Finding Good Work After You Retire

A s retirement portfolios shrink, it's inevitable that some older Americans will consider going back to work. That's a good thing, says Marc Freedman, author of "Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life." He told NEWSWEEK's Caitlin McDevitt why retirees shouldn't polish their golf clubs just yet.

Honda to Detroit: Take That!

How do you know your ride is hot? When it's not only the most popular car on the road, but also the favorite boost among thieves. That's the case with the Honda Civic.

Jump-Start That Heart

Call it the "Russert Effect." The death of the 58-year-old newsman, of sudden cardiac arrest, has sparked a surge in defibrillator sales—in hopes that the device could save others from a similar fate.

Inventions: An Easy-Access Peanut Butter Jar

Each year, Americans buy 700 million pounds of peanut butter. But about 3.5 million pounds of it ends up unused, stuck at the bottom of the jar, according to Sherwood Forlee, a former Princeton University engineering student.

Traffic Jam: Seniors on Scooters

Madonna Ward, 92, uses a motorized scooter to get around her retirement home in Rochester, N.Y., but the facility's cramped quarters have led to some painful smacks into doorways and walls.