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Have You Got Your Second Wind?

[intro]In America's youth, we loved older people. The early European settlers wore white wigs and cut their clothes to affect a hunched-over posture. In the early census, Americans lied and said they were older than their actual years. A popular saying of the day, "a...

Harvard Business Review The Dangerous Myth of Reinvention

This year the youngest of the Baby Boomers will turn 50, a landmark in the demographic transformation of American society that makes all the more urgent questions about how best to tap the time, talent, and experience of millions flooding into the second half of life....

Holiday Gift Ideas for Retirees: Books and Trip

What gift would you give a soon-to-be-retiree? MARC FREEDMAN:I'll start by recommending a new book, Jane Pauley'sYour Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life. The volume, drawing on her Today Show interviews with individuals navigating the second half of...

Purpose, legacy and life’s Big Questions

In a ceremony this Thursday in the San Francisco Bay Area, Encore.org will award the 2013 Purpose Prizes to seven extraordinary individuals who have embarked on second acts that help solve some of the world's toughest problems. They may be remarkable, but they are not...

A New Vision for Midlife and Beyond

You've most likely encountered Prudential's Day One stories campaign, telling us we need to prepare for a seemingly endless retirement. On billboards and bus posters, in radio and television ads, Prudential says we'll be retired for 6,000 days or many more after...

The $100,000 Purpose Prize 2013 Nominations Open Now

The Purpose Prize honors individuals making a monument out of what many consider the leftover years, not only finding personal meaning but doing creative and entrepreneurial work aimed at solving fundamental problems facing the nation and the world today. All in their...

An Encore in Teach For America? Absolutely!

I've long felt that the encore movement needed its own Teach For America, a social innovation so powerful that it not only helped a significant number of individuals transition into work with real social impact but changed the culture in the process. Teach For America...

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