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Why Does Louisville Have One of the Shortest Lifespans in the Nation? Junk Science and Negative Impacts of Pollution

Gregory D. Squires | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Gregory D. Squires

What's it like to live in Louisville, Kentucky with one of the shortest lifespans in the U.S.? This fact may be unknown to most but it is frightening those whose lives are needlessly cut short.

The Right Road For A Better Future Of Aging

Paul H. Irving | Posted 01.18.2016 | Fifty
Paul H. Irving

It's become common knowledge that populations are rapidly aging across the world. Increasing longevity during the last century has contributed to unprecedented global economic growth--and new opportunities for personal fulfillment that previous generations could only dream of.

Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

It's Time to Tell Your Teens the Truth

Todd Kestin | Posted 08.20.2015 | Parents
Todd Kestin

These are the facts. They may not be startling or scary enough to garner attention on the nightly news, but they paint the accurate picture of our world. We are safer, healthier, and richer now than we have ever been.

Your Active Social Life Could Help You Live Longer

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Good news for extroverts: All that quality time you spend socializing with your friends, family members and even strangers just might help you live lo...

Are Millennials Ready For A 100-Plus-Year Life?

Paul H. Irving | Posted 05.13.2016 | Fifty
Paul H. Irving

We're in the midst of a demographic shift resulting from increasing longevity. Life-spans have nearly doubled in the last century due to advances in science and sanitation, and lives grow longer each year. The odds are that millennials and the generations that follow will experience significantly longer lives.

How Long Will You Live? Body Size, Heart Rate and Metabolism

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

These observations were then applied to the association of size and longevity. The larger the animal, the lower its metabolism and the longer it lived. Smaller animals have higher metabolic rates and shorter lifespans.

How to Slow Aging Now: What Your Doctor Won't Tell You

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Most articles that find themselves under such a headline are not based in good science. Products promising long life and physical transformation usual...

Should Cryonics, Cryothanasia, and Transhumanism Be Part of the Euthanasia Debate?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The medical field of preserving the dead for possible future life is quickly improving every year.

Yagana Shah

4 Simple Ways To Determine Just How Long You Might Live

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.02.2014 | Fifty

Ever wonder how you'll fare when it comes to the longevity stakes? As far as we know, there isn't any crystal ball to pinpoint exactly how long you'll...

Yagana Shah

How Physical Ability In Midlife Impacts Your Life Expectancy

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.30.2014 | Fifty

As the saying goes, a body in motion stays in motion. But a new study says, a body that's not in motion is where the trouble begins. Researchers f...

5 Habits Science Proves Will Help You Live Longer

Posted 03.25.2014 | Fifty

As Abraham Lincoln once said, "It's not the years in your life that count, but the life in your years." While we agree with Abe, we're wondering why w...

Untimely Death of the Homophobe

Mark Morford | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Morford

Did you hear the one about how, if you live your whole life absolutely convinced that the world's going to hell because of gay marriage and the terrif...

What Are The Signs Of Aging? (Hint: It's Not Your Age)

Posted 12.13.2013 | Fifty

We've heard the old adage that you're only as old as you feel. Now researchers are saying there might be some truth to the popular saying after all. ...

This Person's Genes Can Impact Your OWN Aging Process

Posted 08.26.2013 | Fifty

Mothers play a vital part in determining how quickly their children grow old by passing on genetic mutations that speed up the aging process, ultimate...

Are Your Parents Spending Your Inheritance?

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

Many economic factors have taken their toll on seniors' nest eggs in recent years. Thus, if you were counting on a sizeable inheritance to help finance your own retirement, you may want to rethink that strategy.

How the Internet Is Changing Music (Feat. Amanda Palmer on Vocals)

Rob Brooks | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Rob Brooks

Sometimes I think I can hear the internet as it relentlessly changes everything. But the sound of the internet changing everything grows most audible in and around the music industry.

Is Inequality Shortening Your Life Span?

Phillip Longman | Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices
Phillip Longman

White, black, or brown, we'd all live longer in a more equal, less status-driven society.

Is Human Longevity Due to Grandmothers or Older Fathers?

Rob Brooks | Posted 12.31.2012 | Science
Rob Brooks

Why do humans tend to live such a long time? Our closest relatives, the chimpanzees, can last into their mid-forties in the wild. Yet somewhere in the last six million years, human lifespans have lengthened dramatically, so that living into our seventies is no big surprise.

Your Ticket To Living To 100

David R. Hamilton, Ph.D. | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living
David R. Hamilton, Ph.D.

One of the secrets to longer lifespan may be to get connected. It might mean having more regular contact with family or friends. For some, it might mean joining a club, taking up line dancing, or even starting a language class.

YIKES: Castration Yields Surprising Health Benefit, Eunuch Study Suggests

Posted 09.24.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 09/24/2012 12:16 PM EDT on LiveScience It's a life-extending strategy most men probab...

A Hunger to Live Longer: Do Calorie-Restricted Diets Promote Longevity and Slow Aging?

Rob Brooks | Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Rob Brooks

Want to live a long time? Who doesn't? Quite a number of smart people have staked their hopes for long life on restricting their calorie intake. It's an idea that rests on a not-inconsiderable body of evidence. But some new developments suggest it may be a questionable strategy.

Senior Corps Week: Honoring Baby Boomers Who Make A Difference

Dyann Brown | Posted 07.07.2012 | Impact
Dyann Brown

At the age of 59 I found myself in early retirement after a long career in non-profit management. Like so many others new to retirement, I had time on...

Could Shorter Life Expectancy Reduce Your Chances Of Divorce?

Natasha Burton | Posted 06.11.2012 | Divorce
Natasha Burton

There may be an upside to a shorter lifespan. According to a study released Monday by Queen's University in Ontario, Canada, people with lower life ...

What Finch DNA Says About Human Lifespan

Posted 01.10.2012 | Science

Talking parrots are nothing new, but what can Zebra finches tell us about how long an individual lives? Maybe more than you might think. In a prov...