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Graceful Aging

Don't Worry, Be Happy, Live Longer

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 01.01.2012 | Healthy Living

Live long and prosper ... by being happy? A new study suggests that older people who are happy have a 35 percent lower risk of dying over a five-y...

Reversal of Aging Part 1: Timeless Mind

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Deepak talks about the aging process and the influence of the experience of timelessness.

The Key To Longevity?

Posted 12.06.2011 | Healthy Living

By Temma Ehrenfeld for Aubrey de Grey, 48, looks like a Harry Potter character: A saint or a visionary with his long red and gray b...

Now That You're Over 50, What Should We Call You?

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty
Julia Moulden

This is not my mother's 55. We Baby Boomers have reinvented every lifestage as we pass through it, and we're in the process of doing the same as we pass 50...

Medicine's Final Adversary?

Aubrey de Grey, Ph.D. | Posted 11.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Aubrey de Grey, Ph.D.

The overall character of medical progress has changed enormously over the past century. We haven't merely made advances: We've made a partial conquest.

The Gifts of the Autumn Years

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Autumn is a time to update the operating system of our life. There are old files and programs to be deleted, hard drives that need cleaning and random access memory to be added. It's time to push the "refresh" button and invent one's self anew.

Does Beauty Bring Happiness?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2011 | Style
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

"Does happiness come from looking younger or looking better? Does it provide short term or long term happiness? For some people or most everyone?" So many questions!

Look Younger, Live Longer?

Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D. | Posted 11.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.

Is it more important to look good than feel good? Well, guess what? How young you look, scientists now say, may actually be more important than your age in years.

The Healing Power Of Olive Oil

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

My favorite beauty "secret" (which sure wasn't a secret to the ancient Greeks or my grandmother) is using olive oil on just about every part of your body, inside and out.

The Oy Vey After the Storm: How I survived Hurricane Irene With My 95-Year-Old Mother at My Side

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

There were many lessons learned over this weekend. The big one is this: It takes courage to be old, and a good deal of creativity, intelligence and determination.

Topless With a Hip Replacement

Mark Lachs, M.D. | Posted 11.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Lachs, M.D.

We've been taught to believe that as we age we become frail, we become forgetful, we become unattractive and we become asexual. None of that is true.

Life After 50: The End of Aging as We Know It

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.07.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Isn't it time to change how we view aging? Have we created a society of "haves" and "have nots" based not so much on how much we have, but on how much we can spend on looking younger?

Ageism During Disasters

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 11.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

The fact of the matter is that older people generally manage better -- especially psychologically better -- during and after a disaster than younger people. Most have lived through disasters before.

Who Are These Old People at My Class Reunion?

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 10.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

Nowhere in science is the "survivorship bias" as well demonstrated as the class reunion.Where are the people who failed economically, professionally, socially, romantically and physically? They don't show up!

The Culture Of Anti-Aging

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 10.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Condemning Ms. Kolstad is to condemn an entire anti-aging culture. But is our only recourse the surgical alteration of our faces and bodies? What happened to aging gracefully by focusing on the qualities that accrue with maturity and that make us attractive at any age?

Will It Ever Be Possible To Live Forever?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 10.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

The prospect of living longer is, of course, intriguing. But, there are so many moral, ethical and social issues that beg to be considered.

How To Tweak Your Health Routine For Your Age

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 10.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

You've changed throughout the years and your diet needs to as well. The focus over 50 should be to maintain your weight, keep your heart healthy and -- above all -- stay strong!

5 Needle-Free Tricks For Younger Looking Skin

Fredric S. Brandt, MD. PA. | Posted 10.09.2011 | Healthy Living
Fredric S. Brandt, MD. PA.

Every woman has that panic attack moment when she suddenly realizes that her age is starting to show. While Botox provides an instant antidote to lines and wrinkles, there are other steps you can take.

The Slippery Slope Of 'Anti Aging'

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 10.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

For all of us, there's a line -- not always so fine -- between caring about how we look and caring too much.

Why Aging Doesn't Have to Mean Boring

Pat Montandon | Posted 10.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Pat Montandon

Faced with a body that may not be able to physically perform like it once did -- and perhaps plagued with family issues or retirement concerns that are unique to aging -- older folks are often fearful ...

Intergenerational BFFs Are the True Fountain of Youth

Lori Bryant Woolridge | Posted 10.03.2011 | Women
Lori Bryant Woolridge

Just when we New Yorkers start buying into the stereotype that Los Angeleons are shallow, beauty-over- brains, youth obsessed, plastic surgery addicts, they go and do something fabulous like this.

What's Trending With Boomer Women?

Judi Freedman | Posted 10.01.2011 | Women
Judi Freedman

As we look at an elongated lifespan, boomers are going to be doing things differently. "It is inevitable that when you hit 85-90, things will falter. However, in between 60-80, you will have more vitality than your parents did."

After 90 Years, What I Know About Ageism

Rhoda P. Curtis | Posted 09.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Rhoda P. Curtis

There is a strange conflation in our American society between growing old and becoming infirm. And there seems to be a sense of shame connected with infirmity.

The Psychology OF Retirement

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 09.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

The transition from work to retirement generally is not easy psychologically, because so much of who we are and of our sense of meaning and value comes from work. Expect at least a small emotional roller coaster.

Searching for the Secrets to Longevity

Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D.

On the "Today Show," Leslie pointed out that you cannot understand much about the causes of health and long life by studying only people who succeeded. They don't really know the answer.