• States of Retirement

    Actor/comedian Jerry Seinfeld told a joke in his standup act: “My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.” For sure, because of lower costs and warmer weather, for many years a lot of northern natives moved south in retirement. Now other states are gaining in popularity. Bankrate.com released its annual ...

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  • Business Exec Calls on Companies to Reduce Office Time

    About one in five American workers works at home, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. But many Americans still must get on the move to get to work. For example, a typical day in my hometown of New York City involves millions of people in transit. They cross streets, highways, rivers and state lines on their way to and from the workplace. Not far fro...

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  • Are you R-E-L-E-V-A-N-T?

    Insurance trade publication Insurance Business America recently carried an article headlined: “Are Baby Boomers doomed to irrelevance in the workplace?” My answer: A resounding “NO!” I’ve written elsewhere about demographic trends. Steve Kayser, author of “The Greatest Words You’ve Never Heard,” picks up on this type of data to support his point th...

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  • Vintage Diners: The Way It Used To Be (Photos)

    I enjoy a bit of nostalgia now and then. Here’s a pictorial look back at vintage diners and other eateries from the state of New Jersey, where once upon a time in my career I taught in the English department at Rutgers University. These vintage photos show how much our country has changed over the past few decades, and how much of American culture has ce...

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  • 10 Insights About Boomers? There’s Only One That Matters

    This year marks a watershed moment: The last of the boomers born 1946-64 are turning 50 years old, marking a milestone in their lifelong march as a generation of distinction for reinventing just about everything in American culture, work and life. Boomers are a much-analyzed and “marketed to” generation, too. A marketing website article “10 Insights for...

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