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Last week I had a birthday, 60. Never in my youngster 20s did I ever imagine myself at this age being the way I am today. This age is different now than at any time in human history: more capable, more mobile, more engaged. But it is not 40. Never...
David Stewart, CEO and Founder It’s been a bit of a daily blur here the last four years as the rocket that is AGEIST keeps accelerating. Thanksgiving means gratitude for having a rare day that is unstructured, when my family can be together and just be. AGEIST is the most...
Everyone seems to agree that curing cancer would be a good thing. People also generally agree that preventing heart disease is a good idea. But ask the same people about life extension and there is a very good chance you are in for some disagreement.The Pros and Cons Although preventing and curing the two largest...
One of the many things that confuses brands is the idea that we as a +50 demographic are somehow monolithic and static. Everyone knows that teenagers are famously twitchy in their embrace of neomania. Therefore they think, mature adults must be fully formed and unmovable in the beliefs and behaviors....
Everyone should do a TED-type talk. It focuses the mind in a way not dissimilar to mountain climbing or big-wave surfing: high risk, high reward, and thank God we are still alive at the end of it.  I prepared for these talks for 3 months, with the last month...
some new numbers on loneliness The health care insurer Cigna released a study last week stating that the vast majority of us in America are considered lonely. How did they arrive at that? Well, the UCLA Loneliness Study Scale classifies "lonely" as anyone who scores above a 43 on a...
"The German philosopher Hermann von Keyserling wrote in the epigraph to his 1919 book The Travel Diary of a Philosopher, 'The shortest path to oneself leads around the world.' Almost 100 years later, our research provides empirical evidence in support of this idea.” What exactly the social scientists from Rice...
ultra adulthood “My mission is to find significance and to stop squandering the time I have been blessed with.” — from an email we received recently. Or as Seneca wrote, “The part of life we really live is small, for all the rest is not life, but merely time.” Old...
a friendship at any age Words: Amanda MedressI am 30 and my best friend Ines is 69. When out in the world together we attract attention; sometimes it’s curiosity, other times jealousy or disapproval. The disapproval confuses us most.  Since meeting via swing dancing four years ago, our friendship has...
Curiosity As A Way Of Life If there’s one single characteristic of AGEIST people it is curiosity. It’s rather remarkable, every person we have spoken with has a deep-seated inquisitiveness. But as we think about it, how could it be any other way? I had the privilege to hear Brian...