Archive: July, 2014

Fear of Aging: How to Stop Worrying About Aging

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 by Hale Dwoskin

Feeling a sense of anxiety, concern, apprehension and perhaps all-out fear about aging is something that seems to be inherently human. In fact, when more than 39,000 people from 31 nations were asked to explain what they worried about most in relation to getting older, they were not short on words:

  • Americans’ top concerns about aging were loss of energy, trouble caring for themselves, memory loss, and weight gain
  • Germans worried about losing their memory and mental alertness
  • The Dutch worried about gaining weight
  • Thais were concerned about fading eyesight


Smartphone Addiction

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 by Hale Dwoskin

As of 2007, 84 percent of the U.S. population subscribed to smartphone service of some sort. This is a massive amount, especially considering that just 13 percent of the population had cell phone service in 2005. And this trend is showing no signs of slowing.

Experts are expecting smartphone usage to continue to grow as technology advances, and our reliance on them to grow along with it.

Already, a Pew Internet & American Life Project survey found that 51% of those polled said it would be very hard to give up their smartphones.


Overcoming Past Mistakes

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 by Hale Dwoskin

So you made a mistake. This is nothing new or particularly mind-blowing, as everyone makes them sometimes. But with each mishap, however big or small, you hold within your grasp an opportunity to either move forward or take a few steps back. Unfortunately, rather than using your errors as stepping stones to future success, many of us end up dwelling on them so much that we become obsessed, stuck, and unable to overcome past mistakes.