Cindy Swanson

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Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

Adderall For Work Performance: A Lifestyle Choice That Could Contribute to Developing Dementias and/or Alzheimer’s Disease Down the Road

<b>I’ve discussed lifestyle dementia here before, and the premise of Stephen Petrow’s “The Drugs of Work Performance Enhancement” certainly falls into a</b> …

Brain ‘Wonder Drug’ May Save Dementia Patients

Mention Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and prion disease and many experts will tell you that these are health conditions that have kept …

How To Make Lemonade from Scratch — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Sipping icy-cold sweet lemonade on a blazing-hot summer day is one of life's finest pleasures, which is why we think making lemonade from scratch …

Sitting for Long Periods of Time Can Lead to Heart Problems and Worse. Here's What You Should Do Instead

Sitting for too long can cause heart and memory problems, as well as increase your risk for cancer and diabetes.<p><b>Sitting for too long damages the heart, may harm the brain, and increases risk of death.</b>• <b><br>Researchers aren't even sure that exercise is enough to make up for the harms of sitting too</b> …

Ergonomics

Gaza's Passover massacre

The Passover massacre in Gaza was by no means an exception in the long history of Palestinian resistance.<p>For decades Zionists have blamed the Palestinians for Israel's ongoing colonial project. "If only the Palestinians had a Mahatma Gandhi," many Israeli liberals have exclaimed, "then the …

Israel

The shocking numbers behind the modern slave trade

We might like to think that slavery is a thing of the past, but in fact in the 21st century the opposite is true. There are over 40 million people …

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and "assistants" chime in with their own soulless voices.<p>Such interruptions seem …

10 subtle signs you're smarter than you think you are

You might be surprised to know which of your quirks can reveal your inner genius.<p>1. You accept that there are plenty of things you don't know<p>You may think that pretending you know everything, even when you don't, makes you come across as smarter. But in reality, people who aren't afraid to be …

Psychology

Stress in Your Early Childhood Could Actually Make The Brain's DNA Remap Itself

Your genes are not written in stone.<p>Our first few years of life play a crucial role in our brain's wiring. New research suggests our experiences …

Genetics

Does Magnesium Help You Sleep?

<b>Q.</b> <b>Does magnesium help you sleep?</b><p><b>A.</b> Studies have found a link between low levels of magnesium, an essential mineral that plays a crucial role in a wide range of bodily processes, and sleep disorders. But if you are concerned you aren’t getting enough magnesium, changing your diet may be a better …

Wellness

Turning Negative Thinkers Into Positive Ones

Most mornings as I leave the Y after my swim and shower, I cross paths with a coterie of toddlers entering with their caregivers for a kid-oriented activity. I can’t resist saying hello, requesting a high-five, and wishing them a fun time. I leave the Y grinning from ear to ear, uplifted not just …

Mindfulness

How to Build Resilience in Midlife

Much of the scientific research on resilience — our ability to bounce back from adversity — has focused on how to build resilience in children. But what about the grown-ups?<p>While resilience is an essential skill for healthy childhood development, science shows that adults also can take steps to …

Common anticholinergic drugs like Benadryl linked to increased dementia risk

One long-ago summer, I joined the legion of teens helping harvest our valley’s peach crop in western Colorado. My job was to select the best peaches …

How I almost killed my mom with a simple anti-itch pill

Nobody wants to kill her own mother by accident. Luckily, mine pulled through.<p>As teachable moments go, this one was huge. I learned that once you or someone you know hits age 65, it’s time to learn which drugs can increase the risk of dementia when taken for long periods. And which, for people who …

Urinary Tract Infection

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

Eat to 100: Discover the secrets to living long (and well) from the world's healthiest people.<p>For more than a decade, I've been working with a team …

Savings, Longevity and the Year in Fitness

Two numbers are, to me, particularly emblematic of what science had to tell us about fitness this year.<p>The first is 42 percent and represents the extent by which people’s risk for premature death rises if they are out of shape, according to a study published in July. That number almost equals the …

Homemade Bubbles

I mixed up these bubbles yesterday. We've taken them out two days in a row. I imagine this gallon of bubbles will last us quite a while.<p>1 gallon …

Notebook Experiments: Are Homemade Bubbles Better?

I wasn’t able to get to any experimenting this week so I wanted to share one of my favorite experiments with you that I have completed so far. If you …

Frugal Living

Psychologists and experts explain how to stop being a 'chronically late insane person'

In a Wait But Why analysis of people who are habitually late—whether it's to work, social engagements, or major appointments—Tim Urban concludes that some members of this group, including himself, could be deemed Chronically Late Insane People (CLIP). As classified by Urban, these individuals are …

Why grow your own mushrooms? Because they're delicious

It all started with a bag of mushroom compost bought from Cliff Kane, a grower who sells shiitake and blue oyster mushrooms at the Echo Park Farmers' Market.<p>I had planned on using it for my own compost pile, but Kane said if it was kept moist then it was possible another flush of mushrooms would …

7 Gardening Tools the Pros Swear By

1<p>[object Object]<p>“You can’t plant anything without a good trowel. My favorite is the Victorian trowel from Dewit. Its tough, boron-steel blade makes …

Woodworking

9 Gardening Diagrams Every Gardener Needs to Pin

We predict beautiful blooms in your future.<p>As soothing, rewarding, and therapeutic as gardening can be, it can also be challenging. This plant needs <i>how much</i> sun? Tomatoes can't be planted next to <i>what</i> vegetable? Thankfully, there are tons of gardeners on Pinterest who are here to save the day with …

For Haredi Jews secular Zionism remains a religious heresy | Giles Fraser: Loose canon

The continuing rejection of modern Zionism by some ultra-orthodox Jews disrupts the argument that anti-Zionism is always antisemitism<p>The walled neighbourhood of Mea Shearim is just a few minutes’ walk from the old city of Jerusalem. Built in 1874, it is home to Jerusalem’s Haredi or ultra-orthodox …

How Much Vitamin D Should You Take?

<i>By: Dr. Alan Christianson</i><p>By now you've heard your body needs vitamin D to be at its best. Feel free to read HERE to learn more about its many benefits, like lowering risks of:<p>Mortality (death)<br>• Cancer<br>• Heart disease<br>• Dementia<br>• Asthma<br>• Infections<br>• Obesity<p>There has been plenty of focus on the dangers of getting …

Study: Acetaminophen dulls your pain -- but also your empathy

<b>(CNN) —</b> The side effects of popping a pain reliever containing acetaminophen are well-known: You may get stomach pains. You might feel nauseated.<p>Well, add another possible one to the list: You'll feel less inclined to empathize with your fellow man.<p>A new study by researchers at Ohio State …

Medicine

What Is the Real Age of Your Heart?

Are You Aging Faster than You Think?

REAL AGE

Aging