Pumping Irony

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

Upwardly Mobile

Older Americans are relying more and more on canes, walkers, and scooters to get around. But there are other ways to stay upright as you age.

Ignoring Doctor’s Orders

A visit to a new doctor reminds me how much western medicine relies upon numbers, which makes me nervous — and not very compliant.

Centenarian Strategies

A new study out of Sweden offers a prescription for aspiring centenarians, but I doubt we have that much control over how long we’re going to stay vertical.

Live Long and Pedal

New research suggests that more exercise will add more years to your life — but who’s counting?

How to Make Time Stand Still

While tech billionaires throw millions at research aimed at delaying death, an aging couple shows us all how easy it is to embrace a moment that will last forever.

Cynical Presumptions

Is it just my age that make some folks think I’m a curmudgeon? A new study suggests that the elderly are less cynical than most.