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Aging Population

The Emerging Market That's Not on the Map

Peter Hubbell | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Peter Hubbell

While it's sometimes convenient to ignore advancing age, it's nonsensical to ignore global aging. Those who "break new ground" in the emerging market of aging will be joining the likes of a modern day gold rush which we call The Old Rush.

Employment for the Ages

Michael Hodin | Posted 10.25.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Britain is currently at the cusp of what the Financial Times has called the biggest reform to its pension system since it began a century ago.

Markets, Aging and Solutions

Michael Hodin | Posted 10.22.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As these BRICS establish their bank in Shanghai -- the only noticeable outcome of the summit -- they'd be wise to heed the market needs and opportunities of a silver economy.

The Demographic Threat to the Market

Milton Ezrati | Posted 10.05.2014 | Business
Milton Ezrati

Low birth rates over the last few decades will slow the flow of young people into the workforce just as the retirement of the baby boom and increasing longevity will enlarge the proportion of dependent retirees.

Why Senior Citizens Could Be The Next Frontier For Tech Companies

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty

As tech companies focus on becoming faster, hipper and younger with their designs, they could be missing out on huge opportunities with a growing demo...

Senior Entrepreneurs Play a Vital Role

Jack Nadel | Posted 08.17.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Over my nearly 70 years as an entrepreneur, I have sometimes been described as a visionary, but this is really a misnomer. The truth is that I am a tremendous opportunist.

'Gray Divorce' and Other Demographic Trends

Francine Toder, Ph.D. | Posted 07.19.2014 | Fifty
Francine Toder, Ph.D.

It used to be that parents said "I'll support you when you're young but you support me when you're older." But the new reality is different.

Sheep, Goats and Re-starting Emerging Markets' Growth

Michael Hodin | Posted 07.08.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The "emerging markets" have become shrouded behind a huge question mark. As corporate earnings season underscores, Morgan Stanley expects recent good performance to turn south, noting that emerging markets have made little "improvement in fundamentals."

An Aging IMF

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

hen the IMF was founded in 1945, the world looked very different than it does today. One of the most profound differences is the structural demographic shift from "young to old," where by as soon as 2020 there will be a billion of us over 60, soaring to two billion by mid-century

If Ringo and Paul Can Work...

Michael Hodin | Posted 04.12.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

During an era when there are more of us over 60 than in the traditional "working age," who could quarrel with the fact that American economic growth needs older Americans to remain as economically engaged as their kids and grandkids?

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. ...

Aging Is A Real Pain For Over Half Of Older Adults

Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

It's not necessarily age that's slowing you down, it could just be the aches and pains that accompany it. Just over half of older Americans have e...

Tapping Into the Creative Potential of Our Elders

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

Instead of recognizing the value of the creative potential, wisdom and experiences that senior citizens can share with their respective communities, we are treating them as if they were merely a financial liability.

How Loneliness Can Harm Your Diet -- And Your Health

Posted 10.30.2013 | Fifty

You are what you eat -- but apparently, who you eat with is pretty important too. Research shows that eating alone means eating a less nutritious diet...

Nations Struggle To Find Ways To Support Growing Elderly Population

Dallas Morning News | Pamela Yip | Posted 10.07.2013 | Fifty

The United States isn’t the only country whose population is graying. The world around us is also aging — and doing it so fast that most countr...

Sweden Best Place In The World To Grow Old

The Local | Posted 10.01.2013 | Fifty

The one in four Swedes who are older than 60 can rest assured they are well-provided for, according to a new study that ranks Sweden as the best count...

Time to Revolutionize the American Way of Aging

Irv Katz | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Irv Katz

I am a part of the human services "industry" and, as such, you can count me among those who have this crazy belief that we could live more fulfilling lives (as in "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness") if we had a more rational approach to aging.

Midlifers Discussing Their Own Death At Dinner Parties

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.25.2013 | Fifty

Ah, a lovely dinner with your baby boomer friends: Thai fish cakes, minted pea soup and a nicely chilled Sauvignon Blanc. Also on the menu? The discus...

Take It From Tony: Investing in NIH Research Saves Lives

Nancy Brown | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Research has long been a major priority of the American Heart Association. Our organization has invested upwards of $3.5 billion into research, more than any organization outside the federal government.

King George's Aging Population

Michael Hodin | Posted 10.13.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

By the time George of Cambridge doth wear the crown, Britain will have changed in four dramatic ways.

I'm Getting Older, But Everything Else is Getting Younger

Renee Fisher | Posted 10.12.2013 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Virtually all hospital doctors look like Doogie Howser, and restaurant hostesses look like they, themselves, just started eating solid food recently. LBL has become skeptical about most people out in the world being capable of either curing her illness or getting her a table at a restaurant.

Taiwan Desperate For More Babies, Asks Pregnant Women To Donate 'Lucky' Tampons

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.12.2013 | World

In an attempt to boost the country's low birth rate, the Taiwanese government has turned to a rather bizarre superstition, encouraging pregnant women ...

The Most Important Day of the 21st Century

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

One day, around the middle of this century, the population of the planet will be smaller than it was the day before. This day will mark the dividing line between a world dominated by the concept of exponential growth to one that has the opportunity to come to grips with sustainability.

Why There's Never Been A Better Time To Be Older

Virginia Bell | Posted 08.04.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Bell

I'll be honest; I wasn't thrilled about turning 70. I've always been youthful, healthy, and extremely active and although nothing had changed suddenly everything seemed different. I felt lost, fearful, and untethered; this was unknown territory.

Heart Health Costs Set To Reach Unbelievable New Heights

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2013 | Fifty

* Heart failure costs to more than double by 2030 * Number of those with ailment to rise to 8 mln from 5 mln * Heart gro...