growing old


How to Treat the Elderly, According to the Elderly

Pay attention, because you'll be there soon enough.


Both Sides, Now and Then: What Joni Mitchell's Songs Can Teach Us About the Art of Aging

Embracing change isn’t easy to do as you age, but Joni Mitchell's performances of the song "Both Sides, Now" over time offer a useful guide.


Here's What Growing Old Really Looks Like

Let's face it: we're not the kind of people who get engaged at 25 as the Daily Mail would have us believe.


Dr. Atul Gawande Wants Us to Die Better

That means figuring out what we want out of the end of our lives and acknowledging that the medical establishment does a pretty lousy job at preparing people to die.


King Missile's John S. Hall Is a Sensitive Artist (Who Works at a Law Firm)

John S. Hall’s Twitter bio says that he “Had a band for a while—King Missile.” That band created the briefly popular song, "Detachable Penis," which made Hall briefly popular. But those days are over, and Hall now spends his days working as an...