Tag: Age, Chronological

R. Kelly Is Charged With Using Bribes to Marry Aaliyah at Age 15

One persistent question has dogged R. Kelly’s two-decade music career: How was he able to legally marry the singer Aaliyah in 1994 when she was only 15 years old? On Thursday, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn accused Mr. Kelly of bribing an Illinois government employee in 1994 in order to obtain a fake ID for Aaliyah, […]

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25 Again? How Exercise May Fight Aging

Regular exercise throughout adulthood may protect our muscles against age-related loss and damage later, according to an interesting new study of lifelong athletes and their thighs. The study finds that active older men’s muscles resemble, at a cellular level, those of 25-year-olds and weather inflammatory damage much better than the muscles of sedentary older people. […]

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What’s a ‘Hairbag?’ $7 Million May Hinge on the Answer

For as long as anyone can remember, younger officers in the New York Police Department have referred to their elders as “hairbags” — usually behind their backs. It’s an archaic bit of slang with obscure origins. In police parlance, “the bag” means “the uniform.” So some officers believe “hairbag” is a riff on a longtime […]

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If Keanu Reeves’s Date Can Embrace Looking Her Age, I Can Too

The actor Keanu Reeves stepped out on the red carpet at an event on Saturday, holding hands with his longtime friend, the audiovisual artist Alexandra Grant. When photos appeared online on Monday, the pair sparked rumors of romance and, predictably, Twitter users were ecstatic. Many observers are thrilled that Mr. Reeves, 55, is the rare […]

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The Right Kind of Exercise May Boost Memory and Lower Dementia Risk

Being physically fit may sharpen the memory and lower our risk of dementia, even if we do not start exercising until we are middle-aged or older, according to two stirring new studies of the interplay between exercise, aging, aerobic fitness and forgetting. But both studies, while underscoring the importance of activity for brain health, also […]

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Obama’s Very Boomer View of ‘Cancel Culture’

When Barack Obama talks, everyone listens. That’s why I paid close attention to his remarks about young people and our activism on social media at a Tuesday Obama Foundation event, and why I gasped at what I heard: “This idea of purity and you’re never compromised and you’re always politically ‘woke’ and all that stuff. […]

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Booker Prize Winner ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ Is Coming to America

The morning after Bernardine Evaristo won the Booker Prize, for her novel “Girl, Woman, Other,” her American publisher announced that the book would come out in the United States a month earlier than previously scheduled — and that it was printing 50,000 more copies, up from an initial run of 10,000. Now the book is […]

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Women of a Certain Age, Gail Collins Has Your Back

NO STOPPING US NOW The Adventures of Older Women in American HistoryBy Gail Collins I opened The New York Times the other day, and the phrase “Let’s be trivial for a minute” caught my eye. It was the lede of an Op-Ed column by Gail Collins that wasn’t trivial at all. It was a characteristically […]

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Is Age Only a Number, Even When You’re Running for President?

For months, Senator Bernie Sanders brushed off questions about his age, offering a simple, six-word mantra to those who doubt he’s energetic enough to run for president: “follow me around the campaign trail.” But in the hours before the chest pains that led to an emergency procedure in a Las Vegas hospital, Mr. Sanders, 78, […]

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Being Young, Active and Physically Fit May Be Very Good for Your Brain

Physically fit young adults have healthier white matter in their brains and better thinking skills than young people who are out of shape, according to a large-scale new study of the links between aerobic fitness and brain health. The findings suggest that even when people are youthful and presumably at the peak of their mental […]

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Older People Are Ignored and Distorted in Ageist Marketing, Report Finds

Older consumers, who hold trillions of dollars in spending power and make up a growing portion of the global population, would seem to be a prime target for advertisers. Instead, the demographic is shunned and caricatured in marketing images, perpetuating unrealistic stereotypes and contributing to age discrimination, according to a new report. More than a […]

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Can We Talk About Biden’s Age?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Is Joe Biden’s shakiness on the stump a sign that he’s just too old to run for president? Or is it just proof that some of his critics are ageist? This week on “The […]

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Taking Up Running After 50? It’s Never Too Late to Shine

Men and women who start running competitively when they are in their 50s can be as swift, lean and well-muscled within a decade as competitive older runners who have trained lifelong, according to a buoying new study of the physiques and performances of a large group of older athletes. The findings suggest that middle age […]

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Age Isn’t Hurting 2020 Democratic Leaders, to Rivals’ Chagrin

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is 76 years old and prone to sometimes-rambling monologues with antiquated references. But if his age and missteps are supposed to be liabilities, they haven’t helped rivals who have tried to use them to their advantage. Julián Castro, the former housing secretary, was the latest to […]

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An Open Letter (and a Rant) on Age Discrimination at Work

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Let’s start with two letters this week. No. 1: I am an advertising creative who has been unemployed for over six months. I’m having difficulty finding a full-time […]

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82-Year-Old Slipped by Doormen to Steal $400,000 in Jewelry, Police Say

The old man still had it in him. Samuel Sabatino, 82, might have been expected to spend his days relaxing like a typical retiree in Florida, where he lived. But, the police said, he decided to drive all the way up from Miami to the Upper East Side over the Labor Day weekend for a […]

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From ‘Homewrecker’ to Caretaker

She’s tall for a Chinese woman, built like an Olympic volleyball player. Her torso is long, her face wide. Dark pink powder accents her cheekbones. “Peasant features,” my mother used to say. “Not beautiful, not even pretty!” My father disagreed. Twenty-five years ago, he left my mother for this woman, a graduate student in his […]

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Founders of Successful Tech Companies Are Mostly Middle-Aged

It took an entrepreneur to reimagine the mundane home thermostat as an object of beauty — and then to make a fortune based on that vision. The entrepreneur was Tony Fadell, who had that thermostat epiphany after decades in the tech industry, including at companies like Apple. Mr. Fadell embodied his idea in a new […]

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70-Year-Old Man Wins 1,000-Kilometer Horse Race in Mongolia

Bob Long, 70, just became the oldest person to finish what Guinness World Records calls the longest multi-horse race in the world. He also came in first. “It’s nothing,” he said during a Facebook live stream shortly after crossing the finish line of the Mongol Derby last Thursday. “You just ride 650 miles on a […]

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