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Jul 5 2018 | Bravo
Dr. Laura Carstensen suggests that people should not work full time until age 40. Instead of working intensely for four decades until retirement, she argues that, for a more well-rounded life, people should have more breaks along the way for “learning, family needs, and obligations outside the...
Jun 27 2018 | Quartz at Work
The current norms around career pacing need to be readjusted. Abruptly stopping work at age 66 is not financially practical for many seniors. Dr. Laura Carstensen says that one’s life work should be distributed across the life span, rather than packing everything into four decades. Ideally, careers...
Jun 27 2018 | New York Times
For most, being a grandparent is far more special and memorable than parenting itself. Grandparents become far more patient and attentive to their grandchildren. They are free from the responsibility of shaping their grandchildren’s futures, and they can just enjoy spending time with them. Dr....
Jun 15 2018 | Memphis Daily News
Planning ahead and investing in long-term care insurance can be incredibly beneficial. Dr. Laura Carstensen said, “The good news is we are living longer. The bad news is … we are living longer”. We, as a society, are living longer with the help of the advances in science and technology. Long-term...
Jun 2 2018 | Wall Street Journal
As older adults begin retiring, they accumulate more leisure time. It is very important to find ways to fill that time with fun because older adults who are playful tend to be more psychologically upbeat. Fun often involves “being with others, and social connections are linked to better cognitive...

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