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How Music Can Benefit Seniors

Music is a powerful thing. Perhaps more than any other human activity, music has the ability to cross cultural boundaries and unify people with its power.  However, music is especially powerful when it comes to the mental and physical well being of seniors. There is even such a thing as music therapy. In this older…
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Coping with the Emotions of Downsizing

Getting older involves a lot of transitioning from what you used to know as “normal” to an entirely new normal in a lot of different situations. One of these situations is when you find yourself having to downsize to a smaller home. Perhaps your home is just too big with your kids grown and moved…
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Enzymatic Browning: Advancements in the Food Industry

By Emanueli Backes   The problem with enzymatic browning Think back to a time when you ate an appetizing apple. After a few moments of eating the first bite, the exposed area you just bit begins to darken. You’re probably wondering  how it went from a white to brown color so quickly? Amazing! Could it […]
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Pursuing a Graduate Degree in Food Science for Non-Food Science Students: Part Two

By Karin Cho Welcome back to the second part of “Pursuing a Graduate Degree in Food Science for Non-Food Science Students”. For part one, please go to this post (https://sciencemeetsfood.org/graduate-degree-in-food-science/). In part two, I’ll be sharing my experience with the graduate application process for food science programs. I didn’t apply to all the food science […]
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The Science Behind the Perfect Cutout Cookie

By Abbie Sommer I’ve been on a quest for the perfect cut out cookie recipe for the holidays. In my mind, the perfect cutout cookie is a light golden brown with sharp edges. It should retain its shape and not spread beyond recognition. The icing on top should cover the surface without flowing over and […]
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Is CBD Helpful in Treating Autism?

Is CBD Helpful in Treating Autism? The word “cannabis” refers to marijuana, which contains a variety of phytochemicals that may help people suffering from certain medical conditions. Many…

Senior Living Should Be . . .

Ageism in hiring is a hot topic. But sometimes an older candidate is just an old bad apple as opposed to a victim of ageism.

What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You!

You may have already resigned yourself to the fact that prospects are just jumpy these days. Get them where they live. Literally.

Will Government or Entrepreneurs Determine the Future of Aging?

There is some tension between a government approach and private enterprise approaches to aging. Both approaches need to be considered.

The Epic “Food Fight” To Boost Immunity, Cognition, and Wellness

Could food be the medicine that gets us through this pandemic? Understanding the potential power of every ounce of food and beverage you serve.

Candid, Revealing, and Ultimately Hopeful Revelations From a Biracial Couple

Conversations on Race to highlight the Black experience and explore diversity issues in senior living. Interview with Sunyatta Amen and Jack Sterne.

A Deeper Look at the NIC Occupancy Data: Encouraging or Discouraging?

The most recent occupancy levels for the Primary Markets are the lowest NIC has ever recorded since they started tracking in 2006. Scary but hopeful.

4 Things That Make a Healthy Building

Imagine this: As you sanitize, temp check, and social distance, your building has your back—working for you, supporting your efforts, and saving you money.

Don’t Fall for The Management = Leadership Fallacy (Book Review)

Steve Moran has filled his pages with raw, unfiltered insight that comes from years in senior living, uncovering the “messy truths” of being a leader.

Your Resident Photos Suck: 5 Tips to Make Them Shine

It can be next to impossible to capture a spontaneous moment in which everyone looks perfect, especially in senior living.

Cold Food and Leadership . . . Would You Make This Connection?

While cold food was a problem it was not THE REAL PROBLEM. In many cases, solutions to big problems don’t cost anything at all.

Families and Prospects Crave This Now More Than Ever!

Communities desperately needed to show all the great stuff they were doing to stay safe. Seven-plus months into the pandemic. Things have changed.

How To Kill A Relationship

I learned important principles such as “You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours”. You know, the law of reciprocity. Whose back have you stopped scratching?

Is Anyone Making Money During COVID?

How can I best achieve my profit margins? How can I make a higher margin on services? Big, important questions . . . no doubt.

Burnout in Crisis Times

Perfection takes a toll so it’s not surprising that burnout is a common challenge. This challenge is emotional and so the response has to speak to emotions.