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You're Too Old For That: Irony And Age Fade First In Fashion

New York Times | Cathy Horyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

FIRST go the knees, then goes irony. Sometime around age 50, women start to let go of certain ideas about themselves and fashion. Up till then you can...

STUDY: In Old Age, Friends Can Keep You Young

TIME | Anita Hamilton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Going to the ballpark, visiting friends and playing bingo are simple diversions for many of us. But for the elderly, these social pastimes may play a ...

No Regrets, Let's Clean Up the Mess Together

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

Let's transform our conventional wisdom about age as something that segments and divides us socially, politically, economically and spiritually.

The Chain of Memory

Jane Minogue | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane Minogue

"Memories are hunting horns whose sound dies on the wind." -- Guillaume Apollinaire Perhaps one way to liberate the image of chronological age from ...

Take the Age: Reclaiming Your Years in a Youth-Obsessed World

Larkin Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Larkin Clark

If people ask my age, I tell them. We shouldn't feel shame for getting older; we should feel pride for having gotten so far. Living, after all, isn't easy.

Executive Interns -- Reinventing Yourself over 40

Linda Franklin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda Franklin

The Human Resources Department couldn't believe I -- a woman over age 40 -- wanted to be an intern, but after I sold them on the idea, they offered me a job.

How Old Are You? Take The Real RealAge Test | NEIL GENZLINGER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Considerable attention has fallen lately on RealAge, a wildly popular online questionnaire that claims to calculate your body's true age by factoring ...

What is "Young" and is it Better?

Angel Gibson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Angel Gibson

Is this "young" better? It's infinitely more enjoyable. There is also a point where I find that young and old merge and there are no differences.

New Rules for a New Era

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

Unlike candidates in the idealist era that just ended, Obama ran a national campaign and competed in formerly rock-ribbed Republican states. His reward? Victory in nine 2004 red states.

Reading The Pictures: An Arbus-Like End To George Bush, Comforter Of Man

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2008-12-12-shaw.jpgAs the end approaches, "W" is regressing more-and-more into a familiar cocoon, seeking out the military for hearty cheer and farewell.

Barack's Ballyhooed Youth Brigade Should Be Asking: "Dude, Where's My Congress?"

John Seery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Seery

The 111th Congress, when it convenes on January 6th, will be the oldest in our nation's history. Each of the last five Congresses has, successively, set a new record as the oldest our country has ever seen.

Friday Talking Points [53] -- Why McCain Is Losing, And Why Democrats Shouldn't Say So

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John McCain is losing the race for the White House. Now, this doesn't mean he has already lost it -- we've still got to go vote, after all. I'll cov...

Age is the New Fat

Beth Teitell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Beth Teitell

No matter how ghastly an age seems when it strikes -- Mayday! I've hit 50 and I'm taking on water! -- inevitably, in a few short years, you'll look back fondly at your relative youth.

The Vice Presidency: How Close to the Oval Office?

Jerome Karabel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

Given McCain's age, medical history, and the possibility of a debilitating episode that would leave him unable to fulfill the duties of the office, the chance of a Palin presidency is about one in four.

Women's Lib - Boomer Style

Doreen Orion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Doreen Orion

As I close in on fifty, I've made a shocking discovery: I just don't care. I'm learning that there is so much that is surprisingly, gloriously, wondrously liberating about the half-century mark.

Ties, Sport Coats and Chinos - Welcome to the Republican National Convention

Rusty Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rusty Russell

The Republican National Convention looks and feels completely different from last week's Democratic one. The crowd expresses not hope but simmering anger, and the delegates come across as old and outdated.

State of Confusion: Things We Cannot Say About John McCain

Bryant Welch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bryant Welch

As a psychologist we learn quickly that we are all subject to subtle, subliminally transmitted "rules" that we let control us. In my book State of Con...

Change I Wish They Believed In

Kate Bornstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Bornstein

We're months away from the big US election that will alter the course of war in the Middle East, health care for US citizens, and some provide relief from the economy we've slogging through.

Will the Media Pick McCain VP?

Morgan Warners | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Morgan Warners

I don't see McCain backing out of all the insinuations that old age is to blame for his geographic confusion, but it's the media's job to make him try...

McCain's Aging Cocoon

Lester Feder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lester Feder

Doctors can alleviate any concerns about McCain's health. But Americans can rightly wonder whether he truly understands the faltering economy that he will have to steer back to health if he becomes president.

McCain Plays The Age Card Against Obama

New York Times | Michael Luo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now who's making age an issue? Senator John McCain mocked Senator Barack Obama here today at an airport rally, repeatedly calling him a "young man" w...

McCain Medical Records: If Nothing Else, He's Old

Sonata Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sonata Lee

McCain is a cancer survivor. He broke both arms and his right leg when his plane was shot down over Hanoi. He was stabbed with a bayonet by villagers and then tortured for five-and-a-half years.

John McCain Goes For A Physical: "I'm as Healthy as the Economy!"

Nathaniel Bach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nathaniel Bach

McCain can't blame his campaign-trail Iraq war gaffes on a deteriorating mind. Which means that instead he's simply misinformed and does not understand the war we're waging or whom we're waging it against.

People Grow More Liberal With Age, Research Concludes | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The stereotype of a cranky old man, set in his ways, getting more conservative by the day, is an enduring one. But new research has debunked the myth ...