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Having a reason to get up in the morning can make your life more meaningful, enjoyable — and even add years to that life. It’s one of the secrets for positive aging found just by Googling graceful aging tips. There’s even some research to prove it. Maybe your reason to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2020 at Dont Act Your Age
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In the early 70s, busloads of flower children trekked cross-country from Haight-Ashbury to the sticks. With no agricultural experience, they brought nothing but grit and determination to make a go of farming. Along with the goal of building a utopian refuge of peace and love. True to their communal philosophy,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2020 at Dont Act Your Age
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Besides bread, toilet paper and staying home, there's another essential we recommend to get through the virus crisis. You'll find it on the Unleashing Kindness Facebook group. Launched long before the Coronavirus broke out, and the brainchild of retirees Rich McGuinness and Pat Fiorello (pictured below), it's a resource and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2020 at Dont Act Your Age
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This story begins and ends in Woodstock. A daughter digs into the past to learn about the Mother she barely knew. She discovers a woman named Didi from a wealthy family, who rejected an upscale lifestyle to became a hippie during that legendary 1969 music festival in rural New York.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Dont Act Your Age
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She's a doctor. She's an author. She's a charming woman with a forceful message. Dr. Louise Aronson brings decades of experience as a geriatrician to her best selling book "Elderhood." So we sat down with her at a book fair to talk about the good, bad and maddening of life... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2019 at Dont Act Your Age
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If you’ve never heard of a gym rat, one dictionary defines it as: “Someone who spends all leisure time playing sports or working out in a gymnasium or health spa…Someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction.” The last guy you’d expect to fit that... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2019 at Dont Act Your Age
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“I’m living on borrowed time,” is how a former GI describes his incredible luck in surviving the 1968 Tet Offensive, the turning point of the Vietnam War. Fifty years later, he and a buddy relive the bloody attack that found them under siege in a house in the city of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2018 at Dont Act Your Age
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Receiving a draft notice in the late 60s felt like getting a death sentence. Add to that a growing resistance to the Vietnam War and it's easy to see why guys between 18 and 26—like our friend Bob—looked for any way to avoid induction. Instead of fleeing to Canada or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2018 at Dont Act Your Age
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You didn't have to attend high school in a small midwestern town to know a couple like Denny and Karen. They were always together, holding hands and whispering secrets. Before class. After school. At the mall. Everybody knew a graduation ring would soon be followed by one that announced engagement.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at Dont Act Your Age
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How do high-mileage Americans thumb their noses at the grim reaper? It's not all diet, exercise and teetotaling as you'll hear from 40 happy folks over 75. They share some of their secrets to long life in this sneak preview of "Lives Well Lived," a new film hitting theaters from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at Dont Act Your Age
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Most of us remember little or nothing about being 5 years old. Frank Gregor is the exception. At 78, he recalls it all too clearly. Far better than he'd like to. That's Frank in the picture with his family during a happy moment right before their world turned upside down.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at Dont Act Your Age
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Ashton Applewhite’s book (“This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Aging”) is a wakeup call for a society obsessed with youth. The stigma of wrinkles. The stereotype of being feeble and forgetful. Ashton believes our worship of everything young creates a caste system where anybody over 50 is marginalized at best... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at Dont Act Your Age
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Break-ups, shake-ups and couch surfing at 60. Is it too late to rebuild your life when fate knocks you around like a piñata? Meredith Maran wrote the book on starting over after being blindsided by a series of misfortunes that would send the toughest of us reeling. All right on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Dont Act Your Age
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Honk if you had dreams of getting rich when you were in your 20s and 30s (even most hippies did). Well, we know a guy who turned that dream into reality. An Iowa boy from humble beginnings, he became a savvy entrepreneur, and later sold his company for the big... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2017 at Dont Act Your Age
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A 60-something woman trying to hold a relationship together. A crisis at 8,000 feet. A certain...eh, bodily fluid. Dealing with loss without losing your mind. It's like a whole season of a TV drama in one short and sweet episode. Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Dont Act Your Age
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For starters, lessons learned the hard way about what’s truly important, whether you’re 25 or 75. Listen as Hospice patients look back with the perspective only someone at the end can see clearly. Even their regrets can teach us how to live with purpose and dignity. Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at Dont Act Your Age
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Ebola. Just because it's no longer a scary headline doesn't mean that it's gone. But why in hell would a comfortably retired Granddad go looking for it? Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at Dont Act Your Age
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During the 60s, some guys escaped the Vietnam War by going to Canada. Some by swearing they were conscientious objectors. And for one guy, thanks to a shady agreement. Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2016 at Dont Act Your Age
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Vampires, werewolves, and Godzilla gave you a chance to cuddle with your sweetie at the drive-in. But they couldn't compare to the gory training films your friends dared you to see in Driver's Ed. Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2016 at Dont Act Your Age
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Rick Schaeffer has appeared as a character actor in over a hundred movies and TV shows, and you’ve heard his voice on national radio and TV spots of every category. As a voice artist he has done countless commercials, including campaigns for Mazda, Taco Bell, FOX Sports Network, Hunt’s Tomato... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2015 at VoiceUber
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Robert Andersson's Awful Grace reminds us of something that seems overlooked in the growing podcast mania. That the medium is a launchpad for fresh, thought-provoking, beautiful, outrageous, often unique artistic expression that otherwise would never see the light of day or tickle an auditory nerve. Not even a year old,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2015 at EarRelevant
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Stephen Johnston is an Emmy Award winning narrator and winner of the Freedom Foundation's Thomas Jefferson Award. His voice is heard on everything from Bible narrations, to U.S. National Parks travel guides, to Ronco commercials. His smooth, baritone sound is both warm and compelling — though he can also deliver... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at VoiceUber
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As far back as Tomak and Loana (as seen in One Million Years B.C. with Raquel Welch) ragged hunter-gatherers banded together in tribes. Skip ahead a bunch of millennia and today it's podcasters huddling for their mutual benefit. But not every new network of audio storytellers can launch like the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at EarRelevant
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As proof that we go to the ends of the earth to spotlight outstanding radio makers, meet Joaquin Cofreces. Señor Cofreces lives and works in Ushaia, Argentina, the capital of Tierra del Fuego and last stop before Antarctica (average summer high temp. 50.5 degrees). But that's not the remarkable thing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at EarRelevant
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A versatile voice enhanced with decades of life experience. Thanks to a background in both ad agencies and the client-side, John can appreciate your marketing objectives. As a veteran actor, he'll deliver just the right sound and approach. A few of the client John has voiced for include Resers Fine... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at VoiceUber