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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,...
    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...
    Jan Garde is the founder of The Embassies of Good Living, based in Zurich, a global co-living concept that changes the way we perceive and experience later life. Jan Garde has worked in marketing and customer experience for more than 15 years, at companies including Jung von Matt, Mercedes Benz,...
    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...
    Have you ever felt the urge to frolic in an ice-cold mountain lake in winter, or relax at -165 degrees Fahrenheit in billowing clouds of liquid nitrogen?No? Me neither. But, have you ever wanted to live a longer, healthier life, with increased physical performance and an optimized mental state?...
    We all know about the dangers that UV rays pose when it comes to our skin: skin cancer, premature aging, wrinkles. But many people don't think about the harm that sun exposure can have on their eyes.For skiers, runners and anyone who spends time outside, sunglasses are a must,...
    Staying Protected We here at AGEIST are sunblock nerds. We have been fascinated by the substance for a long time, probably since we read that Australian skin cancer rates started to soar right about the time that "suntan lotion" became available. Interesting, right? The quick reason: UVB is what gives...
    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...
    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...