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Aging Population

Taiwan Desperate For More Babies, Asks Pregnant Women To Donate 'Lucky' Tampons

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.12.2013 | World

In an attempt to boost the country's low birth rate, the Taiwanese government has turned to a rather bizarre superstition, encouraging pregnant women ...

The Most Important Day of the 21st Century

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

One day, around the middle of this century, the population of the planet will be smaller than it was the day before. This day will mark the dividing line between a world dominated by the concept of exponential growth to one that has the opportunity to come to grips with sustainability.

Why There's Never Been A Better Time To Be Older

Virginia Bell | Posted 08.04.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Bell

I'll be honest; I wasn't thrilled about turning 70. I've always been youthful, healthy, and extremely active and although nothing had changed suddenly everything seemed different. I felt lost, fearful, and untethered; this was unknown territory.

Heart Health Costs Set To Reach Unbelievable New Heights

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2013 | Fifty

* Heart failure costs to more than double by 2030 * Number of those with ailment to rise to 8 mln from 5 mln * Heart gro...

These 9 Quotes Will Make You Feel Better About Aging

Posted 04.22.2013 | Fifty

Anti-aging products that fill pharmacy shelves and magazine advertising space push the message that it is better to look, feel and be younger. While o...

One Piece Of Economic News You Really Must Hear

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.14.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Yet for all the humbug and melancholy, the ratings agency Standard & Poor's has some unexpected good news in its new report. Contrary to what your Twitter feed may suggest, a number of nations are making notable progress in reforming fiscal and economic policies to account for population aging.

Healthy Aging and Sex

Kristen Houghton | Posted 06.12.2013 | Fifty
Kristen Houghton

Why do some women feel that after "a certain age," sex is no longer an important part of their lives? Quite a lot of it depends on their early years of conditioning and what women were taught about sex.

Free Trade, Economic Growth and Population Aging - huh?

Michael Hodin | Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As the early outlines of a U.S.-European free trade dialogue is being crafted, American and European leaders ought to explore common trade agreement-type solutions to this 21st century challenge of the profound population shift from young to old.

Tattoos and Botox Have More in Common Than You Think

Michael Zacka | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

They're both body art, and their respective consumers are changing the way we live, work, eat, play and spend.

Solutions for An Aging Population (VIDEO)

Posted 03.04.2013 | Technology

In Bolzano, Italy, almost a quarter of the population is over the age of 65. In fact, Italy, along with Japan, has one of the oldest populations in th...

Why I Wrote A Book About Aging

Rachel Adelson | Posted 05.03.2013 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

Working on a book about aging has meant figuring out how to make this subject appealing... or at least not dismayingly off-putting. I mean, who wants to learn about tub transfer benches? Who cares about tile slip resistance? Did I really have to choose such an un-sexy topic for my first book?

A Musical Antidote to Nursing Home Blues

Dan_Cohen | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Dan_Cohen

As difficult as nursing home life can be, personalized music is one surefire way to make it better. We are all too quick to prescribe medications for depression, anxiety and agitation, to the tune of billions of dollars. Music can reduce the need for such heavy reliance on these drugs.

Why We Should Celebrate High Healthcare Costs

Michael Hodin | Posted 04.13.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Everyone seems to agree that healthcare is failing and that costs are too high. It isn't, and they aren't. Healthcare is keeping us healthier longer than ever before, and the costs are skyrocketing because so too is demand.

How Old People Are Putting Global Economies At Risk

Posted 01.22.2013 | Business

The latest threat looming over the global economy: Old people. That’s at least according to Fitch ratings agency. The company said Monday that t...

Why You Are Changing More Than You Realize

Next Avenue | Posted 01.12.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Gary Drevitch A new study finds that most of us acknowledge we've evolved over the years -- but refuse to believe we...

WATCH: 103-Year-Old's Adorable Secret To Long Life

Posted 01.08.2013 | Black Voices

Colorado may not have made U.S. News' list of states where Americans are likely to live the longest, but 103-year-old Denver resident Mekey Yetashawor...

What Four Factors Make A Community Age-Friendly?

Posted 12.11.2012 | Fifty

Whether you're 16 or 96, everybody wants to live in a community that embraces and accommodates the specific challenges of their age group. And as drov...

Mushroom-Barley Soup and Other Red Flags

Stacey Gordon | Posted 02.05.2013 | Fifty
Stacey Gordon

Mushroom-barley soup, a staple of my childhood, lovingly prepared by Grandma Mollie, was the most delicious soup I'd ever tasted. Grandma Mollie always got it just right, but this time, something was awry.

Congratulations, Mr. President -- Now Lead!

Michael Hodin | Posted 01.07.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Mr. President: As you lead us through this second decade of the 21st century, it is time to pay political attention to the policies and institutional reforms that are needed in order to transform population aging from an economic catastrophe into an opportunity.

If 60 Is the New 40, Is 80 the New Retirement?

Michael Hodin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

If the 20th century was made better by great leaps in racial and gender equality, the 21st century's progress will hinge upon how we manage the "aging populations" challenge.

American Foreign Policy and Adult Vaccinations

Michael Hodin | Posted 12.25.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

In Monday's debate, both President Obama and Governor Romney agreed that the U.S.'s foreign policy strategies hinged upon domestic economic success. There is no richer potential for economic growth than keeping older adults integrated in the heart of the economy.

A Closer Look At America's Aging Workforce

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 10.14.2012 | Fifty

More older Americans want to work than ever before. There is no question that economic stresses have delayed retirement and driven older people to kee...

Why Do Hispanics Live Longer?

Ron Cappello | Posted 12.04.2012 | Fifty
Ron Cappello

Questions abound on why Latinos are born with health advantages that help carry them to a ripe age. Researchers have dubbed it the "Hispanic paradox," with suggestions the Hispanic culture contributes to longer lifespans -- including closer family ties, healthier diets and more manual labor that keeps workers in shape.

10 Surprising Facts About The World's Aging Population

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 10.02.2012 | Fifty

Every second, two people will turn 60 years old. That's more than a piece of cocktail party trivia -- it's a reason to really look at a the global agi...

An Aging Population Is an Opportunity More Than a Problem

Bill Novelli | Posted 11.27.2012 | Fifty
Bill Novelli

We need to re-envision our lives and what "aging well" means. We are in a time of real change, of enormous challenges and opportunities. If we act now, we can actually create a world where aging is a boon and not a burden.