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Longevity

Japanese Granny-Band Will Make You Want To Get Up And Dance

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.31.2015 | Fifty

Japan's latest pop sensation isn't some typical, fresh-faced teeny bopper -- it's 33, young-at-heart grandmas.... average age: 84. Meet KBG...

5 Tips for Reaching Your 100th Birthday From the World's Oldest People

Supercompressor | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Supercompressor

One of the many perks of living in the year 2015 is the realistic possibility of reaching age 100. We've got modern medicine, competent doctors, and helpful apps to help us keep an iron clasp on life, which is leaps and bounds more than we had even 20 years ago.

New Frontier for Successful Aging: Financial Gerontology in the Spotlight at White House Conference on Aging

Paul H. Irving | Posted 07.22.2015 | Fifty
Paul H. Irving

Fresh ideas and approaches can empower a brighter future of aging, and the emergence of financial gerontology is cause for hope. This link between two disciplines that are critically important to the aging population presents the potential for new solutions and healthy, productive and purposeful outcomes for today's older adults and for generations to come.

Transhumanism Is Booming and Big Business Is Noticing

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Zoltan Istvan

I recently had the privilege of being the opening keynote speaker at the Financial Times Camp Alphaville 2015 conference in London. Attending were nearly 1000 people, including economists, engineers, scientists, and financiers.

Two Tests to Predict How Long You Might Live

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Over the past couple of years, I have blogged about the "sit-to-rise test," a simple way to help predict how long you might live. Several people have...

Why Women Live Longer Than Men

dailyRx News | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
dailyRx News

It's well-known that women live longer than men do, but this may not have always been the case. Ladies, you may be able to thank the late 1800s for your longevity.

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...

The Reason Why Women Live Longer Than Men

Posted 07.07.2015 | Fifty

By Rachael Rettner, Staff Writer LiveScience It's well known that women live longer than men do, but this wasn't always the case: A new study...

What People Who Live To 100 Eat Every Day

SELF | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
SELF

Over a decade ago, writer Dan Buettner teamed up with National Geographic and a team of scientists to explore these areas, now called the "Blue Zones." His latest book, The Blue Zones Solution, takes a closer look at their healthy lifestyle habits -- particularly how they're eating. Here's a look at each region's key secret to long life that you can practice daily.

The Online Test That Predicts If You'll Die Within 5 Years

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sara Schwartz | Posted 06.19.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com If you could figure out how many years you had left to live, would you want to know? The researchers behind UbbLE, sh...

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.

Loss Of Smell Linked To Greater Risk Of Death

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.03.2015 | Fifty

Your nose could provide clues to your longevity, a new study suggests. Published today in the Annals of Neurology, the study says your ability to i...

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 ...

Can Transhumanism Overcome a Widespread Deathist Culture?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion
Zoltan Istvan

To change the deathist culture in America and abroad, it's important for people to understand that lengthening lives and having the ability to overcome human mortality is not something that has to be seen as clashing with religion.

Dare to Be 100: Heartbeats and Car RPMs

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Rare is the person who can deliver a scientific lecture complete with intricate equations and strange symbols and still be entertaining. Such a person...

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...

Elderly Who Exercise 30 Minutes A Day Live Up To 5 Years Longer

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.15.2015 | Fifty

Regular exercise packs as great a punch as quitting smoking when it comes to life expectancy, according to researchers in Norway. The study, publi...

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

Paul H. Irving | Posted 05.13.2015 | 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.

What The 'Blue Zones' Can Teach Us About Living Longer

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 05.08.2015 | Fifty
Wm. Scott Page

While we won't all live to 100, we can make changes in our lives to improve our longevity with the added benefit of improving our quality of life. Get out in your community, make exercise a key part of your life, and stay close with your family. And don't forget to eat your beans.

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

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 05.04.2015 | 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.

10 Things You Can Do To Help You Live To Be 100

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.03.2015 | Fifty

It seems that almost every day we read about another centenarian swimming across the English Channel blind-folded with one hand tied behind his back o...

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...