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Bill Aims to Restore a ‘Fair Shake’ in Age Bias Cases

Posted on 07/30/2013 by | Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsA bipartisan group in Congress has introduced legislation to remedy two Supreme Court decisions that have made it far more difficult for older workers to prove that they have suffered from illegal discrimination because of their age. Related: Workplace Age Bias Hits Home for Boomers Iowa’s two senators, Democrat Tom Harkin and Republican Chuck Grassley, are the lead sponsors of the bill, named the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act; Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) is the lead sponsor of an …

Here’s One Athletic Feat Where Your Age Is an Advantage

Posted on 07/23/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthOne reason that golf is a great lifetime sport is that you don’t have to finish first in a tournament or even finish with the best score in your regular foursome to be a winner. You just have to beat or tie your ultimate competitor: your own age. Sid Beckwith made that point on July 19, when he celebrated his 95th birthday by shooting a 95 for 18 holes at Gardiner’s Bay Country Club in Shelter Island Heights, N.Y. As …

Why Older Workers Can’t Get a Break

Posted on 07/22/2013 by | Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | WorkFor older job seekers who couldn’t catch a break in recent years, there’s new research that may not come as much of a surprise. During tough economic times, age discrimination laws aren’t likely to help if you didn’t get a job because of mistaken beliefs about older employees, a new study finds. Researchers examined how older employees fared during and after the recession in states that had the toughest age discrimination laws — stronger, even, than federal law. It turns out that …

The Online Dating Pitch

Posted on 07/1/2013 by | Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsQ: I’ve been a widow for almost three years and have gone on some dating sites. I just turned 70, and most of the men in my age category are looking for 50 to 60 year-olds. I don’t look 70, but I don’t look 50 either. I have a difficult time putting things into an email. How and where do I start to email a man I think I may want to meet in person? Dr. Pepper Schwartz: The most …

Even Without Carl Levin, There’ll Be Plenty of Gray Hair in the Senate

Posted on 03/11/2013 by | Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsEven the exit of a crop of senators born before World War II doesn’t seem to be having much effect on the average age in the U.S. Senate, the Washington Post reports. That’s because the freshmen arriving in recent years haven’t exactly been dewy-faced youngsters. (Example: 68-year-old Angus King, a Maine independent.) Michigan Democrat Carl Levin, 78, last week became the fourth senator age 70 and older to announce he’ll retire instead of running for reelection next year. The other …

Start Me Up: Fund Boomer Entrepreneurs

Posted on 11/28/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Work  So many boomer entrepreneurs these days, so little venture capital interest.  Despite a growing number of boomer entrepreneurs starting up businesses, investors like the very public Vinod Khosla refuse to believe in funding companies started by people over the age of 35. He not only does not seem to recognize the age advantage that older entrepreneurs may have, he seems to get a kick out of letting us know – first from a podium in Bangalore, no less — …