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Top 6 Things No One Tells You About Retiring

To make your retirement years truly golden, understand what may be coming your way.<p>Many of us look forward to retirement as the reward for a lifetime …

Retirement

How to Build a Portfolio That Will Last Until You're 100

Basing your retirement portfolio on a 100-year lifespan helps to ensure you won't run out of money.<p>The idea of running out of money in retirement is …

5 Ways for Retirees to Slash Their Expenses

If your retirement nest egg is smaller than it should be, try these five tricks to slash expenses so you don't run out of cash.<p>When you're retired …

Open For Foreign Business: China's New Open-Door Policy

On January 17, 2017, the same day China’s President, Xi Jinping, defended globalization at the World Economic Forum in Davos, its Premier, Li Keqiang, signed China’s action plan to make the world’s second-largest economy a force, in a little-noticed Notice issued by the State Council.<p>Call it …

Li Keqiang

Raise the bar: a beginner's guide to lifting weights

Want to give yourself a boost, physically and mentally? Follow this full-body workout<p>If you want to get stronger in body and mind, this beginner’s full-body workout is a good place to start. Our bodies want to be fit and strong, fast and powerful. It is just that in our modern-day lives, in which …

The Making Of Dyson’s Multi-Billion-Dollar Family Dynasty

James Dyson’s son Jake will take over the company. In one of his first interviews since joining Dyson, he talks about its future.<p>Dyson may be the world’s most interesting engineering and design firm. It’s not just because they manufacture 40,000 inventive products a day, from high-end vacuum …

Wireflows: A UX Deliverable for Workflows and Apps

<b>Summary:</b> Wireflows are a combination of wireframes and flowcharts. They can document workflow and screen designs when there are few pages that change …

UI Design

A Post-Human World Is Coming. Design Has Never Mattered More

Designers will play a crucial role in shaping our post-human future. Our lives may depend on it.<p><i>Digital Design Theory</i> (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) is available on Amazon.<p>Futurist experts have estimated that by the year 2030 computers in the price range of inexpensive laptops will have a …

A Map Of How Emotions Influence Our Lives, Commissioned By The Dalai Lama

When the Dalai Lama teams up with a top psychologist, who teams up a top data viz firm, you get the Atlas of Emotions.<p>The five circles slowly pulsing on my screen are meant to visualize the entire core of human emotion. Fear. Disgust. Anger. Sadness. Enjoyment.<p>Reductive? Yes. But that’s exactly the …

77 percent of users never use an app again 72 hours after installing

Nobody’s really arguing anymore over whether the future will be mobile. Apps have become one of the primary ways we engage ideas, each other, and the world around us. This trend is only expected to increase in the future, so right now app development is as hot as the surface of the sun and getting …

Apps

Five Things To Do Within Five Years Of Retirement

It’s easy to imagine your first day of retirement.<p>You won’t need to set your alarm clock the night before, since you can get up any time you’d like. You can enjoy your breakfast at a leisurely pace, since you don’t have to rush out the door.<p>Doesn’t that sound wonderful?<p>But what about the 30th day …

Retirement

Aging parents keep independence, kids get peace of mind with new home sensor systems

Each time 81-year-old Bill Dworsky or his 80-year-old wife Dorothy opens the refrigerator, closes the bathroom door or lifts the lid on a pill container, tiny sensors in their San Francisco home make notes on a digital logbook.<p>The couple's 53-year-old son, Phil, checks it daily on his smartphone. …

AARP

Boomers turn into seniors: So far, health and tech innovations disappoint

<b>These are interesting and disturbing times for boomer-turning senior consumers of health care.</b> The oldest baby boomers have turned 70. Some might …

Digital Health

The Impacts Of An Aging World Population

Overpopulation isn’t something this generation has to worry about much, but under-population? That’s a very real problem that many countries will …

Elderly in care homes forced to accept price hikes at short notice

Research shows many care homes give residents just a week's notice of increased costs<p>Typical care home fees for elderly people surged by an average of £900 last year alone – and more than twice that for those needing more intensive nursing, new research has disclosed.<p>Meanwhile as many as 22,000 …

Housing

Biggest annual rise in deaths for almost fifty years prompts warnings of crisis in elderly care

England and Wales show a five per cent increase in mortality rates in just one year<p>England and Wales has suffered the biggest annual rise in deaths for almost fifty years, according to new figures which last night prompted warnings of an urgent crisis in care of the elderly.<p>Health experts last …

Funding Daily: Elderly care startup Hometeam snags $5 million from Kaiser Permanente Ventures

Elderly care startup Hometeam announced today that it took in an extra $5 million from Kaiser Permanente Ventures, expanding its latest funding round to at least $32.5 million.<p>The New York startup matches trained caregivers and older adults through a process similar to Match.com, pairing them …

Health Care

The year 2040 is looking very scary for the world’s richest countries

For demographers and economists, 2020 is a big year.<p>That’s when 20% of the population of the world’s richest countries will be older than 65—a magic number because, starting in the mid-1900s, it’s the age when people stop working (though in many European countries people retire at 60), collect …

Demographics

In Germany, retirees have found a novel way to avoid being alone

Nearly 20 years ago, Dorothea Hoffmeister was chatting with friends in her yoga class about where they wanted to live in retirement. Hoffmeister, who was in her early 50s at the time, wasn’t married and didn’t have children. Living in Nuremberg in southern Germany, she felt her options were …

Housing

4 Incredibly Simple Steps to Making Your Money Last Through Retirement

Forget about that arbitrary number you've got in your head. Attaining financial security for retirement is all about doing the math, says finance expert Jane Bryant Quinn.<p><i>In the book</i> How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide <i>(Simon and Schuster, 2016), bestselling author and</i> …

One more nail in the coffin for using income-replacement rates for retirement planning

The income replacement rate (that being income immediately following retirement divided by income immediately preceding retirement) has become widely …

Retirement

Americans Get A Grade C In Retirement Readiness

How do you stack up to your peers when it comes to being on track with retirement savings? Fidelity released a new online calculator today that lets you gauge your retirement readiness with a letter grade—and compare your score to others who earn the same amount. So instead of just comparing how …

Retirement

10 Hottest Design Tools You Must Try In 2016

A recent design tools survey conducted by Khoi Vinh, one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America”, shows that Photoshop is slowly losing its popularity among designers.<p>Answers from over 4,000 participants hailing from almost 200 countries prove that designers are open to new …

UX Design

These Are the Best Retirement Withdrawal Strategies

Your withdrawal strategy makes a huge difference in how much money you'll have in retirement.<p>Many retirees will use <i>systematic withdrawals</i> from an …

15 Mind-Blowing Stats About Generation Z

While many marketers still struggle to figure out the Millennials, a new generation—Generation Z—is growing up behind the scenes.<p>Members of Gen Z, …

Demographics

Ignore Those 2016 Forecasts and Make These Smart Investing Moves Instead

Investing pundits are usually wrong, but these strategies can keep your portfolio on track.<p>Over the past few weeks investors have been inundated by a …

Yahoo Launches A Video Guide App For Cord Cutters

Yahoo today is hoping to capitalize on the cord-cutting trend and consumers’ growing attachment to streaming video services with the launch of a new app called Yahoo Video Guide. The app, available now on iOS and Android, will help you find new movies and TV shows to watch on HBO, Netflix, Amazon, …

These Trends Will Influence All Businesses And Brands In 2016, According To Ford

Sheryl Connelly, the automaker’s in-house futurist, sees 2016 as a time of “inspiration, ingenuity and identity.”<p>The <i>Looking Further with Ford 2016</i> global trends report confirms what you can deduce by looking at your Twitter or Facebook feed right now—people are upset and frustrated by what’s going …

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