Retirement

We Kicked Out Our Youngest Child at 19 So We Can Sell the House and Retire Early, Our Kids Are Mad

We Kicked Out Our Youngest Child at 19 So We Can Sell the House and Retire Early, Our Kids Are Mad
Family & kids
month ago

Our reader has recently faced a serious life dilemma, and she wrote us a letter where she poured her soul out. The woman’s problem is her youngest son, 19, whom she and her husband asked to move out from their house. The young man’s parents want to enjoy their early retirement, planning to move to a smaller place. But now the whole family is in a big conflict and the woman needs advice and opinions from our readers about her uneasy situation.

The Oldest Active Ranger, Betty Reid, Decided to Retire at 100 Years Old

The Oldest Active Ranger, Betty Reid, Decided to Retire at 100 Years Old
People
year ago

Betty Reid Soskin, the National Park Service’s oldest active ranger, has recently bid farewell to a remarkable career. At the impressive age of 100, Soskin’s retirement marks the end of an era defined by unwavering commitment, historic preservation, and tireless advocacy. As we reflect on her extraordinary contributions, we celebrate the life and legacy of Betty Reid Soskin.

My Children Are Mad at Me Because I’m Spending Their Inheritance

My Children Are Mad at Me Because I’m Spending Their Inheritance
Family & kids
2 months ago

The prospect of losing a beloved dad and grandpa is terrifying, and many people have a very hard time dealing with such situations. But one man was disheartened to see that instead of feeling bad for him, his kids started fighting about their future inheritance as soon as they found out about his illness. The dad decided to share his story on Reddit, where he got the much-needed support from fellow netizens.

Why Bridget Fonda Chose a Different Way of Life

Why Bridget Fonda Chose a Different Way of Life
People
4 months ago

At 60 years old, Bridget Fonda, known as the granddaughter of Henry, daughter of Peter, and niece of Jane, stands as a notable figure in Hollywood. After she retired from acting in 2002, it has been more than 22 years since she last graced the screen.

My Teenage Daughter Got Pregnant, and I Refuse to Raise the Baby

My Teenage Daughter Got Pregnant, and I Refuse to Raise the Baby
Family & kids
5 months ago

It is common to hear stories of parents leaving their children in the care of grandparents for various reasons. That’s why grandparents play an active role in the upbringing and education of their grandchildren. But they are not always willing to raise a child again, as in the case of our next story.

What Happened to Ronnie Coleman, and What the Bodybuilder Is Doing Now

What Happened to Ronnie Coleman, and What the Bodybuilder Is Doing Now
People
5 months ago

Coleman is the household name in the late ’90s and early 2000s bodybuilding scene! Thanks to his strength and excellent performance, he is recognized as one of the strongest bodybuilders ever. For example, he achieved records for performances like his iconic 800-pound squat, which got people around the world stunned. He beat records and secured the Mr. Olympia title eight times, and was called “The King”. After many years of his successful career, we somehow lost the famous bodybuilder out of the public eye. That’s why we decided to find out the answer to the popular question: “What happened to Ronnie Coleman?”

12 Couples Whose Breakups Got Really, Really Messy

12 Couples Whose Breakups Got Really, Really Messy
Relationships
6 months ago

It’s tough to picture that intense feelings and long love stories can come to an end and transform into difficult breakups. We always wish that when two people part ways, it happens with minimal complications. However, reality often falls short of our hopes. In this collection, we’re sharing some surprisingly remarkable breakup stories that made us reflect on the unpredictable nature of relationships and the unexpected turns they can take.

What Is Tom Brady Net Worth, and More Curiosities About the Famous Footballer

What Is Tom Brady Net Worth, and More Curiosities About the Famous Footballer
People
6 months ago

Tom Brady can be considered a true legend! The famous quarterback of the New England Patriots has an impressive list of achievements over the years of his career. One of the most well-known is his record of seven Super Bowl MVP awards, and he was named the game’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) five times. However, there are way more things to remember him about. Over the years of his successful career, it’s right to ask, “What is Tom Brady net worth?” And we will happily tell you about that!

A Man Was Mistreated After Working for a Company for 42 Years, and People Made a Wonder for Him

A Man Was Mistreated After Working for a Company for 42 Years, and People Made a Wonder for Him
People
7 months ago

At all times, a portion of good deeds could serve as a huge inspiration for us all. Such is the story about a man, who’s 70+ years old, and whose name’s John. He’s been working for the same company for 42 years, but when he decided to retire, his company mistreated him. And then, a woman named Soniah, used the power of social media to do some good for John, who finally got what he deserved for his hard and devoted work.

Gwyneth Paltrow Vows to Disappear From Public Life

Gwyneth Paltrow Vows to Disappear From Public Life
People
8 months ago

While most people retire in their 60s, celebrities sometimes decide to quit the entertainment industry much younger than that. Gwyneth Paltrow, who celebrated her 51st birthday last month, has already taken a hiatus from the acting world. But recently, Paltrow revealed that she has good reasons to completely disappear from the public eye.

Triplet Sisters Became OBG-YN, Just Like Their Superhero Mom

Triplet Sisters Became OBG-YN, Just Like Their Superhero Mom
Family & kids
8 months ago

In a remarkable twist of fate, Dr. Janet Gersten, an OB-GYN, not only gave birth to identical triplet daughters but witnessed them embrace the same medical path. Graduating with honors, Dr. Gersten initiated her private practice in south Miami in 1983, later founding a clinical research site.

15+ Couples With a Big Age Gap Honestly Share Their Relationship Stories

15+ Couples With a Big Age Gap Honestly Share Their Relationship Stories
Relationships
10 months ago

In the past, experts advised dividing your age by two and adding seven to get the minimum acceptable age of a partner. Now, they say that this formula is outdated. Each individual couple is unique, so that the age difference can vary. We found stories of people with firsthand experience of relationships where one partner is significantly older than the other.

A Mother Reveals the Special Teaching Methods of the 102-Year-Old Swimming Instructor Who Refuses to Retire

A Mother Reveals the Special Teaching Methods of the 102-Year-Old Swimming Instructor Who Refuses to Retire
People
11 months ago

No matter which doctor you ask, they will say that physical activity later in life can help prevent or delay many health problems. That’s why they advise on 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise or 2 days a week of muscle strengthening. Peggy Konzack, who is a 102-year-old woman from Oregon seems to have fully realized this reality. And her life should be an inspiration to all of us who keep making excuses when it comes to physical activity.

How Cameron Diaz Challenged Beauty Standards and Decided to Age Gracefully

How Cameron Diaz Challenged Beauty Standards and Decided to Age Gracefully
People
5 months ago

About 30 years ago, Cameron Diaz became super famous, with everyone admiring her acting skills and stunning looks. However, at that time, the actress had no idea how soon the movie industry would begin to impose its beauty standards and tough requirements on her. But Cameron decided not to play in this game. And her story is truly admirable.

Meet One of the Most Mysterious Insects in the World

Meet One of the Most Mysterious Insects in the World
Animals
8 months ago

There are insects in nature that love to make a lot of noise. Imagine you’re at a rock concert where a singer loudly yells into a microphone, and the guitarists give out deafening chords. And all this is transmitted through giant speakers. It feels like the music passes through your body. You will experience a similar sensation if you find yourself near a swarm of cicadas. These creatures create a clicking, ringing sound with the help of vibrating membranes on their stomachs.

Despite His Health Conditions, Bruce Willis Does Everything to Give His Kids the Happy Childhood He Never Had

Despite His Health Conditions, Bruce Willis Does Everything to Give His Kids the Happy Childhood He Never Had

When it comes to talking about Bruce Willis, it’s hard for us to find all the right words to thank him for his legacy. But today, we want to take a look at his difficult childhood. Willis does his best to provide his children with the kind of happy, carefree childhood he never had. And what’s most precious is that he’s doing everything for his kids despite the hardships he’s facing now.

Marty McFly and Dr. Brown Reunite After Decades, and Their Real-Life Story Proves True Friendship Can Survive Everything

Marty McFly and Dr. Brown Reunite After Decades, and Their Real-Life Story Proves True Friendship Can Survive Everything
People
year ago

When the Back to the Future movie script was pitched to producers, it was rejected 40 times before Universal decided it had potential. The iconic time-traveling on and off-screen couple, Michael J. Fox, 61, and Christopher Lloyd, 83, worked together on the trilogy for the first time in 1985. This year, the duo reunited, and fans were in tears at the emotional event. Some friendships come naturally and overcome anything — here’s how Fox and Lloyd showed us that through anything, being there for each other is the biggest gift we can give to another human.

10 Celebrities Who Have Been Real About Getting Older in Hollywood

10 Celebrities Who Have Been Real About Getting Older in Hollywood
People
2 years ago

According to surveys from different countries, only 2% of actors can make a living from acting and the other 98% are unemployed. Now imagine being part of that 2% of actors in your 20s but being overlooked by casting directors in your 40s. That would take a toll on anyone’s self-confidence.We at Bright Side wanted to tell you all about the celebrities that have talked about their struggles with getting old in the industry and retirement, and what they’ve learned in the process.

20 Amazon Kindle Books You Won’t Want to Put Down for Even a Second

20 Amazon Kindle Books You Won’t Want to Put Down for Even a Second
Shopping
2 years ago

It’s no secret that many great movies start out as books. Some captivate and get you gripped to such a point that you might be reading for hours on end without even noticing the time. When you’re gripped, you get in a zone; that’s when you know you’ve got a great book in your hands! We at Bright Side are big book nerds, and today, we’ve gathered a list of 20 books that will get you so addicted that you will finish them in no time. Let’s get straight to it!

20 People Who Decided Not to Have Children and Are Proud of It

20 People Who Decided Not to Have Children and Are Proud of It
People
2 years ago

For some people, having a child is a logical step in life. However, many others think life can be just as beautiful without kids. Of course, being a topic with such divided opinions, people who don’t want to bring kids into this world often receive unwanted comments because of their decision.

What 13 Stars, With the Longest Careers, Looked Like When They Were Young

What 13 Stars, With the Longest Careers, Looked Like When They Were Young
Films
2 years ago

In 2020, the estimated expected career duration for women was 33.2 years while for men it was 38 years. But, for some actors and actresses, 38 years doesn’t seem to be enough, and they decide to keep working for as long as they can stay relevant. And a few of them even kept their careers in bloom for more than 80 years.

15 Things Couples Forget to Discuss Before Getting Married

15 Things Couples Forget to Discuss Before Getting Married
Relationships
3 years ago

A lack of compatibility and communication are 2 of the most common reasons people get divorced. People who wish to enter into a lifelong marriage should definitely lay their expectations and history out on the table before saying “I do.” That way, they can at least be prepared for when they face any obstacles as spouses.

Palmerston, One of the UK’s Chief Mousers, Makes a Super-Hard Life Decision and Gets Support From Everyone

Palmerston, One of the UK’s Chief Mousers, Makes a Super-Hard Life Decision and Gets Support From Everyone
Animals
2 years ago

The UK’s Foreign Office’s resident cat, named Palmerston Cat, has recently submitted a document saying he is leaving his duties to “spend more time relaxing away from the limelight.” Up until now, the cat was the chief mouse catcher in the office and was good at performing his responsibilities. And thankfully, he seems to be enjoying his new lifestyle.