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A Different Perspective on Aging

May is Older Americans Month, a time to consider the issues and challenges that confront our aging population. But there are so many misconceptions about aging, it can be hard to tell fact from fictio…

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What Does it Mean to Age ‘Successfully?’

We all want to “age successfully.” We want to be like the 100-and-something year old super-agers we see profiled on the news—the ones who are still running marathons, doing gymnastics or practicing ai…

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Make My Day: Call Me ‘Ma’am’

Call me "ma'am." Go ahead. Make my day. As a young girl, when I was told "you run like a girl," the meaning was clear: you are inadequate and always will be. Back then, we didn't question it much. …

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4 Strategies for Feeling Better About Getting Old

New research reveals there might, in fact, be truth in the cliché "You’re only as young as you feel." Scientists from the University College London (UCL) surveyed thousands of English men and women…

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Can a Positive Attitude Reverse the Effects of Aging?

The world is full of stereotypes. Some are born from over-generalized kernels of truth, while others are more like misguided myths gone wild. And, at some point in our lives, we've all experienced the…

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This Healthy Aging Trick Will Make the World a Better Place

Diet, exercise and social engagement—the three pillars of successful aging need to make room for a fourth: volunteering. A new study led by scientists from the Rotman Research Institute in Ontario, Ca…

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10 Easy Anti-Aging Tips

From wrinkle creams to cosmetic surgeries, diet pills to hair dye, Americans' penchant for products that mask the effects of getting old is downright voracious. The effectiveness of these products var…

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The Number One Reason to Set a New Health Goal Today

Americans over 60 are feeling more empowered and optimistic than ever before, according to the results of this year's United States of Aging Survey, conducted by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). …

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5 Ways to Get Healthier & Happier With Age

In our culture, everything happens at the speed of youth. Whether it’s cell phones, computers, songs, movies, books or opinions, it seems that only the newest models and latest releases matter. What…

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5 Reasons Why Elderly Flash Mobs Rock

In honor of the upcoming anniversary of the first “official” flash mob—which is said to have taken place in a Macy’s department store in Manhattan on June 3, 2003—we’d like to take a moment to discuss…

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