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CBD for Baby Boomers: Jump on The Bandwagon?

Sales of CBD are on the rise, but particularly so for a certain age group. Many will be surprised to hear it’s not Millennials driving the industry along.

Q&A: Data and the truth behind 'OK boomer' in the workplace Special

“Ok, Boomer” replies have become the universal, meme-able Millennial and Gen Z response to any type of unliked commentary from Baby Boomers. How is this affecting workplace relations? An employment psychologist looks into the issue.

Q&A: Developing apps for baby boomers to use Special

There are some 41 million baby boomers in the U.S. workforce, many of whom are grappling with an ever-changing workplace filled with strange, new apps, software and processes. App developers need to take note, says Matt Fairhurst of Skedulo.

IBM wants to protect seniors by tracking nearly their every move

Baby boomers aren't getting any younger, and IBM knows it. Over the last several years, the computing giant has spent much of its time researching ways to keep America's second-largest generation happy and healthy in old age.

Millennials, Baby Boomers turning away from marriage

For a generation that is learning to embrace renting in place of ownership, cohabitation is on the rise, and may be in line to replace traditional matrimony.

Demographics: Millennials in front, now outnumber Baby Boomers

The U.S. Census Bureau has released new statistics that show Baby Boomers have at last been supplanted as kings and queens of the U.S. demographic hill. That is because there are now more millennials in America than Boomers.

Social media is becoming increasingly influential on consumers

There have been numerous debates about the actual effectiveness of social media in regards to consumer purchases, but the reality is that Internet users are more likely than ever before to become influenced by things they see on Facebook and Twitter.

CA grandparents are allegedly using lethal amounts of meth

San Diego - According to government records Southern California deaths from meth have spiked among Baby Boomers. Addiction experts believe declining health and lack of support contribute to the trend.

America's silent epidemic: Hepatitis C

It wasn't until 1989 that a new liver disease was finally identified and given the name Hepatitis C. Today, an estimated 150-200 million people worldwide are infected with this disease, 3.2 million of them living in the United States.

Op-Ed: Author calls upon Baby-boomers to awake to a New Retire-Mentality Special

Rochester - A new edition of a book called "The New Retire-Mentality" was just released this month. And, financial advisers and consultants in various financial circles are talking about its concepts.

Op-Ed: Rising suicide rate raises concern in U.S.

Although the failure of the nation’s mental health care system has been getting the most attention because of gun massacres, a far more insidious threat is being reported.

Retirement woes for baby boomers

There are many older Americans who are looking forward to retirement but there are many more who are fearful they may never be able to retire. These are the people who lost much of their retirement in the economic downturn.

'Second Acts' editorial series celebrates life-pivots on Slate

F Scott Fitzgerald said 'There are no second acts in American lives,' and a crowd-sourcing and editorial series from Slate is seeking to debunk the famous Fitzgerald position.

Op-Ed: Just what does a Personal Financial Trainer do and who needs one? Special

Toronto - Just what is a Personal Financial Trainer, who would use or need the services of a Personal Financial Trainer and why is it needed and different from the many financial services available to the masses in 2012?

Baby boomers ‘drink too much’

Individuals in the baby boomer generation, who drink excessive quantities of alcohol, are proving a large burden for the health services, according to a report issued by a charity.

39% of Generation Z expects to receive inheritance from parents

New York - A significant number of products of Generation Z (13-22) believe they will receive an inheritance from their parents so they won't need to worry about saving for retirement. However, only a small percentage of parents say they will leave an inheritance.

CDC: Everyone age 47 to 67 should be tested for hepatitis C

If you or someone you know were born between 1945-1965, U.S. health officials want you to get a one time test for hepatitis C, since 2 million in this age group are infected with the liver-destroying virus and don't know it –– until it's too late.

CDC: All Baby boomers should get tested for hepatitis C

For the first time ever, U.S. health officials are urging all baby boomers, those born between 1945-1965, to get tested for hepatitis C, since one in 30 boomers may be infected with the liver-destroying virus and not know it –– until it's too late.

Canada's pensions sustainable after all says PBO Kevin Page

Ottawa - Today Canada's chief economist released revised estimates of the sustainability of Canada's OAS (Old Age Security) and GIS (Guaranteed Income Supplement) pensions, based upon the change in CHT payments which after 2016-17 will be tied to the GDP.

AARP and Microsoft show how generations use online communication

A new study shows how different generations view and use online communication and social networks to bridge age gaps and build relationships.

With soap operas ending, P&G moves into digital branded content

Procter and Gamble used to be in the soap opera production business, having spawned 'Guiding Light' and 'As The World Turns,' but it is now turning its attention, and its considerable budgets, to digital branded content platforms.

Report: Lost Generation X has their retirement ideals on track

According to research by Investors Group, over half of the generation that followed the baby boom, Generation X have a clear vision for their life after retirement.

Baby Boomers play risky when it comes to their sex lives

Baby boomers may tell their children about the facts of life and safe sex but don't seem to be taking their own advice, according to a survey by the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF).

Op-Ed: France’s spoilt and spineless generations

The baby boomers of France and their children are probably the most privileged of any generations that have ever lived, but a look at their catastrophist attitudes shows why Europe’s decline may occur earlier rather than later.

Study: Baby boomers will need non-traditional support

Who are tomorrow's seniors going to call when the going gets rough? Today's young adult may not have a child to help out when they become older.

Experts find baby boomers really hurt from care-giving Special

Baby boomers hurt these these days with stress from having to deal with daily life issues while at the same time caring for children and parents. Emotional pain comes with regrets from feelings of not doing or being enough.

Baby Boomers are the new stoners

Welcome to the stoned age. As the baby boomers get older, some turn to smoking pot to recover from their aches and pains while others have never stopped smoking marijuana in the first place.

Experts say boomers face bleak future

In the midst of financial uncertainty, there's one thing about which experts agree. The future for baby boomers seems bleak and some say the crisis is now.

Maria Shriver: Baby Boomers Face an Epidemic of Alzheimer’s

Maria Shriver, daughter of Sargent Shriver who directed the Peace Corps for many years, faces what many people do these days. Her father has Alzheimer’s and she said we there is a health emergency nationally.

Recession gives Generation Y a rude awakening

With the unemployment rate in the United States constantly climbing, new numbers from the Department of Labor indicate that employees under 30 are being hit the hardest.
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Photograph of a Female Demonstrator Offering a Flower to a Military Police Officer  10/21/1967.
Photograph of a Female Demonstrator Offering a Flower to a Military Police Officer, 10/21/1967. Have any of these baby boomers been tested for Hepatitis C?
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Published in 2015  by Marti Edwards and Joe Carroccio   16 in  64  is a very personal memoir and rec...
Published in 2015, by Marti Edwards and Joe Carroccio, "16 in '64" is a very personal memoir and recollection of a special time in American history. Edwards dedicates the book to her parents who gave her the opportunity to accomplish the things she did. And, she and Carroccio dedicate the book to The Baby Boomers generation (who some historians say made Beatlemania happen).
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Hillary Clinton is a baby boomer who has cared for her own family and is shown here caring and ackno...
Hillary Clinton is a baby boomer who has cared for her own family and is shown here caring and acknowledging an elderly man.
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Seen here is Marti Edwards  ecstatic at being able to meet The Beatles at the 1964 press conference ...
Seen here is Marti Edwards, ecstatic at being able to meet The Beatles at the 1964 press conference held at the banquet room of The Stockyard Inn, just before The Beatles were to go on stage at Chicago's International Amphitheater.
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File photo: Older workers delay retirement plans
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Marti Edwards and Joe Carroccio at Revolver Records promoting the book in Phoenix this past July of ...
Marti Edwards and Joe Carroccio at Revolver Records promoting the book in Phoenix this past July of 2016.
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Baby Boomer  such as this gentleman shown here  have now been outstripped in numbers by millennials ...
Baby Boomer, such as this gentleman shown here, have now been outstripped in numbers by millennials in the U.S.
That s Beatles fan turned author Marti Edwards in the background at the press conference held at The...
That's Beatles fan turned author Marti Edwards in the background at the press conference held at The Stock Yard Inn in 1964 just before the concert at Chicago's International Amphitheater.
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