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"HOW TO RAISE AN ADULT Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success By Julie Lythcott-Haims 354 pp. Henry Holt & Company. $27."
book  review  age  adult  college  academic  achievement 
june 2015 by tsuomela
"WHY GROW UP? Subversive Thoughts for an Infantile Age By Susan Neiman 231 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $25."
book  review  age  adult  philosophy  stages 
june 2015 by tsuomela
"THE PRIME OF LIFE A History of Modern Adulthood By Steven Mintz Illustrated. 409 pp. The Belknap Press/Harvard University Press. $35."
book  review  age  adult  history  stages  culture 
june 2015 by tsuomela
The Perils of Aging: A Problem for Citizen Science?
"Errors creep into bird population surveys as volunteers get older, new study says."
data-curation  citizen-science  age  volunteer  accuracy  quality 
august 2014 by tsuomela
"He felt, as I begin to feel, not a shrinking but an enlargement of mental life and perspective. One has had a long experience of life, not only one’s own life, but others’, too. One has seen triumphs and tragedies, booms and busts, revolutions and wars, great achievements and deep ambiguities, too. One has seen grand theories rise, only to be toppled by stubborn facts. One is more conscious of transience and, perhaps, of beauty. At 80, one can take a long view and have a vivid, lived sense of history not possible at an earlier age."
age  experience  memory 
july 2013 by tsuomela
Your body wasn’t built to last: a lesson from human mortality rates « Gravity and Levity
"This is the Gompertz law, in cartoon form: your body is deteriorating over time at a particular rate. When its “internal policemen” are good enough to patrol every spot that might contain a criminal 14 times a day, then you have the body of a 25-year-old and a 0.03% chance of dying this year. But by the time your police force can only patrol every spot 7 times per day, you have the body of a 95-year-old with only a 2-in-3 chance of making it through the year."
biology  age  aging  science  statistics  explanation  health  death  longevity  mortality 
january 2012 by tsuomela
Lance Mannion: Art for sexs sake
"Evaluating the relative genius of artists by comparing the emotional effect a work of art by one artist had on you when you were young with the effect a work by a different artist has had on you now when you’re on the brink of old age isn’t criticism, it’s memoir."
memoir  art  movies  sex  memory  age  generation 
january 2011 by tsuomela
Living Longer Comes With a Physical Cost -
"As a result, a 20-year-old man today can expect to live about a year longer than a 20-year-old in 1998, but will spend 1.2 years more with a disease, and 2 more years unable to function normally."
age  longevity  demography  health  medicine  cost 
december 2010 by tsuomela
Contrary Brin: Longevity
"Dig it, find me the extropian who understands how we stand on the shoulders of every generation of parents who tried to raise better kids than themselves, or who ever speaks about the beauty of that chain of pay-forward generosity, the most tragic-poetic tale ever told. Or the noble honor we'll all have, even if we die, if we can only be one of the most important of the pay-forward generations. ALL I hear is paeans to how grand it will be to receive the end result. Never anything about the OBLIGATION that falls upon us, from that great chain.
singularity  age  health  technology  life  extension 
december 2010 by tsuomela
The Question | Corrente
The Democrats who are wringing their hands over the costs of the Tea Party, are really already getting ahead of the game of kicking their own populists. The Democratic Party needed Obama himself to come out and kick his own base, repeatedly. That base, once kicked, stayed down. With the results seen in the election. The old voted, and largely as they have voted for the last 10 years: in favor of gray fascism. The young did not vote. In only two years, Obama had lost them

But this is mirrored across the developed world: in the UK, the budget will be balanced on the backs of the young, including in University fees. In France, retirement age increases were pushed through by a government with less than 30% approval. In Germany a right wing coalition imposes austerity on all of Europe, to keep the currency reigned in. The global old, are in firm control of the future, and since they do not have much future, they are voting to strip it bare.
politics  generation  intergenerational  justice  economics  democrats  progressive  failure  age 
november 2010 by tsuomela
The Over 50's Likely Prefer Negative Stories About Young People
When given a choice, older people prefer to read negative news, rather than positive news, about young adults, a new study suggests.
communication  media  age  youth  elderly  research 
september 2010 by tsuomela
National Journal Magazine - The Gray And The Brown: The Generational Mismatch
Although cultural disputes often generate the most heat, government budgets are likely to become the central point of conflict between younger minorities and older whites. At the state level, where governors are grappling with persistent deficits, the strains revolve around the choice between raising taxes or cutting spending. At the national level, Congress faces not only that familiar debate but also the competition between investing in education and other programs that benefit children, or spending on those that benefit seniors, primarily Medicare and Social Security.
politics  age  generation  generational-analysis  minorities  race  education  retirement  demography  population  future 
july 2010 by tsuomela
News: The Aging of Science - Inside Higher Ed
What if key elements of science policy are based on patterns of discovery that no longer exist?

That's the question behind a paper released Monday by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The paper -- by Benjamin Jones, associate professor of management at Northwestern University -- argues that science has changed in key ways. Specifically, it argues that the age at which researchers are able to make breakthroughs has advanced, and that scientists are parts of increasingly larger teams, encouraging narrow specialization. Yet, he argues, science policy (or a lot of it) continues to assume the possibility if not desirability of breakthroughs by a lone young investigator.
science  sts  sociology  discovery  generation  age  success  collaboration  teamwork  scale  economics 
may 2010 by tsuomela
Employers Have New Reasons to Shun 'Overqualified' Candidates
Now comes a study from the University of Houston that suggests overqualified employees are actually less productive than novice workers, and frequently engage in nonproductive habits. It's a conclusion that runs counter to the value extended by experienced candidates, and makes it even more difficult for senior professionals to find new jobs.
work  labor  credential  age  productivity 
march 2010 by tsuomela
The Referendum - Happy Days Blog -
The Referendum is a phenomenon typical of (but not limited to) midlife, whereby people, increasingly aware of the finiteness of their time in the world, the limitations placed on them by their choices so far, and the narrowing options remaining to them, start judging their peers’ differing choices with reactions ranging from envy to contempt.
psychology  life  culture  happiness  reflection  age  aging  experience  choice 
september 2009 by tsuomela
AFL-CIO NOW BLOG | ‘Young Workers: A Lost Decade’
Something bad happened in the past 10 years to young workers in this country: Since 1999, more of them now have lower-paying jobs, if they can get a job at all; health care is a rare luxury and retirement security is something for their parents, not them. In fact, many—younger than 35—still live at home with their parents because they can’t afford to be on their own.
money  economics  labor  jobs  generation  age  youth  2000s 
september 2009 by tsuomela
The Reality-Based Community: The Passions and the Interests
This reasoning, though, is brutal--too brutal to acknowledge. While we're a pretty selfish country, "I'm all right, Jack" is not an argument people comfortably make when others' lives are at stake. But "if this passes, they'll euthanize me and my friends" is another kind of argument altogether. It's false, but easy to seize on as a morally comfortable pretext for opposing a bill that threatens one's self-interest.
reasoning  psychology  politics  rationalization  age  selfishness  justification  elderly  town-hall  protests  disruption 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Joe Bageant: In firelight and in darkness
Part of ongoing series about abiding and leaving.
experience  age  localism 
may 2009 by tsuomela
Joe Bageant: Abiders and leavers
Part of an ongoing series of letters about staying and leaving, abiding and going.
experience  age  localism  past  cosmopolitanism  mobility  generation  perception  country(Norway) 
may 2009 by tsuomela
Joe Bageant: Spake the geezer to the stripling youth
This letter from a reader is in response to Joe's short essay "On Native Ground".
experience  age  cosmopolitanism  mobility  generation 
may 2009 by tsuomela
Joe Bageant: On Native Ground
essay on staying put where you grew up
experience  age  localism  past 
may 2009 by tsuomela
Shift Online - Home
he SHiFT network supports people in mid-life who seek greater meaning in life and work.
work  meaning  purpose  labor  age 
april 2009 by tsuomela
The middle-age, middle-income squeeze - MIT News Office
Dramatic shifts in the U.S. labor market in the last 25 years are relegating older workers -- even those with a college education -- to lower-wage jobs, according to a research paper by MIT Economics Professor David Autor.
economics  work  job  age  demography  labor  retirement 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Relevant History: "The second failure of academia"
But Siris makes an argument that the failure of philosophy-- which, one imagines, would be second only to history as a scholarly activity in which age is a virtue rather than a disadvantage-- to find a place for emeritus scholars in the profession represents "the second failure of academia:"
academia  age  retirement  crisis  failure 
march 2009 by tsuomela
/Message: The Now Web: Not Now, Or Not Yet?
For lack of a better phrase, I'll call it the "alienation" of social media. To integrate social media into your daily life you need to project yourself into it. You need to be able to live in a kind of time that's very different from the time of the everyday. You need to be able to pay attention without bankrupting your focus and concentration, need to be able to sustain high levels of availability to a world that's neither "here" nor "there," again, without dissociating from the here and now.
social-media  lifestream  psychology  age  information-use 
october 2008 by tsuomela

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