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What a Narcissist Needs Is More, Not Less, Self-Love

Narcissists may seem as though they’re completely in love with themselves, but at the root of their inflated egos are deeply-held feelings of inferiority. Arguments and criticism therefore bring out their worst fears. Perhaps instead of self-love we should think of narcissists as experiencing self-hate. read more

It's That Time Again - Medicare Enrollment

(EDITORIAL NOTE: International readers can take the day off – most of you live in countries with more sane health programs than the United States has and don't suffer this tedious, irritating annual ritual.) Last Wednesday, 15 October, marked the...

Why Dark Personalities Thrive in the Dark

We associate romance with dimly-lit settings and candlelight. However, people with dark intent are more likely than others to improve their romantic odds when shrouded in darkness. Watch out for those tell-tale signs that someone’s interest in you is less than sincere, especially when that someone is lurking in the shadows. read more

Resetting Tissue GHK Levels to Provide Benefits to the Old

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The aging research community might be divided into two camps. The much larger camp sees aging as a process of damage accumulation and reactions to that damage. There is a lot of argument over which forms of damage are more importantShow More Summary

16 Ways to Achieve Acceptance of Your True Self

The road to self-acceptance may well be acceptance of other people, flaws and all. This 16-item test will tell whether you’re someone who others can turn to, no matter what, and they know they’ll be welcomed. More importantly, these items will also help you become more accepting of yourself and create your own no-judgment zone. read more

Life Expectancy at 65 Increases

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued its annual report on life expectancy in the United States for the year 2012. It's good news for almost everyone including elders. LIFE EXPECTANCY AT AGE 65 Every day, 7,000 (or...

TGB FORUM: Readers Write the Blog – Day 2

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

As I explained on Monday, while Peter Tibbles and Norma Gates are visiting from Melbourne, I am taking a mini-vacation and letting you, dear readers, write the blog based on your own topics. Today's comes from Tamsin. It may, in...

Aging: Humanity Faces a Major Problem

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The cost of aging is enormous, far greater than any other single cause of pain, suffering, and death. Approximately two thirds of all deaths are due to aging and its consequences: more than 100,000 lives are lost to aging each and every day. Show More Summary

Obesity Accelerates Aging of the Human Liver

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Comparatively recently researchers have developed a potential measure of biological age using patterns of DNA methylation, a collection of epigenetic alterations that are in some cases fairly characteristic with age. It makes sense that...Show More Summary

Fundraising Update: $6,600 So Far, and $50,000 the Goal

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

On October 1st we kicked off this year's grassroots matching fundraiser in support of SENS Research Foundation programs. Earlier this year a group of us raised a $100,000 matching fund to encourage donations: each $1 donated to the SENS Research Foundation before the end of the year draws an additional $2 from the fund. Show More Summary

Elder Touch Hunger

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

There are several people online who write blogs, columns and books about sex for old people. You won't see much about them here. It's not that I don't think sex is important in old age – without question, it is....

Discussing the Path to a Tissue Engineered Liver

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

An interesting interview with a tissue engineer can be found at the Methuselah Foundation blog. It covers one view of the path from today's research to the clinical availability of complete engineered livers constructed to order, among...Show More Summary

Claiming Confirmation of the Amyloid Hypothesis in Alzheimer's Disease

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Most of the research community proceeds under the assumption that amyloid, deposits of misfolded proteins that form in tissues, is a causative agent in Alzheimer's disease. Amyloid levels rise with age, probably due to progressive failure of clearance mechanisms. Show More Summary

The Psychology Behind our Common Superstitions

Whether it’s crossing your fingers or rubbing a rabbit's foot, most of us engage in some idiosyncratic behaviors that we believe will bring us luck. We can learn from research on sports fans about what’s behind our favorite superstitions and how to use this knowledge to our advantage. read more

Superstitious? You're Not Alone

Whether it’s crossing your fingers or rubbing a rabbit's foot, most of us engage in some idiosyncratic behaviors that we believe will bring us luck. We can learn from research on sports fans about what’s behind our favorite superstitions and how to use this knowledge to our advantage. read more

INTERESTING STUFF – 11 October 2014

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

DR. ENGLEMAN'S QUIRKY TIPS FOR LONGEVITY Dr. Ephraim Engleman, age 103, is a practicing arthritis specialist in San Francisco. He recently gave an interview to the Senior Planet website. Here are a couple of excerpts: What does aging with attitude...

Towards the Indefinite Postponement of Menopause

3 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The future elimination of menopause through medical advances to treat aging has been in the news of late. Menopause is an undesirable thing that happens during aging, and the ultimate objective of rejuvenation research projects is to indefinitely postpone all of the undesirable things that happen during aging. Show More Summary

Can You Really Be Too Attractive or Intelligent?

Popular opinion, if not common sense, tells us that it’s impossible to be too attractive or too intelligent. However, if you envy the looks and brains that some people seem to be born with, take heart. There’s a surprising downside to being born with too much in the way of looks and brains. read more

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