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Centenarians

These Super Fun Great-Grandmas Have Been Besties For 71 Years

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.12.2016 | Fifty

The Internet just can't get enough of these sweet, sassy great-grandmas and their lifelong friendship. Kamari Copeland tweeted this heartwarming video...

108-Year-Old Offers The Most Beautiful Reason For Her Long Life

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 01.30.2016 | Fifty

The Beatles weren't the only ones who thought, "All you need is love." A 108-year-old in Ohio who has fostered about 50 children has a similar...

Report Finds Dramatic Increase In Number Of American Centenarians

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.26.2016 | Fifty

The number of people living into triple digits is rapidly increasing, a new government report says. According to the National Center for Health Statis...

The Four Pillars of Longevity and Well-Being

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition When I began my undergraduate years at ...

100-Year-Old Woman Credited Hot Dogs For Her Longevity

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.02.2015 | Fifty

If you're looking for the fountain of youth, here's a hint -- it might be slathered in ketchup, mustard, onions and relish. At least according to one ...

100-Year-Old Woman Says Wine Is Secret To Her Longevity

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.30.2015 | Fifty

Now here's a little longevity advice we can all say cheers to. Celebrating her 100th birthday today, Violet Ewen says she credits her longevity to her...

America's Oldest Veteran Remembers WWII Like It Was Yesterday

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.11.2015 | Fifty

KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana Frank Levingston, reportedly the oldest living World War II veteran, has more than one reason to celebrate...

10 Centenarians Reveal 10 Ways To Live To 100

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.11.2015 | Fifty

Living a long and healthy life is no small feat. While you might think a good diet and vigorous exercise are the keys to living into the triple-digit...

7 Senior World Record Holders That Will Change The Way You Think About Age

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.29.2015 | Fifty

Getting older might be associated with frailty and other negative stereotypes, but at Huff/Post 50, we think people only get better with age. Instead ...

7 Ways Businesses Can Surf the Silver Tsunami and Survive

Janice Celeste | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Janice Celeste

The Silver Tsunami refers to the takeover of an aging workforce. By 2020, 25 percent of the United States workforce will be comprised of workers age 55 and older. For the first time in history, there will be four generations of employees in the workforce.

Japan Has So Many People Turning 100, It Can't Afford To Give Them All Gifts

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.24.2015 | Fifty

Next month, Japan will observe its annual Respect For The Aged Day -- but the government will be paying its respects in a more frugal fashion, so...

World's Oldest Twin Brothers Share Secrets To A Long Life

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty

The world's oldest twin brothers, Pieter and Paulus Langerock of Belgium, say they never thought they'd be living into the triple-digits. "When we wer...

The Art of Being Alive Series: Ageless Wisdom -- Interview With Homer Lee Hawkins, a 90-Year-Old WWII Veteran on the Meaning of Life (Part 1)

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 07.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Adedayo Fashanu

It's a Sunday afternoon after church, I arrive at Melina's apartment to interview her grandfather Homer Lee Hawkins, who is 90 years old. Melina is a ...

The Art of Being Alive Series: Ageless Wisdom -- Interview With Homer Lee Hawkins, a 90-Year-Old WWII Veteran (Part 2)

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 07.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Adedayo Fashanu

This is the continuation of the interview with Homer Lee Hawkins titled "Ageless Wisdom" You can read the first part here. "The Art of Being Alive Ser...

This 100-Year-Old Athlete Still Does 100 Push-Ups Every Day

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.30.2015 | Fifty

It's safe to say that, at 100, Fred Winter is fitter than many people half his age. The athletic centenarian has been working on his fitness for the p...

The Future of Growing Old

XPRIZE | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
XPRIZE

Humans have always dreamed of longevity, but how do you achieve meaning and purpose throughout a longer life? Psychologist and gerontologist Dr. Ken...

Bacon-Eating, Lingerie-Wearing 115-Year-Old Is The World's New Oldest Person

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.19.2015 | Fifty

She may be 115 but she's still rocking lacy lingerie and eating whatever she wants. New Yorker Susannah Mushatt Jones just became the oldest recorded ...

102-Year-Old Doesn't Disappoint As World's Oldest Best Man

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty

When asked to be best man at his friend's wedding, 102-year-old Dan Clements knew he would rise to the occasion, despite his age. "When he asked me to...

A Cultural Anthropology of Illness: How Words Can Make You Sick

Dr. Mario Martinez | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Mario Martinez

What would happen if physicians transitioned from mechanics who repair the body to teachers who explore the causes of health, and from mental health p...

100-Year-Old Woman Says 'Booze' Is The Secret To Longevity

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.10.2015 | Fifty

Yes, an apple a day may keep the doctor away, but a cold glass of beer may help you live to 100. At least that's what one centenarian thinks. Pauli...

10.1 Tips From My 101-Year-Old Grandmother on How to Lead a Good Life

Douglas Danoff | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Douglas Danoff

My grandmother Helen has lived for more than a century. Born in Brooklyn in 1913, she has been fortunate to lead not just a remarkably long life but a remarkably gratifying one. She also ranks among the wisest people I know.

103-Year-Old Twin Sisters Die Within Weeks Of Each Other After Spending Entire Lives Together

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.28.2015 | Fifty

After living most of their lives together, Glenys Thomas and Florence Davies, reportedly the world's oldest twin sisters, passed away within weeks of ...

Soon-To-Be World's Oldest Sisters Reveal Surprising Secret To Long Life

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.18.2015 | Fifty

Beans on toast, bangers and mash, and other traditionally British foods are what the soon-to-be oldest sisters in the world say are the secret to thei...

102-Year-Old Grandma Blows Out Teeth While Blowing Out Birthday Candles

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.13.2015 | Fifty

It's no easy feat living to 102, so it should come as no surprise that Nonnie was a little extra excited to blow out the candles on her cake. So excit...

What Chinese Centenarians Can Teach Us About Living Well

Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living

By Jennifer J. Brown, Ph.D. At 115, Boxin Huang is the oldest resident of China’s Bapan Village, also called Longevity Village. But he's not...