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How an Aging Digestive System Can Affect Your Gut

Itís no secret that our bodies change as we get older. The things we notice ó joint pain, graying hair, wrinkles, and the rest ó are mostly annoyances. But what goes on in our gut can have a real impa…

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The Sipping Point: Why Are Women Now Drinking More Than Ever?

In†the spring of 2008, I was moving my three daughters from my beloved home state of Oregon back to the East Coast. My husband had a great new job in New York City and was commuting between there and …

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What Kindness Does to Your Health

Treating other people well isnít just good for your karma. Itís good for your health and vitality, too. Psychology researcher Barbara Fredrickson, PhD, author of†Love 2.0: Creating Happiness and He…

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How to Exercise Your Creativity Without Letting Fear Get in the Way

Resistance and doubt are just part of the creative experience. Here are 10 tips to help you get past them. This series, curated by Brian Johnson, founder of PhilosophersNotes, features big id…

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Blue Mind: Why Being Around Water is Good For You

Blue Mind: A mildly meditative state characterized by calm, peace, unity, and a sense of general happiness and satisfaction with life in the moment. When Ishmael, the narrator of Herman Melvilleís …

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5 Food Habits That Age You

If the only edible indiscretions you worry about are those that make you gain weight, you may have your priorities mixed up. It turns out that the worst dietary demons, including many sugary, fatty, r…

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6 Surprising Things That Affect Your Brain

Brain scientists in recent years have discovered a number of surprising ways that the brain influences our overall health, as well as how our behavior influences the health of our brain. And unlike in…

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18 Easy Food Swaps to Save Money

If there was one sound that rose above all others at the grocery checkout line last year, it was this: Ouch! When your grocery budget is under assault, it's easy to succumb to panic ("Nine dollars a p…

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11 Must-Have Healing Remedies

Peeked inside your medicine cabinet lately? Chances are -- even if you eat locally, compost food scraps, and clean with nothing but vinegar and baking soda -- its contents are a medicinal flashback to…

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6 ‘Healthy’ Eating Choices to Rethink

In the pursuit of optimal vitality, many health-motivated people reach for food they think is good for them. Unfortunately, many such so-called healthy choices turn out to be less beneficial than we a…

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about Experience Life

Experience Life magazine is an award-winning health and fitness publication that aims to empower people to live their best, most authentic lives, and challenges the conventions of hype, gimmicks and superficiality in favor of a discerning, whole-person perspective. Visit experiencelife.com to learn more and to sign up for the Experience Life newsletter, or to subscribe to the print or digital version.

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Joe Baker, Care2

Joe Baker is VP of Causes and Advocacy for Care2. Joe oversees Care2's campaigns with its nonprofit partners. Previously, Joe worked for Amnesty... more

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