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Living, Living Longer, or Living Happy

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I. Rimanoczy A recent dialogue between Robin Young and author Dan Buettner featured on the NPR show "Here and Now" explored Buettner's resear...

The One Simple Move That Could Add 7 Years To Your Life

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty

Simply incorporating a short, brisk walk into your day could add up to seven years to your life, German researchers say. A new study from Saarlan...

17 Foods That Can Help You Live Longer

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living

The world's oldest person, 116-year old Susannah Mushatt Jones, enjoys a hearty meal of bacon, eggs and grits most mornings. The breakfast sounds...

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...

Nature's Anti-Aging Pill Is Your Pillow

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

Arguably, sleep may be the most important health habit to conquer in order to set the foundation for all other wellness activities. Sleep takes us back to our primal roots and resting from dusk to dawn is the most Paleo activity we can engage in.

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...

Here's The Real Reason Smart People May Live Longer

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.18.2015 | Fifty

If you're gifted in the brains department, you can thank your genes -- not only for your intelligence, but also for what may be a longer life. A team ...

Why a Presidential Candidate Is Driving a Giant Coffin Called the Immortality Bus Across America

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.06.2015 | Media
Zoltan Istvan

On my tour called the "Immortality Bus," I'm hoping to share with others that we should support a society and culture that is strongly pro-science and pro-longevity. My team and I plan to have embedded journalists aboard the bus, documenting our trip and enlivening the conversation.

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.