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Black Don’t Crack? Asian Don’t Raisin? The Truth Behind the Clichés
It does seem like Asians age differently, looking younger for longer. As do black people. But is there any truth to that? Or is it just something people say?

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My Man to Man Sex Talk With
a Millennial

I was recently at a bar with a couple of my former students turned friends, Ben and Mike. They are millennials, both around 27, and I’m a boomer, let’s just say over 51 and under 65

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I Came Clean About My Real Age on Tinder — and Things Got Sexier!
I forked over my driver’s license to the dapper man sitting across from me at the romantic restaurant he’d chosen so carefully

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I Have Enough Friends My Age: Why I Befriended a 20-Year-Old
We all know how important it is to see people for who they are, labels aside

MARTHA & SNOOP'S POTLUCK DINNER PARTY

The Unlikely Friendship of Martha Stewart and Snoop
It’s not nearly as effortless as it appears on TV. How they work to bridge the gap that never ends

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Greta Pontarelli: Pole Artist & Age Disruptor
She inspires us with her strength, artistry and can-do attitude in the unlikely art of pole dancing, which is dominated by younger women

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Retirement at 40? Tips From a Savvy Saving Millennial 
She’s maxed her thrifty lifestyle — discount stores, coupons, ’99 ’Vette — and headed straight for early retirement

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Hollywood’s Not-So-Young Comeback Kids
Before the megahit The Handmaid’s Tale, these two producers, 87 and 70, had literally hung up their careers. And then Hulu called…

 

Solutions

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Old and Gay: 9 Actions We Need to Take Now for the Aging Rainbow Nation
I talked to activists, experts and LGBT seniors to discover what challenges our community faces, and what the solutions may look like. Turns out, there’s a lot to do.

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WiseWear: Smart Jewelry That Keeps Women Safe
There’s more than meets the eye with the WiseWear Socialite Collection. The designer bracelets are smart jewelry that serve as a panic button, a fitness tracker and a notification device. 

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8 Lessons for Thriving as a Woman of Experience in the Tech World 
A 66-year-old shares her survival strategies in Silicone Valley. Karaoke is not one of them. 

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Who’s Got Game? You’d Be Surprised
With 41 million Americans over 50 describing themselves as gamers, AARP jumps into the fray by hosting a rockin’ GameJam.

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“Too Old” for the Career You Love? Oh Hell No!
Deemed “too old” by the industry, actress and comic Mariann Aalda reclaims the career she loves and empowers women of all ages to snap out of society’s trance

Life Cycles: One Family’s Coming of Age Tradition
A coming-of-age family story that began with Lorne Garrettson taking his 9-year old daughter out for a 50-mile bike ride has become a family tradition. Now, at 82, Garretson is taking his last ride with his youngest grandchild.

Astronaut Peggy Whitson

This Woman Breaks a NASA Record!
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson became the oldest woman in space, adding to her long list of barrier-breaking records. Whitson, 56, rocketed off the planet, headed for the international space station, where she'll celebrate her 57th birthday in February.

VIDEO: What is old?

Millennials Show Us What ‘Old’ Looks Like
What age do you consider to be old? We posed that question to millennials and asked them to show us what 'old' looks like.