Author: Lynda Edwards

July 18, 2013

Looking for Love Later: a Dating Site for Farmers Finds Traction in the City

Thanks to mobile technology, farmers are able to manage their online dating from their tractors, and some older city women are taking note, willing to share the country life with the right guy.

July 11, 2013

“To Kill A Mockingbird” Author a Victim of Elder Abuse

It’s not unusual for elder financial abuse cases to involve friends and family members. The case of “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee is no exception.

June 14, 2013

Elder Financial Abuse: A Boom Industry

Arthur Green was 74 when he lost his house to a scammer – his niece. His case was part of a tsunami that is shortening seniors’ lives and costing taxpayers billions. What is being done?

June 3, 2013

Best Places to Retire Lists: the Best and Worst

Are low tax rates and plenty of hospital beds really what makes a city or state a “top place to retire”? Take Fargo, for example… We took a look at some Top 10 lists and found some surprising choices.

April 24, 2013

When Is a Lady “Old”?

This might not be the worst time to be a woman growing older. Take a look at this timeline, starting in 1951 with Blanch Dubois (age 30) and ending in 2013 with Jodie Foster (age 50) – a line of ladies facing the ravages of ageism.

April 5, 2013

We Survived Sexism: A Look Back at the “Mad Men” Era

Before we lived ageism, we lived ’60s sexism. Take a look at this collection of “Mad Men”-era ads – a sometimes fun, often creepy stroll down Memory Lane.

March 26, 2013

NYC Reinvents the Pay Phone

Superman can’t change costume in the pay phones coming to NYC. But their touch-screens will let you summon other types of help.

November 26, 2012

Perceptions of Age Are Tied to How We Consume, Not Wrinkles

How younger people treat you—as youthful and energetic or old and feeble—has less to do with how old you are and more to do with some things that are within your control.

October 24, 2012

Can America’s Reading Matter Tell Us Who’ll Win the Election?

If Amazon.com’s red-blue heatmap truly reflects American political reality, President Barack Obama’s odds of re-election are so hopeless, he might as well have spent all three debates curled into a fetal position.