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- What to Do If You’re Not the Athlete You Once Were by Leigh Ann Hubbard - At 55 years old, Heidi Christensen relishes the chance to defy stereotypes. “You didn’t just get passed by an old person,” she says of the 20- and 30-somethings she zooms by on bike paths. “You got passed by an old…
- How Long Are You Likely to Live? by Flora Davis - In the United States, life expectancy at birth is 79. Some people won’t live that long while others will survive much longer. What are the odds you’ll make it to 80? To 100? From heredity to gender and education to…
- Ellen Goodman: It’s Time to Talk about Death by Mary Jacobs - The first glimmer of Ellen Goodman’s vision for the Conversation Project started with a suitcase. When she was 25, Goodman went home to visit her family. Her father had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and would pass away three months later. Her mother had just given him a gift: a brand new suitcase.