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Aging Population

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 06.17.2014 | 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...

These 9 Quotes Will Make You Feel Better About Aging

Posted 04.22.2013 | Fifty

Anti-aging products that fill pharmacy shelves and magazine advertising space push the message that it is better to look, feel and be younger. While o...

One Piece Of Economic News You Really Must Hear

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.14.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Yet for all the humbug and melancholy, the ratings agency Standard & Poor's has some unexpected good news in its new report. Contrary to what your Twitter feed may suggest, a number of nations are making notable progress in reforming fiscal and economic policies to account for population aging.

Healthy Aging and Sex

Kristen Houghton | Posted 06.12.2013 | Fifty
Kristen Houghton

Why do some women feel that after "a certain age," sex is no longer an important part of their lives? Quite a lot of it depends on their early years of conditioning and what women were taught about sex.

Free Trade, Economic Growth and Population Aging - huh?

Michael Hodin | Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As the early outlines of a U.S.-European free trade dialogue is being crafted, American and European leaders ought to explore common trade agreement-type solutions to this 21st century challenge of the profound population shift from young to old.