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Can Retirement Increase Life Expectancy?

Choosing to retire in a CCRC, if it has lots of activities and on-site healthcare, may not only increase longevity but also make life more fulfilling.
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How Aging Affects Your Sleep and What To Do About It

Sleeping patterns change as we age, but luckily there are a lot of things that you can do that can help you sleep better even though you no longer sleep like a baby.
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Why Do We Have to Die and What Can Be Done...

Research on the hydra has shined a light on why organisms die, but the picture painted by longevity research so far, although rich in detail, has been contradictory and confusing.
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The Scientific Evidence that Optimism Leads to Better Health

The underlying factors that govern our health and longevity are not merely cheerfulness vs. moroseness, they are positive vs. negative attitudes, compassion vs. hostility, love vs. hate.
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What Naked Mole-Rats Are Teaching Us About Human Life

It may seem far-fetched to think that studying naked mole-rats could have profound implications for human beings but, in fact, they have already taught us things that could help save lives and improve longevity.
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An Octogenarian Shares His Secrets for a Long and Healthy Life

What does it take to have rock hard abs at 80? Dov Michaeli shares his secrets to attaining a hard body and strong mind in the 9th decade of life.

Want to Live Long? Hook Up With a Young One

Heterochronic parabiosis involves hooking up the circulation of animals of different ages. Research suggests that a factor in young blood appears to prompt rejuvenation, including liver stem cell proliferation and re-myelination of axons in the oldsters.

Turning 60? Depressed? Maybe you need a good long...

When Diane Nyad turned 60 instead of heading to the couch to watch TV, she headed to the ocean for a good long swim - to Cuba.

How Did Mice Beat the Aging Process?

At first it sounded like “so, this mouse walks into a bar and asks the bartender, guess how old I am” joke, but then...