103-Year Old Record-Breaking Runner Reveals Her Secrets to Longevity

When Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins turned 100, she decided to try a new hobby. When you imagine a hobby for a centenarian, you may think of knitting, playing cards, or even low-impact swimming. The last thing anyone would imagine is … [Read more...]

How to Live Past 100

Q. This past year, I became interested in genealogy, and have been compiling my family tree using online resources. With some research, I found that generations before mine have included not-so-distant relatives who have lived … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Who Are the Oldest Living Man, Woman, and Pet Bunny?

Dear Commander Bun Bun, I have read that it has become more common for people to live to be over 100. I am just curious -- do you know who the oldest living man and woman are, what they say their secret is, and who the world’s … [Read more...]

A New Era of Human Longevity

Happy Birthday Irene Ciuffoletti! Irene Ciuffoletti, a nursing home resident in Pennsylvania, celebrated her 113th birthday last week with other residents, enjoying cake and music. A widow for more than half a century, … [Read more...]

Secrets of Centenarians

Q. The other day, I was reading about Susannah Mushatt Jones, who turned 116 last month in New York. She was born in 1899 and retired in 1965. She never smoked or drank, and says lots of sleep is the secret to her longevity. I … [Read more...]