Labels that reflect our gender, racial or age-specific biases can often undermine others.
In a 1959 essay, Capote noted how Avedon seemed to capture ‘every hard-earned crow’s foot’ in his subjects – perhaps not realizing that he would one day be photographed by that same unvarnished gaze.
The oldest person in the world, Kane Tanaka of Japan, died in April 2022 at 119 years. The record of Jeanne Calment of France, who died at 122, has stood for almost 25 years. Will it be beaten?
Do you know someone who’s had lots of birthdays? That doesn’t always make them old.
Better knowledge of the right training strategies is one reason more athletes are continuing to compete longer than they used to.
Nasty, brutish – but not necessarily short. Here’s how archaeologists know plenty of people didn’t die young.
Kindergartners who are relatively younger than their classroom peers are at risk for doing less well in school. A clinical psychologist explains how to reduce those problems.
Teen boys who date adult women tend to experience their relationships differently than girls who date older men.
Over 130 hours of conversations with older people reveal the truth of what it’s like to get old and how to cope with loneliness.
Jeanne Calment of France died in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days. That record will be broken this century, statistical models suggest.
A developmental psychologist explains how a period of life that’s often hectic and stressful can also end up being quite rewarding.
A year of working from home has become normalised for many jobs. We’re now learning a great deal about its effects on the workforce and our lives.
Millennials and boomers advising Biden can look for common ground on climate change, student loan debt and other key issues.
Those over 43 years old are equally discriminated against when applying for a job, whether they are good or bad applicants, according to new research.
A study of 800 Black American families shows early experiences of racism have long-term consequences for physical and mental health.
President-elect Joe Biden has successfully enticed the young into politics. As he approaches his 78th birthday, will he also serve their interests?
The gap between predictions of COVID-19 deaths in Africa and what has actually happened is staggering.
Being a member of a certain age group shouldn’t be a liability.
Predicting life expectancy remains in the realm of science fiction, but it may soon be possible. Are we prepared for such information? And who else would benefit from this knowledge?
Our dreams of the afterlife need to challenge the idea that only the appearance of youth is worthy.