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Aging Population

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.

Aging Asia and That Competitiveness Thing

Michael Hodin | Posted 11.26.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

National and global competitiveness in the coming century is going to be based on a new x factor: the extent to which aging populations can be integrated into the heart of social and economic life.

'Siri, How Can Aging Populations Drive Economic Success?'

Michael Hodin | Posted 11.17.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

In a year, the iPhone 5 will be the world's most expensive paper weight. But throughout the 21st century, the fate of aging populations will parallel -- and determine -- the fate of the rest of society.

The Good Inside

David Beem | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
David Beem

Ms. Roberts, like so many others who are moved to support a cause, says that she had never imagined a career in hospice work but found this new vision of her life through contemplation of death; in her senior year in college, she took a death and dying class.

How America's Aging Population Can Save Medicare

Michael Hodin | Posted 11.01.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Fundamentally, our current political dialogue has the Medicare issue completely backwards. It's not just that Medicare needs to change in order to survive in an era of an older society; it's that our idea of aging itself needs to change in order to allow Medicare to survive.

How Home Values And Aging Affect Our Economy

U.S. News | Posted 08.23.2012 | Fifty

As the unusually weak economic recovery continues, you've at least got to wonder if future studies of what ails us will include our aging population a...

Aging Creatively: Japan's Futuristic Approach

Ron Cappello | Posted 10.15.2012 | Fifty
Ron Cappello

How is the experience of aging reshaping consumer demand and behavior domestically and globally? We examine how a nation's fascination with robots might help ease the burdens of a fast-growing elderly population.

Reinvent 21st Century Retirement

Michael Hodin | Posted 10.13.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The same crowd that so easily adopts this century's newest communications technology is hopelessly stuck on ideas and institutions that were invented in -- and for -- an earlier time.

Best American Cities for Successful Aging

Michael Hodin | Posted 10.02.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

A city that enables "successful aging" is one that keeps older adults engaged in social and economic life, providing pathways to stay healthy while participating in wealth creation.

Aging Boomers: Working Longer, Living Smarter

Ron Cappello | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business
Ron Cappello

Don't count the boomers out yet. Key strategies and trends are emerging that suggest the new elderly, and the nation, can adjust to their aging.

American Foreign Policy And The Demographic Dividend

Michael Hodin | Posted 09.29.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

If Obama and Romney want to recapture American greatness, they need to develop strategies so that older workers remain relevant and vital economic contributors.

Finding Gold Amid the Gray

Ron Cappello | Posted 09.15.2012 | Fifty
Ron Cappello

The baby boomers are behind an unprecedented agequake that will shake up this country and the rest of the developed world. How will this vast new market impact the economic and social landscape? What are the opportunities for business to interface with these audiences?

What Higgs Boson Can Teach Us About Aging Populations

Michael Hodin | Posted 09.11.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Science has proven to be far more flexible and dynamic than politics. It is the social sciences that are wedded to the past.

WATCH: Yasuchika Hasegawa Discusses The Developed World's Biggest Problem

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.12.2012 | Business

Yasuchika Hasegawa, who is this year the co-chair of World Economic Forum's annual meeting, looks at Japan and sees a glimpse into what might await th...

Post 50s Want More Than Slower Traffic Lights

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.27.2012 | Fifty

In a nod to its aging population, the city of Minneapolis is adding a couple of seconds to its traffic lights to give older people more time to cross ...

Women, Aging and Economic Growth

Michael Hodin | Posted 08.26.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

When President Obama went down to sunny Cabo for the G20, he missed an opportunity to show the world how the lessons from the women's movement can solve the world's economic woes.

Elder Loneliness: Is There a Solution to the Solitude?

GlamourGals Foundation, Inc. | Posted 08.18.2012 | Impact
GlamourGals Foundation, Inc.

If we do not commit ourselves to filling the void between both ends of the age spectrum, there will be a never-ending cycle of indifference.

'There's gOLD in Them Thar Hills!'

Harry J. Getzov | Posted 07.14.2012 | Fifty
Harry J. Getzov

Historically, our culture has placed a premium on attributes like speed, youth and beauty, and such emphasis has subsequently clashed head-on with our images of senior citizens.

2012 Graduates: You'll Live Long, Now Prosper

Michael Hodin | Posted 07.04.2012 | College
Michael Hodin

Bottom line, Class of 2012: The hippies who brought you strobe lights and Led Zeppelin are graying -- and they've got 450 million boomer peers worldwide. Your success depends upon all of us creating new paths of education to keep these "seniors" at the cutting-edge.

Going Dutch

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.30.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

If the Dutch can manage to bring their forward-thinking social sensibility together with their fiscal prudence, they may end up setting a model that the rest of Europe and the world can follow.

21st Century Tax Policy and Aging Populations

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.24.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

If Boomers want to continue the proud national tradition of handing off a better America to each generation, then it's time to rethink what it means to age.

Commentary On Minimum Wage For Home Care Workers

Rita Zeidner | Posted 06.17.2012 | Fifty
Rita Zeidner

As the nation focuses on health reform, a debate over the pay of workers providing in-home care to the elderly and sick brews below the surface.

How This Seal May Help Older Americans

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2012 | Fifty

(Reuters) - Baby boomers wired to their iPads and smart phones are giving U.S. health experts some new ideas about ways to cut the soaring costs of me...