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Everyone wants more success in their lives, but the definition of success is much more subjective than anything else. Being a successful baby boomer depends on your own definition of success. Spending more time and energy towards whatever your current short term goals are will help you attain more of what you define as success, and will very likely make you happier.

You probably have already accomplished much of what you want to accomplish, and you may want to set your sights on some new goals such as entrepreneurship or traveling to some of the places you’ve always wanted to travel within the next 6 to 12 months.

Define your goals and start working on them
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Age is not a limitation at all for your ability to rebrand yourself and to create a fresh new outlook in your career and life. Learning and evolving is a lifelong task, and you can always pick up new skills and knowledge and present yourself in a completely new light to your potential employers and social network with enough effort and the right plan.

No matter what age you are, rebranding is simply a matter of taking the initiative to make the changes necessary to be able to rebrand yourself confidently. There should be nothing intimidating or frightening about your wishes to do this; almost everyone understand the need to evolve and make changes in your life so that you are fulfilled, satisfied, and accomplishing all of the goals that you want to accomplish.

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People of all ages may be forgetful at one time or another. For example, your vehicle keys always seem to disappear no matter how often you put them in the same place!

That is not to say that there is a tendency to lose mental sharpness as you age. The good news is there are many ways to keep your mind active that will allow you to enjoy life to the fullest well into the later years in life.

Research has shown that adopting lifelong learning habits is one excellent method to keep your mind active. School is no longer only for youth. Today people have the opportunity to pursue rigorous courses of study that can be applied in the pursuit of a second or third career – or simply to utilize as a contributing member of society.

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Statistics reveal that as much as twenty percent of the senior population has been a victim of fraud and that it often goes unreported for a number of reasons. First, the perpetrator may be a family member or loved one, or they may be intimidated.

Just as often, the criminal justice system is too confusing to manipulate and seniors are also concerned they will be viewed as incompetent and incapable of handing their own affairs.

In light of this, it is important to become proactive in learning how to guard against fraud. What follows are five simple rules to avoid being a victim of deception.

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Coffee shops are everywhere. They are an emerging trend that brings many people from different demographic groups together. All around cities, these “five star Starbucks” are fully equipped with comfortable seats and caffeine drinks. Soon enough, many of us are starting to call these our second home.

Why are coffee shops so important to baby boomers? First of all, there is nothing like a good cup of coffee (or tea) any time of the day. Especially if your barista is a friendly youngster who makes sure you get the best customer service possible and leave with a smile. Secondly, it is a great place to meet new faces. Continue reading

All that matters this week is that iris are blooming in Virginia. Soon it will be followed by sweet fragrances that sweep through the night as if you are in a perfumed garden from Omar Khayyam days.

Iris flowers ushers in early spring after the tulips and daffodils are gone. The flowers are delicate and fragile subject to the whims of rain and wind. At least, we know that warmer weathers await us. The beauty of irises lies in its elegant long flat leaves, followed by its elegant long stems, and best in show: the flowers.
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By Veronica Kavanagh for Divine Caroline

Editor’s note: Actually, Andy didn’t have anything to say on women over 40. Well, he might have, but it certainly wasn’t the comments below. Those were made by a man named Frank Kaiser back in 2000 in an essay he wrote for Suddenly.Senior.com. For some reason, the essay was attributed to Rooney and went viral (we’re guessing that’s how you got here, too). This particular version was posted by a DivineCaroline user back in 2007 and was all but forgotten until it began making the rounds on Facebook recently. For the full story on this Internet hoax and others that have made believers out of millions, check out Andy Rooney on Women, and 5 Other Hoaxes to Avoid. —added May 10, 2013 Continue reading

by Emma Bazilian for Adweek, April 2015.

This past January, French fashion house Céline set the Internet abuzz with the release of its spring 2015 print campaign. The ads quickly went viral, blazing a path across Instagram, Twitter and the blogosphere before hitting The New York Times, Forbes and The Atlantic. At the center of all the attention was the face of the campaign: 80-year-old author Joan Didion.

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