There's an aspect of aging we don't talk about very much. It's the importance of "control."
I have it on good authority, Barbie is aging. I saw a Web-based graphic (http://bit.ly/1eRFp9f) of a graying Barbie doll with subtle wrinkles and pronounced pouches under her sparkling blue eyes.
How does your week look? Since retiring, my husband and I use that query to initiate a ritual in which we compare planned activities and our respective calendars.
"Any travel plans?" It's a question commonly asked of retirees.
I'm about to write a strong testimonial for a book I haven't even read. I intend to read it. I have it on pre-order on my Kindle and check frequently to see whether it has arrived.
Despite getting my flu shot in a timely fashion and trying to eat a vast array of fruits and vegetables loaded with vitamin C, I managed to acquire a winter cold.
The most-used term in our household in recent months has been "age-friendly." We apply it to everything we do. Or think about doing.
If you're past your 60th birthday and elected to have children decades ago — and if those children had children of their own — you may have spent some portion of this holiday season...
How many decorated holiday cookies can one person consume in an hour?
If you're thinking a lot about "good times, long gone" during this holiday season, you might be pleased to learn there's a nostalgia expert available.
As we age, we are increasingly more likely to encounter the loss of a loved one.
Many of you will be purchasing holiday gifts over the next few weeks.
People who are affirming and positive are a joy to be around. People who are not — are not. I consider this statement a twist on The Golden Rule.
Let's begin with the editor's note from a magazine titled "Mental Floss." This editor, who is also co-founder of the magazine (www.mentalfloss.com), is Mangesh Hattikudur.
This week I heard a story that goes something like this. A son arranged installation of remote-controlled window shades in his 80-year-old mother's home.
I have been doing a lot of in-residence grandparenting lately. We have seven grandchildren between the ages of 9 months and 20 years, but recently most of my time has been spent with the youngest.
Some words are friendlier than others. For example "genuine" is a beckoning word, don't you think? "Beneficial" is, as well. One of the less-friendly words in our language is "audit."
What will the human body look like in the future? I'm not thinking about an already-aging body's appearance 10 years from now.
Several days ago, I was looking up a recipe for "avocado egg bake" on the Internet and, instead, came upon a catalog from a company called "Health Advocates for Older People." (www.hafop.org)
Did you know 46 percent of older adults have arthritis? Wow.
When Felix, an aspiring but yet unpublished novelist, complains to his landlord that a call girl is...
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