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What It's Like To Help The Dying As An End-Of-Life Doula

What It's Like To Help The Dying As An End-Of-Life Doula

Debbie Slevin  04.10.2016
When I tell people that I am an end-of-life doula, their first question is: what is that? The second question is why? I tell them: I do...
The Surprise That Comes In A Packet Of Seeds

The Surprise That Comes In A Packet Of Seeds

PK Read  04.10.2016
Today's first real post-winter foray into the garden reminds me that I'm a messy gardener. Late, as usual. But I've got a special packet...
What It Really Means To Be 70-Years-Old

What It Really Means To Be 70-Years-Old

Renee Fisher  04. 8.2016
For thousands of years, people didn't know what it meant to be 70-years-old. Large, surly animals, rotted teeth, and the plague were all...
This Hi-Tech Suit Lets You Experience What It's Like To Be 85

This Hi-Tech Suit Lets You Experience What It's Like To Be 85

Chantelle DMello  04. 7.2016
From a youthful vantage point, it may seem hard to understand just what your Nana, Noni, or Gramps is going through, but thanks...
105-Year-Old Who Threw Out First Pitch Drinks THIS To Stay Young

105-Year-Old Who Threw Out First Pitch Drinks THIS To Stay Young

Yagana Shah  04. 7.2016
After her wedding day and her college graduation, 105-year-old Elizabeth Sullivan says throwing out the first pitch for her hometown...
The Disturbing Truth About How We Treat Our Pubic Hair

The Disturbing Truth About How We Treat Our Pubic Hair

Renee Fisher  04. 7.2016
I'm of an age when most people came into adulthood with as much hair (pubic and otherwise) as they could muster. Therefore I can attest...
The Oldest Of The Old Are Actually Fine With Dying, Study Finds

The Oldest Of The Old Are Actually Fine With Dying, Study Finds

Ann Brenoff  04. 6.2016
It isn't how many days you live but what you do with each one of them, so says a Facebook philosopher. Facebook philosophers aside, a...
5 Ways To Say Goodbye To A Dying Loved One

5 Ways To Say Goodbye To A Dying Loved One

Deborah Drezon Carroll  04. 6.2016
Losing people we love is difficult. Losing them to death is the hardest loss of all. But if you love, you'll have loss, and that loss may...
The Best Anti-Aging Exercises, As Recommended By Experts

The Best Anti-Aging Exercises, As Recommended By Experts

Yagana Shah  04. 5.2016
Turning back the clock isn't just about wrinkles and fine lines. It's about staying fit -- not just looking it -- and keeping your body...
What I Do And What I've Always Done At 3 a.m.

What I Do And What I've Always Done At 3 a.m.

PK Read  04. 4.2016
Three a.m. was once the time when I would scoop up my shoes from wherever I'd tossed them and head home from a dance floor or party. It...
Why Families Must Engage In A Death And Dying Conversation

Why Families Must Engage In A Death And Dying Conversation

Carol Marak  04. 4.2016
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) believes the time is right for a national dialogue to normalize the emotions on death and dying. They think...
How And Why To Disrupt Aging, From The CEO Of AARP

How And Why To Disrupt Aging, From The CEO Of AARP

Jo Ann Jenkins  04. 4.2016
How old is 'old?' What constitutes being middle-aged? A generation ago someone who was in their early 40s was considered by most people...
Are You A Caregiver? Then This Book Could Change Your Life

Are You A Caregiver? Then This Book Could Change Your Life

Trish Vradenburg  04. 1.2016
In 1986, when my mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, I had no idea what is was -- except that it was a disease and it was fatal. I knew...
The Moment I Suddenly Realized I Was No Longer Young

The Moment I Suddenly Realized I Was No Longer Young

Linda DeMers Hummel  04. 1.2016
I've always been a person who didn't give in to every ache and pain. These good intentions sometimes get waylaid in your 60s. That's just...