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The City as Fitness Buddy: How China is leading the way
With one of the world’s largest populations of older adults, China faces distinctive challenges and opportunities in promoting healthy ageing and longevity. While traditional forms of exercise s...
Exercise through my life. Nick, 63, Lewes, UK
This Curious Life has the privilege of chatting with Nick, whose journey towards fitness and longevity serves as an inspiration to us all. Nick embarked on his path to wellness in 2014, at the age of ...
Exercise through my life; Mei-Ju, 73, Taipei City, Taiwan
At 45, Mei-Ju found herself caught up in the busyness of life, leaving little space for exercise. However, a neighbour’s gentle suggestion to try yoga not only alleviated her migraines but also ...
Exercise through my life. Giancarlo, 77, Milan, Italy
Born in San Remo in 1947, Giancarlo’s lifelong relationship with exercise and fitness has been a close one. From his early days in Milan, where he graduated from the prestigious Institute of Phy...
Innovating Leisure Centres: Transforming Communities Through Fitness
In an era where the importance of good health and wellness is gathering momentum, there is an opportunity for public leisure centers to evolve on from their traditional roles as a destination where pe...
Unveiling the Hidden Champions: The Impact of Elevating Older Athletes in Society
In a recent conversation with Peter Kennedy, Chairman of the British Masters Athletics Federation, a remarkable insight into the world of older athletes emerged. While the spotlight often shines brigh...
Getting fit: Influencers, gamification, and other wellbeing tech dreams
Introducing Gigi Eligoloff, TV producer and age-positive journalist embarking on her inaugural exploration for This Curious Life. With a keen eye for societal and entertainment trends, Gigi delves int...
Midlife Online Dating: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
In this candid account for This Curious Life,  our intrepid mystery online dater takes on the adventure of exploring dating sites tailored for the’ over-50s’. From seductive marketing promises t...
Reimagining Dating: What People Want and How Innovation Can Make It Happen
Are you tired of swiping endlessly on dating apps, only to find that finding the right match feels like searching for a needle in a haystack? You’re not alone. In a recent survey ran by our inno...
Age on Trial Podcast: Dissecting Age, Sex, and Society
As the editor of This Curious Life, my passion lies in dismantling ageism and reshaping societal perspectives on ageing. Last year, I introduced Age on Trial, a podcast aimed at probing the evolving n...
Sex Toys: An innovation Journey Through History and Beyond
Sex toys, with a history spanning 28,000 years, reflect human ingenuity in enhancing pleasure and intimacy. From ancient artefacts to modern hi-tech options, they mirror shifting attitudes towards sex...
Longer Lives = Multiple Loves?
There is a lot of talk of what our longer, 100-year lives will do to our careers. A lot less about what they will do to our couples. While the management literature and consulting worlds are alive wit...
Romance and Intimacy: Are “Older” People Really all that Different?
We’ve made a lot of progress in recent years in changing the narrative around older people and sex. But have we gone too far? Delia Lloyd asks whether we’re at risk of talking about romance and intima...
What purpose means to me: Sofia, 28, USA.
In this insightful conversation we connect with Sofia V. a tech professional based in New York City, to delve into the essence of a meaningful and purposeful life. With six years of experience in conv...
Pioneering Purpose: A Health Revolution?
Driven by a fascination with purpose, Dr. Koichiro Shiba has dedicated his career to understanding its profound impact on well-being. In a conversation with This Curious Life, Dr. Shiba introduces a g...
What purpose means to me, Dr. Chou, 65, Taiwan.
Meet Dr. Joe Chou, the Director General of Taiwan’s Tourism office. He takes us on a moving and inspirational journey through his life’s purpose from school days, launching his career, to starti...
Finding Purpose: The Ikigai Way
Our exploration of ‘purpose’ directs our attention to Japan, particularly focusing on Ikigai – the unique reason that ignites our excitement to start each day. While we understand th...
Purpose in Action: Amplifying Voices for Change
Volunteering isn’t solely about giving back to society; it’s a fantastic way to enhance your health, especially as we grow older. The more we delve into research, the clearer it becomes, v...
The Power of Purpose: Charting the Path to Longevity
Ever wondered how having a sense of purpose might impact how long we live and how healthy we stay? This month, we’re launching our Purpose theme, exploring the world of Purpose and its relations...
Beyond Coffee and Cake: The Café That Bonds Generations
In the heart of Vienna, famous for its coffee, cake, and cafes, lies a quaint and bustling café called Vollpension. It’s not just any café; it’s a place where the smell of freshly baked tr...
Feeding Tomorrow: Sustainable Food Solutions for a Long and Healthy Future
Meet Greg Short, the visionary behind Fyto, a groundbreaking force reshaping our food systems. Greg’s journey into sustainable food production stems from a deep-seated vision — to redefine how w...
Unravelling China’s Food Wisdom: The Key to Health and Longevity?
As the old saying goes, ‘you are what you eat.’ How does the Chinese approach to food and health, with its intricate and well-balanced perspective, differ from Western approaches in unders...
Smelling Success: Aisha Purvis’s Trail to Inclusive Food Selection
The staggering annual cost of £23.5 million to the NHS due to malnutrition and dehydration within care settings is startling, prompting us to delve deeper into the innovative solution being championed...
My home. Hal Burlingame, 83.
Hal Burlingame’s professional journey within the telecommunications industry saw him navigating various roles, culminating in heading up AT&Ts Human Resouces Division. There was a time in hi...
Pie, Conversation, and Camaraderie. Inside the Men’s Pie Club
Six years ago, as the annual Movember campaign sought novel ideas to champion men’s mental health and combat social isolation, the team behind Men’s Pie Club created a concept that would invite ...
Curiosity and Sobriety: A Generational Shift?
In recent years, there’s been a meteoric rise in demand for low and no-alcohol beverages. This global trend towards moderation has been driven largely by young people concerned about wellness, as part...
Homebound. MyFolks’ supports when distance divides.
Louise Thompson’s journey into entrepreneurship embodies the core of a thriving startup – a captivating personal tale fueled by unwavering grit, courage, and a deep drive to bring a meaningful i...
My home. Chung-Cheng Kao, 69.
Welcome to our conversation with Chung-Cheng Kao, who offers a distinctive perspective on the essence of ‘home’ from where he lives in Taiwan. He talks about the importance of family and k...
The John Morden centre, where home meets community.
Nestled within the historic Morden College, the John Morden Centre stands proud, a living testament to the combination of architectural brilliance and community-centric design. A recent winner of the ...
The Embassies: creating home beyond walls for every age
This Curious Life magazine sat down with Jan Garde, an innovator and visionary determined to redefine the ageing experience and to revolutionise community living through his groundbreaking concept: Th...
Innovation in housing models for healthy longevity: A spotlight on Renting
Have you ever considered how the place you call home might influence your health and well-being as you age? The dynamics of housing, especially the surge in renting among middle-aged adults, reveal an...
How Multigenerational Living   is Changing the Meaning of Home
Generations of families living under one roof remains common in many parts of the globe. But living with strangers from different age cohorts? Not so much. In this article, Delia Lloyd takes a deep di...
Survey. Home & Longevity.
This November, This Curious Life embarks on a journey to explore the concept of ‘home’ and to find out the connection to ageing well and longevity. Home, is a universal concept, yet it car...
What Makes Us Happy? Global Insights on Longevity and Happiness
Are you curious about the connection of longevity and happiness? We thought you might be. Eager to find out, This Curious Life went on an exploration to find out what links the two. With the help of o...
Happiness. Jean Yeh, 74.
Today, we’re excited to share Jean Yeh’s life story from Taiwan. Her experiences and journey reflect how culture, personal history, and the importance of friends and setting future goals s...
Comfort, Sport, and Style: A Fashion Revolution for Women
Lucinda Abell Black and Clara Sbraccia from Kymira shed light on clothing fit and comfort for women as they age. They share with This Curious Life the importance of addressing the unique needs of olde...
Redefining Happiness through Life’s Ups and Downs
In the extraordinary journey of his life, Tony encountered an unexpected twist when he faced the challenges of battling bowel cancer. His deeply personal story delves into the remarkable journey he to...
Can AI innovation transform mental health care?
It is clear that the ever-increasing demand for mental health support often goes above and beyond our current resources. The endless waiting lists for therapy is a clear problem for all ages. Can tech...
Conversations beyond time. No. 3 — The Buddha
Discovering what constitutes a truly fulfilling and meaningful life is a question that many of us ask. As we age, this quest frequently assumes a central role in our lives. We find ourselves asking ag...
Swimming in happiness: The extraordinary life of Ruth Rose
Meet Ruth Rose. Ruth is not your average 90-year-old; she is the Chief Mermaid for a thriving community of 650 swimmers in Seaford, East Sussex. But that’s just one part of her fascinating story...
The healing wisdom of grandmothers: transforming mental health care
In a world where depression affects a staggering 300 million people, and someone tragically takes their own life every 40 seconds due to unhappiness, the need for accessible mental health care is more...
Breaking the age barrier:ageism in mental health
Reading Becca Levy’s book, ‘Breaking the Age Code,’ I came across a chapter that angered me – the one titled ‘Later-Life Mental Health Growth.’ In it, Dr. Levy highlights the hidden issue of age...
Finding Happiness:  Old-School Innovation
With each passing year, science is ever more capable of extending our life span. But some of us would prefer to focus on what can make us happiest now. Time and again, research suggests that the answe...
Survey. Happiness & Longevity.
Happiness is a universal goal, and understanding how it evolves throughout our lives and what factors contribute to it can be both fascinating and beneficial. Do you ever wonder how happiness evolves ...
Fashion Forward: Voice insights on innovations needed in the fashion industry.
To gain insights into what consumers truly want and need from the world of fashion, This Curious Life turned to our Voice® community. We asked them about the innovations and improvements they would li...
Living Curiously. A conversation with Rankin
In a revealing interview, This Curious Life had the real privilege of engaging in a deep and thought-provoking conversation with the world renowned photographer, Rankin. We talked about curiosity, age...
Progress and Bittersweet Reflections
At 55, I’ve witnessed the world change in many remarkable ways, some good, some maybe less so. The good news is that in the  last ten years I’ve been curious about longevity there have bee...
Fashioning a New Narrative
In December 2022, the world witnessed a truly remarkable and heartwarming event that got millions of us around the world talking: an AI-powered fashion show that celebrated older models. This groundbr...
What to Wear During Fashion Week
Each outfit we choose to wear tells a story of who we are, were, and can be. Dr. Lyn Slater is cultural influencer, writer, and founder of Accidental Icon, a fashion blog that has captivated nearly a ...
Survey. Fashion & longevity.
In our ever-evolving world, where the concept of ageing takes on new dimensions, this September we are getting curious about the transformative power of innovative fashion. We are asking, how can the ...
How Wearable Tech is Weaving its Way into Clothing .
In recent years, technology—and in particular the rise of “smart wearables”—has transformed what we mean by clothing and accessories. Guest columnist Delia Lloyd takes a deep dive into the trends and ...
Time to get curious. About fashion, innovation and longevity.
September brings in another season of catwalks, so what better time than now to explore fashion, style, and all things clothes.  This Curious Life magazine gets inquisitive about the crossroads of fas...
The Conversation Room. Music
The Conversation Room’s theme this month is ‘Music’. What is the world currently talking about on social media when it comes to music? With the wonderful team at Socioviz we have been listening to con...
Rediscovering my Voice Later in Life
Life has a way of taking unexpected turns, and sometimes dreams are put on hold. Suzanne Noble’s story is a testament to the fact that no dream is too old to be rekindled. In her 60s, Suzanne ha...
Soundscapes of comfort.Exploring Music’s Impact on Dementia
While delving into our exploration of music and longevity, This Curious Life magazine stumbled upon a LinkedIn post by Colin Boston. Within the post, Colin shared a powerful film capturing his father&...
Charting Generations: Are musicians and consumers getting older? 
We sit down with Martin Talbot, chief executive of the Official Charts Company, to explore how older musicians, including iconic figures such as Elton John, Mick Jagger, Kate Bush and Debbie Harry, ar...
What if…. We Created an Inclusive Playlist for Care Homes?
Imagine stepping into a care home where the sounds of a range of music were being played from Chuck Berry to Elton John to Adele, shattering the stereotype that care homes solely play songs from a byg...
The Song That Shaped Me. The 14th Birthday Myth Unveiled
According to a recent popular myth, the song that was Number 1 on your 14th birthday has the power to define your entire life. Really? Sounds like something that This Curious Life needs to explore!!  ...
Is music the next game-changer in the Digital Health Industry?
In a world rapidly embracing digital health, where technology continually reshapes our approach to well-being, one unexpected contender has emerged to take centre stage: music. The ‘harmonious’ (I cou...
Conversations beyond time. No.2 — David Bowie
For the launch of our music theme who best to talk about collaboration with than the arch reinventor and NICA and Voice favourite, David Bowie. Using ChatGPT to help navigate a fictional collaboration...
The Magic of Music. Healthy Longevity
In this age of unprecedented technological advancements, the convergence of music and longevity has emerged as a captivating field of study. As we delve into the potential relationship between music a...
The Conversation Room City Living
The Conversation Room’s theme this month is ‘City Living’. What is the world currently talking about on Twitter when it comes to city living? With the wonderful team at Socioviz we have been listening...
City Living. Newcastle, Paul, 68
Welcome to our City of Longevity ‘City Living’ series. Today, we had the privilege of speaking with a remarkable teacher, Paul, who has dedicated over 50 years of his life to educating children in inn...
City Living. London Prati 68, and Sylvie 60
City living has the power to shape our lives in profound ways. In this story we meet Prati who moved to London from India and Sylvie who moved to London from France. Both arrived in their 20s and have...
City Living. Taipei, James, 65
As part of our City of Longevity focus, This Curious Life interviews James Shi, a retired engineer, and former COO of Taiwan High Speed Rail. James shares insights on the active lifestyle of older ind...
City Of Longevity
In a world where more people live in cities than ever before, isn’t it time for our urban centres to adapt and become proactive partners in our health and longevity? This is where the City of Longevit...
City Living. London with Gretchen 71 and Robin 73.
When it comes to thinking about where we are going to live out our later lives, the image of retiring to the peaceful countryside, basking in the tranquility of nature and leaving the hustle and bustl...
City living. New York, Chris 61.
After a couple of decades in the suburbs of NYC raising their family, Chris and her husband Jon made their return to the Big Apple in 2016 and haven’t looked back. Chris works as the Director of Marke...
Conversations beyond time. No. 1 — Einstein
A series of timeless conversations with some of history’s most curious minds about life, curiosity, living long and well, with a little help from ChatGPT. Who better to start our curious conversations...
Curiosity, Optimism, Innovation
For all of us at NICA & Voice®, innovation and curiosity are inextricably linked. Using the superpower of curiosity, we are changing the narrative on how to be longevity ready, optimistic about wh...
Living Curiously. A conversation with Ros Wilson, 77
Step into the world of ‘Living Curiously,’ a series of intimate conversations with people of all ages, as we delve into the boundless potential and remarkable impact of curiosity on our longevity and ...
The Curious Path to Longevity: How Being Curious Can Help You Live Longer and Better
Can a strong sense of curiosity really help us age well or live longer?  Let’s ask Doris.
Living Curiously. A conversation with Iris, 21
Step into the world of ‘Living Curiously’, a series of intimate conversations with people of all ages, as we delve into the boundless potential and remarkable impact of curiosity on our longevity and ...
The Conversation Room.
The Conversation Room unveils global conversations sourced from platforms such as Twitter, celebrating diversity and illuminating shared interests and cultural differences. This month’s theme is...
Logic & Curiosity
We delve into the captivating interplay between logic and curiosity. Professor Ciro De Florio reveals how curiosity thrives when paired with logical reasoning, and how logic, in turn, finds its true p...
What are you curious about?
Welcome to our Curiosity Questionnaire, designed to help you discover what truly ignites your curiosity.
Flip the Script. Your Voice (and hands). Our Future!
Curious how art can start a global conversation? Find out and step into an immersive installation where the voices, stories (and hands) of people of all ages take centre stage to shape the narrative o...