In China, People Might Soon Be Required By Law to Visit Their Elderly…

How would you like to be required by law to visit your elderly parents? That could soon be the case in China, where they are discussing requiring children to "often visit" or "send respects to" aging parents. Does sending flowers on holidays count? According to state television, 33 percent of people in a recent survey… » 6/29/12 9:30am 6/29/12 9:30am

Nursing Homes Aren't Letting Old People Have Enough Sex

There are some things that sound pretty nice about spending your final years in a nursing home. You have people to do your laundry for you, you don't have to cook, and you have a ready-made group of friends to go around stirring up mischief with. But, of course, there are plenty of obvious downsides too. And one of… » 6/25/12 11:00pm 6/25/12 11:00pm

That Old People Smell Is Real—And It's Surprisingly Delightful

We all know that particular scent that old people have. It's subtly sweet but also brings to mind decay and mortality. It's complex, like a fine wine. Well, anyway, it turns out that science has spent some valuable time confirming that, in fact, the scent does exist, and it's actually rather pleasing. » 5/30/12 11:55pm 5/30/12 11:55pm

Let This Hilarious Elderly Couple Teach You How to Survive 72 Years of…

There's plenty of clichéd advice on how to have a long, happy marriage, but in this video of a wedding toast they made, Selma and Kenny offer their own hilarious approach to having a lasting and joyous union. Two important points to remember: always keep food in the fridge "because you don't want to be hungry or… » 4/30/12 9:45pm 4/30/12 9:45pm

Don't Bother Feeling Regret, It Will Only Make You Miserable

There are countless proverbs that urge us not to feel regret—no use crying over spilled milk, etc. While feeling it may generally be considered a waste, since what's done is done, a new study published in Science found that learning to live without regret might also be the key to making sure you're not miserable when… » 4/23/12 10:25am 4/23/12 10:25am

'Granny Basketball' Proves That Balling Knows No Age Limits

A group of Minnesota women have banished their bridge leagues and weekly mahjong get-togethers to form a slightly more active social group: a basketball league for older women only. And while there's no running or jumping allowed in Granny , it's hard not to watch them play without feeling your heart grow so rapidly… » 3/26/12 4:45pm 3/26/12 4:45pm

95-Year-Old Woman Sets World Record By Marrying Her Adorable…

Yesterday 95-year-old Lillian Hartley married her longtime sweetheart 98-year-old Allen Marks. The two, who were both widowed, met at a temple in Palm Springs 18 years ago and have been "living together in sin," as Lillian joked, ever since. They haven't gotten married until now because they've been too busy—they like… » 3/01/12 9:45pm 3/01/12 9:45pm

After 77 Years Of Wedded Bliss, 99-Year-Old Husband Files For Divorce

You might think that once you've passed your 75th wedding anniversary, it'd be smooth sailing through the golden years of your marriage and then into the great beyond. But unfortunately that's not the case for one Italian couple who are getting divorced at the ripe old ages of 99 and 96, after an impressive 77 years… » 12/29/11 2:45pm 12/29/11 2:45pm

Old People Go Looking For Love At Shanghai's IKEA

If you think of IKEA only as a place to get lost and then end up spending way more money than you meant to, you should start thinking outside of the flat-pack cardboard box. That's what senior citizens in Shanghai are doing, and, according to the Wall Street Journal, they've managed to turn their local IKEA into a… » 12/04/11 3:50pm 12/04/11 3:50pm

Awesome Woman Turns 106 Thanks To Poor Diet & Enjoying 'Good Times'

Well isn't this refreshing? Rather than lecturing us on the benefits of eating vegetables and doing vigorous workouts, Margaret Ellen Moores of Newfoundland says she's reached the age of 106 thanks to eating junk food and enjoying herself. Her daughter said at her birthday party this weekend, "She loves her sweets.… » 11/08/11 1:00pm 11/08/11 1:00pm

After 60, Your Sex Life Can Still Be Awesome

Despite numerous reports that the elderly are constantly getting it on, many people still think that once they hit old age their sex lives will be far less enjoyable. However, scientists have now confirmed what you should have picked up from watching The Golden Girls: Many women still have a very satisfying sex life… » 8/25/11 5:10pm 8/25/11 5:10pm

See Decades Of Little Old Ladies From 130 Years Of Old Maid

The origins of the card game Old Maid trace back to the 17th century, with players trying to form pairs out of all of their cards until someone—the loser—is left with the lonely, unmatched, single old maid. In the past 130 years, retail card decks have been produced specifically for Old Maid, always featuring… » 6/14/11 5:40pm 6/14/11 5:40pm