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Aug 18 2019 | School's In
Do brain-training exercises really work to strengthen memory and learning as we get older? Guest Laura Carstensen, Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity and Stanford professor of Public Policy, weighs in on the conversation.
Our society has struggled with the terminology of aging -- seniors, senior citizens, elders and golden agers are examples of labels that often come across as belittling. But the connotations of the language we use does not line up with reality; research shows that people blossom again as they age.
Oct 18 2018 | Newsweek
After aging out of a years-long period of ennui in his 40’s, writer Jonathan Rauch turned to empirical research to explain why he inexplicably grew out of his overwhelming dissatisfaction of a successful life. His book, “The Happiness Curve; Why Life Gets Better After 50”, takes a deep dive into...
Sep 30 2018 | WLS 890AM
With life expectancy doubling over the past 150 years, the world is now faced with the challenge of ensuring happiness and meaning in individuals far later in life than in previous times. Our current "map of life" is becoming increasingly outdated, and Dr. Laura Carstensen, the founding director of...
Sep 19 2018 | Quartz at Work
In a fast-paced and evolving world, some are beginning to question the norms of the American work day, especially its daily duration. A growing movement among industries is leading many to reconsider how work can be completed in a productive manner with the emergence of technologies and other...