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Stanford researcher says we shouldn't start working full-time until we're 40

According to Stanford psychologist Laura Carstensen, full-time work ideally would begin around the age of 40, rather than in our early 20s. Careers would be longer, with a gradual transition to part-time work in the later years before full retirement around age 80.

Could a little young blood reverse the effects of aging?

Researchers have seen the benefits in mice, but don't know if it's true in humans.  Photo from the Everett Collection.
A discussion with Dr. Thomas Rando, whose pioneering research explores how blood from younger animals can apparently rejuvenate the cells and tissues of older animals. Rando is the head of a laboratory at Stanford University, where he is also the director of the Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging, deputy director of the Stanford Center on Longevity and a professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, as well as an AFAR board member and multiple grantee.

Impact of Healthy Lifestyle Factors on Life Expectancies in the U.S. Population

Adopting a healthy lifestyle could substantially reduce premature mortality and prolong life expectancy in US adults.