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Forgotten, not gone

Carol Tavris considers new approaches to the old problem of old age (and the newer problem of old old age); as secularism wanes on the global scale, Rupert Shortt considers whether religion does more harm than good 


Bolder: Making the most of our longer lives by Carl Honoré

Borrowed Time: The science of how and why we age by Sue Armstrong

Retirement and Its Discontents: Why we won’t stop working, even if we can by Michelle Pannor Silver

Women Rowing North: Navigating life’s currents and flourishing as we age by Mary Pipher

On the Brink of Everything: Grace, gravity and getting old by Parker J. Palmer

This Chair Rocks: A manifesto against ageism by Ashton Applewhite

Does Religion do More Harm than Good? by Rupert Shortt

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