Aging

Why You Should Lie (To Yourself) About Your Age

Why You Should Lie (To Yourself) About Your Age

For many years, my mum has been telling herself — and anyone else who will listen — that she’s 45 years old. She’s not actively trying to deceive us (I’m 37, so I’m not falling for it), she’s trying to deceive herself. She’d read somewhere that if you tell yourself…

How To Slow Down Time, According To Reddit

How To Slow Down Time, According To Reddit

When my son started kindergarten, my mum dropped a real bombshell on me: “Now that he’s in school full time,” she said, “the years are really going to fly by.” Thanks to her, I’ve noticed how each year since has gone by faster and faster, a fact that basically every…

How To Stay Sharp In Old Age

How To Stay Sharp In Old Age

Of all the common consequences of ageing, none is more frightening than memory loss. Even if you’ve never helplessly watched a loved one succumb to Alzheimer’s—which I promise is worse than it sounds — it’s natural to wonder if something similar could happen to you.