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By the numbers: Women's progress (or not) around the worldupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 08:42:00

What's it like to be a woman today? On Thursday, the world marks International Women's Day, first observed more than 100 years ago.

Japan's population faces dramatic declineupdated: Mon Jan 30 2012 10:10:00

Japan's population will shrink by a staggering 30% by 2060, according to a new estimate by the country's government.

Money Magazine: Retirement saving: Don't shortchange the later yearsupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 17:52:00

Many people think they can plan on spending less later in retirement since they'll become less active as they age. But if their health declines, they may actually shift spending rather than reduce it. Do you think it's risky to plan as if one's expenses will go down later in retirement? --Tim, U.K.

Secrets of the world's healthiest womenupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 07:14:00

The secret to a long, healthy life in America? According to longevity researchers, it may be to act like you live somewhere else.

Presidents only look like they age fasterupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 16:02:00

Earlier this year, sociologist Jay Olshansky, Ph.D., watched President Barack Obama return to his hometown of Chicago to celebrate his 50th birthday. In the days that followed, Olshansky was struck by the amount of media coverage dedicated to a single question: When did Obama's hair get so gray?

Living longer with a healthy environmentupdated: Sat Oct 29 2011 18:24:00

Three cities in California are changing their environments to promote healthy lifestyles for everyone in the community.

A drink a day linked to healthy agingupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 16:08:00

Middle-aged women who drink alcohol in moderation have a better chance than nondrinkers of staying healthy as they age, especially if they spread out their consumption over most days of the week, a new study from Harvard researchers suggests.

Where do people live the longest?updated: Thu Aug 18 2011 14:57:00

No country has a higher life expectancy than Monaco -- and it's not even close.

How to live to 104updated: Fri Aug 05 2011 16:14:00

Elizabeth Cohen reports on a new study that says genes may be the only secret to a really long life.

104-year-old 'super ager' can thank her lucky genesupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 16:14:00

As Dorrie Aber-Noyek enters the cafeteria at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida, the staff bursts into a round of "Happy Birthday."

Do presidents age faster in office?updated: Thu Aug 04 2011 13:38:00

President Barack Obama has had the weight of the free world on his shoulders for 2½ years, and he might be starting to look like it.

Celebs sing 'Happy Birthday' to Obamaupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 13:38:00

Jennifer Hudson, OK Go and Herbie Hancock sing "Happy Birthday" to President Obama to celebrate his 50th birthday.

Life expectancy deceptive issue in Medicare debateupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 13:18:00

Should we control the spiraling cost of Medicare by raising its eligibility age from 65 to 67 or more? Many have argued that we should, because, they say, life expectancy today is much higher than when Medicare was created. The program was never designed to last so many years per person, and so, perhaps, people should retire later.

People in other nations living longerupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 07:48:00

A report shows life span in the U.S. is falling behind other countries. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Life expectancy in U.S. trails top nationsupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 07:48:00

Life expectancy in most U.S. counties lags behind that of the world's healthiest nations, in some cases by 50 years or more, according to a new analysis of government data.

Fortune: What makes movie stars ageless? (Besides surgery.)updated: Fri Feb 18 2011 10:28:00

The anti-aging quest got some attention this week when actor/producer Ashton Kutcher was pictured in a British tabloid reading my book, The Youth Pill, on a beach next to his wife, actress Demi Moore. According to one account, Moore had given the book to Kutcher -- the smirking implication was that he needed all the help he could get as the aging consort of the seemingly immortal Demi. The uncannily svelte, 48-year-old mother of three was photographed in a skimpy black bikini, leaving no doubt about her all-around youthfulness.

Growing up without grandparentsupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 13:37:00

For Tarah Epstein Baiman, parenting without having parents of her own to rely on is like "piloting a plane sans rudder." She learns to make adjustments without their guidance. Extra help comes from people and places she never imagined.

CNNMoney: The red-hot debate over raising the retirement ageupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 07:40:00

Of all the flash points in the debate over Social Security, few generate as much heat as raising the retirement age.

Fortune: The anti-aging revolutionupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 12:50:00

In early 1934, Depression-weary Americans were beginning to see tendrils of hope poking out of the bleak landscape. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal was bringing the economy back from the dead. Galvanized by the sight of elderly women scrounging for food from garbage, California physician Francis Townsend had launched a crusade for government-funded pensions that would soon spur the creation of Social Security. Things were even looking up for the long-suffering Washington Senators, who had made it to the World Series the previous fall.

How to live to 100updated: Tue Jan 26 2010 15:02:00

National Geographic writer and explorer Dan Buettner talks about finding the path to long life and health.

Uncovering secrets to a longer lifeupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 15:02:00

In the same way organisms select for characteristics that favor the survival and well-being of its species over successive generations, so too do cultures. With organisms, we call this process evolution and it represents a sort of accumulated wisdom. There is no word for this process in cultures, but there is one for the result. And that word is tradition.

The Clinic: How to live longerupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 13:31:00

CNN.com today featured a live Webcast of The Clinic, looking at how science is making progress in the quest for immortality.

Tips to add years to your lifeupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 13:31:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta teams with anti-aging experts to bring you an in-depth discussion on the search for immortality.

Your say: Is in-vitro meat better for us and the planet?updated: Tue Aug 11 2009 23:29:00

We asked you what you thought about in-vitro meat, and hundreds of you replied. Read a selection of your comments, below, or visit the main page to read the full article, all your comments and watch the report.

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