WHOSE BRIGHT IDEA WAS RETIREMENT?

WHOSE BRIGHT IDEA WAS RETIREMENT? It was Otto von Bismarck’s. In 1889, the German Chancellor looked to reduce the unemployment rate of young people. He paid citizens 70 and older to leave the workforce, and much of the world followed suit. One place that didn’t: the island of Okinawa. You can’t retire there, because retirement doesn’t exist. They...
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Why Age When You Can Sage?

Why Age When You Can Sage? It’s easy to equate retiring with aging, especially when our bodies remind us that we’re not getting any younger. Being told you’re only as young as you feel isn’t much help. Jann E. Freed, author of  Leading with Wisdom , offers a different approach, which she calls  sage-ing . There are three basic instructions: Live...
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Stop Cleaning Your Eyeglasses Like Grandma

Stop Cleaning Your Eyeglasses Like Grandma She might have known how to milk a cow.  Or even cure the common cold.  However, using spit and the corner of her apron was not a skillful way to clean her glasses. According to Mark Agnew, founder and CEO of Eyeglasses.com, improper cleaning is how most lenses and frames get scratched. “Cleaning eyeglasses is best done...
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For Funnyman Jerry Seinfeld, Dental Health Is No Joke

For Funnyman Jerry Seinfeld, Dental Health Is No Joke To this day, the 1993 Dental Health Advisor poster featuring Jerry Seinfeld continues to grace the walls of many a dental office. Accompanying the big, toothy grin is the quote: “Look Ma, I flossed!” The comedian has a reputation in Hollywood for his meticulous dental habits. According to one colleague, “He flosses...
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