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Rural Fire Departments Try to Hold On to Older Firefighters

When I recently made my long-sought move to the country life in upstate New York, it was comforting to note that our new property is perched on a wooded hill, just above the local firehouse. But something became increasingly evident in driving through the surrounding towns, seeing the urgent recruiting pleas on signs outside of…

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Getting Happier: 12 doable pallaitives

Who wouldn’t want to be happier? Alas, enduring happiness comes from hard-to-change things: genetic predisposition, early childhood, the quality of your current life—If you’re living with four roommates in a crappy apartment, have  a soul-sucking job, and your lifetime savings are in three digits, well, you’re unlikely to go through life skipping down the lane.

But there are palliatives, what I call, doables, that can help, at least for a while. I offer a dozen in my PsychologyToday.com article today.

Moving Back to the City in Midlife

The lights are much brighter there You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares So go downtown, things’ll be great when you’re Downtown, no finer place for sure Downtown everything’s waiting for you Downtown  — From the ‘60s hit song, “Downtown” Chicago is where Doug and Susan Laney met, fell in love and…

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