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22 Rules for Aging Brilliantly

We've found new ways to make sure you keep blossoming into an ever-better you.

Breathe


"Breath is the power behind all things. Your breath doesn't know how old you are; it doesn't know what you can't do. If I'm feeling puzzled or my mind is telling me that I'm not capable of something, I breathe in and know that good things will happen." — Tao Porchon-Lynch, yoga instructor, age 94

Let It Go


Regret is poisonous. Here's how to ditch it.

Focus on the Big Picture


Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on why it's great to act like a star:

Throughout their lives, stars turn basic elements like hydrogen and helium into richer, heavier elements. When they die, some stars then scatter their remains, full of those enriched ingredients, into gas clouds across the galaxy, where they'll later regroup and become part of a brand-new star system. It's poetic—the next generation of stars benefiting from those that came before. To me, that's a powerful message: Instead of worrying about getting older and whether we're as athletic or pretty or thin as we used to be, we can focus on leading a brilliant life that will be remembered. Make an impact; even if your job doesn't help save lives, you can create art or do something that will bring joy to someone else. You should celebrate each day that you're able to leave a lasting effect. It means that even as you get older, the universe will someday be a little bit better because you've lived in it.

Stand (and Sit) Up Straight


Good posture isn't only a matter of good manners—here's how to give yourself a much-needed lift.
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