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I joined 50-plus to make friends. It is one of the best things I ever did, as I made so many friends from all over the world. I even know people on this site who met their partners on here.it's a great site, I would definitely recommend it.Bernadette... more ...
Grief is what we feel when we experience loss in our lives. For many of us, grief arises as a result of major, life-changing events. We all grieve when someone close to us dies. Many of us also experience feelings of loss or mourning when we lose a job, end a relationship, suffer from serious injury or illness, or suffer through other challenging or traumatic experiences. Oftentimes, big life changes, like moving to a new home or entering retirement, can also trigger feelings of bereavement.  Coping with grief can be one of life’s greatest challenges. While grieving, you may be... more ...
Whether you’re trying to stay safe and healthy or are just wanting to relax indoors this autumn, there are many reasons you may choose to stay at home this month. It is unlikely that most of us will be able to travel to international institutions of culture in the near future. If we’re lucky, we might be able to visit a local museum or two!Did you know that you can view art collections from France, Spain, Italy, England, and more, right from the comfort of your own couch? With Google Arts & Culture, you can explore museum collections, architecture, and culture without even leav... more ...
Studies suggest that couples in serious relationships fight about money more than anything else. In regards to married couples, money problems are cited as the second leading cause of divorce, topped only by infidelity.  Whether you’ve just begun seeing someone new or are already in a more committed relationship, it is important to reach common ground with your love interest regarding your financial habits and plans for the future.  Keep your relationship healthy and strong! Use the following tips and techniques to help you navigate financial conflicts in your current... more ...
Insecurity is something that plagues most of us from time to time. Some of us struggle with feeling deeply insecure on a daily basis. There are many factors leading us to feel insecure, ranging from the way our parents raised us to social anxiety and perfectionist tendencies. Past traumas, as well as recent experiences of failure and rejection, can contribute to a negative inner dialogue that reinforces feelings of self-doubt.  Those who struggle with insecurity have likely battled these feelings for a lifetime. Discovering the source of these thought patterns and becoming disentangl... more ...
Long-distance relationships are often challenging. If you meet a future partner online, there’s a good chance that you’ll be in a long-distance relationship, at least for a certain period of time.  Between messaging apps and video chatting, being in a long-distance relationship is easier than ever before. Gone are the days of waiting for a message to arrive in your mailbox, or waiting by the phone for a long-distance call. Though technology has made communication faster and simpler than ever before, maintaining a healthy relationship remains as difficult as ever.Do you lo... more ...
Everyone loves receiving genuine compliments. Did you know that giving compliments can make you feel just as good? Research has shown that demonstrating kindness towards others releases oxytocin in the brain, a “feel-good” hormone that leads to deeper feelings of social bonding.  Compliments are one of the simplest ways to make others feel appreciated and “seen.” Whether you’re trying to woo a potential love interest or simply want to spread positivity amongst your friends and colleagues, compliments are one of the best tools for igniting joy in yourself... more ...
All of us have goals we’d like to achieve and dreams that we’d like to fulfill before we die. By reflecting on your aspirations and organizing them into a “bucket list,” a list of things you’d like to do over the course of your lifetime, you can get excited about your future and inspire yourself to achieve your wildest and most ambitious dreams. Many people don’t begin actively pursuing their greatest dreams until they’re ill or otherwise shaken up by major life events. Don’t wait until it’s too late to start making your ambitions a re... more ...
July may feel like a month without much worth celebrating. After Americans finish celebrating Independence Day on July 4th, it can feel as though the month is simply one, long, unending heat spell!Instead of just sitting in front of your fan sweating for the rest of the month, take the time to celebrate some of the unusual, lesser-known holidays taking place this July. Here are just a few of the dates most worth celebrating.  July 1st-7th: Clean Beaches Week July is the best month to hit the beach. Instead of simply visiting the beach to lounge on the sand, consider bringing a f... more ...
As citizens of the world, we have looked on in collective horror while witnessing the murders of innocent African American men and women. The tragic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor highlight the racial hatred and violence that many people of color face on a daily basis. Many of us had hoped that we now lived in a post-racial world; racially-charged crimes around the globe, however, have proven this to be far from the truth. Racism is alive and real. Our society is unjust, and people of color suffer often at the expense of the white majority. Today, we humbly ackn... more ...