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James Golding “California”

Hello there, AGEIST community. I am very excited and proud to share my new “California” album with you.“California” is my fifth solo album. The "California" record and its 11 album songs are a culmination of an 11-year labor of love, intrepid story, and journey as a British ‘rock impresario'...

A Cooking Experience in Puglia, Italy

I have a confession to make: I am a self described Travel Whore. Yes, you read that right. I am addicted to reading about different places in the world, seeing pictures of different places and, well, you guessed it — talking about different places! A while back I read...

Dispatch From Lake Como

Lake Como, land of Clooney and Bond films, glamour galore, and beauty everywhere, has been on our travel list for some time now, so we caught up with our friend Lisa Strain, a regular Lake Como explorer, to find out where to stay, what to do, and where to eat....

Getting Your Key Nutrients for Vegetarians, Vegans, and Raw Vegans

Are you eating a meatless diet? Many people are opting for plant-based diets either to prevent cruelty to animals or to help save the resources (land, energy, and water) used to produce meat. Others avoid meat for health-related reasons. For example, a recent study found that the life expectancy...

How We Launched a Startup in Our 60s

In their 60s, Shirley Gines and Dorothy Cunningham founded men’s skincare brand Bosq. They tell us how they did it, and provide resources for those looking to create their own startup. How did you two meet? We met in Stanford dorm Roble Hall. Why did you start a men’s skincare company? Shirley: I...

Stay in Your Lane, but Swerve a Little Now and Then for Better Longevity

Hormesis can be a powerful longevity aid; it's defined as small doses of stress intended to benefit us at the cellular level. The beneficial change comes when we adapt to the stress and move to a new, stronger state. Note: when challenging your body with stress, you should check...

Myths About Older Women That Need Busting

​​Myths about older women as the unseen, unheard, irrelevant, and unimportant are based on generalized stereotypes, not facts. Assumptions about female aging and our potency in life are not crediting the many of us with the superpowers we have. Think of the glib wit of Betty White at 100;...

The Attraction of Radiant Happiness

Radiance is potent and energizing. It creates awe, is inspiring, and encourages hope. We have all been in the presence of someone who possesses this quality. Radiance is sensed when great happiness exudes from someone's expression or bearing. You may have experienced it with a bride-to-be or proud new...

Seed and Vegetable Oils: Are They Bad or Beneficial for Health?

The prevalence of processed vegetable and seed oils — like canola, safflower, and soybean oil — in our food supply has increased dramatically since the 1900s. Seed oils initially got their “heart healthy” stamp of approval when studies discovered replacing saturated fats (like butter) with fats high in...

My Grown-Up Gap Year

The first time I retired, I got up early every day and made a to-do list. I don’t think I ever checked off anything from those lists, but if I even started any of those tasks I only ever got halfway through. Instead of spending three hours writing, or...
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