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Longevity

Great News For Women Who Gave Birth Later In Life

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.11.2014 | Fifty

Lots of women delay starting their families for various reasons. Now it turns out that delaying child-bearing might be a way of living longer, accordi...

Working Too Hard for The Runners High

Mike Sheridan | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

Epinephrine (or adrenaline) is likely the hormone responsible for the 'high' from running, as it's the same feeling adrenal junkies live for. As was i...

Having Sex... Forever

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.09.2014 | Science
St. Gallen Symposium

Aubrey de Grey wants to rid the world of aging so that people can live forever. That may sound like the plot of a science-fiction movie, but de Grey doesn't like science-fiction movies. "They are a pain in the ass and make my life much harder," he says. We find out why.

Yagana Shah

Quitting These 4 Bad Habits Could Help You Live 10 Years Longer

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty

Stub out that cigarette, pour out the wine glass, and get off the couch. If you've been meaning to quit that one bad habit but just can't seem to comm...

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.

More Health Care vs. More Health

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We may at times think too much. There is no shortage of very intelligent, highly educated people in my academic world. But perhaps there is something seductive about the pursuit of data that causes some in this domain to think that the pursuit of data is itself the objective. It shouldn't be. What most people want is for the data we derive to be applied to some

Should Cryonics, Cryothanasia, and Transhumanism Be Part of the Euthanasia Debate?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The medical field of preserving the dead for possible future life is quickly improving every year.

What Would You Write On Your Gravestone?

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 06.19.2014 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

Idalia's hearing had deteriorated over the years, but no matter: she and Clemente knew exactly what the other was thinking. They still lived in their house. She managed the bills. He did the driving. They understood the risks. On a piece of paper, duct-taped to the dash of his car, was a note about who to call in case of an emergency.

High-Fiber? More Like Undercover Sugar!

Mike Sheridan | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

They tell us we need high-fiber whole grains to prevent cancer and heart disease with in-your-face marketing, quoting research from experiments they've funded.

What's Better: Exercising More Or Sitting Less?

Mike Sheridan | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

There's no doubt we can all make an effort to increase our standing or walking outside of the hours we're expected to sit.

Yagana Shah

4 Simple Ways To Determine Just How Long You Might Live

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.02.2014 | Fifty

Ever wonder how you'll fare when it comes to the longevity stakes? As far as we know, there isn't any crystal ball to pinpoint exactly how long you'll...

Aging Single

Stanley Ely | Posted 05.28.2014 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

Aging single isn't the easiest challenge many people will face, but if that's you, look around and you'll find this is a good time to do it.

Living to 100?

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 05.27.2014 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

It turns out that living to 100 is a real possibility for many of us in our 70s and for half of kids now in preschool.

We'd All Do Well To Follow The Advice Of The Oldest Living American

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.27.2014 | Fifty

Happy Birthday, Mother Talley! Jeralean Talley is America's oldest living woman on record. And as she turns 115, we'd all do well to follow her exa...

Study Of Special Mice Points To Surprising Life-Extension Strategy

| Jasmin Fox-Skelly | Posted 05.23.2014 | Science

Scientists have found a way to beat back the hands of time and fight the ravages of old age, at least in mice. A new study finds that mice bred witho...

When Does Old Age REALLY Start? New Study Has Answer

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.21.2014 | Fifty

Not too long ago a study revealed that most people define old age as 68. What a difference a few years make. This week a new study found that old age...

Yagana Shah

Researchers Discover Surprising Link Between Taste And Longevity

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.23.2014 | Fifty

Life can be bitter or sour, but if it's sweet you may just live longer, a new study suggests. Yes, your sweet (or salt) tooth could provide insight as...

How To Live To Be 110

Adoree Durayappah, M.A.P.P., M.B.A. | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Adoree Durayappah, M.A.P.P., M.B.A.

In the Andes Mountains of Peru, living in extreme poverty, Filomena Taipe Mendoza, 116 years old, is in the running to become the world's oldest living person. If her claim proves to be true, it would make her three months older than Misao Okawa of Japan, who currently holds the record for the oldest living person.

New Study Reveals One Upside To Being A Short Man

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Get ready to finally embrace your short stature, Skee-Lo! We've long known that short people live longer than the taller among us. Past studies ha...

Scientists May Have Found 'Internal Fountain Of Youth'

| Mitchell Leslie | Posted 05.15.2014 | Science

Every day, our cells manufacture small amounts of a molecule that, in higher doses, might be the key to leading a longer, healthier life. A team of re...

Young Or Old, THIS Is The Key To Living Longer

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.13.2014 | Fifty

What's the key to long life? Is it clean living? Lots of exercise? An abundance of vegetables? Actually, the key to long life may be something a bit m...

The Truth About Red Wine's Effect On Your Health

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Although long considered a veritable silver bullet when it comes to preventing health problems, a new study calls into question the superpowers of the...

Yagana Shah

Brain-Boosting Gene Offers Promising Results In The War On Aging

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.12.2014 | Fifty

The key to fighting off aging and cognitive decline doesn't necessarily come in a pill or a bottle. Instead, researchers say, the key may be a longevi...

20 Simple Tips That Will Help You Live To 100

Phyllis Sues | Posted 07.05.2014 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

To introduce something new in your life, you need to open your eyes, your ears and your mind. Something new in your life is a wire you can grab hold of at any age, so lighten up, experiment and have fun. You might surprise yourself! It's never, ever, too late!

Yagana Shah

5 Things The Greeks Can Teach Us About Aging Well

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.22.2014 | Fifty

There's a lot we can learn from the Greeks, no doubt. Some of the greatest (and wisest) minds who ever lived were Greek... Socrates, Plato, and Aristo...