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5 Habits Science Proves Will Help You Live Longer

Posted 03.25.2014 | Fifty

As Abraham Lincoln once said, "It's not the years in your life that count, but the life in your years." While we agree with Abe, we're wondering why w...

Untimely Death of the Homophobe

Mark Morford | Posted 02.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark Morford

Did you hear the one about how, if you live your whole life absolutely convinced that the world's going to hell because of gay marriage and the terrif...

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. ...

This Person's Genes Can Impact Your OWN Aging Process

Posted 08.26.2013 | Fifty

Mothers play a vital part in determining how quickly their children grow old by passing on genetic mutations that speed up the aging process, ultimate...

Are Your Parents Spending Your Inheritance?

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

Many economic factors have taken their toll on seniors' nest eggs in recent years. Thus, if you were counting on a sizeable inheritance to help finance your own retirement, you may want to rethink that strategy.

How the Internet Is Changing Music (Feat. Amanda Palmer on Vocals)

Rob Brooks | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Rob Brooks

Sometimes I think I can hear the internet as it relentlessly changes everything. But the sound of the internet changing everything grows most audible in and around the music industry.

Is Inequality Shortening Your Life Span?

Phillip Longman | Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices
Phillip Longman

White, black, or brown, we'd all live longer in a more equal, less status-driven society.

Is Human Longevity Due to Grandmothers or Older Fathers?

Rob Brooks | Posted 12.31.2012 | Science
Rob Brooks

Why do humans tend to live such a long time? Our closest relatives, the chimpanzees, can last into their mid-forties in the wild. Yet somewhere in the last six million years, human lifespans have lengthened dramatically, so that living into our seventies is no big surprise.

Your Ticket To Living To 100

David R. Hamilton, Ph.D. | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living
David R. Hamilton, Ph.D.

One of the secrets to longer lifespan may be to get connected. It might mean having more regular contact with family or friends. For some, it might mean joining a club, taking up line dancing, or even starting a language class.

YIKES: Castration Yields Surprising Health Benefit, Eunuch Study Suggests

Posted 09.24.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 09/24/2012 12:16 PM EDT on LiveScience It's a life-extending strategy most men probab...

A Hunger to Live Longer: Do Calorie-Restricted Diets Promote Longevity and Slow Aging?

Rob Brooks | Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Rob Brooks

Want to live a long time? Who doesn't? Quite a number of smart people have staked their hopes for long life on restricting their calorie intake. It's an idea that rests on a not-inconsiderable body of evidence. But some new developments suggest it may be a questionable strategy.

Senior Corps Week: Honoring Baby Boomers Who Make A Difference

Dyann Brown | Posted 07.07.2012 | Impact
Dyann Brown

At the age of 59 I found myself in early retirement after a long career in non-profit management. Like so many others new to retirement, I had time on...

Could Shorter Life Expectancy Reduce Your Chances Of Divorce?

Natasha Burton | Posted 06.11.2012 | Divorce
Natasha Burton

There may be an upside to a shorter lifespan. According to a study released Monday by Queen's University in Ontario, Canada, people with lower life ...

What Finch DNA Says About Human Lifespan

Posted 01.10.2012 | Science

Talking parrots are nothing new, but what can Zebra finches tell us about how long an individual lives? Maybe more than you might think. In a prov...

Unbelievable Side Effect Of Being Stressed While Pregnant

Jena Pincott | Posted 01.03.2012 | Parents
Jena Pincott

There's an avalanche of evidence that women who are under extreme duress in pregnancy have kids who have shorter attention spans, lower IQs, memory deficiencies and health problems.

Red Grape Compound May Mimic Diet In Obese Men, Study Says

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.02.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Based on a small, brief, but nonetheless profound and compelling study in the current issue of the highly regarded scientific journal, Cell Metabolism, I intend to start taking resveratrol.

Eating Well Now Can Help Your Great-Grandchildren Live Longer

Scientific American | Sarah Fecht | Posted 12.20.2011 | Fifty

Experiments with worms show that altering an enzyme can not only lengthen their life spans, but that the longevity effect can be carried across severa...

Your 'Second' Lifetime: How Will You Make It Matter?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

The first 50-year period is already a known quantity: a person is born, passes to adulthood, finds a partner and raises children. But no such certainty applies to the next 50 years. What do you expect your second lifetime to be?

Managing Your Weight Is Worth 10 More Years

Penny Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Penny Love

The most fundamental reason to lose weight is to live younger for longer.

Do Happy People Live Longer?

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

For decades, research has suggested that people with positive emotions may live longer and healthier lives.

We Need To End The Obesity Epidemic

Thomas Goetz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas Goetz

U.S. life expectancy is actually heading downward.

Scientists Find Aging Gene: Key To Longer Lifespans?

TIME | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Molecular biologists have observed that people's cells often age at different rates, leading them to make a distinction between chronological and biol...

A Long Life: Good And Bad News For Baby Boomers ... And The Rest Of Us

Tamara McClintock Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamara McClintock Greenberg

So instead of denial or baby boomer bashing, maybe we need to be more thoughtful about how scary it is to age in the 21st century. Boomers know that a very long life can be a pyrrhic victory.

Men Married To Smart Women Live Longer

Times Online | Shane Watson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Swedish scientists have discovered that long life and good health have nothing to do with a man's education and everything to do with his wife's. Men ...

Aging "Modifiable": Most Babies Born This Century Will Live To 100, Research Shows

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

LONDON — Most babies born in rich countries this century will eventually make it to their 100th birthday, new research says. Danish experts say ...