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A 65-year-old couple retiring this year will need about $225,000 in savings to cover medical costs in retirement, according to Boston-based Fidelity Investments. The estimate is up 4.7% from figure for 2007.
Middle schoolers who feel safe and have positive community experiences are more able to delay gratification and less likely to fight. Researchers: Daniel Kruger, Thomas Reischl, Marc Zimmerman (Univ of Michigan).
New findings suggest that seniors may be gaining protection from memory loss via better cardiovascular health and more education. Researchers: Kenneth Langa (University of Michigan) and colleagues.
Pamela Smock, a University of Michigan sociologist, is quoted in a NYT article, “Men Who Do Housework May Get More Sex.” Commenting on the findings that men are assuming a greater share of housework, although they still lag women, she noted a persistent gender gap remains for ‘invisible’ household work — e.g., scheduling children’s medical appointments, buying the gifts they take to birthday parties, arranging holiday gatherings.