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  • Midway through the list, an author coins the term amortality to describe how people today try "to live in the same way, at the same pitch, doing and consuming much the same things, from late teens right up until death."

    Slate Magazine

  • The search for my own "amortality" takes me to a small clinic in a town in Oxfordshire.

    How to look younger? longer

  • TIME magazine reported that "amortality" is one of the "cites a professor of aging who called the promotion of longevity" the second-oldest profession. "

    AlbertMohler.com – Blog

  • And amortality promises benefits as well as perils.

    The Guardian World News

  • You have significant immunity to amortality and are unimpressed by many of its manifestations.

    The Guardian World News

  • That's why people who's about my age (mid-50s) are battling the discrimination process with amortality, which term was coined by Catherine Mayer, who wrote a Time article on the same subject on March 12, 2009.

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  • "You may not have heard of amortality before - mainly because I've just coined the term."

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  • Mordechai Torczyner of The Rebbetzin's Husband shares a new perspective on life and aging called "amortality."

    What War Zone???

  • The defining characteristic of amortality is to live in the same way, at the same pitch, doing and consuming much the same things, from late teens right up until death. "

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  • In a special issue of Time magazine, March 2009, Catherine Mayer claims to have coined the term "amortality". She writes:

    "You may not have heard of amortality before — mainly because I've just coined the term. It's about more than just the ripple effect of baby boomers' resisting the onset of age. Amortality is a stranger, stronger alchemy, created by the intersection of that trend with a massive increase in life expectancy and a deep decline in the influence of organized religion — all viewed through the blue haze of Viagra."

    I guess she may have coined that particular slant on the word (a portmanteau of "amoral immortality" seems to be the gist of it), but not the word itself.

    Australian composer Rae Marcellino, used it as a title for a quartet for cello, guitar, marimba and piano in 1997: Amortality, the art of love and death (A nicer portmanteau of "amor and mortality".)

    Then there seems to be currency in medical circles.

    And this little guide mentions it.

    March 21, 2009