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  1. 5.8 hrs • 8/9/2016 • Unabridged

    From an esteemed geneticist and the director of gerontology at the Personal Genome Project at Harvard Medical School comes a revolutionary plan for curbing memory loss and improving cognitive longevity that will forever change how you think about diet and aging. All around the world people are living longer than ever, but record numbers of us are experiencing cognitive decline and other brain disorders later in life. New studies show that Alzheimer’s disease is the number three cause of death in developed countries, behind heart disease and cancer. But there is good news. We now have the knowledge to extend both lifespan and mindspan, helping to ensure that our minds and bodies stay in peak form at any age. Studying the diets of the “mindspan elite,” those populations that live longest with low levels of dementia—as well as the ways that certain food additives and ingredients interact with our genes—Dr. Preston Estep explains how some recent books on the brain and aging have steered us down the wrong dietary path. Shattering myths about which foods are and are not beneficial to our brains, The Mindspan Diet reveals a simple plan to slow cognitive decline. Startling in its revelations about healthy eating for those over the age of forty, it challenges us to rethink our approach to many common staples, including the following:Iron: While iron-fortified foods sound healthy, high iron intake can be toxic, especially for people over forty, and increases the risk of adult-onset diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease.Whole grains: Processed grains such as white rice, pasta, and flour are actually staples in the diets of cultures with the best cognitive health.Protein: Though it’s considered by some to be a miracle macronutrient, high levels of protein are actually hard on the kidneys and may promote cancer and accelerate the progression of dementia. Complete with food recommendations, shopping lists, advice on reading nutrition labels, and more than seventy delicious recipes, The Mindspan Diet shows that you can enjoy the richest flavors life has to offer and remain lean, healthy, and cognitively intact for a very long life.

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    The Mindspan Diet by Preston Estep III, PhD

    The Mindspan Diet

    5.8 hrs • 8/9/16 • Unabridged
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  2. 5.7 hrs • 6/1/2016 • Unabridged

    Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, who served twelve years as faculty dean of Continuing Education at Harvard Medical School, shares the five key, proven ingredients that can help insure a longer, healthier life. The underlying promise of every exciting medical discovery, diet, and exercise program is the same: do this, buy this, or eat this and you will look better, live longer, and be healthier. But few books can make the promise of this one: if you adapt these five simple, virtually-free suggestions you will live a longer and healthier life, guaranteed. This is no fad study. Each of the recommendations outlined in this book has been proven by an overwhelming number of tests, trials, and studies to increase health and lifespan. There are no gimmicks, no catches, no ifs, ands, or buts. What are the five, deceptively simple behaviors every human body needs to thrive? Drink coffee, exercise regularly, add nuts to your diet, make certain you get enough vitamin D, and meditate regularly, even if only for short intervals. Presented by a trusted expert, The Big Five includes easily digestible data and startling results from real studies conducted by reputable universities and involving thousands of subjects. Listeners of The Big Five can see for themselves that without a doubt, these five simple actions offer many more proven benefits than the latest expensive supplements, fad diets, jazzy exercise programs, and state-of-the-art gym equipment.

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    The Big Five

    5.7 hrs • 6/1/16 • Unabridged
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  3. 6.7 hrs • 5/3/2016 • Unabridged

    PBS fitness personality on Classical Stretch and creator of the fitness phenomenon Essentrics, Miranda Esmonde-White offers an eye-opening guide to anti-aging that provides essential tools to help anyone turn back the clock and look and feel younger no matter what age. Miranda Esmonde-White trains everyone from prima ballerinas to professional hockey players to Cerebral palsy patients: what do they all have in common? All of these people are hoping to heal their bodies, prevent further injury, and move optimally and without pain. In fact, they have the same goals as any of us who are trying to stay young, fit, and reverse the hands of time. Because the aging of our bodies occurs in our cells, it must be repaired there too—that’s where Miranda’s highly effective and sought-after techniques come in. The body is programmed to self-destruct as we age, but the speed at which it self-destructs is up to us. Recent scientific studies have proven this fact! In Aging Backwards, Miranda offers a groundbreaking guide on how to maintain and repair our cells, through scientifically designed workouts. Healthy cells prevent joint pain, muscle loss and weak bones—helping to control weight, increase energy, and improve strength and mobility. Miranda offers readers of all ages the tools they need to look and feel young. Complete with tips, tools, and her Eight Basic Age-Reversing Workouts accompanied by instructional photos and web clips, Aging Backwards will help you grow younger, not older!

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    Aging Backwards

    6.7 hrs • 5/3/16 • Unabridged
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  4. 7.3 hrs • 4/5/2016 • Unabridged

    Cameron Diaz follows up her #1 New York Times bestseller, The Body Book, with a personal, practical, and authoritative guide that examines the art and science of growing older and offers concrete steps women can take to create abundant health and resilience as they age. Cameron Diaz wrote The Body Book to help educate young women about how their bodies function, empowering them to make better-informed choices about their health and encouraging them to look beyond the latest health trends to understand their bodies at the cellular level. She interviewed doctors, scientists, nutritionists, and a host of other experts, and shared what she’d learned—and what she wished she’d known twenty years earlier. Now Cameron continues the journey she began, opening a conversation with her peers on an essential topic that that for too long has been taboo in our society: the aging female body. In The Longevity Book, she shares the latest scientific research on how and why we age, synthesizing insights from top medical experts and with her own thoughts, opinions, and experiences. The Longevity Book explores what history, biology, neuroscience, and the women’s health movement can teach us about maintaining optimal health as we transition from our thirties to midlife. From understanding how growing older impacts various bodily systems to the biological differences in the way aging effects men and women; the latest science on telomeres and slowing the rate of cognitive decline to how meditation heals us and why love, friendship, and laughter matter for health, The Longevity Book offers an all-encompassing, holistic look at how the female body ages—and what we can all do to age better. Without sugarcoating the hard facts—a sixty-year-old body is different than a thirty-five-year-old body, no matter how much yoga you do—or romanticizing the upside—wisdom comes with age, if you live your life wisely—Cameron offers women a compassionate, informative, and intimate tour through the next stage of life.

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    The Longevity Book by Cameron Diaz, Sandra Bark

    The Longevity Book

    7.3 hrs • 4/5/16 • Unabridged
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  5. 8.8 hrs • 4/5/2016 • Unabridged

    A nationally known psychotherapist and prominent television personality explodes myths and stereotypes about being middle-aged and shows women how to make the most out of this next life phase Although we’ve been conditioned to think “middle aged” is practically a four-letter word, the realities of women in midlife today are far different than what our mothers experienced. Women in their forties, fifties, and even sixties are feeling younger and living more vibrant lives. But influenced by our youth-obsessed culture, women in midlife often fear that they aren’t relevant and no longer have options—that it’s simply too late for them. Contradicting long-ingrained beliefs, Dr. Robi Ludwig draws on myth-busting data from psychological research and on her extensive experience as a therapist to show that midlife is not the beginning of decline. Midlife is actually a time to pursue dreams—not quit dreaming. In Your Best Age Is Now, Dr. Ludwig teaches women how to transform their view on midlife, offering specific insights to: • Identify false thinking that is holding them back. • Question assumptions that keep them from realizing their dreams. • Find work and nurture relationships that are soul satisfying. • Discover opportunities for growth and learning, and much more. Your Best Age Is Now provides strategies to help women reject the status quo, become more themselves than ever before, thrive at midlife, and find the kind of happiness they never thought possible.

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    Your Best Age Is Now by Robi Ludwig, PsyD

    Your Best Age Is Now

    8.8 hrs • 4/5/16 • Unabridged
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  6. 9.6 hrs • 4/5/2016 • Unabridged

    Don’t buy another overpriced cream.Hold off on that invasive procedure.Stop avoiding the reflection in the mirror.Get your Age Fix. Here’s what the experts know but aren’t telling you—until now:The drugstore brand can be just as effective as—or better than—the expensive cream at your dermatologist’s office.Surgery usually isn’t the best solution.Natural, DIY creams can actually get results, using ingredients that cost pennies.Diet can be your best defense against redness, acne, fine lines, and wrinkles. Dr. Anthony Youn is the rare plastic surgeon who does everything he can to keep his patients out of the operating room. He’s spent the past sixteen years researching the secrets of plastic surgeons, dermatologists, makeup artists, and dietitians, and he knows what works, what doesn’t, and what’s overpriced. Now he’s compiled solutions to every cosmetic aging problem in this definitive anti-aging bible. Whether you want to stay as natural as possible or you’re interested to know which creams and medical procedures actually work (and are worth the price tag), The Age Fix has your fix to look younger and more radiant. Dr. Youn’s customizable Age Fix routine will help you improve skin health, whatever your age or concerns, and his diet-based Age Fix prescription will rejuvenate your skin and overall health from the inside out. Did you know that the foods you choose every day can contribute to fine lines and wrinkles and the likelihood of your getting a sunburn? Dr. Youn explains why you should shun soda but reach for that glass of red wine. You’ll also discover which fruit can help you look younger and prevent sun damage and which supplements are proven to reduce fine lines. From your face, to your neck, your hands, your eyes, and your body, The Age Fix has you covered with an abundance of actionable takeaways and insider advice to help you reclaim your youthful glow—without spending a fortune or going under the knife!

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    The Age Fix

    9.6 hrs • 4/5/16 • Unabridged
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    5.2 hrs • 1/5/2016 • Unabridged

    DNA is “life’s blueprint,” encoding our genetic inheritance for health and life expectancy. Throughout life, DNA reproduces and replaces itself continually. In optimal conditions, DNA copies itself, making perfect reproductions. But as people age and their DNA is gradually damaged by the environment, diet, and physical and emotional stress, the DNA begins to reproduce poorly and ultimately stops reproducing completely. The result is disease and aging. In this groundbreaking book, Vincent Giampapa, MD, presents a radical new theory on how we age. Contrary to current thinking, late-stage research suggests that the body is not irreversibly programmed by a finite number of cell divisions to age and die but rather is built for longevity and self-repair. Moreover, we can regulate which aging genes to “switch off” and which to “switch on,” thereby altering how our genes are expressed and influencing how we age, the quality of our health, and how long we live. In Breaking the Aging Code, you will learn not only about these amazing scientific breakthroughs but also about applying this information to your life. From the intimate level of the cell outward to environmental toxins, Dr. Giampapa describes the key components responsible for the breakdown of and damage to DNA. He also explains how you can use diet, nutraceuticals, exercise, and mind-body techniques to control these harmful processes and to optimize a healthy state of DNA.

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    Breaking the Aging Code by Vincent C. Giampapa, MD, FACS, Miryam Ehrlich Williamson

    Breaking the Aging Code

    5.2 hrs • 1/5/16 • Unabridged
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  8. 6.0 hrs • 11/2/2015 • Unabridged

    At midlife, our perspective can become blurry. Midlife is a disruptive season where we collide with limitations on all sides. We recognize there is more of life in the rearview mirror than on the road ahead of us. We wonder if our lives so far have been worthwhile. We are uncertain about what lies ahead. But midlife is also an opportunity to recalibrate our vision. It’s a time to look back, take stock of our lives so far, and refocus on new dimensions of identity and calling. Peter Greer and Greg Lafferty offer insight for navigating midlife with fresh clarity and purpose. Drawing on the wisdom of the book of Ecclesiastes, they show how we can come to grips with the realities of who we are and what we should become in the years ahead. In a world that can seem meaningless at times, God offers perspective that anchors us, renews us and propels us back into the world in meaningful mission and service. Rediscover who God has called you to be. And see the rest of your life with the clarity of 40/40 vision.

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    40/40 Vision

    6.0 hrs • 11/2/15 • Unabridged
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  9. 2.5 hrs • 7/14/2015 • Unabridged

    Former SNL writer and the New Yorker staffer Patty Marx employs the weapon she wields best—not that weapon; Patty believes in gun control. Instead, she uses her sharp-edged humor to tackle the most difficult facet of aging: the mind’s decline. From forgetting her brother-in-law’s name while he was wearing a nametag to hanging up the phone to look for her phone, Marx confesses to her failures, and not only to make you feel better about yourself. In Let’s Be Less Stupid Patty addresses troubling conundrums, such as: If there are more neural connections in your brain than stars in the Milky Way, why did you put the butter dish in your nightstand drawer? Patty’s quest to get smarter includes just about everything: learning Cherokee, popping pills (not the good kind), and listening to—who’s the guy who didn’t write dum de de dum but the other one?

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    Let’s Be Less Stupid

    2.5 hrs • 7/14/15 • Unabridged
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  10. 10.8 hrs • 3/3/2015 • Unabridged

    Don’t leave the best years of your life to chance. Retire in comfort with the help of the proven and sound advice found in DaVinci’s Baby Boomer Survival Guide. Leaving no stone unturned, this indispensable manual takes the sting out of relocation and selling the family home, helps keep retirees from outliving their savings, and offers a step-by-step guide to retirement abroad. From government agencies and fraud protection services to the top assisted-living facilities and patient advocates by state, DaVinci’s Baby Boomer Survival Guide is a veritable directory of invaluable resources. Authors Barbara Rockefeller and Nick Tate crafted this comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide, which covers all necessary financial, health care, and lifestyle-related considerations, includingdetermining your optimal social security and retirement age;intelligent investing;housing and reverse mortgages;wills and trusts;long-term health care and Medicare;staying healthy, both mentally and physically;the best places to live based on income; andmuch more.

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  11. 9.5 hrs • 2/17/2015 • Unabridged

    From acclaimed journalist Bill Gifford comes a roaring journey into the world of anti-aging science—a place filled with extraordinary breakthroughs and dangerous deceptions. Spring Chicken is a full-throttle, high-energy ride through the latest research, popular mythology, and ancient wisdom on aging and lifespan—from wrinkles and baldness down to the innermost workings of cells—that examines how human beings might be able to live longer, healthier lives. In his funny, self-deprecating voice, veteran reporter Bill Gifford takes readers into cutting-edge labs where scientists are working to achieve miraculous breakthroughs, like purging “senescent” cells from mice to reverse the effects of aging. He’ll reveal what has happened with resveratrol, the “red wine pill” that made headlines a few years ago, how your fat tissue is trying to kill you, and how in the near future doctors will be able to prescribe life-extending medications uniquely tailored for each individual. Gifford separates the wheat from the chaff as he exposes hoaxes and scams foisted upon an aging society and arms readers with the best possible advice on what to do, what not to do, and what life-changing treatments may be right around the corner. A mixture of deep reporting, fascinating science, and prescriptive takeaway, this is a brilliant examination of a universal obsession: What can be done about getting old?

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    Spring Chicken

    9.5 hrs • 2/17/15 • Unabridged
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  12. 7.8 hrs • 10/2/2014 • Unabridged

    The author of Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy dares all women who have had a stumble in life to harness their fighting spirit and stand back up with courage and optimism. One mastectomy, two C-sections, three pants sizes, and lots of red lipstick later, Geralyn Lucas is dealing with the same issues as other women her age. Her miracle babies have grown into a typical tween with a fierce eye-roll for her mom’s failings and a tornado of a little boy who won’t play by his preschool’s rules. Her storybook romance with her husband has spiraled into couples therapy and her perfect-if-demanding corporate job as a TV producer has abandoned her for LA. When she looks in the mirror at her hard-won wrinkles, all she wants is … Botox. Celebrating her sweet sixteen cancerversary she’s thankful for her second chance and ready to be daring—but can she survive life’s new ups and downs with the same courage she’s always had? With an infectiously hilarious voice and a true sense of empowerment, Geralyn harnesses her fighting spirit to live life loudly and lustily, and to grab on to all the moments that might never have happened. Knowing she can only pedal forward, she mines every day for boldness, joy, and gratitude, and eventually falls in love with life again. Then Came Life is not just for cancer survivors; it’s for life survivors—a call to rediscover the resilience and optimism it takes to reinvent yourself at any age.

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    Then Came Life

    7.8 hrs • 10/2/14 • Unabridged
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  13. 2.2 hrs • 1/1/2014 • Unabridged

    One of the biggest hurdles people over fifty have to overcome is the mindset about their age. There’s an old cliché of “age is nothing but a number.” But as we all know, getting older does have certain obstacles such as dwindling health, limited income, and the end of long-time careers followed by “now what in the heck do I do?” Yes, age is the number of candles on a birthday cake, and a stark reality of things to come. But getting older isn’t a deal breaker or an excuse for inaction or giving up on your dreams. It’s Never Too Late And You’re Never Too Old tells the stories of fifty people who overcame the very same things you are facing right now. Let them show you the way to outrageous success and happiness regardless of your age or circumstances.

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  14. 7.5 hrs • 12/24/2013 • Unabridged

    The author of the bestselling French Women Don’t Get Fat shares the secrets and strategies of aging with attitude, joy—and no surgery. With her signature blend of wit, no-nonsense advice, and storytelling flair, Mireille Guiliano returns with a delightful, encouraging take on beauty and aging for our times. For anyone who has ever spent the equivalent of a mortgage payment on anti-aging lotions or procedures, dressed inappropriate for their age, gained a little too much in the middle, or accidentally forgot how to flirt, here is a proactive way to stay looking and feeling great, without resorting to “the knife”—a French woman’s most guarded beauty secrets revealed for the benefit of us all!

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    French Women Don’t Get Facelifts

    7.5 hrs • 12/24/13 • Unabridged
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  15. 3.8 hrs • 9/30/2013 • Unabridged

    Are you ready for your life reimagined moment? Are you at a point in your life where you’re asking, “What’s next?” You’ve finished one chapter, and you have yet to write the next one. Many of us face these transitions at midlife, but they can happen at any point. It’s a time full of enormous potential, and it defines a whole new phase of life. It’s called “Life Reimagined.” Here is your map to guide you in this new life phase. You can use the powerful practices and insights—enhanced with online tools and exercises at AARP’s LifeReimagined.org website—to help you uncover your own special gifts, connect with people who can support you, and explore new directions. You’ll be inspired by meeting ordinary people who have reimagined their lives in extraordinary ways. You’ll also read the stories of pioneers of the Life Reimagined movement such as Jane Pauley, James Brown, and Emilio Estefan. They show us that this journey of discovery can help us find fulfillment in surprising new places. One of the profound truths that underlies this audiobook is the liberating notion that each of us is “an experiment of one,” free to find our own path in this new phase of our lives. No old rules, no outdated societal norms, no boundaries of convention or expectation. Let Life Reimagined help you discover your new life possibilities!

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    Life Reimagined

    3.8 hrs • 9/30/13 • Unabridged
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  16. 10.0 hrs • 6/18/2013 • Unabridged

    Called “the people’s philosopher” for his ability to apply scientific ideas to our ordinary lives, Michael Gurian, bestselling author of The Wonder of Boys, sees life after fifty as an enormously fruitful, exciting, and fulfilling time. Drawing on scientific research as well as anecdotes that respond to the needs of his many clients, he goes beyond the physical-centered view of aging and presents a new, holistic paradigm embracing opportunities that come with life after fifty. The Wonder of Aging focuses on the physical, mental, relational, and spiritual aspects of aging, discussing topics such as sex, how men and women age differently, the effects of aging on the brain, and what to expect in the last chapter of life. The book divides life after fifty into three stages: the Age of Transformation, from our late forties to sixty; the Age of Distinction, from sixty to seventy-five; and the Age of Completion, which involves completing one’s life journey. In addition, this essential guide provides meditations and exercises to help you map out the aging process and is rich with case histories from Gurian’s research and experience as a therapist. Written with Gurian’s contagiously optimistic outlook on life, The Wonder of Aging provides a full, constructive, and comforting roadmap to what to expect, and how to celebrate, the second half of your life.

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    The Wonder of Aging

    10.0 hrs • 6/18/13 • Unabridged
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