fbpx

Ageist Contributor

341 POSTS0 COMMENTS

Longevity in Rural Spain

As part of a recent vacation, I was exploring a small church cemetery in rural Spain, in a village perched on a cliff. A pretty place, nothing unusual, until I started looking at the dates on the headstones. Some people died in their 20s or 30s, but most made...

De La Espada Film

We talk a lot here about embracing the culture of the moment in ways that show your skills/products/business in fresh ways that help you stand out from the crowd. In the world of Amazon-anything, the one sure way to stand out is to create an experience for the customer. This...

PSFK Interview with Piers Fawkes

David Harry Stewart, co-founder of Ageist, talks to PSFK about starting the anti-AARP media company to recognize creatives over 50 PIERS FAWKES, PSFK :Is experience back in fashion? Do older folks provide us with a higher level of culture, community and creativity? In this extract from his PurpleList podcast, PSFK founder...

How to Die

live long, live well, die old. I am going to die. Fact. Not today, hopefully not anytime soon, but barring some amazing scientific advancement, there will be an end point. It’s a shame, but that’s the deal. The question then becomes how to live what time I have, and then...

Artist Erwin Redl’s “Whiteout

a light touch New York has had one of hell of a winter so far. But respite from the snowfall-thaw-snowfall pattern has already arrived in Madison Square Park. Austrian artist Erwin Redl’s "Whiteout” has haunted the long winter nights since Nov. 16. From a grid of steel cabling and poles hang...

Don’t Let Life Happen to You

Own it. Do it. I had a wonderful conversation this week with Leona West Fox, functional nutritionist, on Catherine O’s pod cast.  One of the things she said was “Don’t let food happen to you” as in take charge, take responsibility for what you eat. Let’s expand it to “Don’t let...

Reading and Lifelong Learning.

Lifelong learning has become an increasingly crucial component of successfully maintaining physical and mental health. The voluntary and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge allows us to reap a number of benefits: social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development, according to a 2012 study in the journal ScienceDirect. It can extend life...

Intergenerational Friendship

a friendship at any age Words: Amanda Medress I am 30 and my best friend Ines is 69. When out in the world together we attract attention; sometimes it’s curiosity, other times jealousy or disapproval. The disapproval confuses us most.  Since meeting via swing dancing four years ago, our friendship has...

Comedy: Sketchfest performances

san francisco lol San Francisco’s reputation as a comedy mecca was cemented in the 1970s and 80s with the likes of Woody Allen and Robin Williams testing out material to judgmental, raucous crowds. But after some fallow years in which Chicago, New York and LA (gasp!) took the crown, the...

We are Creating a New Way of Looking at People Our Age

Open Dialogue The look of AGEIST and the choice of people we feature is something we wrestle with every week. In trying to create a new way of looking at people our age, and as in any new endeavor, there are times when we get it right, and times when we...