Cultivating Kindness Through Meditation Can Slow the Aging Process, According to New Research
Kindness is its own good—but it can also bring health benefits.
The Communities Where Aging Populations Can Never Retire
Areas like Michigan's Alcona County offer a lesson for rural communities across the country that need to find a way to function with an aging population.
Senior Citizens Are Most Likely to Share Fake News on Facebook
New research finds the 65-and-over demographic was most inclined to share fabricated news reports during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The Prevailing Stereotypes of Old Age in Pop Music
The barrage of tuneful negativity may have health consequences for elderly listeners.
Today's Health Tip: Avoid Being Elected Head of State
Heavy lies the crown.
Tots 'n' Taters: A Seventh-Birthday Party in Nebraska's Western Panhandle
In every issue, we fix our gaze on an everyday photograph and chase down facts about details in the frame.
The Future of Work: Two Tidal Waves, Headed Our Way
The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.
To Have and to Hold: Consent and Intimacy for People With Alzheimer’s
There’s a strong cultural distaste for thinking about the elderly engaged in sexual activity, but we must if we’re going to protect an aging population.
Subsisting on the Faves
Posting teen angst poetry and being part of an active commenting community helped Christine Friar digest the garden-variety pain of growing up, and—unbeknownst to her at the time—curbed the loneliness of being raised by one sick parent and one caretaker parent.
Making Art Tied to Fewer Cognitive Problems in Old Age
A Mayo Clinic study finds decades spent on creative work pay off.
The Elderly Prisoner Population Is Soaring, and So Are Its Costs
Advocates argue that early release is the most compassionate and cost-effective solution.
Cynics Are at a Higher Risk of Developing Dementia
New research from Finland finds there’s danger in thinking the worst of your fellow man.
Your Brain Starts Faltering After You Reach Age ... 24
Sorry to break it to you, TSwift. At least in terms of cognitive functioning while playing StarCraft 2, you're finished.