Let 2017 Be the Year of the Superagers!

Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital studied the brains of 65-year-olds with the memory and attention of 25-year-olds. Their conclusion? Work hard at something. “Vigorous exercise and bouts of strenuous mental effort” may do the trick, says last week’s New York Times article (How to Become a Superager) by one of the study’s authors, Lisa Feldman Barrett. This is… Read More »

The Infamous Sandwich Story and What it Means to You

If you haven’t yet heard this one, here’s a recap: Pregnant and hungry, an Oahu mom brought her 2-year-old daughter and husband to Safeway to buy food on October 26, 2011. They bought two deli sandwiches on special for $5 and ate them while shopping. At checkout, they forgot to pay for the eaten sandwiches… Read More »

Estate Planning for the Young?

Estate planning needs a new name. When most people think of estate planning, words like elderly, wealthy, or death often come to mind. It also conjures images of vast tracks of land surrounded by high fences or gigantic portfolios. However accurate the word associations that go with “estate planning” may be, one thing is certain:… Read More »

Protecting Your Child’s Identity

Aloha Friend! Mele Kalikimaka and Happy Holidays! I hope this note finds you significantly better prepared for the holidays than me. My parents arrived on island Saturday and are staying until APRIL, so now that the calvary has arrived (read: backup child care!), I am definitely having a happy holiday! As though you don’t have… Read More »