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Aging

This Healthy Aging Trick Will Make the World a Better Place

Diet, exercise and social engagement—the three pillars of successful aging need to make room for a fourth: volunteering. A new study led by scientists from the Rotman Research Institute in Ontario, Ca…

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10 Heartwarming Quotes for National Grandparents Day

This Sunday, September 7th is National Grandparents Day -- 24 hours set aside to honor the unique bond between grandparents and their grandchildren. Take a few minutes to remember and celebrate those …

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10 Easy Anti-Aging Tips

From wrinkle creams to cosmetic surgeries, diet pills to hair dye, Americans' penchant for products that mask the effects of getting old is downright voracious. The effectiveness of these products var…

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The Heartwarming Reason a 31-Year-Old Bride Planned Her Wedding in a Nursing Home

At 31 years old, Miriam Reeves just might be the youngest person ever to get married in a nursing home. She and her fiancé, Mark Davis, had every intention of tying the knot in their local church, unt…

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This Part of Your Brain Defies Aging

Once we go "over the hill," the aging process is typically associated with inexorable physical and mental decline. But researchers recently uncovered promising indications that there's at least one pa…

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Who Gives More Elder Care? Daughters or Sons?

File this new Princeton study under: Things That Need to Change. When it comes to caring for elderly parents, daughters provide as much care as they can, while sons contribute as little as they can…

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The Exercise That Keeps Your Brain Young

Some types of exercise may be better than others when it comes to keeping your brain young and sharp. Downward-facing dog fanciers will be glad to know that practicing hatha yoga three times a week…

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Insomnia Relief Never Tasted So Good

Scientists could have some welcome news for insomniacs struggling to get a good night's sleep. Researchers who presented at the Experimental Biology 2014 Annual Meeting found that tart cherry juice ma…

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Do You Need Less Sleep When You’re Old?

Skimpy sleeping patterns are a widely-recognized source of stress and potential health concerns among older adults, but scientists struggle to figure out why aging appears to wreak such havoc on our c…

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What’s The Exercise Sweet Spot? More Isn’t Better for Everyone

Too much exercise can be as risky as too little exercise for patients who already suffered a heart attack, according to new research by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory…

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Much of our early life is spent learning all the things we need to know to live a productive and hap…

I like to use avocado on sandwiches instead of mayo. Good for you yes, but for me, everything in m…

why not talk about all the sugar, which is worse, that we consume?

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