Ben Platt Isn’t the Oldest Adult to Play a Teenager Onscreen

Here are our picks for the most memorable performances with the biggest age gaps between star and character. Did they pull it off?

#actors-and-actresses, #age-chronological, #breakfast-at-tiffanys-movie, #dirty-dancing-movie, #ferris-buellers-day-off-movie, #grease-movie, #grey-jennifer, #hepburn-audrey, #mean-girls-movie, #movies, #platt-ben-1993, #ruck-alan-1956, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #thompson-emma, #travolta-john

The New Science on How We Burn Calories

How could that change our understanding about, for starters, chronic disease, aging and obesity?

#age-chronological, #calories, #diet-and-nutrition, #research, #science-journal

stupid-things-I-won’t-do-when-get

Inspired by a new book, “Stupid Things I Won’t Do When I Get Old,” I’m taking stock of my life and deciding what I need to reconsider.

#age-chronological, #brody-jane-e, #dogs, #elderly, #falls

When to Collect Social Security: Why You Should Wait

More details on why experts advise to wait to claim benefits and on benefits for divorced spouses.

#age-chronological, #content-type-service, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #income-tax, #individual-retirement-accounts, #kotlikoff-laurence-j, #labor-and-jobs, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #personal-finances, #retirement, #social-security-us, #wages-and-salaries, #widows-and-widowers

The Sunday Read: ‘How Long Can We Live?’

New research is intensifying the life span debate — with profound implications for the future of the planet.

#age-chronological, #audio-neutral-informative, #death-and-dying, #medicine-and-health, #science-and-technology

Serena Williams and Her Fellow Tennis Greats Are Limping Toward the Exits

Graceful final chapters in tennis can be difficult to achieve, as Serena Williams and Roger Federer are learning firsthand.

#age-chronological, #federer-roger, #nadal-rafael, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #williams-serena

A Grandfather Asks, How Much Freedom Can My Grandson Handle?

From the top of the big kids’ slide, you can see forever.

#age-chronological, #playgrounds

What We Think We Know About Metabolism May Be Wrong

A new study challenges assumptions about energy expenditure by people, including the idea that metabolism slows at middle age.

#age-chronological, #calories, #diet-and-nutrition, #menopause, #research, #science-journal, #weight, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science, #your-feed-selfcare

Is the Delta Variant Making Younger Adults ‘Sicker, Quicker’?

Many doctors on the front lines say unvaccinated patients in their 20s and 30s are becoming more severely ill, and more quickly. But comprehensive data is lacking.

#age-chronological, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #hospitals, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science, #youth

It’s Never Too Late to Play the Cello

Vera Jiji’s beloved cello, tucked away in the back of her closet, remained untouched, almost forgotten, for over 40 years. It’s been like a second life for her.

#age-chronological, #cellos, #content-type-personal-profile, #elderly, #jiji-vera, #music, #never-too-late-2021

A Closer Look at the Colon Condition That Hospitalized the Pope

Francis suffered a disorder that is relatively common and treatable, and doctors expect him to make a full recovery.

#age-chronological, #antibiotics, #colon, #constipation, #content-type-service, #digestive-tract, #diverticulosis, #fiber-dietary, #francis, #gemelli, #roman-catholic-church, #surgery-and-surgeons, #your-feed-science

White House Says It Will Narrowly Miss July 4 Vaccination Goal

People ages 18 to 26 have been slow to get their shots, aides to President Biden said, ruling out the possibility of getting 70 percent of adults at least partly vaccinated by Independence Day.

#age-chronological, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #fauci-anthony-s, #independence-day-us-july-4, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #zients-jeffrey-d

The Secrets of ‘Cognitive Super-Agers’

By studying centenarians, researchers hope to develop strategies to ward off Alzheimer’s disease and slow brain aging for all of us.

#age-chronological, #alzheimers-disease, #brain, #dementia, #elderly, #memory

Lifelong Exercise Adds Up to Big Health Care Savings

People who start to exercise before or during middle age typically save from $824 to $1,874 annually on health care costs after retirement.

#aarp, #age-chronological, #bmj-open-journal, #exercise, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #medicare

How the Virus Unraveled Hispanic American Families

Deaths in Santa Clara County, Calif., highlight a terrible disparity of the pandemic: Covid-19 killed many Hispanic Americans at younger ages.

#age-chronological, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-jose-calif, #santa-clara-county-calif, #your-feed-science

Life Expectancy Could Rise a Lot. Here’s What it Means.

What happens if we slow down aging?

#age-chronological, #ageless-the-new-science-of-getting-older-without-getting-old-book, #longevity, #olshansky-s-jay, #steele-andrew-author, #united-states

How 3 Women Made Career Changes in Midlife

Have your career goals withered after 16 months of pandemic-life? Three women share their stories of later-in-life career success.

#age-chronological, #careers-and-professions

Jane Brody and Anthony Fauci on Staying Fit and Focused at 80 and Beyond

The Times’s longtime Personal Health columnist and the nation’s most famous doctor met recently to talk about life as octogenarians and beyond. Listen to their conversation.

#age-chronological, #birthdays, #brody-jane-e, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #fauci-anthony-s, #medicine-and-health

In Germany, an Early Covid Vaccine Shot Comes With Disapproving Looks

Vaccination brings greater freedoms. That has tempted some people to try the most un-German of activities: cutting in line.

#age-chronological, #astrazeneca-plc, #biontech-se, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #germany, #politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

A Jane Brody Birthday Milestone: 80!

The secret to a happy and vibrant old age? Strive to do what you love for as long as you can do it.

#age-chronological, #birthdays, #diet-and-nutrition, #elderly, #exercise

‘I Just Got My Vaccine’: U.S. Rollout Expands to Children Ages 12 to 15

About 17 million children in the age group are newly eligible for the vaccine, the biggest indication yet that life could soon return to something more like normal for American teenagers.

#age-chronological, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #pediatric-inflammatory-multisystem-syndrome-pims, #united-states

In Reversal, Retirements Increased During the Pandemic

Job losses, rather than rising asset values, seem to be the main cause in upending a decades-long trend.

#age-chronological, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #retirement, #unemployment

The U.S. Birthrate Has Dropped Again. The Pandemic May Be Accelerating the Decline.

Over all, the birthrate declined by 4 percent in 2020. Births were down most sharply in December, when babies conceived at the start of the health crisis would have been born.

#age-chronological, #birth-rates, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #united-states, #women-and-girls

Clara Lamore Walker, Olympian, Dies at 94

She gave up competitive swimming after the 1948 Games in London — until her doctor prescribed the pool for back pain. She staged an astonishing comeback.

#age-chronological, #deaths-obituaries, #international-swimming-hall-of-fame, #olympic-games-1948, #providence-college, #records-and-achievements, #swimming, #walker-clara-lamore-1926-2021, #women-and-girls

Michigan’s Covid Wards Are Filling Up With Younger Patients

Even as vaccines roll out, more younger people in Michigan are being hospitalized than at any other point in the pandemic. And they’re coming in sicker.

#age-chronological, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #elderly, #hospitals, #michigan, #vaccination-and-immunization, #youth

My Second Phase of Adulthood

How I’m changing my perspective on life.

#age-chronological, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-personal-profile, #death-and-dying, #parenting

The ‘Joy and Envy’ of Vaccine FOMO

As some people start to shake off coronavirus precautions, those who are waiting their turn for a vaccine say the FOMO is real. “It’s like when every friend is getting engaged before you.”

#age-chronological, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #brazil, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #european-union, #france, #germany, #great-britain, #mexico, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization

Looking Forward to Your 170th Birthday

In “Ageless,” Andrew Steele explores the science of aging and the advances that might let humans prolong their lives by decades.

#age-chronological, #ageless-the-new-science-of-getting-older-without-getting-old-book, #books-and-literature, #elderly, #longevity, #steele-andrew-author

The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Is Said to Be Powerfully Protective in Adolescents

A clinical trial found no symptomatic infections among vaccinated children ages 12 to 15, the companies said, and there were no serious side effects. The data have not yet been reviewed by independent experts.

#age-chronological, #antibodies, #astrazeneca-plc, #children-and-childhood, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #food-and-drug-administration, #johnsonjohnson, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Walking and Other Aerobic Exercise May Aid the Aging Brain

Older people with mild cognitive impairment showed improvements in brain blood flow and memory after a yearlong aerobic exercise program.

#age-chronological, #alzheimers-disease, #brain, #carotid-arteries, #elderly, #exercise, #journal-of-alzheimers-disease, #memory, #university-of-texas-southwestern-medical-center

Teenage Brains Are More Vulnerable to Marijuana, Federal Data Suggests

Teenagers are more likely to get hooked on marijuana, stimulants and other recreational drugs than college-aged or older adults.

#addiction-psychology, #age-chronological, #alcohol-abuse, #cannabis-foods-and-products, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #e-cigarettes, #marijuana, #sedatives, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

‘How Did You Qualify?’ For the Young and Vaccinated, Rude Questions and Raised Eyebrows

Medical privacy has become the latest casualty of vaccination efforts, as friends, co-workers and even total strangers ask intrusive questions about personal health conditions.

#age-chronological, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #obesity, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization, #weight

Lighting Up Later in Life

The number of older adults who use cannabis is on the rise, and some health experts are concerned.

#age-chronological, #anxiety-and-stress, #cannabis-foods-and-products, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #jama-network-open, #marijuana, #national-cannabis-industry-assn, #your-feed-science

The Pandemic Happiness Gap

New surveys show that in the last year, older adults tended to be more positive than younger ones, suggesting that the ability to cope improves with age.

#age-chronological, #anxiety-and-stress, #carstensen-laura, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #emotions, #happiness, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #research, #stanford-university

Dench, Smith, McKellen, Jacobi: On a Vanishing Era of Theater Greats

With British venues closed and years advancing, there’s even less time to see some of the finest actors in their 80s onstage.

#actors-and-actresses, #age-chronological, #dench-judi, #jacobi-derek, #london-england, #mckellen-ian, #smith-maggie, #theater

Taylor Swift and the Wisdom of Youth

“Folklore,” the album that earned five of Swift’s six Grammy nominations, is stocked with references to the specific, oft-denigrated insight of teenagers.

#age-chronological, #cardigan-song, #content-type-personal-profile, #folklore-album, #grammy-awards, #pop-and-rock-music, #swift-taylor, #women-and-girls

25 Again? How Exercise May Fight Aging

The muscles of those who worked out looked like those of 25-year-olds and showed less of the inflammation that is tied to health problems as we age.

#age-chronological, #athletics-and-sports, #elderly, #exercise, #muscles

How Exercise Enhances Aging Brains

Sedentary, older adults who took aerobic dance classes twice a week showed improvements in brain areas critical for memory and thinking.

#age-chronological, #brain, #elderly, #exercise, #memory, #neurobiology-of-learning-and-memory-journal, #rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey

Covid Causes Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy

American life expectancy fell by one year, to 77.8 years, in the first half of 2020. It may rebound as the pandemic’s end approaches.

#age-chronological, #black-people, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #hispanic-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #whites

A Holistic View of Vaccine Hesitancy

From the perspective of Black people, particularly many young ones, the government is not to be trusted.

#age-chronological, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

Biden Will Be the Oldest President to Take the Oath. Who Were the Youngest and Oldest?

Until Joe Biden is sworn in on Wednesday, President Trump holds the record for the country’s oldest chief executive. At 42, Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest.

#age-chronological, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #inaugurations, #presidential-transition-us, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Covid Balancing Act for Doctors

At the start of the pandemic, I was “Dr. No” to my in-laws and cancer patients, but my conversations have become more nuanced.

#age-chronological, #cancer, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #immune-system, #leukemia, #protective-clothing-and-gear

Don’t Let the Pandemic Stop Your Shots

Even as older adults await the coronavirus vaccine, many are skipping the standard ones. That’s not wise, health experts say.

#age-chronological, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diphtheria, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #epidemics, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hepatitis, #influenza, #minorities, #pneumonia, #shingles-disease, #tetanus, #vaccination-and-immunization, #whooping-cough, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Secret to Longevity? 4-Minute Bursts of Intense Exercise May Help

Including high-intensity training in your workouts provided better protection against premature death than moderate workouts alone.

#age-chronological, #bmj-journal, #deaths-fatalities, #elderly, #exercise, #norway, #research

Volunteering May Be Good for Your Health

Before the pandemic, I’d been spending less time in my basement office and more time out doing some good with like-minded people. Was this the magic elixir that improved my health?

#age-chronological, #blood-pressure, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-banks-and-pantries, #heart, #shutdowns-institutional, #volunteers-and-community-service

At Augusta National, Patience and Experience Pay Off

The course has many quirks, and these Masters pros are intimate with them.

#age-chronological, #augusta-ga, #augusta-national-golf-club, #langer-bernhard, #masters-golf-tournament

Biden Is Old. That’s a Good Thing.

Lord knows that we need someone with wisdom and experience right now.

#age-chronological, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #brooks-arthur-c, #intelligence-and-intelligence-tests-iq, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government

No Grumpy Old Men in the Chimp World

Older male chimps follow a pattern that researchers also see in humans, preferring to have positive relationships with a few good friends.

#age-chronological, #animal-behavior, #arizona-state-university, #dar-es-salaam-tanzania, #friendship, #goodall-jane, #harvard-university, #machanda-zarin-p, #monkeys-and-apes, #rosati-alexandra-g, #science-journal, #tufts-university, #uganda, #university-of-michigan, #your-feed-science

The Coronavirus Has Claimed 2.5 Million Years of Potential Life in the U.S., Study Finds

A Harvard researcher added up the number of years that Americans who died from Covid-19 might have lived had they reached a typical life expectancy.

#age-chronological, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #race-and-ethnicity, #rumors-and-misinformation, #united-states, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

As They Became Seniors, They Started Businesses for Them

After working for others, some Americans find opportunities in working for themselves — while catering to people growing older.

#age-chronological, #content-type-service, #elderly, #entrepreneurship, #longevity, #retirement, #small-business