START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

tag: aging process

One-in-Five Older Adults at Risk of Becoming an ‘Elder Orphan’

Annie might be the world’s most widely-known orphan, but her plight pales in comparison to the struggles of the ever-growing population of “elder orphans”—aging adults with no one in their lives that …


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…


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…


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…


The Good (and Bad) News About Living Longer

American life expectancy has just reached an all-time high—78.8 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of course, there's more to the story than just one statisti…


Why More People Should Try On An Aging Suit

As our global society continues to age, inventions that allow one to experience what it feels like to be old are becoming more commonplace. Simulations can range from the simple—gravel-filled glove…


Why More People Are Having Knee Replacement Surgery

Over the past two decades, the number of seniors getting total knee replacements has risen by more than 161 percent, according to a nationwide analysis of Medicare beneficiaries. Researchers from t…


3 People Who Will Change the Way the World Views Aging

“Is aging humanity’s worst problem?” This is the question that Aubrey de Grey, Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation, a non-profit organization for conducting research on scientific…


The Unexpected Secret to Successful Aging

How do you define success? Here are a few famous responses to this question: “Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”—Winston Churchill “Success is doing ordinary…


Study: Exercise slows aging

JANUARY 30, 2008—Looking to slow the hands of time or slow the appearance of time on your hands? A new study suggests that exercise does more than make you feel younger, it actually slows the …


meet our writers

Joe Baker, Care2

Joe Baker is VP of Causes and Advocacy for Care2. Joe oversees Care2's campaigns with its nonprofit partners. Previously, Joe worked for Amnesty... more

people are talking

I don't use a lot of soap, mostly on hands, feet and underarms. And I never use antibacterials.

The fluoride thing is just weird. I have never ever heard that the fluoride treatments from the den…

Thanks for the ideas.

Well, it's kind of an irritating sound. Kindness toward animals is a core Baha'i teaching about the…

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!