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These Glamorous Older Women Prove Aging Has Rarely Looked Better

Style has no expiration date.<p>Worried about aging gracefully? A new photo series by photographer Tirzah Brott reveals just how glamorous old age can be.<p>Brott's collection, titled "Pentimento," is composed of photos she took of stylish women of a certain age who she spotted on the streets of New York …

10 Great Hacks To Make You Sleep Better

Sleep is important to your success. This is why it becomes amusing to know that many are not getting as much sleep as they need. According to the …

Is diet or exercise best for weight loss? 4 reasons your workout doesn't work

Hey you, sweating on the treadmill with visions of fat melting away as you watch the miles go by on the counter. Or you, huffing and puffing in a cardio class, hoping to fit into those skinny jeans.<p>Moving your body is critical to well being, but when it comes to losing weight, exercise is not the …

Fitness

Yoga for Men, Part II: Closed Twists

<i>by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher</i><p>Dear Male Yogis,<p>Last month, in Yoga for Men, Part I: Forward Bends, we learned a sequence that shines some light on poses that are both challenging and necessary for men's bodies to practice. We started the process of stretching …

3 Signs That Your Relationship With Exercise Is Unhealthy

As part of our society's proclaimed "war against obesity," we are constantly flooded with advertisements and campaigns that proclaim the many health benefits of regular exercise. From Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign, to the rising popularity of the Fitbit, we are bombarded with the message …

Want to Lead an Exceptional Life? 7 Powerful Lessons From the Late Oliver Sacks

The world-famous neurologist and author shared his love of life and his wisdom right up to the end.<p>Ever wonder what makes an extraordinary life? Few have been more so than that of Oliver Sacks, bestselling author, world traveler, prominent homosexual, and undoubtedly the most famous neurologist of …

Books

Most Americans Don’t Know The True Danger Of Anxiety

While an increasing number of Americans see mental and physical health equally, viewing depression and bipolar disorders as risk factors for suicide, …

Weight at Age 50 Connected to When a Person Gets Alzheimer’s

Middle-aged Americans have one more reason to keep an eye on the scale as they age: research shows that people who are overweight when they are 50 …

Dementia

How to Become More Loving, Less Stressed and Stronger by Doing One Simple Thing

So, how has your day been thus far? People in your life perhaps are filled with drama radiating negativity in all directions which rains down upon you. Maybe your own life is filled with stress because of love not found, your job is filled with pressure or whatever. In self-preservation, you shut …

9 ways too much stress screws up your life

But it's possible to have too much of a good thing. When stress becomes unmanageable, it can wreak havoc on everything from your diet to your relationships.<p>We rounded up nine science-backed ways that both short- and long-term stress affect your daily behavior.<p>Read on to find out why you may act …

A Dumpy Middle Age Could Mean Earlier Alzheimer's

One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when.<p>Obesity in midlife has long been suspected of increasing the risk of Alzheimer's. Researchers at the National Institutes of …

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

4 Breathing Mistakes You're Making Every Day

Breathing may be automatic, but that doesn't mean you can ignore it. "Most people are doing it wrong most of the time," says Amy Crawford-Faucher, MD, a family medicine specialist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.<p>While most of us have checked our heart rate, we're guessing you didn't …

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

Happiness

Laughing through hardships

“This entire book, To Cancer with Love: My Journey of Joy, came out of pain and turned into joy. When I was undergoing chemotherapy, I was really …

From yoga to laughter: 25 ways to improve your memory

Hands up if you wish your memory was a little better? Forgetfulness is something most of us can relate to, whether it's losing those darn keys time …

Wellness

Don't giggle, but laughing is the new trendy therapy! Marianne Power lightens up to find out whether it really is the best medicine

• <b>Marianne goes to a laughter group to see if it boosts her mood and health</b>• <b><br>Therapy was started in 1995 and the NHS now gives classes to its staff</b>• <b><br>It can</b> …

Sick of the gym? Maybe try pole dancing, trapeze or laughter yoga

IF THE IDEA of another boring gym treadmill session is enough to keep you wedded to the couch, maybe some aerial acrobatics or a pole dancing session …

Couples in lasting relationships share one important trait

But now we know something else: sharing giggles with a romantic partner keeps the lovey-dovey feelings going, according to a study published in the journal Personal Relationships.<p>Laura Kurtz, a social psychologist from the University of North Carolina, has long been fascinated by the idea of shared …

Hacking The Nervous System

<i>(Photo: © Job Boot)</i><p><i>One nerve connects your vital organs, sensing and shaping your health. If we learn to control it, the future of medicine will be electric.</i><p>When Maria Vrind, a former gymnast from Volendam in the Netherlands, found that the only way she could put her socks on in the morning was to …

4 Yoga Poses To Boost Immunity

Flu season is in full swing and there is never a good time to get sick in New York City (or anywhere for that matter!), as we juggle multiple …

How to tell if someone is lying

For those of us that aren't in that camp, lying can be one of the most confusing, least understood parts of human nature.<p>The Ashley Madison incident prompted lying expert Paul Ekman, Ph.D. to send us a list of the 8 myths about lying.<p>Ekman is famous for his research on lying. The television series …

The biggest study of its kind says supplements don't stop cognitive decline — but here's what might help

The number of people around the world living with dementia — mostly due to Alzheimer's disease — has skyrocketed to 46.8 million in recent years, according to a new report by Alzheimer's Disease International. By 2050, the report predicts there will be 131.5 million people living with cognitive …