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Old 02-15-2016, 07:32 AM   #2
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Hello, Andy. Welcome!
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Welcome. As you prepare to retire, it's good to keep this in mind:

Happy aging needs realism, action, and fun | Brookings Institution

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But does working longer actually make people happy? Empirical evidence increasingly suggests that early retirement may, actually, be bad for one’s health, intellect, and life expectancy [other research has shown no correlation].

The research on happy aging identifies four key areas for individual action
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Have a purpose in life that is on your mind when you rise and get ready for the day. E.g., a paid or unpaid job, a hobby, or another occupation that makes life worthwhile;

Exercise—it helps one to stay healthy, reduces stress, and is a natural fountain of lifelong youth. A healthy lifestyle strengthens the outcome;

Stay socially embedded through family, friends, or other forms of social interaction, as these established psychological mirrors are critical for individual wellbeing;

Take care of the “birds and bees,” a major part of one’s humanity throughout life.
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Old 02-19-2016, 07:54 PM   #8
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Welcome Andy. We have something in common. I too am going to be 55 in a few months and will retire that week.


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