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Centenarians

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...

Want To Live To 100? Here's What You Need To Do

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.01.2015 | Fifty

For the past 50 years, researchers in Sweden have been doing an aging version of "Up," the documentary series that followed 14 British children and pr...

Survey Reveals The Simple Habits That Could Help You Live To 100

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.30.2015 | Fifty

It's quite an accomplishment to live to 100, but a survey of centenarians revealed it's your attitude that can get you there. UnitedHealthCare release...

These 5 Cities Might Have The Secret To Longevity

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living

The majority of the United States is approaching the idea of a long, healthy life the wrong way, according to National Geographic writer and explorer ...

World's New Oldest Person Reveals Surprising Key To Long Life

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.07.2015 | Fifty

After the two oldest people in the world passed away within days of each other, 115-year-old Jeralean Talley of Inkster, Michigan is now the oldest do...

The World's Oldest Person Is Now An American

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.02.2015 | Fifty

Japan's Misao Okawa, who had been the world's oldest person, died Wednesday from heart failure at the age of 117, most likely making Arkansas' Gertrud...

Centenarian Lands First Solo Art Show -- And Her Work Is Amazing

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.30.2015 | Fifty

When you publish your autobiography at age 88, you must think that's it, right? Not so for Frieda Lefeber, who recently turned 100 and is celebrating ...

World's Oldest Woman Misao Okawa Says Turning 117 Is No Big Deal

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.04.2015 | Fifty

The oldest woman in the world, Japan's Misao Okawa, celebrated her birthday today (it's actually March 5), and though she's also one of the oldest peo...

Centenarians Married Over 80 Years Share Their Secrets For A Long Life

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.27.2015 | Fifty

Not only have Duranord and Jeanne Veillard lived to be centenarians, they've also been married 82 years -- more than many of us can expect to live. An...

Centenarians Spill The 4 Secrets To A Long And Happy Life

Jamison Gosselin | Posted 01.27.2015 | Fifty
Jamison Gosselin

There is no magic pill for longevity. Instead, what these centenarians reinforce is that some of the secrets to wellbeing and lifelong happiness are the simple truths that we have always known -- loving relationships, financial stability, and a commitment to personal health.

There May Be No Such Thing As A 'Longevity Gene'

Reuters | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - How do some people live past 110 years old? Is it superior genes, clean living, good luck or some ...