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What 100-Year-Olds Say About Aging, Happiness and Positivity

Do you feel old? It turns out that many 100-year-olds don't. Those who do say they didn't start to feel old until they hit their 80s. And they didn't look back on childhood as the happiest time of the…

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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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The Centenarian Who Inspired a Protest of The Government Shutdown

Even a partial government shutdown couldn't stop Antoinette Betourne from celebrating her 100th birthday with a meal of a ham biscuit, Brunswick stew and a piece of carrot cake from the aptly-named Ca…

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The Key to a Longer Life: Your Telomeres?

A miracle cream? Baths of olive oil? Surgery? No, the secret to a longer life is none of these things. It is more simple, more integral. To live longer, it appears you need to have longer telomeres. …

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12 Fascinating Comparisons of Baby Boomers and Centenarians

How do baby boomers and centenarians differ with regards to their attitudes, opinions and lifestyle choices? That is the over-arching question that researchers conducting this year's 100@100 survey…

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