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Staying Young

10 Real Ways To Slow Life Down As You Age

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 07.29.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

When I was pregnant, I got tired of talking about having a baby. When I finally had my little darling, I became weary of talking only about nap time and Sponge Bob. Now I find I am getting a little frustrated with this whole 'getting older' thing.

How to Look and Feel Ageless for Decades

Joy Weston | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Joy Weston

Everything comes down to perception. Once you can appreciate all the mileage that's been accumulated on this amazing machine called your body and then truly acknowledge the blessing of each additional year, every extra minute is perceived as a blessing.

5 Reasons I Love Working With Much-Younger Colleagues

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.21.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I am almost 40 years older than most of the women in my office and that suits me just fine. In fact, I actually like it -- a lot. Aside from the occasional thermostat war (I'm always hot; they are always freezing), we do better than just 'get along.' Working with colleagues who are younger has helped me stay young in many ways:

What My Children's Art Taught Me About Aging

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 06.04.2014 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

When they started high school, I knew it was time to take the artwork down. Otherwise, I just looked pathetic: an old mom clinging to old memories. But all I could muster was to move them upstairs, to my office, where I could secretly look at them.

A Wise Woman's 17 Tips For Staying Fit Forever

Felice Shapiro | Posted 04.28.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

On a blizzard-y Boston morning, my partner Lea Anne and I agreed to brave the weather and show up to play our scheduled tennis match. Our willing competitors had a rough commute as well -- so when we all met court side, we were equally pumped to play, sheltered from the storm in our warm tennis bubble.

Top 10 Reminders I'm Not Young Anymore

Linda Riefberg | Posted 03.24.2014 | Fifty
Linda Riefberg

If you are like me, sometimes you feel like you are still that young person, heading off to college with all the energy and promise of youth. Then I look in the mirror and a stranger stares back at me. It is at those moments that I am reminded that my youth is long gone. Here are my top ten reminders that I am not young any longer... even if I still feel young at heart.

Brain Training Helped Older Adults Stay Sharp For Years, Study Finds

Reuters | Julie Steenhuysen | Posted 03.14.2014 | Fifty

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, Jan 13 (Reuters) - A brief course of brain exercises helped older adults hold on to improvements in reas...

Finally The War On Aging Has Truly Begun

TIME Magazine | Aubrey de Grey | Posted 09.19.2013 | Fifty

To paraphrase Churchill’s words following the Second Battle of El Alamein: Google‘s announcement about their new venture to extend human life, Cal...

The Price Of Eternal Youth? Oh, About $62,692

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.09.2013 | Fifty

So what's the cost of eternal youth? To be precise, it's $62,692. Starting today, Britons with that kind of money lying around will be able to free...

This 82-Year-Old Grandfather Has HOW Many College Degrees?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.06.2013 | Fifty

Terence "Terry" Sutherland gives new meaning to the phrase "lifelong learner." At 82, he just picked up his fifth college degree -- a bachelor's of ar...

The Surprising Benefit Of Choral Singing

The New York Times | Paula Span | Posted 06.21.2013 | Fifty

Can choral singing really help people age well? Maintain their health and their crucial social connections? Perhaps find their way through grief and l...

Why Friends Are The Secret To Staying Young

Posted 06.14.2013 | OWN

By Meg Wolitzer It's my 53rd birthday, and M is on the phone, speaking in the voice of a persnickety old woman. "What do you know, it's your ...

How To Make The Universe Take Your Order

Sandi Bachom | Posted 05.21.2013 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

I'm not a Boomer, I'm a War Baby, born in October of 1944, the end of WWII. My generation survived everything, drugs, sex AND rock and roll. Hell, we invented them! We refuse to age; we will be dragged kicking and screaming into senility.

The Secret To Staying Young

Grown And Flown | Posted 04.10.2013 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

Adulthood is the long pursuit of answers to our own life's questions, but when we find the answers and the questions become too few, what do we have?

Why We Should Stop Trying To Emulate The Young

Dinah Berland | Posted 03.09.2013 | Fifty
Dinah Berland

Now that the population of healthy, active post-50 members is expected to expand exponentially in years to come, perhaps we have the power to take the lead in turning the tide toward more fulfilling futures for ourselves and, in so doing, also become models for growing older with dignity.

What I See in the Faces of my Friends

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 11.18.2012 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

We all get older. We all age. And we all are reminded each day, when we look at the faces of those we love, that we are doing this aging thing alongside each other, keeping the youngest part of ourselves alive.

5 Reasons Being A Wedding Guest Is Better After 40

Delia Lloyd | Posted 09.29.2012 | Weddings
Delia Lloyd

But as I age -- and move out of the wedding phase of life and into the era when everybody starts getting divorced -- I don't go to all that many weddings anymore. So when I do -- as I did some weeks back -- they are a real source of rejuvenation for me personally.

May We Stay Forever Young

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 09.11.2012 | Fifty
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

We can be as young as we choose to be -- perhaps not in every way and not all the time, but deep down and where it matters the most.

It's Easy to Stay Young: Antioxidants to the Rescue

Adrienne Vendetti | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Adrienne Vendetti

As women age, their skin naturally loses some of the vitamins and other components that gives their skin a natural, young look. When these items age, ...

Happy Birthday, Deborah Szekely!

David Freeman | Posted 07.03.2012 | Fifty
David Freeman

Deborah Szekely looks good or 90. Heck, she looks good for 50 -- and she says she doesn't feel any different now than she did decades ago.

Would You Pop A Pill To Reverse Aging?

Posted 05.14.2012 | Fifty

If a pill offered to restore your youthful appearance, would you take it? Scientists may have discovered a way to reverse the effects of aging through...

10 Spiritual Ways To Stay Young

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 10.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Hayley Rose Horzepa

I often get mistaken for being a lot younger than I actually am. It wasn't just about looks ... It was about attitude. Regardless of what happened to me, there are a few things I've consistently done to keep myself forever young.

Rediscovering The Joy Of Play

Mina Samuels | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Mina Samuels

As adults we burden ourselves with responsibilities, obligations, and expectations, that we can sometimes feel shackled to our lives. Playing is the opposite -- free, light, unbounded.

WTF with OMG?

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

OMG!OMG!OMG! It is infinite and adamant, this brain-chipped bird-chirp au moment, in its insistent concrete sweep of yesterday's American spoken language.