Middle Age

Am I too old for a midlife crisis?

“I’m having a midlife crisis,” I wistfully told my friend Amy earlier this year, shortly before my husband and I decided to divorce. I finally understood what W.B. Yeats meant when he wrote, “Things fall apart; the center cannot hold.” Without even taking a breath, she replied: “You’re too old. …

Divorce

3 THINGS I'VE LEARNED

3 THINGS I'VE LEARNED FROM 3 YEARS OF BLOGGING<p>Firstly can I just say that I can't believe I've been doing three posts a week for three years (and …

Inspiration

WHAT IS YOUR "PASSION"?

THE "PASSION" HOOPLA<p>I sometimes feel like I am a voice crying in the wilderness when it comes to all the hoopla about "finding your Passion" and …

Millennials are having their midlife crisis early

Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images<p>Millennials appear to be having their mid, or more like quarter, life crisis earlier then previous generations as …

Millennials

Cohort study suggests that functional impairment and decline are common in middle age

1. Functional impairment in activities of daily living (ADLs) and/or instrumental ADL (IADL), functional decline, and shifts between independence and …

Research

Are You Giving Your Older Students What They Need?

I’ve read so many books and articles about how to keep an older yoga student safe that I’m ready to barf.<p>Of course, we need to be safe. I’m not …

Yoga

Oracle Shows Tech Middle Age Can Be Beautiful

The technology industry is unkind to companies on the wrong side of middle age. But some veterans that once looked well past their primes have found …

Business

The Surprising Ways Midlife Stress Affects Our Body

Stress is a constant companion throughout life, it’s something which is unavoidable. That doesn’t change as we get to midlife, with the obligation of …

Wellness

THAT MIDLIFE CRISIS

There's a lot of talk about the good old Midlife Crisis. It is laughed about and mocked by most people, but despite that, we can often look back and …

Divorce

Inflammation in Middle Age May Be Tied to Brain Shrinkage Decades Later

People who have biomarkers tied to inflammation in their blood in their 40s and 50s may have more brain shrinkage decades later than people without …

Neuroscience

Cate Blanchett Loved Wearing Lycra for Thor: Ragnarok in ‘My Deep Middle Age’

Not all celebrities look forward to wearing unforgiving, full-body lycra, but Cate Blanchett welcomed the challenge for her villainous role as Hela …

Cate Blanchett

THE "MID" OF MIDLIFE

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY TOMORROW<p>Another year has sailed by and tomorrow I leave 55 behind me for good. I think I saw 55 as the Mid-point of Midlife. If this …

Love

Middle Age Inflammation Linked to Brain Shrinkage Decades Later

<i>Summary: According to a new study, people who have inflammation biomarkers in their blood during middle age are more likely to have increased brain</i> …

Neuroscience

Inflammation in midlife linked to brain shrinkage later

by Kerry SHERIDAN People who show signs of inflammation in middle age are more likely to suffer from brain shrinkage later in life, a possible …

Alzheimer's Disease

WHO AM I?

Do you ever stop and look at yourself and wonder who you are and how you came to be there? As I've settled into Midlife I've had more time to take …

The secret to midlife: enjoy yourself without regrets

Forget about selflessness, says Kieran Setiya. Do something for the love of it. And don’t wish you’d lived life differently<p>Losing our way in life’s trackless forest, whither should we turn for solace and advice? Wisdom used to be the special province of our elders, though for no better reason than …

Happiness

Women's Wellness: Weight gain risks and challenges for women in midlife

ROCHESTER, Minn. ? A review of the weight gain risks and challenges faced by women in midlife has led Mayo Clinic researchers to a series of …

Health

List: The Adjunct’s Guide to Teaching College Composition

CHAPTER 1: TED TalksCHAPTER 2: SpeedGraderCHAPTER 3: Using Class Time for ConferencesCHAPTER 4: They Love to Talk About Their Web BehaviorsCHAPTER 5: …

Humor

3 Things That Could Push Companies to Hire Older PMETs and Not Just Fresh Grads or Foreigners

Singapore’s dog-eat-dog work environment brings to mind young office workers on the brink of burn-out, rushing to work on the MRT every day during …

Staying healthy in middle age slows down the ageing process, study shows

Researchers found that those who eat healthily in their thirties are more likely to be physically fit in their sixties and beyond<p>The importance of a</b> …

Longevity

You can exercise yourself to death, says new study

Too much exercise can kill you, scientists have revealed.<p>White men who work out at least 7½ hours a week are nearly twice as likely to suffer from …

Longevity

Study Shows Too Much Exercise Can Be Dangerous

All things in moderation, even exercise. A new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Kaiser Permanente found that people who exercise …

Health

MIDLIFE MUSINGS - HOLDING ON LOOSELY

HOLDING ON AND LETTING GO<p>We read so much about not holding on to things - about opening up and letting them go. But, sometimes I wonder if there …

Relationships

The number of middle aged women with a lower libido is surprising sex researchers

<b>Research has found that women think about sex less and less as they get older.</b><p>A study published by the <i>Journal of Sexual Medicine</i> discovered that 70 …

Midlands tourist dies after falling 30ft from Indian temple 'while taking selfie' on 'middle-aged gap year' with wife

A British tourist died after falling 30 feet from an Indian temple while reportedly taking a selfie on a trip of a lifetime with his wife they had …

Selfies

High blood pressure in midlife might be a risk factor for later dementia

The question<p>Why some people develop dementia and others do not often remains unclear. Might blood pressure play a role in this?<p>This study<p>The researchers analyzed data on 5,646 adults, including blood pressure readings taken when most were in their early 30s and again in their mid-40s. In a 15-year …

Diabetes

British tourist plunges 30ft to his death 'while taking selfie' at Indian temple

Roger Stotesbury, 58, was on a 'middle-aged gap year' with his wife when the tragedy occurred.<p>A British tourist has died after plummeting 30 feet …

Selfies

New cycling film celebrates Middle Aged Men in Lycra (video)

<b>Watch the trailer to a film that promises to be "an enjoyable and sometimes hilarious romp through the secret world of men and masculinity"</b><p>A new …

Cycling

FRIDAY'S THOUGHT ~ CHANGES AND CHOICES

CHANGES AND CHOICES<p>One of the many gifts of Midlife is realizing you're changing and that the changes aren't all about growing older physically. The …

Apple's Golden Middle Age

Piper Jaffray survey says 82% of US teens intend to buy an iPhone.<p>Apple resists corporate atherosclerosis.<p>Apple reported teaming with LG, snubbing …

Business