5369 StJ BBB 728x90 R1-Animated-01-Looping August v4


Health & Wellness Summit

Mark your calendar and join us for the inaugural Health and Wellness Summit scheduled for June 20, 2015. The Health and Wellness Summit is designed for men and the people who love them. It ...

Loneliness and Race in the Twilight Years


The quality of life for the elderly varies by race, and a new report from the Council on Contemporary Families sheds light on how loneliness affects seniors.

The report, by the nonprofit, non-partisan group based at University of Miami, found that elderly women are more likely to live alone and face higher poverty rates than men. But poverty is even higher for black and Hispanic women. Elderly black women are more likely to be widows because black men don’t live as long as white men. The average white man lives seven years longer than the average black man.

Older white men are better off financially than any other elderly group, but suicide is most prevalent for the widowed among them, according to the report. The suicide rate for white men over 80 is six times the overall average in the U.S., and three times the rate for black men of the same age.

Blacks and Latinos have a tougher time financially during retirement than whites for a number of reasons. For instance, poverty is more prevalent among elderly people of color, who are less likely to have workplace retirement plans than whites.

The elderly population in D.C. is majority black, but whites 75 and older in the city are more likely to live alone, according to census estimates:



Some other take-aways from the report: women over 60 who live alone are happier than married women of the same age, and older, solitary men have more trouble maintaining social networks than women living alone.

By Elahe Izadi

6 Foods That Actually Relieve Gas

  Say goodbye to post-meal bloating, pain and embarrassment Whether it’s physical discomfort — like sharp, jabbing pains and a swelling or tightness in the stomach — or the embarrassment of belching or flatulating uncontrollably, we’ve all experienced that distressing moment (or series of ...

How to Stop Bullying Yourself

Self-criticism is a universal struggle. Many of us are much harsher on ourselves than we ever are on others. Here's just a sampling of the things I have found myself saying (to myself) at times: "I'm never prepared." "All I do is yell." "I'm a disaster." 

HHS Launches Innovative Digital HIV Storytelling Project

supporting federal HIV response Personal stories encourage HIV prevention, testing and treatment   The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today released Positive Spin, a ...

Network for Success: It's Different When You're Older

  Rules to expand job opportunities and grow your career after 50 Too often, the advice we hear about networking is tailored for meeting new people at networking events and having the perfect ...

The 2 Cheapest Days Of The Week To Fly

  Flexibility with your flight itinerary could save you some cash; that's because some days are cheaper for flying than others. There are three days specifically that are cheapest for air ...

Sign Up Now

Sign up at Brain Brawn & Body and receive FREE email alerts of new health and healthy lifestyle information.
Countdown to Health & Wellness Summit


Anti Smoking Campaign


BBB App Banner 180x150 copy 


Daily Stimu-Mail