Is life after 75 worth living? This UPenn scholar doubts it.

What makes a life worth living as you grow older?

  • Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel revisits his essay on wanting to die at 75 years old.
  • The doctor believes that an old life filled with disability and lessened activity isn't worth living.
  • Activists believe his argument stinks of ageism, while advances in biohacking could render his point moot.
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Biohacking: Why I'll live to be 180 years old

From computer hacking to biohacking, Dave Asprey has embarked on a quest to reverse the aging process.

  • As a teenager, founder of Bulletproof, Dave Asprey, began experiencing health issues that typically plague older adults.
  • After surrounding himself with anti-aging researchers and scientists, he discovered the tools of biohacking could dramatically change his life and improve his health.
  • He's now confident he'll live to at least 180 years old. "It turns out that those tools that make older people young make younger people kick ass," he says.
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The impact of diet on brain and body health

Part Two of an interview with Dr. John Ratey.

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  • Harvard Medical School professor John Ratey says diet and exercise are both needed for optimal brain and body health.
  • Ratey believes meat alternatives will be helpful in the future, but the science is not there yet.
  • He also advises exercise as a necessary component of addiction recovery.
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10 reasons there should be a maximum age limit to run for president

Why the effects of aging are detrimental to being the U.S. president.

  • As there's a minimum age, there should be a maximum one.
  • Aging causes decline in numerous cognitive skills as shown in numerous studies.
  • Older candidates are less likely to support new ideas, technologies and societal changes.
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IBM fired up to 100,000 older employees to attract millennial workers, says lawsuit

A former employee says the company was trying to rebrand itself as "cool" and "trendy" in order to attract younger workers.


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  • IBM faces a handful of lawsuits related to claims that the company engaged in ageist practices.
  • On Tuesday, court documents revealed a past deposition of a former employee who said that IBM has fired as many as 100,000 employees in recent years.
  • Some laid-off employees believe they were fired due to their age.
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