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  1. Look who's turning 85: Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery …

    Movies

    BY STEVE PERSALL | Times Movie Critic

    Clint Eastwood on the set with Bradley Cooper while filming American Sniper, which received six Oscar nominations.
  2. Study: Despite research, radiation treatment in older breast cancer patients persists

    Life Times

    According to a study published more than 10 years ago, many women over 70 who are treated for early-stage breast cancer receive no additional benefit from radiation treatments, but a new study finds that nearly two-thirds of them continue to receive radiation treatment.

    Dr. Rachel C. Blitzblau is an assistant professor of radiation oncology at Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, N.C.
  3. Parenting a 20-something couch potato? Experts offer advice

    Parenting

    Are you the 50- or 60-something parent of a high school or college kid who zones out with video games or TV instead of tackling his schoolwork or pursuing a career?

    If your older child isn’t getting good grades at school or college, cutting back on time online is one way to hold them accountable.
  4. Step up your workout with interval training

    Life Times

    Bored with your workouts? What better time than now, the beginning of a new year, to rev up your fitness routine. Research tells us interval training not only improves fitness, but helps burn fat faster than steady-state aerobic exercise. While the steady-state routine, where you work pretty much at the same intensity …

    Lifetimes exercise demonstration. Jerry Biehn demonstrates Tuck and Reach. (Photo 1 of 2)
JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times
  5. Don't call me old! Boomers wage a war on words

    Life Times

    MINNEAPOLIS

    Ecumen CEO Kathryn Roberts has a peculiar habit when she calls a staff meeting. She sets a jar in the middle of the table, and anyone who says the "f-word" has to pony up a quarter.

  6. Get ready for Senior Days at the Florida State Fair

    Life Times

    TAMPA

    The Florida State Fair will run Feb. 5-16, but people who are 55 and older will want to pay particular attention to these dates: Feb. 9-12.

    A couple cuddles at last year’s Florida State Fair. Feb. 9 to 12 have been designated Senior Days.
  7. Medicare pays doctors to coordinate seniors' chronic care

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — Adjusting medications before someone gets sick enough to visit the doctor. Updating outside specialists so one doctor's prescription doesn't interfere with another's.

  8. Meet John Collins, St. Petersburg Arts Alliance executive director

    Life Times

    John Collins must have a big battery pack hidden somewhere on his person. How else to explain his energy?

    Diane Shelly, executive director of Florida CraftArt, which sponsors the annual CraftArt Festival, sits next to John Collins on a wall painted with one of the dozens of murals along St. Petersburg’s Central Avenue Arts District. She’s one of the many arts professionals who works with Collins to promote the arts in the city.
  9. When planning for retirement, consider transportation

    Life Times

    For Roland Dion, 81, who lives on the eastern edge of San Diego, being isolated in a place where the car rules is all too real a possibility.

    Roland and Rosemarie Dion, both 81, live on the eastern edge of San Diego, and have begun planning for a carless future. They have considered relocating.
  10. 100 years later, remembering December 1914 milestones of WWI

    Life Times

    A hundred years ago this month, World War I was five months along. When the fighting first started in late July 1914, many thought the conflict would be over by Christmas. Instead, the war would stretch for nearly four more years, until the November 1918 armistice.

    Soccer balls, wreaths and candles are left at the base of the newly inaugurated Christmas Truce monument in Messines, Belgium, on Dec. 6.