Most Popular Posts in 2011

December 31, 2011

As 2011 ends, we took a look at some of the most viewed posts over the last year. We are now in the middle of planning our 2012 content and would like to hear your thoughts. If you take a few minutes to fill out our Readership Survey, you’ll be entered to win a Kindle (or equivalent gift certificate if you prefer).

    1. Sister Madonna Buder

      Our most popular article is a 2010 feature on the Iron Nun, Sister Madonna Buder. In September, we interviewed Sister Madonna again to find out about her latest record breaking attempt and her plans for the future.


    1. The 2nd most visited article was on Why You Should Monitor Your Heart Rate During Exercise. Your heart rate is an important indicator of how you’re working and can motivate you to work harder.


    1. The 3rd most visited page in 2011 was the announcement of the “Career Changes After 50″ finalists. While the contest is closed you can read the inspiring stories of how the finalists found new careers as magicians, dancers and entrepreneurs.


    1. An article on dating after 60 was also very popular. The article gives tips on finding other singles, protecting yourself financially and dealing with family members. Another article on online dating gives more tips and lists some of the most popular online dating sites.


    1. Canadians wondering about the best time to apply for their CPP found advice from financial  experts, Heather Compton and Dennis Blas.


    1. Hydration during exercise is vital for your body’s functioning and the Fluid Intake Guidelines Before, During and After Exercise article will make sure you get enough to drink.


    1. A Complete Guide to Kale gives you advice on picking, planting and preparing this leafy green nutrition-packed vegetable.


    1. A profile on mature student Diane Morton is a popular post as others search for Canadian Universities that offer free or discounted tuition for older students. This article was part of the inspiration for the Impowerage 50+ Scholarship contest.


    1. A workout routine focusing on the rotator cuff muscles was another popular post.


  1. The 10th most popular post in 2011 was a collection of inspiring lifelong learning quotes. The quotes are accompanied by pictures and the html code is available if you’d like to use any of the pictures.

What were some of your favorite articles in 2011? What sort of articles and topics are you looking forward to in 2012?

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