<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ann-brenoff/working-with-younger-colleagues_b_5126781.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">5 Ways My Office Co-Workers Keep Me Young</a>

5 Ways My Office Co-Workers Keep Me Young

I am almost 40 years older than most of the women in my office and that suits me just fine. In fact, I actually like it — a lot. Aside from the occasional thermostat war (I’m always hot; they are always freezing), we do better than just “get along.” Working with colleagues who are younger has helped me stay young in many ways:

1. They educate me on all things hip.
Sure they may rattle off band names and musicians that I’ve never heard of, but thanks to Google, I can quickly worm my way into the conversation. By …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deborah-gaines/no-retirement-savings_b_5142590.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Getting Ready To Join The Old And Poor</a>

Getting Ready To Join The Old And Poor

I’m 53 and have virtually no retirement savings. According to popular wisdom, I am destined to spend my golden years in a box under the nearest railway trestle. The money I’ve been paying into social security since 1982 will barely cover my skyrocketing medical costs. The only good news is that I’ll have plenty of company — according to a recent Huffington Post article, the median level of retirement savings held by American households is just $3,000.

The article focuses on the difficulties faced by low-income families, but I don’t even have that excuse. As a writer, I’ve had …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/21/beautiful-word_n_5113535.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">5 Poets On The Most Beautiful World In The English Language</a>

5 Poets On The Most Beautiful World In The English Language

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder–or the ear of the listener–but when it comes to discerning the most beautiful words in the English language, there’s some objectivity at play.

Certain sounds make English speakers cringe; moist is a classic example. When said aloud, it can elicit not only irritation, but a negative physical reaction called word aversion. Word aversion is different from word rage, which describes a dislike for a word or phrase based on its meaning or context, rather than its sound. Like, literally and partner used in …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/21/facebook-myanmar-internet_n_5166959.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Facebooking After Dictators: What Happens When A Country Escapes Near Internet Darkness</a>

Facebooking After Dictators: What Happens When A Country Escapes Near Internet Darkness

YANGON, Myanmar — Eh Thaw Taw — “Royal” to his Facebook friends — relies on his Huawei smartphone for the usual message-sending, picture-taking and status-updating, but he never, ever uses Google for the simple reason that he doesn’t know how.

“I can’t search,” the 24-year-old says, thumbing his phone as we stand under trees on the Yangon University campus, which reopened last fall after being shut down in 1988 by a military regime wary of protests. What if Royal, an economics major, needs to look up, say, the gross domestic product of the United States? “I ask my teacher, …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/21/ukrainian-journalists-held-separatists_n_5184651.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Ukrainian Journalists Reportedly Being Held By Separatists</a>

Ukrainian Journalists Reportedly Being Held By Separatists

KIEV, April 21 (Reuters) – Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have detained a Ukrainian journalist, accusing her of “war crimes” during the “Euromaidan” protests that toppled the Moscow-backed president, her lawyer said on Monday.

There were also reports of other journalists being held.

Irma Krat, 29, was held late on Sunday by militants in the city of Slaviansk, said Oleg Veremienko, a lawyer for the online …read more

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