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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 …

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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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The World’s Oldest Person Has a Birthday Today

Today—Thursday, March 5, 2015—is Misao Okawa’s 117th birthday. The daughter of kimono merchants, Okawa was fittingly wearing a pink cherry blossom kimono during a recent birthday celebration in her…

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What Makes ‘SuperAgers’ So Unique? (Hint: Whales and Elephants Have It, Too)

At 107 years old, Edythe Kirchmaier has a blemish-free driving record, continues to volunteer at the non-profit, Direct Relief International, and is Facebook’s oldest user. In a world where more and m…

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8 Healthy Aging Tips to Start 2015 Off Right

To help you jump start your healthy routine for 2015, Dr. Bruce Daggy, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor in the Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Sciences Department of Florida State University answers a few quest…

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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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4 Everyday Toxins That Age You

The phrase "age is just a number" is bandied about by everyone from fitness gurus to life coaches, but there is an undeniable element of truth to the tired cliché. Men and women in their 90s and 100s …

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Why Confident Seniors Stay Healthier, Longer

It's not surprising that mentally feeling better about oneself can translate to enhanced physical wellbeing, but new research from Concordia University confirms that the connection between confidence …

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How Your Age Determines What Makes You Happy

Happiness — an ever-elusive state of being that we unceasingly chase, even though we know it is an inevitably temporary companion. The question of what makes us truly happy is more philosophical th…

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