At what age does adding another birthday candle go from a thrill to slog? Society’s obsession with turning back the clock has brought us everything from pricey face creams and injectable toxins to cryogenic chambers and “miracle” diets. Explore this collection of great reads on some of our most quixotic attempts at staying forever young.
Some sleep on electromagnetic mats, others pop up to 150 pills a day. But are ‘life extensionists’ any closer to finding the key to longevity?
It’s based on the substance that causes botulism. That’s part of what protects Allergan’s $2.8 billion Botox empire.
If this controversial idea gains acceptance, it could radically change the way we treat getting old.
The peat found in some anti-oxidant-rich wetlands has preserved the youthfulness of thousand-year-old corpses. Can it do the same for those who are still alive?
Five years after her mother’s death, while still grieving and suddenly middle-aged, one writer turns to beauty products to cure what ails her.
Some researchers have cast doubt on the record of the celebrated supercentenarian.
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