Young Politicians Seek Change, but Face Hurdles as Old as Politics

A new law allowed a record number of young people to run in local elections this year. But they face skepticism, cultural hurdles and problems as old as politics itself.

#age-chronological, #cheon-seung-ah, #people-power-party, #politics-and-government, #south-korea, #youth

Stress Might Age the Immune System, New Study Finds

Here’s what the results may mean for you.

#age-chronological, #anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #discrimination, #immune-system, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #research

When You’re Forced to Cash Out in a Bearlike Market

You can’t leave money in your I.R.A. forever, as dictated by I.R.S. rules. This can put retired investors in a tough spot.

#age-chronological, #content-type-service, #individual-retirement-accounts, #personal-finances, #retirement, #savings

Help With Medicare Costs: What You Need to Know

Low-income Americans on Medicare can get assistance paying their premiums and other expenses. Several states have allowed more people to qualify.

#age-chronological, #content-type-service, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #extra-help, #federal-aid-us, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #income, #medicare, #medicare-savings-program, #personal-finances, #poverty, #retirement

‘I Had to Go Back’: Over 55, and Not Retired After All

After leaving the labor force in unusual numbers early in the pandemic, Americans approaching retirement age are back on the job at previous levels.

#age-chronological, #careers-and-professions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #retirement, #united-states-economy

Millions of South Koreans Could Soon Get Younger (on Paper)

South Korea has three ways of calculating age, often adding a year or two to the international standard. The incoming president wants to change that.

#age-chronological, #south-korea, #yoon-suk-yeol

Mariko Yugeta and the Motivating Power of Regret

What the extraordinary performance of a 63-year-old runner shows about the power of regret.

#age-chronological, #boston-marathon, #content-type-service, #pink-daniel-h, #the-power-of-regret-how-looking-backward-moves-us-forward-book, #yugeta-mariko

Exploring the Health Effects of Ageism

Through more than three decades of research, the Yale psychologist Becca Levy has demonstrated that age discrimination can take years off one’s life.

#age-chronological, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #elderly, #levy-becca, #longevity, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #yale-university, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Can Your Diet Help Prevent Dementia?

Here’s what the science says about whether your diet can counteract cognitive decline.

#age-chronological, #alzheimers-disease, #animal-behavior, #dementia, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #health-foods, #longevity, #obesity, #oils-and-fats, #research, #vegetables, #weight

Delia Ephron’s Memoir Could Be Called ‘Love, Loss and Love Again’

In “Left on Tenth,” the veteran author looks back on a series of life-altering events, including a whirlwind romance at the age of 72.

#age-chronological, #books-and-literature, #dating-and-relationships, #ephron-delia, #ephron-nora, #friendship, #left-on-tenth-a-second-chance-at-life-book, #movies, #new-york-city, #writing-and-writers

‘Preventative’ Botox: Do Injections Work to Reduce Wrinkles?

Or are injections just a temporary, addictive fix?

#age-chronological, #botox-drug, #content-type-service, #doctors, #face, #luxury-goods-and-services, #plastic-surgery, #skin, #women-and-girls

Generation X Is Helping Older People Age at Home

The Village to Village Network assists older people with the services they need to remain in their homes. A younger generation is getting involved.

#age-chronological, #aging-in-place, #content-type-service, #elderly, #generation-x, #mcwhinney-morse-susan, #retirement, #silent-generation, #village-movement, #village-to-village-network, #volunteers-and-community-service

How to Transition Into Retirement

Many older Americans like to ease into being an ex-worker — but you need to think carefully about just how to get there.

#age-chronological, #content-type-service, #labor-and-jobs, #longevity, #medicare, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #personal-finances, #retirement, #social-security-us, #social-security-administration

Making ‘Dinobabies’ Extinct: IBM’s Push for a Younger Work Force

Documents released in an age-discrimination case appear to show high-level discussion about paring the ranks of older employees.

#age-chronological, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #international-business-machines-corporation, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #liss-riordan-shannon, #rometty-virginia-m, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Too Young to Feel So Old

After nearly two years spent in a computer crouch, my favorite sweater and I have gone fuzzy.

#age-chronological, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental

Older Americans Fight to Make America Better

We don’t want to leave the world a worse place than we found it.

#age-chronological, #baby-boomers, #bank-of-america-corporation, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #boycotts, #citigroup-inc, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #global-warming, #millennial-generation, #mitchell-joni, #music, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #pop-and-rock-music, #presidential-election-of-2020, #spotify, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-act-1965, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements, #wells-fargocompany, #young-neil, #youth

The Sunday Read: ‘The Joys (and Challenges) of Sex After 70’

Sex can drop off in our final decades. But for those who keep going, it can be the best of their lives.

#age-chronological, #audio-positive-nostalgic, #baby-boomers, #elderly, #sex

Using Tech to Optimize Your Social Security Benefits

A variety of online tools can guide retirees looking to make the most of this benefit — which many older Americans depend on.

#age-chronological, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #financial-planners, #longevity, #personal-finances, #retirement, #social-security-us, #taxation

How to Handle Menopause Symptoms While Working

Hot flashes, mood swings and other signs of menopause can cause women to quit their jobs. Here’s how some handle symptoms while working.

#age-chronological, #labor-and-jobs, #menopause, #menstruation, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #workplace-environment

Zara Rutherford Becomes Youngest Woman to Circle the Globe Solo

When Zara Rutherford landed in Belgium on Thursday, she became the youngest woman to circumnavigate the globe solo.

#age-chronological, #airlines-and-airplanes, #pilots, #records-and-achievements, #rutherford-zara, #women-and-girls

When Dementia Strikes at an Early Age

Dementia in a person in their 30s, 40s or 50s poses special challenges, starting with getting a diagnosis.

#age-chronological, #alzheimers-disease, #brain, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #dementia, #dreams, #frontotemporal-dementia, #jama-neurology-journal, #memory, #sports-injuries

Why a Grandfather Went Back to College: ‘I Was Not Whole’

Ciro Scala had to delay school. Fifty years later, he returned, earning two degrees and the respect of younger students.

#age-chronological, #city-college-of-new-york, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-personal-profile, #scala-ciro

Middle Age Doesn’t Happen ‘Just Like That’

Why is the “Sex and the City” reboot populated by adults who seem perplexed by everything from politics to their own bodies?

#age-chronological, #and-just-like-that-tv-program, #manhattan-nyc, #sex-and-the-city-tv-program, #television, #women-and-girls

The Secrets to Successful Aging in 2022

Advice from Well’s most popular stories of the year.

#age-chronological, #content-type-service, #digestive-tract, #elderly, #exercise, #longevity

Covid’s Risk to Older Adults

Ready to give up on the pandemic? Spare a moment to think about older people.

#age-chronological, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #disease-rates, #vaccination-and-immunization

What to Know About Your Hair: Questions and Answers

Here, answers to some pressing questions about what’s going on with your hair and what treatments may be worth trying.

#age-chronological, #content-type-service, #hair, #shampoos-and-hair-products, #women-and-girls

Inflation Worries Say a Lot About You (and May Move Prices)

Age, region, education and income all influence what people think consumer prices will be a few years from now. And that creates a policy puzzle.

#age-chronological, #consumer-behavior, #consumer-price-index, #federal-reserve-bank-of-new-york, #federal-reserve-system, #income, #inflation-economics, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #research, #united-states-economy

As U.S. Nears 800,000 Virus Deaths, 1 of Every 100 Older Americans Has Perished

They are among the most vaccinated groups, but people 65 and older make up about three-quarters of the nation’s coronavirus death toll.

#age-chronological, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #elderly, #loneliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

You’re Going to Work a Long Time. Here’s How to Build in Breaks.

Living longer can mean having a longer career, whether by choice or necessity. Stopping and starting isn’t easy, but it might be worth it.

#age-chronological, #content-type-service, #labor-and-jobs, #longevity, #personal-finances, #retirement

The Key to Marketing to Older People? Don’t Say ‘Old.’

To reach a rapidly expanding demographic, companies are changing their tone.

#advertising-and-marketing, #age-chronological, #elderly, #longevity

How Exercise May Support the Aging Brain

Simple activities like walking boost immune cells in the brain that may help to keep memory sharp and even ward off Alzheimer’s disease.

#age-chronological, #alzheimers-disease, #brain, #content-type-service, #elderly, #exercise, #memory, #rodents

Coronary Calcium Scan: A Heart Test That Can Help Guide Treatment

Many doctors recommend the heart test to pinpoint which patients would benefit from treatment to reduce their cardiovascular risk.

#age-chronological, #arteriosclerosis-and-atherosclerosis, #blood-pressure, #calcium, #cholesterol, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #doctors, #heart, #obesity, #preventive-medicine, #tests-medical, #weight

I’m Elderly and Vaccinated, and Covid Can’t Stop Me

My life expectancy is six more years. Covid-19 can’t prevent me from enjoying the time I have left.

#age-chronological, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living

Chronic Kidney Disease May Be Over-Diagnosed in Elderly

Many men and women with “failing kidneys” may not have anything more than a normal age-related decline in kidney function.

#age-chronological, #doctors, #elderly, #jama-internal-medicine-journal, #kidneys

I Just Turned 60, but I Still Feel 22

Sorrow in the face of aging would be a poor response to this good fortune.

#age-chronological, #coronavirus-2019-ncov

A 100-Year-Old Priest Was Nudged From His Parish. He Has No Plan to Retire.

The Rev. Luis Urriza arrived in Beaumont, Texas, nearly 70 years ago and founded the thriving Cristo Rey parish. His religious order has now called him back to Spain.

#age-chronological, #beaumont-tex, #hispanic-americans, #priests, #roman-catholic-church

How to Drive Safely When You’re an Older Driver

Safe driving is possible for many people in their 70s, 80s and beyond, provided they take steps to maintain their skills.

#aarp, #age-chronological, #american-automobile-assn, #automobile-insurance-and-liability, #automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #content-type-service, #deaths-fatalities, #elderly, #exercise, #eyes-and-eyesight, #insurance-institute-for-highway-safety, #loneliness, #longevity, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

The Cruel Paradox of Linda Evangelista’s Fate

A world obsessed with women’s hyper-visibility can dispatch them so swiftly to invisibility.

#age-chronological, #beauty-concept, #coolsculpting, #evangelista-linda, #face, #models-professional, #plastic-surgery

Run a First Marathon, and Your Arteries May Look 4 Years Younger

Training for and finishing a marathon can leave arteries more flexible, healthy and biologically younger than before.

#age-chronological, #aorta, #athletics-and-sports, #blood-pressure, #exercise, #heart, #marathon-running, #running

Losing Your Hair? You Might Blame the Great Stem Cell Escape.

By observing mice hair follicles, scientists discovered an unexpected mechanism of aging. “If I didn’t see it with my own eyes I wouldn’t believe it,” one said.

#age-chronological, #hair, #nature-aging, #northwestern-university, #research, #rui-yi, #stem-cells

One Broken Bone? You May Be at Risk for Another

Any fracture in an older woman or man, whether from a car accident or sidewalk slip, may be a sign you should have your bone health checked.

#age-chronological, #bone-fractures, #bones, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #elderly, #falls, #jama-internal-medicine-journal, #men-and-boys, #menopause, #osteoporosis, #preventive-medicine, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #women-and-girls

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