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David Stewart

David Stewart
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David is the founder and face of the AGEIST. He is an expert on, and a passionate champion of the emerging global over 50 lifestyle. A dynamic speaker, he is available for panels, keynotes and informational talks at david@agei.st.

Where Have All the Sex Toys Gone?

Following her divorce, actor/author Annabelle Gurwitch decided to get rid of her stash of sex toys. But it’s not as simple as putting them in the recycling bin. For starters, what would Stan the neighbor say? With the exception of practical items like my glasses, keys, and cell phone, which...

The Truth About HR Hiring Practices

There are numerous self-help books, articles and, of course, highly valuable career coaches that we can and should avail ourselves to. But we felt there was a gap in our knowledge about what was going on with the other side of the table: the HR teams that were actually...

The Future Office: Community Work Spaces

The age of the single career that revolves around a single office or company with a fixed 65 retirement date is over. Most of us get this. Not only have career trajectories splintered, but the workplace itself has morphed into flexible WiFi-enabled shared spaces, purpose built for maximum adaptability....

Nourish Your Network

9 Suggestions for Building a Network There is evidence that as people age their networks tend to shrink. In the modern world, the network is worth far more than the resume. So just as we must work harder to build the muscle tissue that will deplete with age, so we...

If You Are Over 50, You Have a 56% Chance of Being Laid Off before 65

This may seem like a click-bait alarmist statistic. ProPublica based their research on people over 50 who have had a stable job for 5 years or more. Meaning, sometime within 15 years you will either be laid off, or forced out. If you are nearing 50 or over 50...

Peru: The Insider’s Guide to the Road Less Traveled

Our highly-mobile travel contributor Grace Yang just returned from a road-less-traveled exploration of Peru. On the itinerary were mummy viewing, checking out Kuélap — the alternative to Machu Picchu, doing a stint at a reforestation project, finishing up in the hipster quarter of Lima. Ageist: Mummies? Really? Where were you?Grace...

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide for the Hard to Buy for.

It seems that every year people push back the time at which they focus on gift buying a bit further. If gift panic is descending upon you, What to get? Will they like it? Is it the right message? We are here to help. Our feeling is that when selecting...

The AGEIST Guide to Good Giving. Charities We Like.

As part of the holiday season of giving, we like to include a list of charities that we feel do a good job. Of particular interest to us are those that involve veterans and the homeless, two groups that we feel a personal connection with. One way to participate is...

Best Sparkling Wine Recommendations for the Holidays

The AGEIST Guide to Bubbly: From the Budget to the Spendy, We Have You Covered'Tis the season to be jolly, which seems like a good moment to ask some of our experts what they like in a sparkling wine. From the sophisticated-over-the-top, I just won in Vegas, to the informed...

Best Books from 2018: Fiction and Non-Fiction

Within the AGEIST network, we have some very big thinkers who read a tremendous amount. In fact, there seems to be a relationship between reading and having a big brain, but that is for another day.As our own ability to digest vast quantities of print is finite, we reached...