The advantages of socially connecting before retirement

One of the issues some retirees face is a lack of social contact when they retire. That’s why it’s good to get socially involved before retirement so you have connections in place.

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5 lessons we can learn about life from the elderly

‘If you want to be happy, learn to think like an old person.’ Excuse me? That sounds so wrong-headed. So why should we learn to think like an old person? Here are five reasons from John Leland’s book ‘Happiness is a Choice You Make’.

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5 ways to improve your life and health span

‘Superagers’ is the term coined for those more than 80 years of age who have the cognitive capacities of adults much younger. When some of their brains were checked—after they had died—scientists think these cognitive abilities may come from the presence of certain brain cells: Von Economo.

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Don’t allow loneliness to be a part of your retirement package

Loneliness is a growing problem—an epidemic, say some. And it can hit retirees if they aren’t careful. In the workplace, we’re usually forced to mix with people as part of the job. In retirement, you choose to mix or not.

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Podcast: Living More Happy now and in retirement—Part 3

This is the final of three podcasts where Dr Darren Morton talks about findings in his new book, Live More Happy.

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Podcast: Living more happy now and in retirement—Part 2

This is the second of three podcasts where Dr Darren Morton talks about findings in his new book, Live More Happy.

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Podcast: Living more happy now and in retirement—Part 1

This is the first of three podcasts where Dr Darren Morton talks about findings in his new book, Live More Happy.

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5 ways to help handle life’s regrets

We all gather regrets. That’s a reality. And the longer you live the more regrets you can gather—that’s another reality. But rather than merely cringe at the ‘if only’ thoughts, are there things that can be done to lessen the pain?

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How to increase happiness for and in retirement

You can probably guess that I have a lot of information about retirement flowing into my inbox. On purpose. I’m keen to find out what the latest thinking is. Over the past week, two stories have come in on the theme of happiness. The first tells me how to be a happy Boomer, and the second how to have a happy retirement.

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