News & Trends: 3/18/15


Oprah and Huffington Team Up to Help You Thrive 

Burned-out or anxious at times? Aren’t we all! Two female media moguls -- Arianna Huffington and Oprah Winfrey -- who have long recognized the need to chill out from their super-charged careers, have teamed up to offer a six-week online course on It's entitled Thrive with Arianna Huffington. Huffington, a news personality, is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. She also authored The New York Times’ best-selling book Thrive.

In the 40-video course, Huffington shares her life-changing personal story and her realization that success is much more than money and power. You’ll learn her practical steps to make small changes in your daily habits, helping you to unwind, recharge and achieve health, happiness and success. Thrive starts May 3 on Register early and you’ll receive a discount plus a free copy of Huffington’s best-selling book.

Should Boomers Marry or Live Together the Second Time Around? 

In his blog, Ken Solin, the author of The Boomer Guide toFinding True Love Online, reveals his thoughts and solutions for creating a workable, long-term relationship the second time around. The stakes are high for Boomers who consider taking the next step, and the margin for error is low, he says. There are lots of issues that need to be ironed out in advance whether you decide to marry or live together.

His blog also offers tips on how and when Boomer couples should reveal to their kids that they’re dating.

A Career After 65? You’re Not Alone

A current population survey of seniors in the labor force by the Heritage Foundation reveals that people who qualify for AARP membership have been retiring later than same-aged people did during the 1990’s tech boom. The increase is most striking among those who are 65 and older! In fact, 3.5 million more 65 to 79-year-olds still worked in 2013 compared to two million in 2000. And, nearly half of baby boomers say they expect to work until age 66 or beyond, according to Gallup Inc. news polls.

And if you are planning to continue work, The Wall Street Journalprovides  a guide to not retiring. Most importantly, the guide’s writer recommends some serious soul-searching about whether it’s time to go or stay.