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People Who Eat This Fruit Are Up to 60% Less Likely to Lose Their Sight to Macular Degeneration

Juicy.<p>Include oranges as a regular part of your diet, and your chances of developing macular degeneration – a particularly nasty form of sight loss – …

Nutrition

Cannabis: secret to a fulfilling retirement, pot entrepreneurs say

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Baby Boomers, members of the generation that popularized "getting stoned" in their younger years, are turning to marijuana in retirement through second careers in the $11 billion business.<p>Cannabis has emerged as an economic driver that some U.S. states see as a way of helping …

Cannabis

Why Your Brain Tricks You Into Doing Less Important Tasks

Here’s a list of things I did before starting this newsletter: I filled out the documents to renew my passport; clipped my cat’s nails; bought some household items; responded to a few Instagram DMs; and ate a snack because I was hungry.<p>Sound familiar?<p>Some of those tasks were relatively urgent — I …

Time Management

AARP's 10 Most Affordable Places to Live in America

Our annual look at the cheapest and best places to live, for under $40,000, where there are low-cost homes, safe streets, low taxes and much more.

AARP

4 Books That Will Show You How To Create The Best Morning Ritual

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

Why eight hours a night isn’t enough, according to a leading sleep scientist

For something that we spend a third of our lives doing (if we’re lucky), sleep is something that we know relatively little about. “Sleep is actually a relatively recent discovery,” says Daniel Gartenberg, a sleep scientist who is currently an assistant adjunct professor in biobehavioral health at …

Brainwaves

The U.S. Isn’t Just Getting Older. It’s Getting More Segregated by Age.

Judson Manor is a gracious former 1920s luxury hotel near The Cleveland Clinic, Case Western University, and many of the museums and arts institutions in Cleveland, Ohio. Today it houses 120 highly educated retirees with an average age of 79 — and seven 20-something graduate students.<p>Back in 2010, …

The 5 Most Enticing Countries to Retire Abroad

When it comes to the perfect overseas retirement destination, there’s no single country best suited for the needs of every retiree. What thrills the …

How to Do a Trial Run Before Relocating in Retirement

Many American workers dream of punching out for the final time, packing their suitcase, hopping on a plane and permanently relocating to a new city …

Intermittent Fasting for the Over-50 Adult

In case you haven’t noticed, intermittent fasting is hot right now. Fueled by recent research, it’s being touted by many popular health and fitness …

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

How to (actually) find your purpose

You know what I don’t like? <b>Advice that doesn’t come with instruction</b>.<p>For instance, “leadership gurus” often say, “You must do the work you’re …

What Helps for Depression When Medications Don’t

(This article was provided through The OpEd Project, whose mission is to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world.) New …

Mental Health

3 Simple Things That Will Make You 10% Happier

Ever been really stressed? So stressed you nearly freak out?<p>This happened to Dan Harris… <i>in front of 5 million people</i>.<p><b>On June 7th, 2004, Dan was a</b> …

The 7 Step Morning Ritual That Will Make You Happy All Day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?Research shows that being …

Still wondering if NAD+ is important?

NAD+ has officially gone mainstream with a feature story in TIME magazine. Check out the full story, including an interview with Elysium chief …

2017’s Best & Worst Places to Retire

Posted by: Richie BernardoAfter toiling in the workplace for decades, it seems only natural to expect financial security in our golden years. But few …

Mind Healing: Why adults need time to play, too

Children love to play, and adults love to encourage them. All too soon, however, play time starts to lose out to more ‘serious’ activities such as academic learning.<p>Where did we get the idea that play is to be encouraged only when we’re very young? And when did we stop seeing it a vital type of …

Self-improvement

Um… This Sleep-Inducing Drink Knocks Me Out in 10 Minutes, Every Time

I have a long, infuriating history with insomnia. I got it from my mama: Science shows that the condition is often hereditary, and my mom and I have …

How I Make a Full-Time Income in My Spare Time -- And How You Can, Too

Affiliate marketing is simple, but it's not easy.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a young man, I learned how to make money online, initially to pay off my mother’s debt. I’ve used these same skills to create a lifestyle that many dream about, flying 96 times …

Marketing

How Exercise Can Keep Aging Muscles and Immune Systems ‘Young’

Remaining physically active as we grow older could help to keep our muscles and immune systems robust, according to two inspiring new studies of older recreational cyclists.<p>Together, the experiments add to growing evidence that some of our assumptions about aging may be outdated and we might have …

Medicine

Is a Late-Career Change Worth It?

<i>Send your workplace conundrums to</i> <i>workologist@nytimes.com</i><i>, including your name and contact information (even if you want it withheld). The Workologist is a guy with well-intentioned opinions, not a professional career adviser. Letters may be edited.</i><p>I have worked for the same large company for 12 …

So You're Smart, but You're Not Rich? This Eye-Opening New Scientific Study Tells You Why

Could there be a reason? Yes, it seems there could.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull?<p>Don't you listen to rich people and think: "What have they got that I …

scientificstudy

Forget Florida, here are the 24 best places to retire around the world

Florida may be the best place to retire in America, but the sunshine state — and the US as a whole — isn't that impressive from a global perspective.<p>As part of its series on best countries, U.S. News created a list of the best countries for a comfortable retirement and the US ranks at No. 24.<p>Unlike …

Florida

How to cut the cord and stream like a pro

If you’re ready to cut the cord, we can help. Getting started in the wild and wonderful world of streaming is an exciting—at times …

Streaming

How I went from insomnia to the best sleep of my life (and how you can too)

Sleep. Some of us can’t get enough of it, while others are in a love-hate relationship.<p>For many years after becoming an entrepreneur, I was the latter. Like every human, my mind and body needed sleep to function. The problem was, I had trouble actually falling asleep in the first place.<p>Now, I will …

New neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

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 …

wellbeing

50 Work-From-Home Jobs Paying as Much or a Lot More Than the Average American Salary

The money can be pretty good but you're on your own. For some people that's the best part.<p>12 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There was a time when working from home was a pipe dream. Thanks to technology like Slack, there’s been a surge of legit jobs you can do …