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    Senior Housing: When Will It Focus on What Really Matters? by Dan Hutson

    We’ve all heard the news: We’re on the brink of becoming a permanently more mature society (agewise if not in our behavior). The number of adults 65 and older in the US — about 52 million — has tripled in the past century, will exceed the number of youths...

    Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams: A 30-Year Musical Romance

    A story of a couple of A-list performers, who happened to have been together 30 years, who just made a great record.Multi-instrumentalist-singer-songwriter Larry Campbell and singer-guitarist Teresa Williams’ acclaimed eponymous 2015 debut, released after seven years of playing in Levon Helm’s band, and frequent guesting with Phil Lesh, Little...

    School of Long Life: “How Would You Make a Big Life Decision?”

    Since we have some amazing, wise, experienced members, we thought we would ask a question, then publish the answers. “How would you make a big life decision?” Slowly. I wasn’t always like this, but at this time in my life — I am 56 — I am more risk averse because the recovery...

    That Awkward Age. Andrew Tuck Writing in the Monocle Weekend Edition

    OK, it’s been an open secret among my closest friends and colleagues but I have been cautious about discussing a simple personal fact in public. It’s not shame that’s prevented me saying these simple words, it’s just that I have not wanted to be defined by something that society...

    Quick Artichoke Soup

    Annie B from A Boulder Kitchen just sent us this yummy, easy-to-make summer soup recipe. Let's check it out:I was lucky enough to have: 1. A grandmother who was a Master Gardener and 2. Lived in Laguna Niguel, California. Long before we had access to anything “exotic” at our...

    You’ve Made Your Bed, Now Lie in It

    As an example of the sort of witty, insightful, and altogether fresh thinking which makes the Monocle Quality of Life Conference so energizing, we are reprinting Monocle editor Andrew Tuck's recent missive on his adventures in the sharing economy. Enjoy.This is a column the size of a cotton sheet....

    Microbiome: Optimize Your Health

    Hardly a day goes by without a research study or article being published about the gut microbiome. When it comes to cutting-edge innovations in medicine, all signs point to the microbiome. As Hippocrates once said, “All disease begins in the gut.”The central location of your microbiome is your gut,...

    Making Art and Doing Commerce: Finding the Balance with Robert Bentley

    Many of us wonder: Could I have a creative career? How would I sustain myself? Should I just jump and hope everything will work out? We asked Robert Bentley, 68, who has a thriving dual focus, his business and his art, how he balances the two pursuits.AGEIST: When did...

    YBL Presented By AGEIST: A Conference To Explore Economic and Social Impact of 50+ Demographic

    LOS ANGELES—May 9, 2019—AGEIST (weareageist.com), a media company and agency that is changing how we envision, understand and live life after 50, will host its inaugural live experience, YBL (Your Best Life) in Los Angeles on June 11, 2019.  An impressive lineup of keynote speakers and panelists representing start-ups,...

    The Swinging Sixties and Power of Attitude

    Angélique du Toit, who is working on a new book exploring the facets of getting older, debunking some of the myths aimed at women in particular. She sent in this post:Attitude is one of the most significant factors that determine the quality of life. I am disheartened to observe...