Welcome to the new ChangingAging.org weekly blog roundup for Nov. 13 to Nov. 19, 2010.
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Terry Gross Cares More About Old Dogs Than Old People
Listening to Fresh Air‘s report on ‘elder-dog-care’ last week gave me a sharp reminder of why I helped Dr. Bill Thomas launch ChangingAging.org more than three years ago.
The idea for ChangingAging.org was simple — use blogging and other social media tools to tell stories and explore viewpoints about aging that the mass media ignore, and inspire and build a community of people who share our goal in changing the way society views aging. Social change through social networking.
Which brings me to Terry Gross and dogs. Click here to continue reading.
The Energy Budget
I was talking to Ronni Bennett from TimeGoesBy.net the other day and the conversation turned toward the crucial concept of the “energy budget.”
A New Way Out
Julie Nack writes:
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Cult of Adulthood
Older Then, Younger Now
One’s true age can be disguised but not altered:
This work also supports that idea that aging is an instrinsic element of the human experience.
I will wager that the anti-aging gurus can not fool this test.
We are who we are.
The Old Man of Boxing
It is good to remember that old age is an entirely relative concept. When the question, “How old is too old?” is asked, the answer must always be, “too old for what?” It is the thing we are being measured against, rather than a numerical age, that drives the reality of aging.
Discrimination In Polling
Do you use a land-line, a cell phone or both? It turns out your choice of communication can affect the accuracy of polls. According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, polling that neglects cell phones have a conservative bias, and the reason has a lot to do with age.
Kavan’s 8,000-Ft.-High Secret
Kavan is a former ace reporter and ChangingAging’s editor and social media guru. And he’s definitely not afraid of the dark. Or grizzly bears, it seems. Check this out.
What People are Saying
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