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Why It’s Never Too Late For True Love!

By Debi Berndt for YourTango.com. Every holiday season brings about anticipation for the new year. But it isn't all exciting: For single people, the upcoming year, or the thought of celebrating ano…

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5 Reasons Why Music Is the Real Fountain of Youth

Society is obsessed with youth -- so much so that one of the largest technology companies in the world, Google, recently acquired a new company, called Calico, devoted to tackling the issues of aging.…

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How Your Mind Can Make Your Body Age Faster

The cliché, "You're only as old as you think you are," may actually contain a kernel of truth, according to a group of researchers from the Netherlands who found that people with depression may age mo…

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Why Women Over 50 Need Quality Gal Pals

By Kelly Rudolph for YourTango.com. As we age, we hear a lot about physical ailments, retirement, empty-nests or grown kids moving back home. We hear about losing our memory, menopause and the dism…

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Does the ‘Perfect Age’ Really Exist?

So much for the notion of the mid-life crisis—the ideal age for Americans appears to be 50 years old, according to a recent survey by international research firm, Harris Interactive. That's right, …

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Why More People Living to Age 90 May Not Be Good News

So many people are expected to become nonagenarians (90 or older) in the coming decades that some experts suggest changing the definition of "oldest old" age from 85 to 90 years old, according to a re…

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What Does & Doesn’t Help Prevent Falls in the Elderly

Falling presents a serious health risk for the elderly. Thirty-three percent of adults over age 65 fall every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For the senior po…

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The Legend of the ‘Cranky Old Man’

From Zeus and Europa, to Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, every culture has its requisite legends and tall tales. The culture of caregiving is no exception. Thanks to, JessieBelle, one of our A…

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Take Time to Nurture Yourself

Women are often the primary nurturers. Women carry the pregnancy and breast-feed the baby. They are the epicenter of healthcare decisions for the family and are more likely to be the caregiver whe…

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3 Theories on Why Alzheimer’s Hits Women Harder Than Men

Women who develop symptoms of Alzheimer's disease typically face a faster rate of decline of their mental functioning than men in the same stage of the disease, according to a recent analysis. Rese…

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