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The Power of Forgiveness

“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” We’ve all heard this popular saying before. But what does it actually mean? Learn about the power of forgiveness, and how it can change your life for the better.

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How to Boost Your Energy

Are you tired of feeling so tired all the time? Do you feel sluggish early in the day? Do you wish you could regain some of the youthful enthusiasm you had in your younger years? Although you can’t turn back the clock, you can make some simple lifestyle changes to reinvigorate yourself. Scroll down to learn how to boost your energy.

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How to Read More

Although retirement grants you more time to enjoy your favorite hobbies, you might still find it difficult to achieve your reading goals. Do you have an always-growing to-read list of classic literature, innovative new novels, absorbing biographies, and fact-filled nonfiction? If you want to tackle them all, you may need to learn how to read more! Scroll down for some helpful tips.

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How Do You Know When It’s Time for Memory Care?

Someone develops dementia every three seconds, according to Alzheimer’s Disease International. The silver lining is that the demand for quality care is fueling the growth of memory care housing. In fact, AARP reports that it’s the sector of senior housing that’s historically seen the fastest growth. Memory care provides a safe place for dementia residents to get the specialized care that they require. How do you know when it’s time for memory care?
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Tips for Solving Crossword Puzzles

Are you a veteran of the black-and-white squares, a tried-and-true master of the grid? Or maybe it’s been decades since you last gave it a try? Perhaps you’re the type of person who gives the New York Times daily a try every once in a while, but you’re not too bothered with winning? Whatever the case may be, you could almost certainly benefit from a little advice. Scroll down to explore some tips for solving crossword puzzles.

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How to Fall Asleep Faster

Did you know that you’ll spend up to a third of your life asleep? Sleep is essential to your health and well-being, but it can be hard to drift off exactly when you need to. Learn how to fall asleep faster, and you’ll be sure to get the rest you need.

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The Benefits of Listening to Music

Humans have been listening to music for a very long time. Do you need proof? Consider the Neanderthal Flute. Discovered in 1995 in a cave in Slovenia, this ancient instrument was carved from the bone of a cave bear and played at least 50,000 years ago. It’s the world’s oldest musical instrument, yet when scientists created a clay replica, they found that it is capable of playing notes that match the modern music scale. While they might not have been able to pinpoint the exact details, it seems likely that people have appreciated the benefits of listening to music for a long, long time.

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How to Find Motivation to Exercise

With a new year just around the corner, you might be getting ready to make some resolutions to improve your health. Making a decision to get more exercise is always a good idea, but how can you make sure you stick to it? Learn how to find motivation to exercise, and you’ll stay successful all year long.

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How to Practice Patience with Your Elderly Loved Ones

There’s an Irish proverb for practically every occasion. One proverb offers a bit of wisdom that is particularly appropriate for caregivers: “Patience is a plaster for all sores.” The proverb can be found in various forms, but the idea conveyed remains the same. There is a kind of strength and healing to be found in patience that many overlook in today’s fast-paced, 24/7 world. Connecting with that sense of patience will serve you well as you work to deliver quality care that meets the emotional and physical needs of your loved one without experiencing burnout. If you find yourself serving as a caregiver, do you know how to practice patience with the seniors in your life?

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What Is Memory Care?

When seniors who live at home begin to have memory issues, there are difficult choices to be made. How can seniors maintain their independence while still getting the help they need? What is memory care?

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