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What’s So Bad About the Name “Senior”?

You would think that by the time we reach the age of 60, we’d have figured out what to call ourselves. But whether it’s “senior citizens,” “older adults,” “elders,” or just plain “old people,” no one seems to agree on a term.

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Seniors Are Flocking to Facebook

The number of Americans age 65 and up who use online social networking sites has skyrocketed, increasing from one percent in 2006 to 34 percent today. That’s just one nugget of information in the Pew Internet and American Life Project’s latest report.

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Maira Kalman, Optimist

“The older you get the more you grapple with the idea that time is lessening, and what is it that I’m supposed to be doing here and how much happiness am I achieving on this planet?”

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Happy 50th, Jetsons

Lucky we checked Mental Floss. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have known it was the half-centenary of the Jetsons’ futuristic utopia. First broadcast in 1962, and set in 2062, the Jetsons – one of the first shows to be broadcast in color – got future-tech a little bit right (reclining massage chairs, supersized TV screens), and a…

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