for overseas fellowships that will rock your world.

by Frank Pietrucha

Intrigued by the trombone? Wondering about Zumba? Go ahead, spread your wings and take an online course.

Feed Your Curiosity By Going Back To School

Intrigued by the trombone? Wondering about Zumba? Go ahead, spread your wings and take an online course.

by Kara Baskin

Incompatibilities get magnified when you’re together 24/7. Here’s how to shrink them down to size.

How To Vacation With Your Honey — And Keep a Healthy Relationship

Incompatibilities get magnified when you’re together 24/7. Here’s how to shrink them down to size.

by Janice Holly Booth

Happiness and success can go hand in hand, if you’re willing to stop believing the myths about what it takes to get ahead

Striving For Success Doesn’t Mean You Have To Sideline Your Happiness

Happiness and success can go hand in hand, if you’re willing to stop believing the myths about what it takes to get ahead

by Janice Holly Booth

Those with an unanswered mission in life are worse off than those who have no purpose at all.

The Dangers of Ignoring Your Purpose Are Huge and Very Very Real

Those with an unanswered mission in life are worse off than those who have no purpose at all.

by Sarah Mahoney

I trust my instincts, I know who I am, and I have the confidence to follow a dream.

Fearless and Free After 50

I trust my instincts, I know who I am, and I have the confidence to follow a dream.

by Jo Ann Jenkins

A provocative new take on the connection between our bodies and our minds suggests a new paradigm for getting healthier.

Using Your Mind To Heal Your Body-Even Lower Your Back Pain

A provocative new take on the connection between our bodies and our minds suggests a new paradigm for getting healthier.

by Sarah Mahoney

Forget the mountains of Bhutan; think your own backyard instead, and you can have travel adventures any night of the week.

How To Have Dozens of Vacations This Year. No, Really!

Forget the mountains of Bhutan; think your own backyard instead, and you can have travel adventures any night of the week.

by Janice Holly Booth

What scientists are just beginning to understand about the way we form—and break—habits, from simple actions to addiction.

Making or Breaking a Habit Can Actually Change Your Brain

What scientists are just beginning to understand about the way we form—and break—habits, from simple actions to addiction.

by Sarah Mahoney

 7 ways to improve your bedtime—and your health.

Kick Your Sex Life Up a Notch

7 ways to improve your bedtime—and your health.

by Michael Castleman

Are you really ready to change careers? Here’s how to know.

Best Online Jobs: Make Them Work for Your Job Search

Are you really ready to change careers? Here’s how to know.

by Kara Baskin

Saying yes is the way to live, says the creator of  ”How to Get Away With Murder.”

What Shonda Rhimes Knows About Healthy Eating and a Happy Life

Saying yes is the way to live, says the creator of ”How to Get Away With Murder.”

by Janice Holly Booth

If nightmares are keeping you from making a life change you crave, this simple exercise can help.

Don’t Let Nightmares Derail Your Dreams

If nightmares are keeping you from making a life change you crave, this simple exercise can help.

by Janice Holly Booth

Fall in love, and you’ll be tempted to walk down the aisle. But consider these financial implications first

Should You Marry or Just Live Together?

Fall in love, and you’ll be tempted to walk down the aisle. But consider these financial implications first

by Jane Bryant Quinn

Benefit yourself and others by volunteering outside. If you remember these 6 things, you’ll find the right place to spend your time in service in the great outdoors.

To Get the Health Benefits of Being Outdoors, Volunteer

Benefit yourself and others by volunteering outside. If you remember these 6 things, you’ll find the right place to spend your time in service in the great outdoors.

by Kara Baskin

Do Probiotics Really Work?

by Logan Ward

The tarot has a long history of helping people figure out their next steps—but not the way you think. Let’s see how tarot cards can help you reinvent your life.

Tarot: The Surprising Way To Discover Your Heart’s Desire

The tarot has a long history of helping people figure out their next steps—but not the way you think. Let’s see how tarot cards can help you reinvent your life.

by Janice Holly Booth

A brand-new equation promises greater well-being and happiness. Here is how to be happy.

You Need To Think Differently About Happiness. Here’s Why

A brand-new equation promises greater well-being and happiness. Here is how to be happy.

by Janice Holly Booth

A new drug promises to lift your libido.

Will the New Desire Drug Spark Your Sex Life

A new drug promises to lift your libido.

by Candy Sagon

Flipping the traditional dynamic, the young staffer has something to teach ’the boss’

Would You Accept Being Mentored By a Millennial?

Flipping the traditional dynamic, the young staffer has something to teach ’the boss’

by Eileen Ambrose

There’s an epidemic of depression among doctors, and when physicians struggle, patients suffer. Here’s what you can do to avoid depressed doctors.

Why You Should Know Your Doctor’s State of Mind

There’s an epidemic of depression among doctors, and when physicians struggle, patients suffer. Here’s what you can do to avoid depressed doctors.

by Sarah Mahoney

These strategies will bring your joie de vivre bouncing back to life.

Has Your Passion Taken a Powder?

These strategies will bring your joie de vivre bouncing back to life.

by Janice Holly Booth

Discover the art secrets Hollywood celebrities have known for years.

Why Rosie O’Donnell Wants You To Pick Up a Paint Brush

Discover the art secrets Hollywood celebrities have known for years.

by Janice Holly Booth

You can transform stress into Vitamin S—a positive force in your life.f

How Stress Can Help You Find Balance

You can transform stress into Vitamin S—a positive force in your life.f

by Life Reimagined inspired by Bill Thomas, M.D.

We’re not all cut out to be minimalists. That doesn’t mean we messy people can’t have a healthier relationship with our stuff.

Yes, You Can Embrace Your Messy Self

We’re not all cut out to be minimalists. That doesn’t mean we messy people can’t have a healthier relationship with our stuff.

by Kara Baskin

Seeing doctors via technology can keep you healthy while saving you money.

Make TeleHealth Technology Work For You

Seeing doctors via technology can keep you healthy while saving you money.

by Sarah Mahoney

Ever dreamed of playing an instrument? If you’re open to new experiences, you may be more musical than you think.

New Test Reveals Your Untapped Musical Talent

Ever dreamed of playing an instrument? If you’re open to new experiences, you may be more musical than you think.

by Janice Holly Booth

Yes, You Can Learn to Be Brave

by Janice Holly Booth

If your friends are racially diverse, it can make you better at your job, a new study finds.

How Your Friends Determine Your Success at Work

If your friends are racially diverse, it can make you better at your job, a new study finds.

by Janice Holly Booth

You know you need it, so take a deep breath and call in. Then make the day really count so you don’t feel burned out at work.

The Burned-Out Employee’s Guide to the Perfect Mental Health Day

You know you need it, so take a deep breath and call in. Then make the day really count so you don’t feel burned out at work.

by Kara Baskin

Simple steps to clean up the air you breathe in your home.

Breathe Better All Winter

Simple steps to clean up the air you breathe in your home.

by Sarah Mahoney

In just 15 seconds, you can reset your mood and salvage your big bad day.

Press Pause on Stress To Smooth Out a Monster Day

In just 15 seconds, you can reset your mood and salvage your big bad day.

by Kara Baskin

Driving is down and public transportation is up, which is good for our wallets and our communities.

Reimagining How You Get Around

Driving is down and public transportation is up, which is good for our wallets and our communities.

by Jay Walljasper

 Eating spicy foods can actually lower your risk of death. Bring on the jalapenos!

Want To Live Longer? Add Spice To Your Life

Eating spicy foods can actually lower your risk of death. Bring on the jalapenos!

by Andy Sagon

 There are 5 key times when you should get mortgage advice

Should You Refinance Your House?

There are 5 key times when you should get mortgage advice

by Maicie Jones

Protect Yourself From a Missed Diagnosis

by Sarah Mahoney

Changing careers to a completely new industry is a bigger lift than landing a same-same job, but it can be done if you position yourself right.

Score a Job in a Completely New Field

Changing careers to a completely new industry is a bigger lift than landing a same-same job, but it can be done if you position yourself right.

by Kara Baskin

New research reveals a link between access to parks and better shut-eye.

Want To Sleep Better? Go Outdoors

New research reveals a link between access to parks and better shut-eye.

by Sarah Mahoney

Why do we let success make us more risk averse?

A Smarter Way To Fail

Why do we let success make us more risk averse?

by Sarah Mahoney

Take a look at the village renaissance going on across America, from farmers markets to pop-up parks.

If You Build It, They Will Come

Take a look at the village renaissance going on across America, from farmers markets to pop-up parks.

by Jay Walljasper

  These 5 tips can change your attitude toward getting to work.

Make Your Commute an Asset, Not a Liability

These 5 tips can change your attitude toward getting to work.

by Kara Baskin

 Adjusting your communication style leads to more productive relationships

Is Your Relationship IQ as High as You Think?

Adjusting your communication style leads to more productive relationships

by Janice Holly Booth

Learning to love yourself, little by little, day by day.

Sow the Seeds of Health and Happiness

Learning to love yourself, little by little, day by day.

by Patricia Moreno

With the guidance of a certified life coach, Ann Hoscheit resolved issues in her marriage and decided to sell the business she had built.

How Coaching Helped Me Reinvent My Marriage and My Career

With the guidance of a certified life coach, Ann Hoscheit resolved issues in her marriage and decided to sell the business she had built.

by Janice Holly Booth

 Going vegetarian? Vegan? Gluten-free? Don’t let it mar your marriage.

Keeping the Peace With Your Partner When Your Diets Diverge

Going vegetarian? Vegan? Gluten-free? Don’t let it mar your marriage.

by Janice Holly Booth

Preserving your all-too-often overlooked senses of taste, smell and touch makes intimacy even more intimate

Keep Your Senses at Peak Performance

Preserving your all-too-often overlooked senses of taste, smell and touch makes intimacy even more intimate

by Janice Holly Booth

Spending leisure time wisely is key to emotional well-being

Know What Makes You Truly Happy

Spending leisure time wisely is key to emotional well-being

by Sarah Mahoney

Dr. Ruth rules on when to share sex fantasies in bed

Too Shy To Ask for What You Want?

Dr. Ruth rules on when to share sex fantasies in bed

by Janice Holly Booth

 Turns out, the fountain of youth is being a student of fun. From <em> Purple Clover</em>

How Swing Dancing Changed Me

Turns out, the fountain of youth is being a student of fun. From Purple Clover

by Jennifer Purdie

How one couple reimagined their lives in another country, on a fraction of their previous income

When the Nest Empties, Gambling on Adventure

How one couple reimagined their lives in another country, on a fraction of their previous income

by Janice Holly Booth

A new venture aims to crowdsource emotional health

Using Tech To Tame Anxiety and Stress

A new venture aims to crowdsource emotional health

by Sarah Mahoney

Couples play an important role in ensuring each other’s fitness, as new research reveals.

How Your Honey Can Keep You Fit Forever

Couples play an important role in ensuring each other’s fitness, as new research reveals.

by Janice Holly Booth

The quick ability to search for answers that we love so much can turn us into know-it-alls

Do You Suffer From Google-itis?

The quick ability to search for answers that we love so much can turn us into know-it-alls

by Sarah Mahoney

 New research shows how moments of awe help our bodies fight inflammation

Get Your Daily Dose of Wonder

New research shows how moments of awe help our bodies fight inflammation

by Sarah Mahoney

Make the leap from recording data to changing your routine

Can Wearable Tech Build Healthy Habits?

Make the leap from recording data to changing your routine

by Sarah Mahoney

Deep breathing can temper anxiety and stress. Now, a variety of trackers promise to help hone your inhale and exhale

Breathe Better Starting Today

Deep breathing can temper anxiety and stress. Now, a variety of trackers promise to help hone your inhale and exhale

by Sarah Mahoney

A corporate leader who transitioned to teaching reveals what you should think about first

Are You a Teacher at Heart?

A corporate leader who transitioned to teaching reveals what you should think about first

by Kara Baskin

Harvard Business School research shows that the watched employee is the squashed employee

Want Productive Employees? Give ‘Em Privacy

Harvard Business School research shows that the watched employee is the squashed employee

by Kara Baskin

Maybe we’ve had it wrong all these years

Rethinking the Way We Play

Maybe we’ve had it wrong all these years

by Janice Holly Booth

Trust lies at the heart of an adventurous marriage. Learn how to build trust in relationship.

What’s Your Courage Quotient?

Trust lies at the heart of an adventurous marriage. Learn how to build trust in relationship.

by Janice Holly Booth

Are you intuitive? An introvert? A concrete thinker? Do you have what it takes to become an entrepreneur?

Find the Dream Business To Match Your Personality

Are you intuitive? An introvert? A concrete thinker? Do you have what it takes to become an entrepreneur?

by Kara Baskin

The joys of sleeping alone—and then together. From <em> Purple Clover</em>

Your Bed or Mine?

The joys of sleeping alone—and then together. From Purple Clover

by Deborah Cruz

 5 steps to making the right decision about giving back

Are You Cut Out for a Hero Job?

5 steps to making the right decision about giving back

by Kara Baskin

 Don’t love your job? Can’t escape it either? Try this

5 Steps To Liking Your Job a Little More

Don’t love your job? Can’t escape it either? Try this

by Kara Baskin

Plan your outfits to do double duty—advancing your image and boosting your spirits

Work Clothes That Make You Smile

Plan your outfits to do double duty—advancing your image and boosting your spirits

by Kara Baskin

Researchers say tackling a new tongue refreshes your noggin—even if your language skills stink

Hola! Learning a Language Badly Builds Your Brain

Researchers say tackling a new tongue refreshes your noggin—even if your language skills stink

by Sarah Mahoney

Make change a steady part of your diet

Break Out of Your Food Rut Today

Make change a steady part of your diet

by Sarah Mahoney

College degrees are nice. But the right certificate programs are a faster, cheaper route to switch careers.

Certificates That Can Launch Bright New Careers

College degrees are nice. But the right certificate programs are a faster, cheaper route to switch careers.

by Sarah Mahoney

Tune up your vocal muscles and make your voice an agent for change

Forget the Makeover—Try a Voice-over

Tune up your vocal muscles and make your voice an agent for change

by Janice Holly Booth

4 ways to make transit time count

Don’t Spin Your Wheels Commuting

4 ways to make transit time count

by Kara Baskin

Hey, wait. That life change is affecting MY life!

So Your Mate Wants to Be a Rock Star

Hey, wait. That life change is affecting MY life!

by Kara Baskin

 Hot or not, looks aren’t the only quality speed daters are assessing, new research shows

4 Fast Rules for Speed Dating

Hot or not, looks aren’t the only quality speed daters are assessing, new research shows

by Janice Holly Booth

 When it comes to romance, how much risk-taking is enough?

The One Thing That Makes Men Bigger Risk Takers

When it comes to romance, how much risk-taking is enough?

by Janice Holly Booth

 The pros and cons of running a family business, from a founder of Stonyfield Farm

For Better or Worse, and Also For Lunch

The pros and cons of running a family business, from a founder of Stonyfield Farm

by Kara Baskin

A midlife single asks, can’t men and women just be friends? From <em> Purple Clover</em>

Having “The Talk” With Your Date

A midlife single asks, can’t men and women just be friends? From Purple Clover

by Stacia Friedman

When colleagues get the things that you want, you can tame your emotions and still move forward

How to Conquer Workplace Envy

When colleagues get the things that you want, you can tame your emotions and still move forward

by Kara Baskin

You bet your down-dog it can—if you’re game to try new poses like Lover’s Lift and Soul Mates

Just Say Om: Yoga Can Improve Your Sex Life

You bet your down-dog it can—if you’re game to try new poses like Lover’s Lift and Soul Mates

by Janice Holly Booth

 Why lots of us make it to midlife without figuring out who we really are

Authenticity: Hunter Thompson Nails It

Why lots of us make it to midlife without figuring out who we really are

by Sarah Mahoney

 Keeping your eye on the prize is more than a motto, new research shows

Make Exercise Easier With This Simple Trick

Keeping your eye on the prize is more than a motto, new research shows

by Sarah Mahoney

Rediscovering romance novels at 49, when we’re smart enough to know they’re inspirational, not aspirational. From <em> Purple Clover</em>

Bodice Ripper Redux

Rediscovering romance novels at 49, when we’re smart enough to know they’re inspirational, not aspirational. From Purple Clover

by Shannon Bradley-Colleary

 New research highlights the happiest places in the U.S. We delve deeper

Find Out Where Happiness Lives

New research highlights the happiest places in the U.S. We delve deeper

by Sarah Mahoney

Talk about job security—employment of registered nurses is expected to increase 19% between 2012 and 2022. Here’s how one woman switched careers

So You Want to be a Nurse

Talk about job security—employment of registered nurses is expected to increase 19% between 2012 and 2022. Here’s how one woman switched careers

by Stephanie Emma Pfeffer

How one couple transplanted their business to a calmer, more affordable place.

Fleeing Silicon Valley for a Saner Life

How one couple transplanted their business to a calmer, more affordable place.

by Sarah Mahoney

What makes a company a great place to work at midlife? Check out these AARP award-winners.

Best Employers If You’re Over 50

What makes a company a great place to work at midlife? Check out these AARP award-winners.

by Douglas Quenqua

 There’s no glitter in gold; get real about real estate , reports <em>The Fiscal Times</em>

Two Investments That Don’t Make Cents

There’s no glitter in gold; get real about real estate , reports The Fiscal Times

by Suzanne McGee

 9 “nontraditionals” share their secrets for staying the course

Study Habits of Extremely Successful Midlife Students

9 “nontraditionals” share their secrets for staying the course

by Sarah Mahoney

Waiting for lightning bolts, shooting stars or other high-drama moments of inspiration before making that big life change? Stop waiting.

Create Your Own Aha Moment

Waiting for lightning bolts, shooting stars or other high-drama moments of inspiration before making that big life change? Stop waiting.

Try these steps to help you rediscover your passion in life.

Solving The Passion Puzzle

Try these steps to help you rediscover your passion in life.

by Janice Holly Booth

 Do you kill plants just by walking past them? Don’t panic! You too can become a plant whisperer. First in a series on great gardening

Get Down, Get Dirty: Forget Flora Fiascos and Nurture Your Inner Green Thumb

Do you kill plants just by walking past them? Don’t panic! You too can become a plant whisperer. First in a series on great gardening

by Linda Daly

How you approach your reinvention depends on what kind of person you are – but experts agree that everyone should look before they leap.

Part 1: With Resolutions What Comes First: The Goal or the Game Plan?

How you approach your reinvention depends on what kind of person you are – but experts agree that everyone should look before they leap.

by Gwen Moran

The pitfall is putting all your effort into keeping your job, when you should be laying the foundation for a more fulfilling future.

“My Company’s Restructuring. What’s Next for Me?”

The pitfall is putting all your effort into keeping your job, when you should be laying the foundation for a more fulfilling future.

by Pamela Mitchell

How one couple transplanted their business to a calmer, more affordable place.

Fleeing Silicon Valley for a Saner Lifestyle

How one couple transplanted their business to a calmer, more affordable place.

by Sarah Mahoney

How To Try Things Out

“We like being nomads -- travel where we want, stay as long as we want, until we get a sense of where we belong. It’s okay if you think we’re nuts.”

Selling the House and Hitting the Road

“We like being nomads -- travel where we want, stay as long as we want, until we get a sense of where we belong. It’s okay if you think we’re nuts.”

by Sarah Mahoney

It’s a revolution fought with Silly String and pies: Welcome to the Play Movement, a national crusade to get adults to horse around like kids.

Playing For Keeps

It’s a revolution fought with Silly String and pies: Welcome to the Play Movement, a national crusade to get adults to horse around like kids.

by Fred Cohn

“I remember the hours I spent diving under waves as a little girl, and dancing around the house to ear-splitting rock and roll.”

Project Play, Part 2: Find Your Play Personality

“I remember the hours I spent diving under waves as a little girl, and dancing around the house to ear-splitting rock and roll.”

by Carol Mithers

An eye-opening interview with Pulitzer-prize-winning geographic historian Jared Diamond.

What Traditional Societies Can Teach Us

An eye-opening interview with Pulitzer-prize-winning geographic historian Jared Diamond.

by Richard Satran

How making mistakes can help revitalize your life.

Dare to Be Stupid

How making mistakes can help revitalize your life.

by Ken Budd

Seizing the right moment for career change

Career Change: To Leap Or Not To Leap?

Seizing the right moment for career change

by Bassam Tarazi