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Plastic bands that restrict movement. Glasses that make vision dull and yellowed. Shoes that throw the wearer off balance. Harnesses that make the body hunch over. Gloves that make fingers clumsy and awkward. These are all components of AGNES, a suit developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to help product designers prepare the world for the aging of the baby boom generation. High-Tech Suit Lets You Know What It’s Like to Be Old
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Monday, May 9, 2011 Thursday, May 5, 2011 Thursday, March 17, 2011
U.S. Life Expectancy Hits All-Time High: Children born in 2009 will live an average of 78 years and 2 months, up from 78 years in 2008, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between 2008 and 2009, life expectancy rose two-tenths of a year for men to 75.7 years and one-tenth of a year for women to 80.6 years. That’s in stark contrast to 1930, when life expectancy was 58 for men and 62 for women.

(Chart from CDC National Center for Health Statistics)

U.S. Life Expectancy Hits All-Time High: Children born in 2009 will live an average of 78 years and 2 months, up from 78 years in 2008, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between 2008 and 2009, life expectancy rose two-tenths of a year for men to 75.7 years and one-tenth of a year for women to 80.6 years. That’s in stark contrast to 1930, when life expectancy was 58 for men and 62 for women.

(Chart from CDC National Center for Health Statistics)

Friday, February 25, 2011 Thursday, February 24, 2011 Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Older people are better than younger people at seeing the positive side of stressful situations and empathizing with the less fortunate, according to the results of a study at the University of California, Berkeley. The study findings support the theory that emotional intelligence and cognitive (or thinking) skills can actually improve as people enter their 60s, giving them an advantage in personal relationships and in the workplace. Older Folks Seem to Gain ‘Emotional Intelligence’: People in their 60s more compassionate than adults in their 20s or 40s, research shows
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The first of 78 million baby boomers born in the wake of the Second World War will turn 65 in 2011. The Baby Boomers Turn 65: Retirement is a distant dream for many, while some boomers have been retired for years
Thursday, December 9, 2010