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15 Habits of People With Concealed Depression

Depression is a very serious mental illness that often goes unnoticed for years. People with concealed depression are battling demons within …

Eating alone is becoming more common — and it's a big problem for boomers

Seniors are taking shortcuts, and it's not doing them any good.<p>"Sadder than the beggar is the man who eats alone in public." So said the late French …

Eating

The Ugly Evolution of Cyberbullying

How we progressed from passive-aggressive Myspace bulletins to kids creating two Instagram profiles—one for their friends, another for their bullies.<p>Myspace bulletins were the original Facebook status: whiny letters that all your followers could read. When I was 14, I sent out a passive-aggressive …

Social Media

Caregiving With Siblings: Your Questions Answered

Next Avenue recently asked readers to tell us the questions they’d like answered about getting along with family members while caregiving. We’re now …

Parenting

Those good friends from high school? They make a difference to your adult happiness

Even if all goes well for you in high school — you keep your grades up, you engage in extracurricular activities, and you never fall on your face in …

Psychology

Shigeru Ban designs 20,000 homes for severely overcrowded refugee camp in Kenya

World-renowned architect, Shigeru Ban, is taking his talents to those who need it most. Working in collaboration with UN-Habitat, the UN agency that …

Why talking to yourself isn't the least bit crazy

Try it — you might be surprised how useful it is.<p>When I was a kid, I'd often come downstairs for breakfast and find my grandmother in the kitchen …

Why is it still such a big deal to take a mental health day?

There's still a stigma attached, and it needs to change.<p>I was first introduced to the concept of using sick leave at work to take time off for mental …

10 Things to Locate Before Your Parent Has a Health Crisis

As long as aging parents are handling their own finances and managing day-to-day living at home, adult children don’t think much about needing to …

Baby Boomers

Sorry, Nobody Wants Your Parents' Stuff

After my father died at 94 in September, leaving my sister and me to empty his one-bedroom, independent living New Jersey apartment, we learned the …

Smart, geeky boys have old dad to thank

Are you a bit of a geek? You might have your dad to thank for that. According to a new study, older dads have sons who may be geekier than their …

Parenting

35 Things You'll Regret Doing in Life

Do you really want to live a life of #NoRegrets?

Looking at your regrets in a healthy way should be the goal.<p>Living a life free of regrets is everybody's goal, isn't it? From the #noregrets hashtag …

Sarah Silverman

Happiness 101: The mechanics of laughter

Here's all you need to know about giggling, guffawing and beyond.<p>When the General Assembly of the United Nations declared an International Day of …

Psychology

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Why Your Decades After 60 May Be Your Best

When my daughter was in kindergarten, her teacher asked her class to create self-portraits imagining what they would be like as grandparents in the …

Baby Boomers

If I Could Change My Career at 60, So Can You

When I entered my 50s, my career took an unexpected and brutal nosedive. For 20 years, I’d worked successfully in the film industry and I thought I’d …

Baby Boomers

Olga's legacy: The brain of a famous athlete in her 90s still revealing clues about longevity

Olga Kotelko took up track and field at 77, and never looked back.<p>For most of her days, Olga Kotelko led a relatively ordinary life. One of 11 …

Longevity

David Attenborough 'coming to terms' with memory loss (but no, he's not retiring)

On May 8, famed naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough will turn 91, an age he fully admits is not without its drawbacks.<p>In an interview …

Higher states of consciousness identified among psychedelic drug users

This is the first study to show brain-signal diversity higher than normal wakefulness.<p>Psychedelic drug users often claim to achieve higher states of …

14-year-old you is nothing like 77-year-old you

Your personality dynamically changes as you age, study finds.<p>Think back to what you were like as a young teen. Were you shy or outgoing, happy or …

Atheists are less fearful of death than most religious people

New study on death anxiety reveals some surprising findings.<p>One of the leading theories as to why people entertain religious belief is that it helps …

Atheism

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A meaningful life or a happy life: Which do you value more?

It's a simple question with big implications.<p>The question in the headline is a good one. So before you read any further, you should think about it, …

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8 Things Not to Say to Your Aging Parents

I’m going to say something politically incorrect here: Sometimes our elderly parents make us a little nuts. (And sometimes they out-and-out drive us …

Parenting

Parents are 'morally outraged' about those who go childless, study finds

I always thought that parents would appreciate those of us who've chosen not to have children. That choice means more spots in competitive …