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Jul 22 2018 | Capital Gazette
As life expectancy is increasing, these bonus years are allowing older adults with a different perspective. Research by Dr. Laura Carstensen suggests that, as we age, we live more in the moment and care less about social pressures. She states that "As we age, we sense the clock winding down and our...
Jul 21 2018 | The Guardian
Most of what people think they know about “midlife crisis” is not accurate: it’s based on harmful myths and outdated stereotypes. The false assumption that we peak in midlife fuels the stereotype of the bitter elder and can lead to ageism. Dr. Laura Carstensen at Stanford University Conducted a...
Jul 15 2018 | Quartz
The divorce rate for those 50 and older has roughly doubled in the past 30 years. The social stigma around divorce has lessened and the rise of “no-fault” divorce laws have made it easier to terminate marriages. Dr. Laura Carstensen stated that people are beginning to think differently about...
Jul 12 2018 | KPCC AirTalk
In this audio interview, Dr. Laura Carstensen suggests that the current model for life is not working. As we live longer, healthier lives we need to flip our lives in reverse and move from a sprint model to a marathon model. We don’t need to be working full time while we're raising our children and...
As people age, it is very important to continue friendships and create new friendships as time goes on. Not only should they remain open to new friendships but should also constantly discover new ways to seek them out. According to recent findings from the Stanford Center on Longevity’s Sightlines...

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