Job Hunting Over 50: Will Looking Younger Make a Difference?

Last week we may have been too harsh on people who opted to have cosmetic surgery in order to salvage their youth, although I did throw a bone to those in the public eye who seem to have no choice but to have surgery for employment reasons. This week I wanted to explore the issue of enhancements for the Average Joe or Jane over 50 who might be looking for a job. Read More  Read More

Is It Easier to be Positively Old If You Were Born Ugly?

That seems to be what former supermodel, Paulina Porizkova, has suggested in her blog  on The Huffington Post yesterday. She makes the point that aging is particularly difficult for people who have been exceptionally attractive and who have relied on their looks to the exclusion of developing other strengths and talents. Read More  Read More

Secrets of the “World’s Oldest Siblings”

Thanks to Ken Sutton of Lowell, Indiana, for sharing this link from The Week.com about three New York centenarians and a research study exploring why some people just plain live longer regardless of their lifestyles. Congratulations to Helen Faith Keane Reichert (108), Irving Kahn (104) and Peter Kahn (100) for being positively old. We salute you. Here’s their story… Read More  Read More

Future Not So Golden for 50-plusers

Wow! What a negative headline for the founder of a blog site called “Positively Old!” But truthfully, that’s how I feel after attending the Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo at the Pasadena Conference Center yesterday. I felt terrible for the forty or so exhibitors who purchased space only to speak to a couple of hundred seniors and caregivers throughout the day. Fully one third of the booths were unmanned; I’m not sure if this was because the exhibitors just... Read More

Longevity Favors the Positively Old

We know that positive people often seem younger and sprier than their same-aged counterparts. In a 2002 study referenced on About.com, the results show that how you perceive aging can actually affect how long you will live. Read More  Read More

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