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Cheryl Strayed, Wildly Successful Author, Shares Her Definition of Success

I recently gave a talk to a room full of seniors, mostly in their 70s and 80s, about how seniors really want to live, now that they have more choices in the matter than they ever had before. It was a very affirming talk, not one of those “oh no, you are old and you are going to be lonely” kinds of messages. I worked on it for days. I told my mother’s story –...
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Beyond ‘Are You Seeing Anyone?’: Questions that Honor the Real Lives of Real Single People

Some of the world’s most scintillating conversationalists come totally undone when their conversation partner is a single person. All they can seem to come up with is, “So, are you seeing anyone?”

Americans spend more years of their adult lives not married than married, and there are more single people than ever before. Yet remarkably, other people often assume that what single people want, more than anything else, is to become unsingle. It is as if they think that single people have no...
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