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Old Age

Are We Really Able to Paint With Light Itself?

Adam James Butcher | Posted 12.17.2016 | Arts
Adam James Butcher

It was no coincidence that the UN General Assembly proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. Why was this so significant for me as a painter you might ask?

5 Hot Books: Simon Winchester on the Pacific Ocean, Oliver Sachs on Gratitude, and a Fun History of Jewelry

The National Book Review | Posted 12.15.2016 | Home
The National Book Review

Winchester is an eloquent tour guide with capacious interests, ranging from the rise of North Korea and concerns about the Great Barrier Reef to Steve Job and Gidget.

Who's Too Old For Major Health Treatment?

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) -- Irwin Weiner felt so good after heart surgery a few weeks before turning 90 that he stopped for a pastrami sandwich on the way home fr...

The True Age When Middle Age Ends

Renee Fisher | Posted 11.20.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

It wasn't until Boomers appeared on the planet that the concept of old age began to be threatened. Boomers, in an effort to eliminate old age completely, invented Spanx, cosmetic surgery, Viagra, and the belief that they looked 10 years younger than they really were.

This Is The Age That Middle Age Actually Ends

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.16.2015 | Fifty

People in your 40s and 50s -- you can stop calling yourself "old" now. With rising life expectancies, middle age ends a lot later than you might have ...

Saying Goodbye to a Great Voice

Caroline Roy | Posted 11.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Caroline Roy

There is hardly anything more grounding than arranging a funeral for someone we love. It is a keen reminder of how personal, historic and universal fa...

5 Ways Your Body Actually Improves With Age

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.04.2015 | Fifty

There are so many negative stereotypes related to getting older -- "the middle-age sag," or being "over the hill." It's easy to buy into the myth that...

Old Age Is a Strange Enigma

Honey Seltzer | Posted 09.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Honey Seltzer

OLD AGE IS A STRANGE ENIGMA I'm finding old age so complicated. On one hand my calendar constantly reminds me that I am now 85 years old. It's tha...

20 Quotes That Celebrate Sex in Old Age

Em & Lo | Posted 09.09.2016 | Women
Em & Lo

Erica Jong's book about old people sex is getting some pretty crummy reviews. But who cares! Here are 20 quotes about old people sex. We hope these words make you long for some boot-knocking deep into your retirement.

Should I Start Lying About My Age?

Warren Adler | Posted 08.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Warren Adler

I notice the difference immediately after my most casual face-to-face social revelation of the "number" -- even if it is merely a reminder to my friends and my children. The change in expression is immediate, and the processing in the receiver's brain, while subliminal, is obvious.

The Hat Peeking Over the Steering Wheel

Ana McGinley | Posted 06.23.2016 | Fifty
Ana McGinley

My father's story will sound familiar to many people. Naturally should he be an obvious risk to other drivers -- and to himself -- removing his license would be essential. But this is not the case. As with many older people in the early stages of chronic illnesses, like dementia, the disease progress slowly destroys skills and abilities.

My Body Makes My Brain Look Like an Idiot

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

I'm getting older. I hurt more. I creak more. My ankles sound like they're each having their own personal fireworks display every single morning when ...

Till Death Do Us Part

Ana McGinley | Posted 05.29.2016 | Fifty
Ana McGinley

While little can be done to lighten or remove the feelings of loss and sadness at seeing a life partner suffering due to illness, we can help to ease the daily burden of care by encouraging older couples to accept the services available to them.

110-Year-Old's Secret To A Long Life Will Have You Buzzing

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 05.27.2015 | Fifty

"A beer a day keeps the doctor away." OK, so that's not the real quote. But if it were, it should be attributed to Mark Behrends who turned 110 las...

The Moment I Knew I Was an Adult

Teresa Lee | Posted 05.13.2016 | Women
Teresa Lee

Ultimately, I think being an adult isn't any one age or any one thing. It doesn't mean that you don't lean on other people when you fall. It just means that you count on yourself first and foremost and don't expect anyone else to clean up your mess for you.

Being 25 and Dealing With a Mother Who's a Stroke Victim

Patrice Bendig | Posted 05.07.2016 | Women
Patrice Bendig

Unpredictable. That sums up what I have learned from the decade long experience of being the daughter of a multiple stroke and heart attack survivor.

60, Not 50, Is The New Middle Age, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.16.2015 | Fifty

Dreading the big 5-0? Fear not. A new study says that 60 -- not 50 -- is the new middle-aged. Researchers from the International Institute for Appl...

Hillary Is In -- And Her Age Is No Disqualifier

Paul H. Irving | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Paul H. Irving

Americans deserve to know about a presidential prospect's health, and questions about experience and integrity are, of course, legitimate areas of inquiry. But to imply that Hillary -- or any candidate -- should be discounted based on advancing age goes too far. Age is an asset; it's no disqualifier.

Forgiving Bad, Old Men

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 06.08.2015 | Crime
Trisha de Borchgrave

In this way those of us who bump up against the challenge of all-out forgiveness could learn to let go while leaving those proponents of pain mentally behind. And maybe then we can forget, and, therefore, forgive; not exactly a proof-back guarantee that a future generation will escape the memories of trauma, but close.

Nothin' but a Number

Todd Lombardo | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Todd Lombardo

Age seemed different for our parents. They appeared older, sooner, settling into the middle of their story without worrying about what it looked like on Facebook. At least from the perspective of a 12-year-old, whose biggest concern at the time was the fate of Marty McFly.

Is Divorce the Best Option for Older Americans?

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 05.16.2015 | Divorce
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

As modern aging has come to be defined by living longer with chronic care needs, and providing long-term care has shifted to the public sector, with two thirds of long term care services paid for by Medicaid, loving spouses may be forced to divorce. The future of elder care may depend on it.

Aging Population

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

The keys to achieving the so-called golden years are clear: access to health care and a livable income. But we have to do more to assure that our growing elderly population enjoys a dignified and secure old age.

Old Pets Die Soon and Other Aging Myths

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 03.14.2015 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Don't assume your senior pet is going to die soon or falsely conclude your veterinarian cannot help your older pet. Your veterinarian has the knowledge and skills to help you and your pet through this illness.

Why I Love Birthdays

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 02.09.2015 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

My son turns 21 this Saturday, and I think that he's really happy that he'll be able to go to a bar this Friday night at 12:01 (when it's officially Saturday) and order his first alcoholic beverage legally with his real ID. But I am going to be happier.

The Wall

Steven Crandell | Posted 02.02.2015 | Business
Steven Crandell

Sunrise is the most beautiful part of the day. First light. Don't matter if there are colors like a picture postcard or it's gray as water in a greasy sink. The darkness still fades. The light begins. Makes you feel alive like nothing else.