Tag: aging

Vote for The Encore Prize to Help Kids

Here’s an easy way to help make a difference in the lives of children who need champions: Vote for your favorites among the 15 semi-finalists for The Encore Prize: Generation to Generation Challenge. Encore.org, a nonprofit dedicated to building a brighter future for future generations, created The Encore Prize (actually, two prizes of $50,000 apiece).… … Continue reading Vote for The Encore Prize to Help Kids


5 Unexpected Places to Find Work

(Editor’s Note: This story is part of a partnership between Chasing the Dream and Next Avenue.) People looking for work often find that the best way to get hired these days is through a referral. So that means networking is essential. But don’t limit yourself to networking over a cup of coffee, through email or… … Continue reading 5 Unexpected Places to Find Work

My Father-in-Law, the Barefooter

I found the joy of exercise at 26 years old. Before then, the idea of running, working out, feeling exhausted and becoming increasingly sweaty was nothing I was interested in. When I finally discovered that I loved running (of all things!), I couldn’t get enough. Almost five years later, I’ve run a 5k, 10k, 10-miler… … Continue reading My Father-in-Law, the Barefooter

Should You Give Up Sugar?

With obesity on the rise and high rates of type 2 diabetes, more people are attempting to give up sugar. It isn’t easy. Although scientific opinion is far from unanimous, there is tantalizing evidence that sugar can be as neurologically rewarding as some addictive drugs, helping to explain why it’s so hard to kick the… … Continue reading Should You Give Up Sugar?