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4 02, 2020

Six Things to Consider Before Starting a Business

2020-03-23T13:35:58-04:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , |

It’s not a secret that it becomes harder to get hired by companies the older that you get. That’s why the idea of starting a business can seem so appealing. However, having your own company is not for the faint of heart. It can mean living without a regular paycheck which is scary enough, but how do you know that your idea is even worth pursuing? Before you dive in, FirstLantic has developed some questions that you should answer first to see if it’s the right path for you.

28 01, 2020

Are Animals the Key to Successful Aging?

2020-02-20T17:19:40-05:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Pets|Tags: , , , , , |

As we age, we face different kinds of stresses than we did when we were younger. It may be that we start thinking about our mortality more often or we become disconnected from friends and family members which can lead to loneliness. Or we might not be as active as we once were, so we don’t feel the same sense of purpose. Whatever the root cause, the sad or negative feelings that we experience when we get older are legitimate and quite common. So, what are some of the keys to successful aging? Well, it turns out that one of the answers is really simple — get a dog. If you are like many animal lovers, you already how much joy a pet can bring [...]

21 01, 2020

Five Wellness Apps to Get You Moving

2020-02-20T17:31:46-05:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Fitness, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |

“Getting fit” is always one of the biggest resolutions of the new year. And yet, as a country we are getting less healthy over time. Obesity is at an all-time high. We are living shorter lives. And diabetes and cardiovascular diseases are on the rise. So, how do we break this cycle? How do we start living our best lives no matter our age? FirstLantic has found five apps that will help you become healthy, wealthy and wise. Well, maybe not wealthy in the monetary sense but wealthy in terms of your well-being which is worth a lot more! Fooducate This app helps you eat better, lose weight, and get healthy by understanding more about the food that you are putting into your body. Most [...]

14 01, 2020

Don’t Miss These Five Mental Wellness Podcasts

2020-03-19T11:06:04-04:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Health|Tags: , |

In our blog last week, FirstLantic discussed the issue of depression in men and the reasons why many are not getting treated. We also provided a list of resources available to help those that are struggling to find help. Although our last blog discussed some of the most debilitating aspects of mental illness, there is no doubt that many of us suffer from some sort of anxiety or stress. It may not be as life-threatening as severe depression that can literally take your life, but it can still be painful and make you feel incredibly alone. If you are experiencing some of these issues, you might benefit from a “safe space” — somewhere where you can go (at your leisure) to hear from experts or [...]

7 01, 2020

Too Many Men Aren’t Getting Treated for Depression

2020-03-19T11:12:32-04:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: Health|Tags: , |

Recently, an article was published that focused on ten issues facing men that often go unrecognized. The article was intriguing for many reasons but one of the topics that was most concerning was the rate of depression in men and the toll that is taking on our society. FirstLantic decided to further explore the extent of the problem and the ways that more men can get the help that they deserve. The Numbers While depression is more common among women than men, studies show that the illness often goes undiagnosed in men resulting in higher suicide rates. In fact, according to research, men died by suicide 3.54x more often than women in the year 2017. And white males accounted for 69.7% of all suicides with [...]

2 01, 2020

Three Famous Men Who Reinvented Themselves

2020-02-19T20:55:01-05:00January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Health|

Change is inevitable and yet so many of us resist it out of fear of the unknown. Yet without change, society would be stagnant. Scientific breakthroughs that have improved our world such as the polio vaccine would never have been discovered. Culture, agriculture, education, business would all eventually fail. And while change is not always easy, there are ways to embrace it and turn into a way to reinvent yourself. This week, FirstLantic explores how three highly successful men in history reinvented themselves and how you can as well. Peter Mark Roget Although his name is recognizable, you may not be immediately familiar with the man behind it. However, chances are that you have used his most famous work. Peter Mark Roget was a respected [...]

25 12, 2019

How Men Can Survive a Midlife Crisis

2020-02-19T20:57:38-05:00December 25th, 2019|Categories: Health|

We all know the clichés – red sports car, 25-year-old girlfriend, gray hair turned back to a somewhat unnatural color. These are some of the most common stereotypes of men going through a midlife crisis. But there is nothing funny about the feelings that men (and women) experience at a certain age. Of course, not everyone goes through this, but most people succumb to feelings of nostalgia for our younger days. Even if the younger days weren’t that great, we can convince ourselves that life was easier, more exciting and it seemed as if there were unlimited possibilities. If you are feeling some of these things, don’t beat yourself up about it. Instead, practice some techniques that will help you focus on the future and [...]

17 12, 2019

Tips for men dating after 50

2020-02-19T20:59:40-05:00December 17th, 2019|Categories: Health|

Any man that finds himself thrown into the dating pool after 50, will find it a bit intimidating at first. And while things have changed, they haven’t changed that much! There are still the awkward first dates, figuring out how to meet women in the first place and the challenges of finding the “right one”. That said, men over 50 have some clear advantages over their younger selves but you need to know how to leverage them. FirstLantic is here to give you some tips so that you can get back out there, have fun and look forward to finding that someone special! The numbers are in your favor Sorry ladies but if you are reading this, it might be a bit depressing! However, for [...]

10 12, 2019

Animal Heroes

2020-02-19T21:01:34-05:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Health|

Last week’s FirstLantic blog was about heroes — people who believe that it is better to give than to receive and are proof that helping others is the real reward. But what if we told you that not all heroes are human? For anyone that has known the love and loyalty of an animal, we’re sure that comes as no surprise. Pets are known to reduce stress and depression and keep their owners more active but we don’t often associate animals with saving our lives. Well, prepare yourself for some hero pets that are as deserving of recognition as their human counterparts. We hope that you will be so inspired by these amazing animals that you might even decide to adopt or foster a pet [...]

3 12, 2019

It’s Better to Give Than Receive—Three Holiday Heroes

2020-02-19T21:22:33-05:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Health|

It’s hard not to be a cynic these days, especially if you turn on the news. Even the holidays can feel like they’re just one big commercial. However, there are people out there that can wrestle the “bah humbug” out of any Ebenezer Scrooge. These real-life angels truly take the phrase “it’s better to give than receive” to heart. FirstLantic profiles three exceptional people in this week’s blog as well as some ways that you can spread your own holiday cheer. Spoiler alert – you won’t be a cynic after you finish this blog! Meet “Salvage Santa” #salvagesanta or Mike Jones as he is known to family and friends. Mike is a retired police officer who investigated child abuse cases. He knows first-hand how many [...]

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