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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...

An Interview with Jane Pauley

A highlight of my work at Encore.org is that it's allowed me to meet and work alongside Jane Pauley, one of my lifelong heroes. As a powerful voice on the subject of the encore life stage, Jane (Yes, I now actually call my hero by her first name!) has become a true...

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...

Purpose Prize Winners Make Headlines

Here are some of the highlights of the media coverage of this year’s Purpose Prize winners: The Wall Street Journal's, a “‘Genius’ Awards for Retirees” features Ed Nicholson and Vicki Thomas' programs for veterans. Next Avenue focuses on Ysabel Duron, Vicki Thomas and...

Teach For America: Not Just for Twentysomethings

If you thought Teach for America (TFA) was just for high achieving twenty-somethings, think again. In case you've never heard of TFA, it's an organization that trains teachers for a two-year commitment in the country's most underserved schools. The philosophy is that...

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