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Replacing an employee means taking time and resources to train someone new. djrandco/Shutterstock.com

Replacing workers has many costs

As more and more Americans are laid off, employers have to consider the cost of letting their staff go.
Britain’s Royal Family, covering generations born before the Second World War and those born well after 2000, attend the 2017 Trooping of the Colour. AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Baby boomers, Gen X, Millennials and Gen Z labels: Necessary or nonsense?

Millennials, Gen X, Baby Boomers. These generational labels are popular because of what they mean to us, even if it's not always useful.
Too many informal carers have to choose between giving their older mum or dad the care they need and dropping out of the workforce. Shutterstock

More carers’ leave may help Australians look after elderly parents and stay in work

A new system of carers' leave would allow middle-aged Australians to care for their ageing parents while staying in the workforce.
Elder abuse is far more common than many believe, making an already challenging time of life harder for those who are victims of it. SpeedKingz/Shutterstock.com

Elder abuse increasing, without increased awareness

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15; were you aware? Not many people are, yet abuse is growing. Two experts explain the trend and offer possible solutions.
Healthy aging is a new norm, researchers say, with older adults having a new name and attitude. By YAKOBCHUK VIACHESLAV/Shutterstock.com

As life expectancies rise, so are expectations for healthy aging

The age of the US is increasing, and with it, new expectations of health and happiness. Is the US prepared for the wave of baby boomers who will live long and want to be as healthy as they do?
Actors Luana Anders and Peter Fonda smoking a joint in a scene from the 1969 film ‘Easy Rider,’ a countercultural movie that influenced drug use by baby boomers in the 1960s. (Columbia Pictures)

How Canadian boomers got into pot

Canada will soon legalize marijuana. For aging baby boomers, the move is a culmination of a cultural phenomenon that started in the 1960s.

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