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Posted October 11, 2019
Time to Retire Retirement?
John Goodenough is a sign of the times. Two days ago, he won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work on rechargeable batteries. He is 97 years old. He’s also a victim of ageism. Back in the 1980s, Goodenough was forced to leave his post at Oxford University after his 65th birthday. Why? Because…
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Posted October 09, 2019
Ending Ageism at Work
Finished at forty? Phooey. Many of us are just hitting our stride at 40.  Maybe, after settling this lawsuit for age discrimination, Google will now think twice before writing people off based on how old they are.
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Posted October 09, 2019
Is Loneliness a Natural Part of Aging? Nope!
Aging sucks, right? That’s certainly the conventional wisdom. In a world in thrall to youth, the message coming from all sides is that, after a certain point, each birthday makes you less attractive, less productive, less happy, less energetic, less creative, less healthy, less open-minded, less sexual – and more lonely. But is that true?…
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Posted October 02, 2019
La Révolution de la Longévité
L’édition française de mon nouveau livre est sortie aujourd’hui! Acheter ICI.
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Posted September 19, 2019
Work Smart, Work Slow
When Fast Company sings the praises of slowing down in the workplace …. #creativity #productivity #leadership #efficiency #accuracy #balance
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Posted September 05, 2019
Super-Agers: Too Much Of A Good Thing?
Super-seniors. Awesome oldsters. Radical retirees. Whatever you call them, the world is suddenly full of people performing remarkable feats in later life. A 70-year-old American wins the Mongol Derby, the world’s longest horse race. A 72-year-old takes YouTube by storm in South Korea. An Englishwoman celebrates her 90th birthday by wing walking on an airplane…
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Posted September 02, 2019
Look Good, Not Young
Once you hit your mid thirties it’s hard not to feel pleased when someone says you look younger than your age. Why? Because ageism and the cult of youth. We’ve internalised the idea that ageing is a downward spiral, that looking good must mean looking young. The latter is especially true for women, but men…
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Posted August 20, 2019
Slow Inspiration
Just heard from the director that this sci-fi short film was inspired by my TED Talk in praise of slowness …
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Posted August 14, 2019
Learning, not churning
Why Slow Education could (and should) be coming soon to a school near you …
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Posted August 13, 2019
Books on Buses
“The doors are closing, the books are opening.” Absolutely LOVE this idea. Free travel for anyone reading a book on a public bus. Already a success in Romania … 
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Posted July 27, 2019
New TED Talk already making ripples ....
Three days ago, after seeing my TED Talk on ageing and ageism, one member of the TED SUMMIT audience told me they’d immediately changed the age on their dating profile – adding back on the eight years they’d lopped off to seem younger. As the last line of my talk went: “Whatever age you are,…
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Posted July 25, 2019
Slow Movement
What is the Slow Movement – and how can it change your life (for the better)?
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Posted July 17, 2019
Never Too Late ...
C. S. Lewis hit the nail on the head when he wrote: “You are never too old to set a new goal, or to dream a new dream.” This Korean woman is just one of many joyous examples of what life can be – at any age – if you embrace it with an open…
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Posted July 13, 2019
Slow Photography Prize
The Slow Moments Photography Competition is back! And I’ll be picking the overall winner for 2020. Click HERE if you want to enter …. Last year’s winning shot featured above.
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Posted July 11, 2019
Never Too Late To Create
One of the most common ageist myths is that creativity belongs to the young. Or that somehow it dwindles as we grow older. It does not. As this study in the Harvard Business Review shows, human beings can be creative AT ANY AGE. The secret is to keep on keeping on. To grow (b)older, in…
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Posted July 07, 2019
BOLDER WINS AWARD!
What a thrilling surprise! A few months ago, when I sat down to read the audio version of my new book, BOLDER: MAKING THE MOST OF OUR LONGER LIVES, I never expected the recording to win an AudioFile Earphones Award. And now it has! Click HERE to see (or should that be hear?) what all…
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Posted June 28, 2019
The Urgency of Slow
The best way to thrive in a fast world is … to slow down.
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Posted June 27, 2019
Slow Education
This school in Spain is a shining example of Slow Education in action. Check out the short video here.
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Posted June 25, 2019
In Praise of No
Check out my latest post on Thrive Global. It’s all about the power and joy of saying No in a world hooked on saying Yes all the time …
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Posted June 25, 2019
Slow Photo
In a world of endless selfies and streaming, maybe it’s time for a Slow Photography Movement …
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Posted June 24, 2019
Slow Gaming Manifesto
Here’s more proof that the Slow creed can pay dividends in every field of human endeavour: the rise of the Slow Gaming movement …
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Posted June 16, 2019
Never Too Late
So often that little voice in the back of your mind whispering “I’m too old for this” is flat-out wrong …
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Posted June 15, 2019
Being The Change
Ignore the doom merchants. Never give up hope. The times they are a-changin’ …
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Posted June 14, 2019
Monkey See, Monkey Do
The UK has just banned gender stereotypes in advertising. Why? Because stereotyping plays a part in “limiting people’s potential.”  Let’s now do the same for ageist stereotypes!
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Posted June 12, 2019
Never Too Late To ... Rap
Madhur Jaffrey is growing (B)OLDER. Food writer, actor and now – at the age of 85 – rapper ….
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