Researchers are finding that your mental patterns could be harming your telomeres — essential parts of the cell’s DNA — and affecting your life and health. Nobel-winning scientist Elizabeth Blackburn and health psychologist Elissa Epel explain.

Copenhagener Ole Kassow launched a program to help elderly Danes get back on bicycles. Now volunteer pilots in 29 countries are taking their passengers on the road.

People are living longer thanks to improvements in healthcare, nutrition and technology. This population shift brings with it incredible possibilities — but also a new set of challenges. So … How do we care for our elderly?

Meg Jay caused a storm after she gave her TED Talk in 2013. What got people so hot under the collar? Her thesis that one’s 20s are not a throwaway decade, and that planning for life needs to start happening … right now. Here, the talk gets a cool graphic treatment from Superinteressante magazine.

Rachel Sussman is obsessed with very old things that are still alive. She has spent years researching and tracking down the world’s oldest organisms. Here, take a look at just some of her photographs, and watch her 2010 TED Talk on the topic.

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