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To the aces who survived trauma

To the Aces of Color

To the gray aces and WTFaces

To the older aces

To everyone who spent years of struggles before learning they were ace

You are all still valid and amazing people. We are working every day to make the community fully inclusive.

GREECE, Thessaloníki : An elderly man is crying outside a national bank branch as pensioners queue to get their pensions, with a limit of 120 euros, in Thessaloniki on 3 July, 2015. Greece is almost evenly split over a crucial weekend referendum that could decide its financial fate, with a ‘Yes’ result possibly ahead by a whisker, the latest survey Friday showed. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s government is asking Greece’s voters to vote 'No’ to a technically phrased question asking if they are willing to accept more tough austerity conditions from international creditors in exchange for bailout funds. AFP PHOTO /Sakis Mitrolidis                        

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“The Greatest Retirement Crisis in the History of the World” That’s what Forbes calls it. Most retirement-age Americans have little or no savings. $30 trillion in new wealth has been gained in the U.S. since 2009, six times more than the amount spent on Social Security during that time, and most of itwent to older Americans, as it has for the last 30 years. But most of it went to a relatively few people who were already rich. According to the Economic Policy Institute (Figure 20), “the median retirement savings…for all households is close to zero since nearly half of households have no savings in these accounts.” Even the upper-middle class (2nd highest quartile) is in trouble, with a median retirement fund, by one estimate, of only $6,000. 

And it’s only getting worse

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Photographer Kyoko Hamada Spent Two Years Pretending To Be An Elderly Woman, And Here’s What She Learned

As we get older we may find ourselves searching for things that help us stay young – whether it’s hair dye to cover grays, creams promising a youthful glow or even clothes that make us feel hip. Not many people would intentionally make themselves look older, but that’s exactly what photographer Kyoko Hamada did to learn what life will feel like when she’s an elderly woman.

Hamada, 42, got the idea a few years back to go undercover and live life as an older woman in New York City after a volunteering gig making house visits to lonely seniors.

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When a Preschool Opens Inside a Nursing Home All Heaven Breaks Loose

If you need something to make your heart smile, watch this