Entries Tagged as 'studies'

Monday, July 4th, 2011

#157: Don’t Fear the Wrong

Some old people, even some who are not my husband, are so afraid of being wrong — of feeling insecure, inexpert, foolish, stupid, whatever — that they work very hard at being right all the time. Or at least, at not being wrong, not doing or saying the wrong thing. What’s, well, wrong with that?, […]

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 […]

Friday, December 11th, 2009

#145: Don’t Be White (Or Just Act Like It)

The new Pew Research study on The Millennials aka The Evil Young is out, and among the findings that weren’t too boring for me to focus on was the one about the younger generation being more diverse than previous generations of Americans. Pew quantified that statement with actual rising numbers of young people who are […]

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 […]

Monday, August 17th, 2009

#141: Don’t Mind The Gap

A new study by the Pew Research Group says that, while there’s not that much conflict between the generations, older and younger Americans are very different from each other.  Nearly 80% of those surveyed believe there’s a major Generation Gap now, 20 points higher than said so in the 1970s. According to the research: — […]

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

#82: Stop All That Moving Around

Here’s a counterintuitive directive: If you want not to act old, you’ve got to knock off all that surfing, skating, basketball-playing and cardio-kickboxing you’ve evidently been doing. Lying on the couch, staying out of the gym, and sitting on the sidelines are the sports of the young, while middle-aged and older people are the ones […]

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

#59: Don’t Bogart That Watermelon

Breaking July 4th warning: Eating watermelon, says a new study, can have the same effect as popping Viagra. Yes, ladies and gents, the aging males at your holiday picnic may discover a new fondness for the large pink fruit. The secret ingredient is something called citrulline, according to news reports, and eating a lot of […]

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