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  • Rural Entrepreneurs Are Finding Success Away From Big Cities February 14, 2020
    The economies of rural America are struggling. As a result, the percentage of startups that are in rural communities fell from 20% in the 1980s to around 12% currently, according to The Kauffman Foundation. But there’s a quiet and enterprising movement gathering steam among rural leaders to encourage local entrepreneurship and attract residents who’ll start… […]
    Richard Eisenberg
  • How Open Heart Surgery Changed My View of Life February 14, 2020
    I was being wheeled at speed through the corridors of the MedStar Cardiovascular Surgery Center in Washington, D.C. on a stretcher bound for an operating theater. My driver, another Chris, was also to be my anesthetist — so I refrained from commenting on his apparent lack of coordination or caution as we raced through the… […]
    Edie Grossfield
  • Our Love for Love Letters February 14, 2020
    I can’t help loving you more than is good for me; I shall feel all the happier when I see you again. I am always conscious of my nearness to you; your presence never leaves me. Have you ever received a love letter like this? Or written one? In these two sentences, German writer Johann… […]
    Julie Pfitzinger
  • 5 Money Mistakes Not to Make With Your Midlife Partner February 13, 2020
    If you’re remarried or living with a significant other at midlife, managing your money together may look different than when you were younger. When you’re married for the first time and starting out in adult life, the two of you typically grow, and develop, money habits, building wealth through the years. This go-round, however, you’re… […]
    Richard Eisenberg
  • Noted Neuroscientist: Change Your Personality for Better Aging February 13, 2020
    Facing down 60, I was feeling pretty good about my chances for a long “mindspan” — brain health that would remain sharp as long as I live. Working with experts in the field, I’ve taken up high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts and strength training, tweaked my diet, added B vitamins to counter my abnormal homocysteine… […]
    Edie Grossfield

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