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Virtual Book Tour: 30 Lessons for Loving

Today we are pleased to host family sociologist, researcher on aging and author Karl Pillemer, Ph.D. on our blogsite. We will be discussing his insightful book, 30 LESSONS FOR LOVING: Advice from the Wisest Americans on Love, Relationships, and Marriage. Dr. Pillemer led an in-depth study of long-married elders ever conducted, comprised of 700 people averaging 43 years of marriage. They opened their hearts and the findings are fascinating, so let’s get started. Her Mentor Center: What is the Legacy Project and what inspired you to launch it? Karl Pillemer: … Continue reading

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How is Snow Like the Millennial Generation?

The Eskimo languages have over 50 different words relating to the English concept of “snow” and many of them came to mind this month. February has been the snowiest month on record for much of the east coast – and the Midwest and South haven’t been all that snow-free either. I’ve been in Chicago visiting my grandkids for the week and have tramped in it, through it, and around it. I’ve enjoyed the beauty and tranquility of a clear, white morning, watching a bright red Cardinal flitting from branch to … Continue reading

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For the Love of Giving Back

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate social bonds. We’ve volunteered with dedicated teams in communities that welcomed the support, and learned that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. That’s because connecting through helping others strengthens and enriches everyone. Although the Millennials are often labeled as apathetic and lazy, that generation is interested in making social good a part of what they do. One example of what cause-oriented companies are capable of is Sevenly. They’ve They’ve built activism into their core appeal to customers and created … Continue reading

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cheers and tears

When football is involved, I must confess that I inevitably find myself rooting for the clock. But when the game is the Super Bowl, I’m also cheering for the commercials. And this year was no exception. Again, the most successful ones were those that tugged at the heart and focused on the value of relationships – especially those involving puppies and Clydesdales. When those relationships are between you and your Millennial, do things get more complex? If you want to improve the generation gap in your family, here are three … Continue reading