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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.

    Lucy Kellaway: In Search of a New Challenge

    One of our favorite columnists, Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times, is in the midst of a career pivot. In the vein of so many of our interviewees over the years, she recently announced, “If your work doesn’t cause you some fear, it’s time to take on a new...

    The TWA Hotel

    For anyone who has spent a lot of time traveling through JFK over the last 4 decades, here is one to watch. The former TWA terminal at the airport this week announced that it will be ready to open as a hotel in 2019.I remember vividly that being in...

    The Palm Springs Colony Palms Hotel

    Our home base is Los Angeles, and because there is so much air travel in our lives, when we need to take a break to recharge, sometimes it’s nice not to involve the TSA. Our favorite getaway is the Palm Springs Colony Palms Hotel, a lovely hotel that understands...

    Alzheimer’s Meets Computational Medicine

    In an article in the The New Scientist, AI is being used to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease years before symptoms of the disease begin to appear. Although there is yet to be a cure, there are drugs currently available to slow the spread of the disease.“Patrick Hof at the Icahn School...

    Changing Careers? Job Pivot? Enliven Entrepreneurial You

    Entrepreneurial You Changing careers? Job pivot? We’ve had experts like David Cooley, John Tarnoff and Barb Hagerty telling us for some time that the single lifetime career may still exist, but is no longer the norm. Surveys are now showing that people are changing jobs and careers more often than ever. One interesting...

    Lyon, France: The Light Show

    Light Show in Lyon Lyon, the other great city of France, pulls out all the stops for the Fête des Lumières. Dating back to 1643, the annual light festival taking place near December 8th started with the residents of Lyon lighting candles in their windows and giving offerings in the...

    Posture and Back Health

    You may have heard that certain retail establishments have installed cameras that distinguish gender and age to better understand who is coming into their store. Creepy, but that’s the world we live in. One of the ways the technology determines age is the person’s posture. Bad posture indicates a...

    The Myth of the Mid-Life Crisis

    I don’t know a single person who reaches their 50s and decides the right thing to do is go crazy and act like they are 24: divorce the spouse, buy a sports car, move to a remote island. It turns out that the reason I don’t know anyone like...

    Anything is Learnable

    Nothing is Unlearnable One of the themes that we write about frequently, which was so well articulated by Franck Benhamou last week and by Jacqueline this week, is the debunking of the self-defeating thought that we can’t learn new skills after a certain age. As evidence, I offer myself. Until 3...

    Accelerated Medicine

    We have been following the progress of a couple of fascinating techniques. The first is a gene editing technique CRISPR Cas9/gRNA therapy. A couple of years ago it seemed a promising technique, but there was talk of “off target mutation” events. Meaning, the wrong gene gets edited — not...