Today is my 64th birthday and the first song that came to mind was the Beatles "When I'm 64". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCTunqv1Xt4 When I'm Sixty-Four is a song by the English rock band The Beatles, written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney) and released on their 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was one of the first songs written by McCartney, who … Continue reading Music Monday: It’s No Longer Hypothetical, I Am 64. Will You Still Read Me?
I am happy to see that Dan Ariely still has his biweekly column in the Wall Street Journal, so I guess no fallout yet from the issues I had written about before. Even better from my perspective, this week's column introduced a new psychologic term I had never heard before - the End of History … Continue reading The End of History Illusion
An international team of researchers, in a study of hundreds of older people, found two key brain functions which improve with age. For their study, the team looked at three separate components of attention and executive function in 702 participants ages 58 to 98, when cognition often changes the most. The brain networks are involved … Continue reading So It’s Not All Downhill Once You Turn 58
This week I caught an episode of Wheel of Fortune, and it was "Home Sweet Home” week, where contestants had the opportunity to win a new home valued at $375,000 in Latitude Margaritaville. I'm a big fan of Jimmy Buffett, and I've been to one of the Margaritaville restaurants, but I was not aware of … Continue reading Browsin’ Away in Margaritaville
Researchers at Northwestern University say that every time another $50,000 is accumulated by middle age, an individual’s risk of death drops by five percent. In addition, for those who had stashed $139,000 more than a sibling, their chances of outliving them increased by 13 percent. The study is based on 5,400 Americans tracked for almost … Continue reading Money May Not Buy You Happiness, But It Does Buy You a Few Extra Years
Scientists at Singapore-based Singapore-based biotech company Gero have developed an iPhone app that accurately estimates biological aging. It discovered that life expectancy has the capacity to be almost double the current norm. The findings are based on blood samples from hundreds of thousands of people in the United States and United Kingdom. The instrument, called … Continue reading Get Ready to Live Twice as Long – to 150 Years Old!
Lara Zielin, an author and life coach, has created a method of journaling she calls “Author Your Life,” where people think about themselves as characters in a story of their making. Author Your Life is a way to write about the life you want to have as if it’s already occurring. Zielin has developed five … Continue reading The HAPPE Method of Journaling
Earlier this week, I had a former student send me an email asking me what I thought about the Gamestop and Robinhood controversies that have been in the news. I'm far from being an expert on the markets, so as you read my response below, take everything I say with a grain of salt In … Continue reading My Two Cents, Wait Four Cents, Wait $10,000, Wait $7 Thoughts on Gamestop and Robinhood
Tuesday through Thursday each week, WSJ editors choose a distinctive property for sale to feature as the House of the Day at WSJ.com/News/RealEstate. On Fridays, readers vote for their favorite. From Dec. 14 to Jan. 4, readers voted among the winners from the last two weeks of 2019 and the first 50 weeks of 2020 … Continue reading This Is What It Takes to Be the WSJ House of the Year
I started blogging six years ago with two primary goals. First, to monetize the site, make a gazillion dollars, and retire early. Second, to be a guest on one of the late-night talk shows. Well, at this point, my agent has not been able to find a time that works with my schedule to appear … Continue reading Is My Blog About to Pay Off? $$$