NYT – Why Your Brain Tricks You Into Doing Less Important Tasks

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/09/smarter-living/eisenhower-box-productivity-tips.html I'll be the first to admit I'm a 1st class procrastinator … fun article to read Your brain is working against you, and it's because of a phenomenon called the urgency effect brains tend to prioritize immediate satisfaction over long-term rewards people more likely to perform urgent, smaller tasks with a deadline than more … Continue reading NYT – Why Your Brain Tricks You Into Doing Less Important Tasks

Age In Place – Book Summary

https://www.amazon.com/How-Age-Place-Independent-Financially/dp/1607744163/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_img_0/147-4408082-8327644?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=5ZRTXAGTXYE37SWXXKDR Having just retired, but wanting to spend many, many years in my current home … I came across this book with lots of good ideas. It's really targeted at looking out for mom and dad but certainly can easily apply to those earlier in their aging process wanting to get a jump on addressing … Continue reading Age In Place – Book Summary

NYT – How to Make Tough Decisions Easier

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/04/smarter-living/how-to-finally-just-make-a-decision.html Fear of Better Options. Researchers call this phenomenon maximization -  relentless researching of all possible options for fear that you'll miss out on the "best" one maximizers tend to make better decisions less satisfied with those decisions than are people who make quicker ones based on less research (called satisficers)  maximizers less satisfied because they … Continue reading NYT – How to Make Tough Decisions Easier

NYT – A 4-Step Guide to Ranting Productively

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/your-money/how-to-rant-productively.html Hmmm I'm not sure I agree with any of this … #metoo, parklandsurvivors, US revolution, etc etc  ranting is a good … only if you do it right if wrong … lose job/friendships/marriage follow four rules Do. Not. Send. if even the tiniest shadow of a doubt about whether or not you should really send … Continue reading NYT – A 4-Step Guide to Ranting Productively

NYT – How to Age Well and Stay in Your Home

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/21/well/how-to-age-well-and-stay-in-your-home.html What adaptations are needed to assure our safety and comfort to age "well in place" a helpful, comprehensive yet not overwhelming book, "Age in Place: A Guide to Modifying, Organizing, and Decluttering Mom and Dad's Home," by Lynda G. Shrager "It's cheaper to stay in your home, even if you have to make some renovations … Continue reading NYT – How to Age Well and Stay in Your Home

NYT – Single, No Kids, Don’t Fret – How to Plan Care in Your Later Years

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/23/business/elder-orphans-care.html How to address the issue when you lack support system most older people count on: their adult children find a small community where she could make friends and walk nearly everywhere, without worrying about the hazards of ice and snow At some point, I am not going to be able to drive of the … Continue reading NYT – Single, No Kids, Don’t Fret – How to Plan Care in Your Later Years