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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 Our current "map of life" is becoming increasingly outdated, and Dr.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...
Baby Boomers, as well as older americans classified as 'senior citizens,' are struggling to find a well-connotated term for their age group. The terms being used currently don't sit well with them, as they attempt to maintain their independence and individuality in the later stages of their lives....
Aug 12 2018 | The Eagle Tribune
Adult children with older parents tend to be overprotective of their aging parents. Although their behavior may stem from good intentions, it can come off demeaning and aggravating. Dr. Laura Carstensen, founding director of Stanford University's Center on Longevity, and Dr. Gisele Wolf-Klein, a...
Jul 23 2018 | Eyewitness News
Although there are obvious downsides to aging, there are also many positive aspects that are overlooked. The pros of aging far outweigh the miniscule cons. Dr. Laura Carstensen conducted a study which found that subjects reported more positive well-being and greater emotional stability as they aged...

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