Here’s how old you should be when you start a company, according to science. (It’s not what you think)

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The National Bureau of Economic Research used Census data to find the average age of super-successful founders.

Company founders can be as young as in their teens or as old as in their 80s. But is there an ideal age you should be when you start a company? It turns out there is, and it’s older than you may think.

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The science of viral content: Why people share?

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Campaigns that succeed are those that carefully consider what makes content go viral. Does your marketing to-do-list include creating the next viral hit? If you’re in the marketing or social media industry, the answer is probably “Yes!” (and if you’re not, and the answer is probably still “Yes!”).

 

 

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Human Longevity wants to make 100 the new 60 and have healthier people living longer

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Human Longevity doesn’t aim to extend human life so much as to help keep people healthy as they get older.

Dr. Robert Hariri, who once worked directing cell therapy operations at Celgene, a biopharmaceutical company is teaming up with Craig Venter, and engineer Dr. Peter Diamandis, chairman of the X Prize Foundation. Karen Nelson, who headed the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), will lead the microbiome team. They launched a new company called Human Longevity Inc.

 

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Older moms more likely to live longer

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There is a genetic link between giving birth at an older age and longevity.

Being able to have children naturally later in life may be a sign that women will live an unusually long time, according to new research. The link between the ability to give birth at older ages and longevity may be explained by genetic traits that facilitate both.

 

 

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America’s changing demographics: Pew Research

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America is in the midst of two demographic transformations right now. Our population is becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray. Each of these shifts would by itself be the defining demographic story of its era. The fact that both are unfolding simultaneously has generated big generation gaps that will put stress on our politics, families, pocketbooks, entitlement programs and social cohesion.

 

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Your late 30’s is when your biggest breakthroughs will happen

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Genius happens when a seasoned mind sees a problem with fresh eyes.

The former frontman of the band LCD Soundsystem, James Murphy, made what he called the biggest mistake of his life at 21, when he turned down a writing job on a sitcom that was about to launch.

 

 

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Change to a single gene increases mouse lifespan 20%

Scientists also discovered individual organ and body parts reacted differently to the process in the engineered mice.

Most Americans aren’t entirely fond of the idea of immortality as shown by recent studies. But it’s probably a good bet that they still wouldn’t mind extending their lifespans by 10-15 years. If researchers at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) have their way, that wish could become a reality. These scientists have successfully extended the lives of mice by changing a single gene.

 

 

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More over-50’s starting their own businesses

With pensions shrinking, many retired people are starting a small business.

At 63, entrepreneur Sam Taylor was retired.  All of his life he had worked hard.  He had a company that floated on the stock market and made enough money to live a life of leisure in southern Spain. So why, eight years later, did he swap sipping sangria’s in the sun for starting an online art business in his native Scotland?

 

 

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At 95 will your mind still be sharp? Chances are improving all of the time: Study

As we approach old age, on average, we should arrive in better shape mentally than any previous generation.

As we approach 100-years-old our bodies might still be (sort of) working,  but many wonder whether their minds will be sharp enough to appreciate life.

 

 

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