Washington, DC - Americans are living longer than ever before. The average lifespan in the U.S. has doubled over the past 100 years. In 1918, you were lucky if you made it past 40 years of age. Today we’re living into our 80s and the number of people living past 100 is at an all time high.

Imperial, California - The successful test flight of a drone-like flying passenger car has encouraged a Philippines inventor to seek investors to fund mass production, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens. 

Imperial, California - The awards handed out by the folks at the Guinness Book of World records can sometimes seem a bit bizarre. But this one is really nuts, says the Association of Mature American Citizens. 

Imperial, California - Death is big business in Japan and the competition is fierce, says the Association of Mature American Citizens. The population over there is aging at a quickening pace, and so is the demand for funerals and funeral services. 

Atlantic, Ocean - For many Sailors this year marks a somewhat surprising reform in the Navy’s female hair regulations. Rules that have stood for so long have been expanded or just plain changed. It’s a new era of styling hair for female Sailors, and, according to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, it makes for a more “inclusive environment.”

Paris, France - Not all Parisians are happy about the so-called eco-friendly open-air urinals the City of Lights is installing at various locations in the city, the banks of the Seine.