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    Metformin may extend life. Cheap, seemingly safe, and the billionaires of Silicon Valley have been rumored to take it. But should you? To find out why someone would take a diabetes medication for longevity, I asked our go-to PhD scientist, Mike James for the facts. What does metformin do? In diabetics,...
    Debra Hotaling is out to change how women explore: "I'm launching a project called Dareful that curates badass outdoor adventures like rock climbing and surfing for women —and men if they can roll with it — over 50."AGEIST: Why did you start Dareful?I was sitting in a marketing meeting...
    Designing for Age By Kelly LaPlanteAs a designer with 20 years under my belt, I've fashioned hundreds of areas for people to sit, recline, repose or otherwise take a load off. So as I’ve come across study after study, calling sitting “the new smoking” I can’t help but think: “Yikes!...
    The focus on living longer and reducing aging has been with us humans since the day we started walking the earth. Vitamins, elixirs, charms and all manner of strange practices have claimed to slow or reverse the aging process and prevent age-related diseases.But so far, most of them are...
    I have noticed that when I'm with younger people they seem to treat me as more or less equal. It opens a possibility of a conversation, a moment in which I can learn from the other person. I have also noticed that on rare occasions, I pull out the...
    longevity lessons from a dancer This week we are asking Drea Sobke, dancer and pilates expert about the remarkable increase in career longevity of dancers. Wendy Whelan retired from the NY Ballet in her late 40s and now, at 51, has transitioned into modern dance. We were wondering if there were some useful...
    For billionaire philanthropist John Paul DeJoria, 74, longevity is all mental. He believes he'll live to between 125 and 150 years old — "Somewhere in there.""If when you were born, you told everyone they would live to 150 years old, you would live to that age," says John Paul....
    Amazon.com and Blue Origin aerospace company billionaire Jeff Bezos believes that in the future, 90% of humans will live in colonies of giant O'Neill-style space stations. That refers to Princeton physics professor Gerard O'Neill, who in the 1970s posited the idea of the human race living in mile-long, rotating...
    The band Queen asks “Who wants to live forever?” Good question, especially since more of us than ever before are likely to live beyond 100.Earlier this year, Scientific American made a bold claim: “There might be no natural limit to how long humans can live — at least not...
    The evolution of the well aging, anti-aging or post-aging is a science story wrapped in a wave of shifting consumer perceptions. First the science.At the dawn of the DNA-age, it was widely thought that chromosomal factors were the leading determinants of aging. Today, however, research is finding a more...