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Stanford researcher says working full time shouldn’t start until age 40

By Corinne Purtill For people smack in the mad mid-life rush of managing full-time careers, dependent children, and aging parents, nothing feels so short in supply as time. But there is time to get it all done, says psychologist Laura Carstensen, the founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity. The only problem is that we’ve arranged life all wrong. A woman who is 40 years old today can expect to live another 45 years,…

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Student debt is killing entrepreneurship

STARTING DOWN, NOT UP This year, about 1.9 million Americans will get bachelor’s degrees and about 200,000 will get Masters of Business Administration, or MBA, degrees—a sharp increase in the number of college grads and MBA sheepskins since 2000, thanks to a greater availability of student loans. But even as these loans have helped create the welcome boom in degrees, they’ve had an unintended consequence. Relatively few of those graduates are becoming entrepreneurs. While millennials—…

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