As the saying goes, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but many people taking on new challenges in the prime of their lives would disagree. Here are some well-known people who might argue it’s better late than never to pursue something you like:
Julia Child may be famous for her cuisine, but cooking wasn’t her first profession. Child began in politics, serving with the U.S. Office of Strategic Services in Washington, D.C., and in the Far East during WWII. It was only after the war, while stationed in Paris with her husband, that she discovered her passion for cooking in classes at Cordon Bleu. Continue reading
For years, 20-something women have believed — with the support of doctors — that prime baby-making time lasted until their mid-30s. A recent study, however, has found that fertility actually begins to decline much earlier than that — at age 27.
But the findings don’t mean you’ve missed your chance at motherhood if you’re not changing diapers by your late 20s, says study author David Dunson, Ph.D., a researcher at the National Institute of Environmental Sciences. Here are sound bites from women at various life stages, plus fertility experts’ takes on their situations. Continue reading
Corporate giants nationwide are investing in intuition as a management tool. But can you train folks to trust their hunches?
Marcia Emery, who is also the author of PowerHunch (Beyond Words Publishing, 2001), first discovered her own intuitive power through a series of dreams in 1970. In the first dream, she wrecked hercar when her brakes failed but walked away unharmed. Exactly three weeks later, she says, the dream came true: Her brakes failed, she totaled her car, and she suffered only a few scratches. Continue reading
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