Dr. Tseganesh Selameab of TPT’s “Art+Medicine: Healthy Aging” models art supplies in a Star Tribune photo shoot.

Why creative people age well

TPT's program "Art + Medicine: Healthy Aging" offers a positive prescription for older adults.

Nina Totenberg fondly remembers 'dinners with Ruth'

October 12
Nina Totenberg, left, and the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
NPR's legal affairs correspondent writes of her late friend Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and reflects on women's friendships.

She's on a mission to keep her Ojibwe heritage and family history alive

October 12
Margaret “Marge” Hebbring is a descendant of Michel Cadotte and Madeline Equaysayway Cadotte. The family started a trading post on the Yellow Rive
Wisconsin woman learned Native American history from the elders, family and friends.
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October 12
Dr. Tseganesh Selameab, M.D., poses for a portrait Thursday, Sep. 22, 2022 in the Star Tribune portrait studio Minneapolis. ]

Does creativity have an expiration date?

I.M. Pei, the renowned Chinese American architect, designed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland at age 78. Cuban-born abstract artist Carmen Herrera…
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October 12
Mel Washburn, 77, and his wife, Pam, 75, want to expand their social network and continue living independently in their own home.

From touchless faucets to voice-controlled lights, technology is making it possible to age in place

Mel Washburn is a former firefighter, professor and litigation attorney. Whether fighting fires in a building, a classroom, or the courtroom, he realized once he…
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October 12
Some couples have trouble sleeping in the same bed.

Should committed couples sleep in separate rooms?

Sleeping apart is becoming more known and accepted. Why aren't people talking about it?
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October 12
A third of people ages 64 and up have a financial adviser, but only 2% asked their adviser to help with their Medicare choice.

4 non-investment questions to ask an adviser before retiring

Using a financial adviser for your investment needs is 100% on brand, but what about the other parts of your retirement life? For example, a…
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October 12
The iFixit community thrives due to the site’s collaborative free sharing of tips and experience. 

If it's broke, please do fix it

Reduce waste, save money and help the environment by repairing broken possessions rather than throwing them out.
Business
July 23
Pam Hoppe chatted with Thomas Sullivan while he bought a new baseball cap at the Minnesota Twins team store earlier this month at Target Field. Hoppe

Retirees cutting back, taking part-time jobs to beat inflation

With the volatile stock market, financial planners are dealing with nervous clients — some who are delaying retirement because of current conditions.
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July 20
Interior of a Serenbe house in Chattahoochee Hills, Ga.

New trends in retirement living: nature, wellness and community

Older 55-plus communities are wooing residents back with health, nature and cultural connections.
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July 20
Deb Jobe, 56, and her husband, Jon. Deb was diagnosed with dementia.

The younger faces of Alzheimer's and other dementias

Conversations with people diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's reveal how they are coping and moving on with their daily lives.
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July 20
Volunteer campground hosts Mary and Rich Dunn held down the fort at Father Hennepin State Park near Lake Mille Lacs.

Minnesota's campground hosts are living the good life in retirement

Corps of older volunteers provide vital services to Minnesota state parks while savoring the good life outdoors.
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July 20

I'm a gay woman in a heterosexual marriage

At 43, I fell in love with a woman for the first time. My husband and I have stayed together and redefined our relationship.
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July 20
FILE - In this June 1, 2009 file photo, a customer looks at vehicles at a General Motors dealership in Burlingame, Calif. General Motors on Thursday,

Tips for buying a new car in today's market

With supplies low and demand high, dealers have more leverage and you must work harder.
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July 20
Visitors walk in front of MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip on August 28, 2020

The best destinations for older travelers

Retirement is the perfect time to enjoy traveling, but where to go? New research shows the best places for older Americans to travel.The Retirement…
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July 20
Rachel Freed with her children, Debbie Stillman and Sid Levin.

What's your legacy? How to write your ethical will or legacy letter

Rachael Freed encourages you to write "legacy letters" to keep your values alive after you're gone — and bring you peace now.
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May 11
Sue Scott of the live performance and podcast “Island of Discarded Women.”

Podcasters over 50: Five Minnesotan hosts worth hearing

These locally rooted podcasters speak out about everything from feminism to nomadism, mental health to rock 'n' roll.
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May 11
John Olafson and his wife, Staci, and their dog, Samson, in front of their tiny house.

What's happened to the tiny house movement?

Those in the housing industry say the tiny house movement hasn't shrunk, but matured.
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May 11

St. Paul hospice physician explains why there are racial disparities in end-of-life care

Too many people of color have missed out on the comfort of hospice, says Dr. Dennis Cross. He wants to change that.
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May 11
Pickleballers volley the ball in play from close in to the “kitchen” (blue line to the net).

Pickleball injuries: 7 tips to avoid getting hurt

Here's how to stay safe while enjoying the fastest-growing sport in America.
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May 11
This extrovert yearns to have regular game nights again.

Tales from an extrovert: What I've lost and missed during COVID-19

You've probably read many stories about how introverts have been faring during the pandemic, but what about extroverts?
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May 11
To reduce the financial stress of retirement, cover essential living costs from guaranteed income.

Buck up, boomers

Despite the volatile markets and rising inflation of late, you're still better off than your parents.
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May 11
Old vinyl records may have accumulated in your home.

Smart ways to sell your unwanted items

Downsizing? Here's how to have fewer items to move and earn money from getting rid of your stuff.

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