Pumping Irony

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

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Whatever You Say

My aging brain may not be completely processing the details of my son’s wedding planning, but at least I have an excuse.

A Fate Worse Than Death?

Just as a genetic glitch can shorten the lives of even the healthiest among us, it can also sentence you to a life that seemingly never ends.

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Open Wide

Research showing the importance of treating gum disease has forced me to overcome a long-held fear of dentists.

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How Much Is Too Much?

A renowned fitness expert preaches the virtues of high-intensity exercise as the secret to building strength and vitality in my golden years, but I like everything in moderation.

The Price of Loneliness

Despite the allure of a simpler life away from society, new research suggests I’ll be healthier if I stay in touch with friends and family.

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.

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.