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The Longevity Project

What The Longevity Project Really Teaches Us About Divorce

Mandy Walker | Posted 05.12.2012 | Divorce
Mandy Walker

The Longevity Study reinforces the importance of putting the best interests of your children first when divorcing.

Healthy for 100 Years

Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D.

One of us is a 100-year-old physician who has been in an ongoing research study since 1917, and the other is a baby-boomer health researcher who has been heavily involved in conducting that remarkable study.

President Obama at 50 -- Is the Job Taking Its Toll, or Is He Thriving on It?

Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D.

The discoveries of The Longevity Project give us probabilities and cannot say with certainty how healthy a person will remain and how long any individual will live, but things are looking really good for President Obama.

Searching for the Secrets to Longevity

Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D.

On the "Today Show," Leslie pointed out that you cannot understand much about the causes of health and long life by studying only people who succeeded. They don't really know the answer.

What The Founding Fathers Can Teach Us About Longevity

Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D.

The first four U.S. presidents -- Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Madison -- plus Benjamin Franklin -- lived an average of more than 82 years, and they did so without the benefit of modern medical care.

Best Way To Live Long? Have Good Table Manners

nytimes.com | KATHERINE BOUTON | Posted 06.19.2011 | Books

After reading “The Longevity Project,” I took an unscientific survey of friends and relatives asking them what personality characteristic they tho...

Why Do Kids Of Divorce Die Sooner?

Katie Hafner | Posted 06.08.2011 | Divorce
Katie Hafner

In 1990, two psychologists embarked on a research project seeking answers to the question, "What makes for a long life?" Divorce, it turns out, plays a significant role in longevity, particularly for children of divorce.

How Prayer Leads To Better Health And Longer Life

Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D.

Our findings confirmed that individuals who were religious, especially women, were more likely to live longer lives. But why?