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The People of Shanghai's Old Alleys

Mimo Khair | Posted 09.22.2014 | World
Mimo Khair

Behind the glitz of modern Shanghai, is an old alley life soaked with tradition and color. There, in those narrow lanes, below masses of tangled elect...

Dare to Be 100: Danger Ahead -- Fat and Frail

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

When we think of a person as being frail we generally presume that he or she is skinny. A recent article published in the British Geriatrics Society J...

Keeping The 'Happy' in 'Happy Birthday'

Lisa Newlin | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Lisa Newlin

I turned 34 this year. Yes, 34. I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm in my mid-thirties and am no longer the young woman I used to be, and I'm OK with it.

10 Things You Do That Make You Look 10 Years Older

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

There are lots of expensive treatments and remedies for those who want to lock horns with the aging process and do battle. We think there is an easier...

My Story of First Meeting Detroit Hip Hop Artist Danny Brown and Its Significance on Detroit

Kelly Frazier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

With everyone telling the Danny Brown story right now, I'd rather tell my story of meeting him around the time when his Hot Soup album dropped and its significance on hip-hop in Detroit.

Dare to Be 100: How Old Is Old?

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

To be 500 is not old if you are a tree. But for us humans, a different calendar applies. A good place to start in addressing this question is to refl...

'Did He Realize I Wasn't 22?'

Elise Sax | Posted 03.20.2013 | Fifty
Elise Sax

I'm not really that old. Middle-aged. What do they call that? Oh, yes: "Past her prime." Let me tell you, I believed that "past her prime" line. Believed it especially for, well, you know... The big nasty. Hot sweaty snugglebunnies. Bow chicka wow wow. Intimacy.

An Old Barn, Like an Old Creature, Should Have Purpose

Katherine Dunn | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Katherine Dunn

"Dream deep," I heard a voice say warmly, like an old aunt sitting and knitting on the front porch.

Out With the New and in With the Old

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 08.09.2012 | Home
Jeff DeGraff

The question isn't, "What does Beethoven sound like in a virtual environment?" but rather, "How does symphonic music remain relevant to a generation that doesn't care for Beethoven?" You can almost hear the purse close.

Papa's Gift of a More-Optimistic Future

Andrew S. Doctoroff | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Andrew S. Doctoroff

Papa is neither wealthy nor famous. I suspect his name has never appeared in a newspaper. Again and again, he climbs a flight of stairs to reach the humble second-story condominium in which he has lived for the last 40 years.

What Makes Me Angry? Dementia

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 06.07.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

The clock is ticking. We need a fully-funded, coordinated national effort against dementia or we face big troubles ahead

Was Madonna Too Old for the Halftime Show? Or Is This Just a Double Standard?

Juliet Jeske | Posted 04.09.2012 | Fifty
Juliet Jeske

Love her or hate her stagecraft or music, everyone is entitled to their opinion. But calling Madonna "too old" doesn't make a ton of sense, especially since she is a decade younger than most of the men who have gone before her.

This Old Guy Walks Into a Comedy Club...

Marc Hershon | Posted 10.08.2011 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Richard Carter, 1920-2011 I just learned that Richard Carter passed away at the age of 91 last month, over across the bay in Concord, CA. He was a wa...

Travelers of the World Unite: Stop the Wars

Judie Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Judie Fein

In short, we are opinion leaders, opinion makers, the vanguard of the modern wave of exploration.

Medicare Paid $47 Billion In Suspect Claims, According To HHS

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The government paid more than $47 billion in questionable Medicare claims including medical treatment showing little relation to a ...

Linda Skylark Rescue Mission: Play Now!

www.mochiads.com | MochiAds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Play new bright and colorful game full of shooting and adventures! Linda Skylark was ten, when her older sister Jane had been declared missing in action. Little Linda sworn to find out what had happened to Jane. 11 years later, having her craft at the ready, Linda acquires the Jane's flight plan. The journey is about to begin...

Friday Talking Points [53] -- Why McCain Is Losing, And Why Democrats Shouldn't Say So

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John McCain is losing the race for the White House. Now, this doesn't mean he has already lost it -- we've still got to go vote, after all. I'll cov...

Friday Talking Points [45] -- Lessons Democrats Should Learn From Obama's Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I know that just about the entire blogosphere is talking about John McCain's pick of Sarah Palin (who?) for his running mate, but I, for one, refuse t...

McCain's Aging Cocoon

Lester Feder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lester Feder

Doctors can alleviate any concerns about McCain's health. But Americans can rightly wonder whether he truly understands the faltering economy that he will have to steer back to health if he becomes president.