life expectancy

The Takeaway: Sexting; Sandwich Generation; Olive Oil

Posted on 06/16/2011 by |The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayUpdated: Anthony Weiner, right, resigns. Why is this news in this space? People over 50 are sexting more often than you think. While it may not be in the same manner as the former New York Congressman – many are doing it to keep things spicy with their spouses and partners – it is happening.

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Posted on 07/23/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Home & FamilyIn case you missed it yesterday, Elinor Ginzler, AARP Senior Vice President for Livable Communities, participated in a live chat on the Washington Post’s website, answering questions all about the financial and emotional costs of caring for elderly parents. Ginzler joined Paula Span, co-author of “When the Time Comes: Families With Aging Parents Share Their Struggles And Solutions,” the Washington Post’s Michelle Singletary in answering several reader questions about how to handle this important, and often times tough, situation. You …

Longevity News

Posted on 01/20/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthI don’t eat seafood – but this article from the Wall Street Journal today is seriously making a good case for consuming more fish with omega-3 fatty acids. Sure, we’ve known for a long time that those acids are linked to a healthy heart – but a new study from the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that there may be another benefit of omega 3: longevity. Patients who had high intake of omega-3 had relatively longer “telomeres,” which …

Last Minute Gifts!

Posted on 12/17/2009 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Your LifeWe all do it – wait until the final possible moment to find the perfect gifts for our friends and family. This article from Fox Business online highlights gift ideas for the retirees (or “semi- or soon-to-be retirees”) in your life. I may take some of this advice, because I always find the hardest people to buy gifts for are my retired grandparents! The gift ideas in the article are separated by the type of person your retiree is – …

New To Know: What Money Can Buy You

Posted on 10/17/2008 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthA new WHO study shows that a huge gap exists in the life expectancy of the world’s richest and poorest people.