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The Brain

What’s the Value of Exercise? $2,500

For people still struggling to make time for exercise, a new study offers a strong incentive: You’ll save $2,500 a year.<p>The savings, a result of reduced medical costs, don’t require much effort to accrue — just 30 minutes of walking five days a week is enough.<p>The findings come from an analysis of …

Health Care

Here's how long you can work before your brain shuts down

I'm having a hard time starting this article.<p>According to research out of the University of Melbourne, that might be because I'm middle-aged and work …

5 Foods To Help You Sleep Better In Middle Age

Restful shuteye at night can sometimes become elusive as we get older. Not only does it become more challenging to fall asleep, it’s also harder to stay asleep like we were able to in our younger years. Your sleep rhythms can change ― perhaps that’s why you’ve noticed you’re adhering to the “early …

Sleep

6 Scientifically Proven Ways To Boost Your Self-Control

While it makes sense that meditation would be linked to greater willpower, who’d have thought procrastination could also do the trick?<p>One of the key parts of our culture at Buffer is a focus on self-improvement. We each pick an area to improve on each week and share our daily progress and …

Will Power

Navigating the world of work with ADHD

In many ways, Jonathan Moy de Vitry is a poster child for the flexible Millennial workstyle.<p>Every day from 9am to 1pm you’ll find him dodging around …

Productivity

Plastic-Bottle Homes Are Popping Up Around the World

In the United States alone, 47 billion plastic bottles are discarded annually, and worldwide, enough plastic is thrown out in a single year to circle …

Writing

Paris Review - Joy Williams, The Art of Fiction No. 223

Interviewed by Paul Winner<p>Issue 209, Summer 2014<p>With Robert Stone in Key West, ca. 1995.<p>Joy Williams couldn’t find her glasses before a lecture some years ago and used prescription sunglasses instead. During Williams’s walk to the podium, an audience member was heard asking if the writer had gone …

Literature

Let the writers eat cake: This $225 writing manual outrages the already-pinched literary class

Literary journal Narrative, which also charges a hefty fee to submit, is alienating the community it needs<p>If you were trying to come up with a perfect name for a literary magazine in the 21st century, it would be hard to do better than “Narrative.” In an age in which scholars study “narratology” …

Creative Writing

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Overview<p>Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or …

Savvy Senior

Aging Organizations and General Interest<p>AARP www.aarp.org<br>Administration on Aging www.aoa.gov<br>AgeNet Eldercare Network www.agenet.com<br>AGS Foundation for …

Ancient Etruscan Tomb Found 'Undisturbed' In Italy

An intact 2,300-year-old Etruscan tomb recently discovered in Italy may help shed light on an ancient civilization that flourished centuries before the rise of the Roman Empire.<p>The tomb, found in a field near Città della Pieve, about 30 miles southwest of Perugia, had been partially buried in a …

Archaeology

This is the entire GOP plan: Credibility destroyed after Bush debacle, their only strategy is to scare us

The party of security tanked the economy and unleashed Middle East disaster. Now they have nothing but fear itself<p>Under the presidency of George W. Bush, the so-called “Daddy Party” failed spectacularly on all major adult-male-gender-stereotyped fronts.<p>On the economic front, its record was …

Political Science

How Do You Make Friends Post 50?

A new study suggests loneliness is a significant factor in our overall health and well-being. According to a recently published report in the Archives of Internal Medicine, loneliness after age 60 is linked to functional decline and death, according to researchers at the University of California at …

Never Too Old to Find New Friends - Senior Companionship

En español | When you were in school, you had no problem making friends. Ditto for those years when you were a parent of growing kids. But now that …

Paris Review - Ned Rorem, The Art of the Diary No. 1

Interviewed by J. D. McClatchy<p>Issue 150, Spring 1999<p>“I am a composer,” Ned Rorem once said, “who also writes, not a writer who also composes.” His music—hundreds of ravishing art songs and instrumental scores, one of which won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize—has brought him fame. But it is his diaries that …

Literature

She's A Lesbian, He's Gay, And Their 33-Year Marriage Will Change Your Perception Of Love

Dennis and Linda Anfuso met in art school, bonded over their interest in "The Wizard of Oz," fell in love and got married. But that's where the traditional narrative ends. Dennis, 60, identifies as gay, and Linda, 59, is an intersex woman who identifies as a lesbian. Two years into their marriage, …

LGBTQI

Reality is just part of our evolution: The wild new theory that tests our understanding of the physical world

A University of California cognitive scientist believes we learned to see things as they are as a means of survival<p>One of the deepest problems in epistemology is how we know the nature of reality. Over the millennia philosophers have offered many theories, from solipsism (only one's mind is known …

InterAct

Find Financial Freedom And Avoid Money Sabotage — Money Matters — Trulia Blog

1. Not knowing your cash flow<p>Money management can seem complicated and, in some respects, it is. But one of the most important steps to taking …

Pope's Message to Congress: Have Compassion For The Most Vulnerable Among Us

WASHINGTON -- Pope Francis delivered a speech to U.S. lawmakers on Thursday morning, calling on leaders to consider the plight of the poor and vulnerable in society.<p>"A political society endures when it seeks, as a vocation, to satisfy common needs by stimulating the growth of all its members, …

Christianity

Wealth Meet Health Blog

Your Lack Of Sleep Is Probably Making You Sick

Here's a great reason (as if you needed another one) to catch those Z's tonight: A lack of sleep can significantly increase your chances of getting sick.<p>A new small study published in the September issue of the journal Sleep found that people who sleep six hours a night or less are four times more …

Sleep