Entries Tagged as 'emotions'

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

#150: Wait, Go Ahead, Maybe You Should Act Even Older….

It’s been a long time since the HNTAO News merited two posts in one day, but I wanted to draw special attention to the new Gallup poll that claims happiness declines from the 20s to the early 50s, when it does a quick reverse and starts climbing again. From 50 on, according to the new […]

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

#149: Quit Yer Bellyaching

HNTAO afficionados know that the whole point of this blog is to point out new ways of not acting old. We don’t warn against stereotypical granny behavior — covering your furniture in plastic, sucking on hard candies — because, duh, we all know we’re not supposed to do that, right? Right??? So why are you […]

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Why So Glum? 25 Very Good Reasons

Of course young people are happy: They have great bodies, they have lots of sex with other people with great bodies, and — well, do you really need any other reason? And old people are happy too, because they raked in lots of money during the boom years and now they can live high on […]

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

#135: Don’t Forward Emails Like This To All Your Girlfriends

Dear Tide: I am writing to say what an excellent product you have! I’ve used it all of my married life, as my mom always told me it was the best. Now that I am in my forties I find it even better! About a month ago, I spilled some red wine on my new […]

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

#44: Quit Bossing Everybody Around

So you think you know it all, do you? Think you’re so on top of everything that you know best what everybody else should be doing, and you won’t hesitate to tell them? I’ve seen this phenomenon before, on the first few seasons of Survivor. It was always the older person who thought they had […]

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

#22: Avoid Direct Confrontation

Maybe it’s this silent, desktop world we inhabit. Maybe it’s the new culture of positivity and anti-depression. But having a big confrontation, complete with shouting, threats, revelations, and tears, is a decidedly old, out-of-it thing to do. If young people want to fire you or stop seeing you, they’ll just stop returning your messages. Or […]

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