Pumping Irony

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

A Match Made in Heaven

A Match Made in Heaven

A new study suggests that couples tend to become more alike the longer they’re together. This would explain any improvements in my character.


Aging, Redefined

As I prepare to join the Medicare club, a new study suggests much of what we’ve been told about aging and chronic illness may be wrong.

Rethinking Retirement

Rethinking Retirement

A new study suggests that giving up your job in your golden years could be hazardous to your health, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make some adjustments.

Life After Death

Life After Death

Why do widows thrive more than married women? Maybe it’s all about taking care of husbands.

Knee Jerk

Knee-Jerk Reaction

Creaky knees are sending you a message. If you listen, you may be able to avoid surgery — and worse.

Mysteries and Mortality

Nobody knows how long they’re going to live, but a new study supports my approach — don’t fret about stuff and you may actually live longer.

Seniors are Serene

Seniors and Serenity

A new study suggests geezers are more serene than younger folks, a fact that may explain why my wife and I have survived a home renovation project.