JOANNA MAXWELL

20 Questions

Remember that childhood game of 20 questions? Well, it turns out that asking questions is still a great way to explore a subject in depth. It combines curiosity with some structure, and helps highlight what you know, and what you need to find out. In that spirit, here are 20 questions about your future, relevant […]

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No More Senior Moments

More years were added to average life expectancy in the 20th century than across all prior millennia of human evolution, combined, as Laura Carstensen pointed out in her 2012 TED talk ‘Older people are happier’. Most of those extra years are healthy years, and we have more energy than out forebears at the same age. […]

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What’s your Mindset?

To some extent at least, we can act as if age is a mindset. Do you know about Ellen Langer’s brilliant experiment in the 1970s? She took some people in their 70s to a secluded spot (for a research project, not a kidnapping…). It was a bit like a big cabin in the woods. The […]

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Looking for inspiration to change careers?

  Are you wishing you could make the leap from your current job, but can’t quite summon up the courage? Perhaps Jackie’s story will give you some inspiration… When I first started my career 30 years ago, I was an aerobics instructor and then I travelled all over Europe for Reebok teaching people how to […]

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