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Color Your Life And Improve Your World
Have you changed clothes more than once in the morning because you're looking for the color that harmonizes with your mood or complexion on a given day? Have you ever felt revulsed by or attracted to a color? If so, you're closely attuned to the physiological effect color has on all of us often in our subconscious. We relate to color based on our culture, language and vision but we feel the strongest response to colors in combination. Feeling down? Shake up some reds or oranges. Feeling anxious? Paint your life blue or violet. By understanding and harnessing colors we can improve our personal well being and the spaces in our public lives.
Centenarians Blaze the Trail To 100 and Beyond
When weatherman Willard Scott began sending Happy Birthday wishes to centenarians on the Today show in 1983 the average American lifespan was 70. Those Birthday wishes inspired smiles and amazement. One hundred was remarkable then! Today, centenarians are the fastest growing age group and 1 out of every 26 Boomers will reach that milestone. Who is most apt to experience advanced age and what's it like to to live to 100? Studies yield some surprising answers.
Does Time Speed Up As We Age?
When I was young I remember longing to be an adult. Then, time couldn't pass fast enough. That is, unless it was time to put my book down or go home for dinner. Now, it feels like the months and years fly by. That's pretty cliche isn't it? So, is it true? Does time really speed up with each year that passes?
Ethics At The Fountain Of Youth
As we trailblaze a new way to age our access to good health information and medical breakthroughs are lengthening our lifespans and improving our quality of life in later years. Wrinkles and illnesses, however, are still part of aging so, not surprisingly, the promise of longer lives is fueling a renewed search for the fountain of youth. In 2014 revenues for the anti aging industry (research, products, services) are expected to exceed $110 billion annually. For perspective, our collective spending to defend against wrinkles and aging is greater than what we spend annually defending the U.S. through funding for the FBI and CIA! Maybe you think this suggests that our priorities are questionable or maybe you've spent money to look younger and realize it's value. Either way, ethics controversies surround the use and production of some of the most popular products used to forestall aging and even greater ethical challenges are on our horizon as gerontology and bio science approach the capacity to engineer radically extended lives.
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