As social creatures, we suffer when cut off from one another
By Emily Gurnon for Next Avenue
You may have heard that loneliness is hazardous to your health — and can even lead to an early death. Now, an analysis of 23 scientific studies gives us numbers that reveal just how sick it can really make you.
People with “poor social relationships”
Our readers tell how they’ve adapted tradition to changing times
By Liza Kaufman Hogan for Next Avenue
As Next Avenue readers gather together for Thanksgiving, many will be surrounded by family and friends they’ve celebrated with for years, sharing the same dishes they wouldn’t think of leaving off the menu.
And while they treasure tradition,
Strength and conditioning classes focus on fall prevention and connecting with others
By Sherri Snelling for Next Avenue
Dance is for everybody. I believe it came from the people and it should always be delivered back to the people.
– Alvin Ailey
Verine Morris, 42, has spent more than a decade with a fear of falling. Wheelchair-bound for 10 years after a nasty fall at
Help for car buyers and investors, plus a chatbot craze
By Richard Eisenberg for Next Avenue
Not long ago, new personal finance apps and sites were all the rage. They’d help you size up your finances (Mint, FlexScore), manage your debt (CreditKarma, Credit Sesame) and invest smarter and for less money (Wealthfront, Betterment, Future Advisor,
Next Avenue’s Money Editor struggles to answer the question
I turned 60 recently and celebrated in four ways:
- A fantastic family vacation in Spain
- A delicious dinner in New York City with my wife
- A shingles vaccine (you’re supposed to get one at 60)
- A phone call with a long-term care insurance salesman
That last one is weighing heavily on me. I can’t decide whether my wife and I should buy long-term care insurance policies. Few people do: Only about 8 percent