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Aging Well

The Key To Staying Young (That Has Nothing To Do With Food, Fillers Or Fitness)

Susan Berger | Posted 04.12.2014 | Fifty
Susan Berger

We are more fit, more fun and more happening than previous generations. We wear similar clothing, like the same music and enjoy the same movies, books and television shows.

6 Amazing Anti-Aging Foods You Can Eat For Breakfast

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty

For as long as we can remember, we've heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But not only can it boost your energy and memory lev...

10 Things You Should Know About Aging With Dignity

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 03.08.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

The American public is aging, and 70 percent of Americans over the age of 65 will require some form of long-term care, on average for three years.

Racism May Speed Up Aging In African-American Men

Forbes | Melanie Haiken | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Researchers at the University of Maryland reported today that racism appears to speed aging in cells. In a first-ever study of its type, researchers f...

5 News Items From 2013 That Should Make Boomers Very, Very Happy

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

With apologies to Ol' Blue Eyes, 2013 was indeed a very good year for people 50+. With advances made on the medical and technological fronts and all s...

Staying on the Bus

David Blistein | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
David Blistein

One unsettling thing about aging is the subtle fear that the bus has left you behind. Or that you're lugging around so much baggage you won't be able to get back on at the next stop. That instead of heading towards the light -- transcendent or otherwise -- your so-called "golden years" are in the rear-view mirror.

Meet 6 Fabulous Women – Aged 73 And Upwards – Redefining What It Means To Be Old

The Telegraph | Louisa Peacock | Posted 09.17.2013 | Fifty

Most people are afraid of growing old. Too often, the term conjures up negative images and stereotypes involving illness, vulnerability and loneliness...

8 Things Your City Should Be Doing To Help You Age Well

Next Avenue | Jason Kane | Posted 09.14.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Jason Kane This article first appeared on the PBS NewsHour website. It felt like a bad joke — worse than the...

6 Things The French Can Teach Us About Aging Well

Shelley Emling | Posted 11.04.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

Before moving to the New York City area, I lived in London for seven years. During that period, I traveled more than two dozen times to France, a place where five- or six-week vacations are the norm and many people retire comfortably at 60 or younger. I made many wonderful French friends and was more than a little awed at the way they aged so gracefully.

22 Celebrities Who Defy Their Ages

Posted 08.08.2013 | Celebrity

BREAKING: Hollywood's famous faces are gorgeous. Jaw-dropping, some might say. Stunning, others will report. Age-defying, we have determined. Some ...

22 Tips To Help You Age Brilliantly

Posted 07.16.2013 | OWN

We've found new ways to make sure you keep blossoming into an ever-better you -- wiser, sexier, more resilient, and not the least bit stressed abo...

7 Characteristics Associated With Long Life (And How To Cultivate Them)

Mark Sisson | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Sisson

As much as we focus on food and fitness as the "physical" arbiters of health and longevity, there appears to be much more to it. In fact, most research fails to find any grand commonalities in the diet and fitness patterns of the longest lived.

10 Ways to Boost Your Cognitive Fitness and Longevity

Dennis Kravetz | Posted 07.02.2013 | Fifty
Dennis Kravetz

You can be many years younger than your chronological age by making certain lifestyle choices, including those that tax or challenge the brain.

Aging Gracefully? No Way!

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 06.01.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Sullivan

When it comes to aging gracefully, I'm clearly on the rebellious side. I refuse to give up. I run half marathons, raft with my friends and go to rock concerts. I'm finally getting to fulfill a life-long dream of skydiving next May. To do these things, I stay healthy.

How 'Invictus' Teaches Us to Learn From Life Lessons

Cathy Chester | Posted 05.18.2013 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

I realized that I'd learned a lot from my yoga practice, from living with a chronic illness and from being a blogger. This is what I know is true for me, and perhaps it is for you, too.

PHOTOS: Celebs Who Are Aging Really Well

Posted 03.01.2013 | Fifty

Sharon Stone is just one of the many celebrities celebrating a birthday in March.

Sex, Naps and Wine -- The Key to Longevity?

Felice Shapiro | Posted 12.31.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Imagine living in a place that seems more like fantasy than reality....

Why I Wish Someone Would Ask About My Boob Job

Ethlie Ann Vare | Posted 12.17.2012 | Fifty
Ethlie Ann Vare

Time has inexorably pushed me down, out... and across that amorphous line where a woman goes from being prey to being invisible. Never again will a construction worker yell at me to show him my tits, no matter how drunk he is. You wouldn't think I would miss that.

Air(Brush) Apparent

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.16.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

"I have a problem with the cover. She looks so young! It's like we're showing favoritism." It was at this point, dear reader, that the whistle was deployed.

FACE IT: The Best Part of Aging Might Be...

Michele Willens | Posted 11.12.2012 | Fifty
Michele Willens

The goal is to look around and see not a large canvas to race through, but a smaller series of snapshots, each worthy of stopping long enough to appreciate.

A 'New' Way of Looking at Aging

Dorothy Sander | Posted 06.11.2012 | Fifty
Dorothy Sander

Ten years ago, I turned fifty and the earth began to shift and quake beneath me; my children left home in search of their own destinies, my parents were struggling and career ambitions waned.

Ageless Beauty

Karen Cummings-Palmer | Posted 06.04.2012 | Women
Karen Cummings-Palmer

Another year is another opportunity to step or dance toward a better version of yourself and those little marks of humanity -- that's humility. I call it Ageless Beauty and that's worth fighting for.

In Sickness and in Health: A Vow for a Lifetime

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 05.01.2012 | Good News
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

We all long for a love that will last -- one that will withstand the times when we are sick or weak, when we hope that the memory of all that we were can trump the reality of who become.

The View From 70: Reflections On Aging

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 04.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Getting older also means learning to appreciate this stage of life as a new adventure. There is still much to be discovered! This time of life offers up a whole new possibility for learning and engaging in creative expression.

Five Spiritual Practices For Aging Well

Lewis Richmond | Posted 02.28.2012 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

When I ask audiences what they like about being older, people often answer "Gratitude," and then say what they are grateful for: grandchildren, good health, free time, wearing what they want, the chance to travel, giving back to the community.