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A few more words on Alzheimer's prevention: Tap water? Caviar? Twinkies?

Lisa Mosconi, an Italian-born neuroscientist and nutritionist, had no idea how important the taste of water was to her until she moved to New York City and took a long sip from the tap.<p>"This is supposed to be the best water in America," she said, "but it tasted awful. It was disgusting."<p>She set off …


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City Politics

This is how to easily make your relationships awesome: 4 secrets

Relationships are important.<p>Like, more-important-than-Vitamin-C important. Scurvy is no fun but a lack of relationships might kill you faster.<p>A study …


57 Ways to Lose Weight Forever, According to Science

The ultimate list of research-backed weight loss tips that will keep the pounds off for good.


Dawn Skelton

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Happiness project: Balancing mind, body and soul

In 2014, it created a stir when a Buddhist monk from a Tibetan monastery taught mindful meditation to the movers and shakers of the World Economic …

Older Americans will outnumber youths in just 17 years

The number of Americans over retirement age will be greater than those under 18 by 2035, the first time in American history.<p>New projections from the …

What sugar does to your brain

To tell the story of what sugar does to your brain, you have to start with the thought that triggers your need for a hit of sweetness.<p>It often …

The Brain

Lack of Social Connectedness and Its Consequences | Public Policy & Aging Report

Isolation, loneliness, and a lack of social connections mark the lives of millions of older adults. Elders can be ignored in public settings—one …

Built Environment

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …


These Are the Best (and Worst) Foods for a Healthy Brain

When I think about my long-term health, keeping my body and skin in good shape is certainly important, but making sure my mind stays sharp is …

When Early Retirement Turns Into a Total Bore

<i>Send your workplace conundrums to</i> workologist@nytimes.com<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’m a 55-year-old male. I recently sold my …


Doing household chores could scientifically reduce your risk of heart disease

Taking the time to do household chores probably isn’t something you look forward to. There <i>is</i> a pretty exciting perk to tidying up, though: A new …

One of my fave photographs of the year featuring one of my favourite photographers @juicylucyham


#LumiereLDN in Westminster, Soho & Mayfair was fantastic last night! Off to the South Bank & King’s Cross this evening to marvel at those ones too :) https://t.co/Z3nfLwAxCb

Mixing generations: The key to longevity?

The healing power of 3-year-olds is being harnessed in the UK's largest elderly care home.

Audio Mixing

Stay Mobile Stay Connected – Roar Connections For Life

‘Stay Mobile Stay Connected’ is a campaign to change the way we think about older people’s health.<p>A group of older adults, aged 79 to 92, have …


People with depression use language differently — here’s how to spot it

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this "language of depression" can have a powerful effect on others. Just consider the impact …


Heal Your 'Metabolism Gland' and Lose 45 Pounds This Month

You’ve probably heard that going low-carb can do great things for your waistline. Now there’s exciting evidence it can also do great things for your …


What does it take to live for 100 years? These are the surprising predictors of a long, healthy life.<p>Watch the full TED Talk here: …

The secret to keeping your brain sharp as you get older may be simpler than you may think

Ask Edith Smith, a proud 103-year-old, about her friends, and she'll give you an earful.<p>There's Johnetta, 101, whom she's known for 70 years and who has Alzheimer's disease. "I call her every day and just say 'Hi, how are you doing?' She never knows, but she says hi back, and I tease her," Smith …

Cognitive Impairment

Colin Milner

Dawn Skelton shared a link to the group: Later Life Training.<p>Glasgow, United Kingdom<p>· January 16 ·<p>Older persons' narrations on falls and …

The 6 Best Brain Foods to Eat as You Age

A growing body of research shows that certain foods may help maintain mental sharpness.<p>Food has a powerful effect on our brains, especially as we age. “However, we sometimes think the brain is a separate system from the rest of our body,” says Dianna Purvis Jaffin, director of strategy and programs …


The Surprising Power of a Smile

After visiting Thailand many times, I’ve been wondering how it seems so easy for many Thais to flash radiant smiles. After a short time there, you’d …


Does Music Help You Fall Asleep?

Falling into a dream state can be anxiety-inducing for the around 25% of Americans who say they have difficulty sleeping most nights. Some turn to music, hoping gentle sounds will guide them to the land of Nod.<p>Though few studies have looked at the impact of music on sleep, one expert, Mathias …


Meet “Better Self,” a New Web Destination for Anyone Who’s Into Self-Improvement

It’s that time of year when we vow to reassess: What did we do well in 2017? What could we do differently in 2018? How can our lives be happier and healthier, or shall we finally say we’re good enough?<p>Wherever you are on your personal journey, Better Self will be right beside you. With its …


A Better Brain: 14 Best Books to Understand How the Brain Works

Neuroscience Hacks to Work Smarter, Better, Happier<p>This revolutionary guide uses the most up-to-date research in brain science to reveal how our thoughts affect our career performance. Neuropsychologist Friederike Fabritius and leadership expert Dr. Hans W. Hagemann present easy-to-follow tips for …