Living Longer, Living Better

Diane Stark (left) and her mother-in-law, Judy

How Technology Helped a Lonely Widow Reconnect

Diane wanted to help her mother-in-law overcome loneliness, but first she had to convince her that technology was to be embraced, not avoided.

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A senior women chats with family on her tablet

5 Ways to Be a Better Listener

Seniors can easily become isolated and lonely. Learning how to practice ‘Active Listening’ can help the elderly remain connected.

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Diane Stark (right) and her mother-in-law, Judy

How a Lonely Widow Reconnected with Loved Ones

Overcoming her aversion to smartphones and social media opened up her world.

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Carol Garsee riding her bike on Dog Beach in San Diego, California.

The 77-Year-Old Breast Cancer Survivor Who Biked Across the Country

Cancer survivor Carol Zemola Garsee, 77, shares highlights of her bike trip across the country.

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Walt Vosicka in his kayak workshop

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How a Kayak is Made

Walt Vosicka, 65, shares the spiritual practice of building his own kayaks and how it prepares him for the water. 

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Gardening and a long life

How Gardening Can Help You Live Longer

Studies reveal the connection between gardening and longevity.

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Carol Zemola Garsee

Everyday Greatness: This 77-Year-Old Woman Biked Across the Country

Twelve years sober, she talked to God while cycling and raised money for several charities.

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5 Tips for the Best Summer Naps

5 Tips for the Best Summer Naps

Napping can improve memory, mood and alertness—among other things.

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8 Things You Can Do to Lower Your Blood Pressure

8 Things You Can Do to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Dr. Mary Ann Bauman from the American Heart Association briefs us on new guidelines and simple tips to keep your blood pressure in check.

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5 Ways to Embrace Aging

5 Ways to Embrace Aging

The deputy director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) shares a few tips for aging gracefully.

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Power of casual friendships

The Surprising Positive Impact of Casual Friendships

How taking the time to cultivate “weak ties” can open doors to new sources of happiness.

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Two men conversing on a golf course.

How This Volunteer Helps Friendships Flourish

He offers his time to those who need help and participates in activities with a sense of life purpose.

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