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What’s That You Said About New Hearing Aids?

Apple and traditional hearing aid devicemakers have partnered to improve technologies.

5 Steps to Take Control of Your Career

Want to energize your job search?  Try the strategic approach that businesses use to analyze their strengths and weaknesses.

7 Retirement Mistakes Gen X Is Making

A new Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies shows where Gen X has gone astray. Here's how they can get on track.

Riding in the World's Toughest Horse Race at 61

Barbara Smith's Mongol Derby adventure offers lessons to others in their 50s and 60s.

The Most Powerful Grandparents in the U.S.

You may not know all their names, but these formidable grandparents influence every aspect of our lives, from the work we do to the laws we follow.

Beyond the Corn Dog: 7 Unusual Fair Foods

Festival food has come a long way from popcorn and cotton candy. Running the gamut from goofy to gourmet, here are seven of our favorites.

Paul McCartney, Speaking Words of Wisdom

This author gleaned six life and work lessons from the latest show of the legendary Beatle.

8 Lessons We Learned from Our First Jobs

Next Avenue readers share eight lessons they learned at their first jobs.

Market Basket: The Return of Boomer Activism

Older workers led the successful job action at the New England grocery chain. Will they inspire other boomers?

What You Should Know About the 50+ Job Market

The U.S. labor market for older workers has been improving recently. The future, though, offers some reason for concern.

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