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In addition to the historical reasons for the holiday season, this time of year also serves as a reminder to all that we share the same Earth and are members of the same “human” community. And if we’re willing to momentarily set our individual differences aside, we are more likely to see that we have more similarities than differences. When our environment is viewed through this more “humane” prism, we are more likely to aid those in need, assume the truth rather than a lie, and build better lives for our communities, families and children. We also tend to be more unselfish, behave in a courteous manner, and obey the law (even when no one is looking). The seasonal prompt for all to be “good for goodness sake” acknowledges the complexity of the task as well as the continuous energy required to sustain this effort throughout the year. It also affirms a key relationship component of the human collective. As a result, our efforts should be evaluated over time, not just through the latest survey or social media post.
Bankrate recently found that 41 million U.S. adults have had their identities stolen, and another 49 million know someone who has been affected.
It’s no secret that we have a crisis in the U.S. regarding retirement. The crisis is that so few older people have the funds to retire. A new study finds that this results from a basic lack of understanding (i.e., a low “Retirement IQ”).
October is national cyber security awareness month. The Department of Homeland Security and participating agencies are identifying useful tips with the hashtag #CyberAware