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Gerontology

Miracle Message at the Corner Store

Lisa Guest | Posted 07.11.2014 | Books
Lisa Guest

We are never really alone. No matter what trial awaits us or causes us grief, other friendly souls with just the right ingredient for the moment appear to make the recipe work.

Steps and Missteps

Stacey Gordon | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty
Stacey Gordon

They may fall, but when they do, our job is to offer them a hand up, and that hand should not be attached to conditions or control.

Watch Out Cupid! Transhumanism is Going to Change Love

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.02.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you're in a coffee shop, don't overlook that 70-year-old sitting in the corner reading Dickens, Hemmingway, or maybe even a copy of The Transhumanist Wager. That senior citizen with their years of wisdom and experience might soon be fair game for a love interest.

How 'Life Reimagined' Is Changing The Future For Boomers

John Tarnoff | Posted 06.24.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Emilio Pardo has been a visionary communicator and branding executive for most of his professional life. While many Boomers find themselves forced to pivot to a new career, Pardo found himself called to upgrade his life path, driven by a sense of purpose that he could not ignore. We discussed his journey over the phone from his office in Washington D.C.

Don't Want to Die? Support a 1 Percent Jethro Knights Life Extension Tax

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.08.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Most people don't read scientific journals, but if they did they'd know the transhumanist field of life extension is repeatedly making major scientifi...

Life After 50 Keeps Getting Better For Men -- But Only For Awhile

Posted 02.21.2014 | Fifty

There's good news and bad news for older men. You'll experience increasing happiness after your early 50s -- but that'll only last until you're ready ...

Everyone's Living Longer -- But Especially Women

Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

As the global life expectancy rises, women are outliving men and outpacing them as centenarians. A Canadian study found the number of people living...

5 Key Ingredients For Becoming A Leader In The Aging Arena

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2014 | Fifty
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

After nearly 40 years working in the field of aging/gerontology, I've come to believe there are five key ingredients for becoming and remaining a leader in this -- and perhaps any -- arena.

The Big Question That Comes With Getting Older

John Feather, PhD | Posted 07.20.2013 | Fifty
John Feather, PhD

Who will care for you when you get old? If that's a scary or uncomfortable question, you are in good company. Most people don't want to think about their long-term care needs and when they do, they tend to have major misperceptions of what it costs and what the government will pay for.

'Oh, So Now You Notice Us?!'

Harry J. Getzov | Posted 11.14.2012 | Fifty
Harry J. Getzov

It is an inescapable fact: Senior citizens vote. They care. And as the years unfold, with the aging of the baby boomers and the resulting senior demographic explosion, this sector's voting power is going to reach unprecedented levels.

What's Your Ideal Place to Grow Old?

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 09.13.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Caroline Cicero

What is your ideal place to grow old, and will you be part of its evolution?

Why Do Some Old People Think Everything Was Better in the Past?

Quora | Posted 09.09.2012 | Home
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Erica Friedman is the President and Founder of Yuricon & ALC Publishing. She writes the world's oldest ...

Resolving to Talk with Your Loved Ones About Aging with Dignity and Independence

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 04.03.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

I invite you to think about what aging with dignity and independence means. Then take time to have the tough conversations with your loved ones about what is important to you as you grow older, and how you will get help should you require daily assistance.

Why People Who Pray Are Healthier Than Those Who Don't

Richard Schiffman | Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion
Richard Schiffman

If you want to achieve maximum health, here are a few things that you should do: exercise regularly, eat nutritious and minimally processed foods, drop those extra pounds -- and pray.

Frightening Fact Of The Day: How Many Geriatricians Are There For Every 10,000 Boomers?

Posted 11.19.2011 | Fifty

One -- that's exactly how many geriatricians there are for every 10,000 baby boomers. That's particularly disturbing considering that, as the firs...

Boomers And The Holiday Season: It's The Most Difficult Time Of The Year

Mark Lachs, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Lachs, M.D.

I get to see another stressful family byproduct of the holiday season: the realization that mom or dad may be "slowing down" in ways one or more siblings might not have recognized during the preceding year.

College Majors You Never Thought Existed

Her Campus | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Her Campus

Think majoring in Celtic Languages is eccentric? Think again.

Aging is Old Hat

Gerit Quealy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gerit Quealy

Summer movies usually mean blockbusters. But the new film To Age or Not to Age belongs more in the realm of myth busters.

The Biggest Problem With U.S. Health Care -- And How To Fix It!

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

We should focus on re-visioning healthcare's purpose: to create long-lived, productive and healthy men and women.