Summary of “How Smart Exercise Keeps You Younger for Longer”

Getting on: ‘Physical decline as the body aged used to be seen as inevitable, not any more.
“Old age should burn and rave at close of day;/ Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” Thomas raged over a pint pot, but the rage in this case is high-intensity training, bursts of challenging – yes, painful – exercise interspersed with periods of lesser exertion and rest.
This is the simple thesis of Play On: How to Get Better with Age by the American journalist and sports fan Jeff Bercovici.
“Ageing science supports that we should do high intensity every week, getting your heart rate up to at least 80% of its maximum,” says Bercovici.
As the writer Bill Gifford puts it in Spring Chicken, a 2015 tour of anti-ageing science, “Ageing makes us fat, and then our fat makes us age.
Elite sports performers continue to succeed well past the peak age for their sport, not because they train more but because they train more efficiently.
The Devon-based athlete will be just shy of her 45th birthday in August, yet age has not dulled her love of competition.
” Emma Stevenson, professor of sport and exercise at Newcastle University’s Institute for Ageing, says it is all about functionality – living well, not just longer.

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Summary of “Cut From the Same Cloth”

No handy websites to allow me to piece together a goth look and pay for it in one go at checkout.
Our looks were far more thrown together, with a mixture of ingenuity and serendipity.
At the same time, I find it hard to give up the idea of dressing to display a sense of self.
Myself? As a woman who came to motherhood relatively late in life, I had already set aside my more outrageous costumery as I navigated the first steps of a career in conservative office workplaces.
I’ve conformed – and find myself looking for other ways to express myself.
Let us not digress too far into the patriarchal belief that aging men become more attractive, while women must fight against white hair, wrinkles, and bingo wings.
Aging male goths might have to contend with the loss of their teen pride and joy, the mane of hair – its decline hopefully not exacerbated by the crimpers and hairspray – and, like music journalist Simon Price, find more creative ways of still keeping the look alive.
Gaining a deeper understanding of the styles and influences that set my daughter alight has made me far more understanding about those stray fake eyelashes I keep finding around the house.

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Summary of “Is There Any Truth to Anti-Aging Schemes?”

“We were promoting all kinds of ways to slow aging that nowadays are recognized but hadn’t made it into the mainstream yet,” Faloon says.
Barzilai is director of the Institute for Aging Research at New York’s Albert ­Einstein College of Medicine, the lead sponsor of the five-year TAME trial that will soon enroll 3,000 ­participants between ages 65 and 80.
The Cell paper highlighted other ways to disrupt the aging process.
Hariri is a co-founder of Human Longevity Inc., a ­Silicon Valley venture using supercomputers to search for genes related to human aging.
A team at the Mayo Clinic’s Kogod Center on Aging recently managed to destroy senescent cells in mice using a new class of medications called senolytic agents.
Most recently, Faloon underwent a series of infusions of NAD+ molecules, which David Sinclair, co-director of the Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School, has called “The closest we’ve gotten to a fountain of youth.” The molecules help regulate cellular aging but diminish over time.
“People look at aging as something that is very simple,” says Michael Fossel, a former professor of the biology of aging at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.
Aging research can’t promise them-or Bill ­Faloon-​anything.

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Summary of “Alienation Is Killing Americans and Japanese”

Almost a quarter of Japanese men and a tenth of Japanese women over age 60 say there is not a single person they could rely on in difficult times.
The increase seems to be associated with deep social changes in the country, particularly the breakdown of the traditional multigenerational Japanese family.
In 1960, about 80 percent of elderly Japanese lived with a child; since then that number has.
Combined with the fast, well-known aging of the population-today about one in five Japanese people is over 65; that number is.
Already almost a quarter of Japanese men and a tenth of Japanese women over age 60 say there is.
“It’s like a microcosm of the aging society in Japan,” says a Japanese official.
Money woes are particularly hard for the generation of Japanese men who came of age when the economy was booming, who invested so much of themselves in their work, forsaking the personal relationships, even with their own children, that could otherwise keep them engaged as they age.
Japanese people in sad isolation may feel limited by gaman, the ideal of suffering through tough times without complaint, keeping a stiff upper lip.

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Summary of “The 50 Greatest Coming-of-Age Novels”

The end of summer is traditional coming of age time.
As we embark on a new one, the Literary Hub office put their heads together to consider some of the greatest coming-of-age novels ever written, for discussing in the halls and reading under the covers.
Does a coming of age novel require demonstrable maturity in the end? Does said coming of age need to be the primary focus-in plot, in emotional weight-of the novel? Does the main character have to be a literal adolescent in the beginning? Under 21, maybe? The answer to all of these, I decided, was “Usually, but not always.” Like you-know-what, we all know coming of age when we see it.
Finally, even though the headline declares these 50 coming-of-age novels The Greatest, please remember that this is really only the compiled opinions of a few well-read editors.
A coming of age story that is also a coming of self story, as Callie becomes Cal, and the world becomes modern.
So much more than a coming of age novel, of course, and not usually designated as such-and yet still it fits, as Olympia tells the monstrous story of her childhood.
With Catcher in the Rye, probably the first title that comes to mind when someone mentions “Coming-of-age” novels.
A beloved coming of age and coming out novel about a young evangelical girl who dreams of being a missionary-until she falls in love with another girl.

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Summary of “Are You Pursuing Your Vision of Career Success”

You’ve followed the path that everyone else told you would be the one to lead to success – to your dream job – only to find that your dream job doesn’t feel so dreamy after all.
A 2015 study by Gallup showed that only one-third of the American workforce feels actively engaged in their work.
Each generation is experiencing its own work identity crisis, trying to determine why their work isn’t working for them.
Millennials – social media natives who have never lived separate lives at work and at home – don’t look for work-life balance, but rather work-life alignment, where they can be the same person, with the same values, at home and in the office.
GenXers, finding themselves caught between raising children and nursing aging parents, are looking for work that contributes to managing these demands rather than working against them.
You achieve consonance when your work has purpose and meaning for you.
Connection gives you sightlines into how your everyday work serves that calling by solving the problem at hand, growing the company’s bottom line, or reaching that goal.
Control reflects how you are able to influence your connection to that calling in order to have some say in the assignment of projects, deadlines, colleagues, and clients; to offer input into shared goals; and to do work that contributes to your career trajectory and earnings.

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Summary of “Study: many of the “oldest” people in the world may not be as old as we think”

How do some people make it to 100 or even 110 years old? Why do some regions – say, Sardinia, Italy, or Okinawa, Japan -produce dozens of these “Supercentenarians” while other regions produce none? Is it genetics? Diet? Environmental factors? Long walks at dawn?
Newman looks at the introduction of birth certificates in various states and finds that “The state-specific introduction of birth certificates is associated with a 69-82% fall in the number of supercentenarian records.”
In other words, as soon as a state starts keeping good records of when people are born, there’s a 69 to 82 percent fall in the number of people who live to the age of 110.
It does mean that the majority of people claiming to be supercentenarians, born in areas that didn’t keep reliable, accurate birth records, are probably not quite as old as they say they are.
In other words, all of our research into the biomarkers, habits, and diets that predict extreme old age? Probably worthless, because a significant share of the sample was not actually as old as we thought.
Only about one in 1,000 people who live to the age of 100 make it to 110.
The vast majority of people would never impersonate their parent or older sibling for benefits, or forge a birth certificate, or participate in identity theft, or get confused about how old they even are.
If one in 1,000 people would do that, then fraudulent supercentenarians will be more common than bona fide supercentenarians.

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Summary of “5 Ways to Respond to Ageism in a Job Interview”

Despite the negative stereotypes that older workers have less energy and are less productive, the data shows otherwise.
According to research from the Stanford Center on Longevity, older workers are healthy, have a strong work ethic, are loyal to their employers, and are more likely to be satisfied with their jobs than their younger coworkers.
Show your excitement about the opportunity and the work you do.
Instead of discussing how many years of experience you have, or how many times you’ve done a certain type of project, show your enthusiasm for the job by saying something like, “This is my sweet spot. This is the work I love to do.” Calling out all of your years of experience can have the unintended consequence of alienating or intimidating your interviewer, or making you appear to be a know-it-all.
In finding ways to connect personally with her interviewer, Lauren made sure to use current references that a younger person could relate to, like a popular show on Netflix.
Humor is another way to connect and show the other person you’d be enjoyable to work with.
Show your ability to work well with diverse groups of people.
While ageism exists, focusing on what you can control and employing the strategies above can divert attention from your age and refocus it on why you are right for the job.

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Summary of “Millennial loneliness poll: 22 percent say they have “no friends””

22 percent of millennials in the poll said they had zero friends.
Twenty-seven percent said they had “No close friends,” 30 percent said they have “No best friends,” and 25 percent said they have no acquaintances.
In comparison, just 16 percent of Gen Xers and 9 percent of baby boomers say they have no friends.
While there may be something particular happening with millennials, it’s also possible loneliness naturally ebbs and flows throughout life.
More recently, in a 2016 paper, researchers in Germany found a peak of loneliness in a sample of 16,000 Germans at around age 30, another around age 50, and then increasing again at age 80.
“So most of the previous research has focused on old age, and for good reason, because it’s when loneliness levels are high.”
A 2015 meta-review of 70 studies showed that loneliness increases the risk of dying by 26 percent.
It’s also important to recognize that loneliness isn’t the same as having few friends.

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Summary of “At the Fortnite World Cup With H1ghSky1”

Just 90 minutes into the first day of the inaugural Fortnite World Cup, 12-year-old H1ghSky1 has a problem.
The store isn’t happy, and the manager pulls FaZe CEO Lee Trink aside to notify him that they’re kicking FaZe out.
There are 80 or so gamers in FaZe Clan, with millions of followers on Instagram, YouTube, and Twitch.
Competing in e-sports tournaments can be lucrative – clan members won just over $1.5 million at the Fortnite World Cup – but the majority of FaZe’s haul comes from merchandise and sponsorships.
Many members of FaZe Clan are in their late teens or early 20s. They behave less like athletes than influencers: posing next to sports cars and private jets, doing #spon, throwing up the FaZe hand sign.
After his true age was revealed, FaZe had to negotiate with Twitch and Fortnite maker Epic to release the thousands of dollars H1ghSky1 had earned while playing underage.
Being drafted into FaZe Clan is an informal process that usually begins with scouts looking for talent on sites like Twitch, then determining how the gamers could fit into FaZe’s overall strategy.
“What we saw is somebody from a personality side and a skill side who fit within FaZe Clan despite his age,” Trink says of H1ghSky1.

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