They are “wiser, happier, and more socially adept. They handle negative information better, have stronger relationships, and find better solutions to interpersonal conflicts.” Oh, and they may have made it possible for us to evolve into the humans we are today. Slate’s Laura Helmuth on how old people and long lives made humans human. And you still never call…

+ So you’re both retired and now you can finally spend a lot of quality time together. Well, you might want to consider warming up with a little “parallel play.” Too much togetherness can ruin retirement.

+ In Arkansas, a man died after shootout with a SWAT team. The man was 107 years old.

+ Want to keep your mind young as you get older? Play video games. I wondered about all those people driving 20 mph in Grand Theft Auto.