Pumping Irony

Craig Cox, an EL deputy editor and resident geezer, explores the joys and challenges of aging well.

Aging and Altruism

Aging and Altruism

The older we get, the more our brains reward us for charitable behavior, according to a new study. In my case, however, bailing out our kids feels more like repaying a long-overdue debt.

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Sounds Like a Plan

Some experts think geezers like me need more incentives to stay on the job past retirement age, but all the convincing I need is to look at my bank balance.

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Damage Control

Experts say the more you exercise as you get older the easier it is for your body to heal. So why is my back still sore?

Driven to Detraction

Driven to Detraction

Elderly drivers can pose serious public safety dangers, but few of us are eager to hang up our keys.

Exercise Hurts and Heals

Exercise Hurts — and Heals

New research suggests that regular exercise can help geezers heal muscles damaged by . . . regular exercise. But go ahead and do it anyway.

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Another Senior Moment

A new study explains why geezers get distracted. We may just be paying attention to the wrong things.

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Thin Gruel

Recent anti-aging research has left me hungry for better advice.