Are we talking about my retirement expectations or yours?

Starting over at 57

I'm being blasted from colleagues and friends as “jumping ship” prematurely into retirement because I’m not using some pre-packaged presumed assumption of how I will be living my life when I retire from my current career job. Whose retirement is this, anyway?
Monday, June 30, 2014/Mary Calhoun| Profile/Number of views (9735)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Workforce

Surviving the realities of job hunting

Starting over at 57

In these past few weeks, I have gone through an ego-bruising crash-course in job hunting 2014, and it has not been pretty.Today’s info-tech-centric culture means the job-hunting process has morphed into an endless series of click, select, edit, scan, download, save and submit buttons.
Friday, June 27, 2014/Mary Calhoun| Profile/Number of views (9049)/Comments (-)/
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Stress may be inevitable, but it's manageable

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We deserve to feel good about ourselves emotionally, mentally and physically. Turning to food in times of stress is a bad habit many people have, so making the decision to develop a positive one to replace it is a start. Beginning with baby steps and developing stress reduction techniques can help you achieve a more peaceful perspective on life.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014/Cindy Sue| Profile/Number of views (3444)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health
Margie Hobby helped her student find her voice

Margie Hobby helped her student find her voice

"I do a lot of volunteer work, but this is the one that feeds my soul."

When Margie Hobby retired, she wanted to stay active and connected, so she started taking classes and volunteering in her community. As she watched her student Vera progress, Margie found she had much to offer a child who was struggling and just needed more individual attention.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (18149)/Comments (-)/
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Volunteering is helping Joan Valdes stay healthy

Joan Valdes is staying pretty busy in retirement. A former social worker, she spends her days taking classes at OASIS, doing volunteer social service work, exercising and helping children develop healthier habits for a lifetime through the CATCH Healthy Habits program in Escondido, CA.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014/Danni Eickenhorst| Profile/Number of views (4303)/Comments (-)/
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Knowing heart disease risk factors and options for modifying can help reduce worries

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Sierra’s father had just returned home after several weeks in the hospital. He had suffered a major heart attack and complications. "Family history" and "genetic predisposition," expressions used by the doctor, were keeping Sierra awake at night. Genetics cannot be altered, but she can reduce her risks through lifestyle changes or medications.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014/Cindy Sue| Profile/Number of views (2891)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

Want to improve your brain health and memory? Try juggling!

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Juggling is not just entertaining, its exercise for the brain and body. Researchers have found links between learning to juggle and an increase in the grey matter in the brain. Twenty percent of the oxygen taken in by the body goes to the brain and 95% of that oxygen goes into grey matter.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014/Cindy Sue| Profile/Number of views (4594)/Comments (-)/

Mastering Gmail’s powerful search capabilities

Gmail has some serious search tools built in. What else would you expect from the premier search site?

There are a lot of reasons to love Gmail, and the ability to search using just about any parameter in an email is one of them. I'll show you how to use Gmail's powerful operators and boolean constructions to find just about anything in Gmail or Google Calendar.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (7813)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology
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Question before you click

Four steps to protect yourself from hackers

The act of hacking and system cracking has been in existence since the earliest forms of electronic communications. Here are four steps you can take to protect yourself from this kind of attack.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014/Ron Wisdom| Profile/Number of views (4698)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology

Introduction to the Internet: New course update published

Course includes expanded coverage of online activities and devices

The Internet changes daily. There is more to do, learn and experience online, and constantly evolving hazards as well. The new Introduction to the Internet course covers more of the popular activities we do on the Internet today, as well as the devices we use to do them, with a heavy emphasis on online safety and security.
Thursday, June 05, 2014/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (5594)/Comments (-)/
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So what about retirement? If you can, do you want to?

Starting over at 57

Thirty-five years of saving, 10 years of aggressive investing and the last five years of  learning to live on 32%-46% of my salary, had finally paid off. I could retire and have more income during retirement than I have while still working. But my heart is not in it to retire ... yet.
Wednesday, June 04, 2014/Mary Calhoun| Profile/Number of views (6924)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Life after 50

Turning ageism on its age

Starting over at 57

I’ve been on a couple of interviews now and they have been most enlightening. Every one has been hosted by individuals decades younger and considerably less experienced. There have been some awkward moments and some engaging ones. Who knew that I could charm these young folks into seriously considering me to be a part of their team, working under their direction?
Tuesday, June 03, 2014/Mary Calhoun| Profile/Number of views (8276)/Comments (-)/
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The power of positive thinking

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“Only those who have mastered the art of happiness can prosper and progress. The happy spirit sees no obstacles, is not blinded by gloom, and invokes the strength and ambition that surmounts all difficulties and gains success.”
If you are not a natural positive thinker, how do you begin to develop the ability?
Monday, June 02, 2014/Cindy Sue| Profile/Number of views (4502)/Comments (-)/
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Facebook wants to be in the middle of your free Wi-Fi

Like to surf the Internet using free Wi-Fi at the local coffee shop? You might soon find that you are asked to check in via Facebook for the privilege.

Facebook Wi-Fi might be coming to your favorite free hotspot soon. It'll ask you to check in to the business' s Facebook Page in order to access the free Wi-Fi. Using Facebook Wi-Fi can result in posts of your location to your timeline, even automatic posts in future visits. Find out what this means and how you can control your privacy settings.
Monday, June 02, 2014/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (6258)/Comments (-)/
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