Tag Archives: Purposeful Work

Increased Life Expectancy For Grandparent Babysitters? (NHS Choices / Evolution and Human Behavior / JGCR)

Summary German / Australian research indicates that grandparents who undertake babysitting roles tend to have a 37% lower risk of mortality than adults of the same age without such caring / babysitter responsibilities. NHS Choices’ Behind the Headlines, as usual, … Continue reading

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Lower Mortality Rates Among Purposeful People? (BBC News / Psychological Science / NHS Choices)

Summary A study of 7,000 Americans indicates that having a sense of purpose, regardless of the nature that purpose, may contribute to healthy ageing and postpone death. Purposeful people appear to look after their health better, have greater physical and … Continue reading

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Five Hours a Day: Systemic Innovation for an Ageing Population (NESTA)

Summary This report explores the impact of ageing on society and what this might mean in terms of innovation. Nesta proposes taking a systematic look at how people live in the context of changing demographics, looking especially at issues which … Continue reading

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