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Myth: As People Grow Older, They Become Less Happy

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Fifty-five percent of younger people believe this to be true about seniors. Interestingly, the facts are just the opposite: people fifty and younger fall into the highest brackets of unhappy folks, with those very ones making the judgments about older adults being the most unhappy! The twenty to thirty-four age bracket, consistently experiences the greatest […]

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Myth: Older Tech Workers Are Less Valued Part II

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Here are some final beliefs that need setting right: Myth #2: Newly-hired Older Tech Workers Are Not Paid Equitably. According to Visier’s findings, a website to “help organizations create a better future with data,” if you are an older adult, your starting pay is not, on average, lower than that of a younger hire. It […]

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Myth: Older Tech Workers Are Less Valued

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It is true that the average person working in the technology industry is five years younger than those workers in the non-tech world, leading many of us to believe that younger is more valued in this field. However, according to Visier, a website founded by business analytical experts to help “educate and inspire business users […]

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Myth: Anti-Aging Is Possible

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Let me lay my cards right on the table, I hate the term “anti-aging.” Why? First because there is no such thing, just like there is no such thing as partial forgiveness or being a little pregnant.  Secondly, this term goes to the heart of our cultural problem of ageism—that stereotype of negative attitudes toward […]

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Myth: There Are No Myths Regarding Aging

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I somehow think I should have started these posts with this myth, but sometimes I am a little late to the party—that way you don’t have to stay there as long!  😉 Dr. James Thornton, now professor emeritus at the University of British Colombia, researched the universal practice of creating stories, which over time become […]

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Myth: Aging Makes You Unproductive

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The findings from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics breaks this myth wide open. It seems that as the kiddos leave the nest, so do the parents. According to the latest data, a whopping 29% of the population, the highest number of folks who volunteer, begin giving back around age forty-five. This number dips a […]