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David Stewart

David Stewart
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David is the founder and face of AGEIST. He is an expert on, and a passionate champion of the emerging global over-50 lifestyle. A dynamic speaker, he is available for panels, keynotes and informational talks at david@agei.st.

Neuroplasticity, Giving the Brain the Exercise to Keep It Healthy

I like to think of my brain in the same terms I think about my body: It needs nutrition and exercise to maintain its health. Neuroplasticity is an important concept to understand when we’re talking about a healthy, thriving brain. It refers to the ability of neural networks in...

Pawn Stars: Why We Love The Queen’s Gambit

The Netflix series is a huge hit. Is it the phantasmagoric wall coverings? The oddly wide eyes of lead actress Anya Taylor-Joy? Is it the scintillating action of chess? The acting is great as is the casting, the storyline and, of course, the sets, which are Hunter Thompson-level mental....

Maurizio Donadi, 63: Anti-Consumerist Fashion

“I look at the light; I don’t see the tunnel.” This is the sort of person who doesn’t just see outside the box; for him, there is no box — it is all shining opportunity. Imagine what we could do if we could free ourselves from operating in a...

Secrets of a SoulCycle Instructor

SoulCycle is addictive. If you find a good instructor, and we went for the most experienced ones, it is sort of like dance class + church + spin bike + massive sweat. Since indoor anything is off the menu for us for some time to come, we have recently...

Hospital Etiquette: What I learned From a Year on the Inside as a Patient

The odds are that you or someone you love will be hospitalized at some point. My sincere hope is that you will never have to use any of the suggestions in this article. We recently learned from her NYTimes editorial that our friend and AGEIST profile Annabelle Gurwitch is...

Update: What to Bring When You Run Away From Home

Having learned a lot in the last 3 months, we are updating this article. Last week we left Los Angeles having sold our home of 7 years, putting most of our big stuff into long-term storage, packed up the car, and headed to the mountains of Utah. Over the next...

Virtual Travel: Why We Are Fans of Discover Live

With the threats of Covid, the increasing difficulties with travel, the awareness of the implications of carbon-intensive air travel, and with all manner of worries about going to a foreign country, what if there were a way to create the travel experience, and the travel memories that go with...

Denise Pines, 54: Champion for Women’s Health

How do you choose a doctor? What questions should women be asking their medical professionals? To answer these questions we have Denise Pines, crusader for women’s health. Denise is a doer, someone who catalyzes stuff to happen. She is also incredible fun, having the time of her life, as...

Skincare: Oils vs Creams, Which Is Best For You?

Some people are scared of oil, we love it. What is the reality here? We reached out to an expert on the subject, Kari Gran of Kari Gran Skin Care. She began to develop oils for her own use about 15 years ago as part of her exploration of...

Fear No Cold-6 Ways to Stay Warm This Winter

Winter is coming and for a lot of us these days that will mean any activity will need to be an outdoor activity. Maybe the activity is skiing, but maybe it is urban outdoor dining; whatever it is, with the correct outfit it can be fine.  As someone who grew...
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