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True adulthood doesn't begin until age 25

The trend has been dubbed ‘kidulthood’ by commentators<p>True adulthood does not begin in the western world until 25 because young people are putting off settling down for longer, a psychiatrist has claimed.<p>Although the transition from child to adult is traditionally marked at 18, in fact, crucial …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

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How to Style Your Coffee Table Like a Pro

This space isn't just for giant books anymore.<p>These decorating tips — from how to lay out a tray to arranging a personal collection — show you how to get a chic, stylish look for your coffee table.

(VIDEO) Working Out - Before And After Children

This is a funny comical satire of the difference between women in their 20's working out versus women in their 30's. I think this also fits for women …

Movie Stills Juxtaposed Against Their Real-Life Locations

Canadian photographer Christopher Moloney brings the magic of cinema to life with <i>FILMography</i>, an ongoing art project that matches scenes from movies with their real-life, present-day locations. After printing out a black-and-white still from a film, Moloney holds up the print and snaps a photo of …

Tom Hanks

Wheel of Musical Impressions with Adam Levine

19 Unapologetic One-Liners From Joan Rivers

“We don’t apologize for a joke. We are comics. We are here to make you laugh. If you don’t get it, then don’t watch us.”<p>Joan Rivers was not a …

Matt Damon Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge ... With a Twist

Taking the ALS ice bucket challenge is already doing something for a good cause, but Matt Damon decided to double down in his edition.<p>The actor is the co-founder of water.org, which aims to provide water to the 800 million people around the world without adequate access. And as he notes in his …

Drama about Holocaust survivors' illegal voyage to Palestine sets sail

Chris Columbus is to co-produce the drama, centered around the 1947 voyage of the SS Exodus from France to Palestine that was intercepted by the British navy<p>A feature film is being developed about the SS Exodus, the boat that illegally carried Jewish emigrants from France to Palestine in the wake …

Jenny Slate: ‘We’re not saying abortion is funny’

Jenny Slate’s career almost ended when she swore on Saturday Night Live. Now she’s in the year’s most talked-about film. Hadley Freeman meets the star of Obvious Child<p>“I don’t actually talk about abortion that much, usually,” begins American comedian and actor Jenny Slate when we meet. But it would …

The village where people have dementia – and fun | Society | The Guardian

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NHS introduces clearer thinking on dementia

Cross-party support for England's national dementia strategy is leading to more research, training and 'dementia cafes' for patients and carers<p>A change of government typically creates uncertainty about which of the previous administration's initiatives will be ditched. Fortunately for Labour's 2009 …

How to get ahead in ... dementia care

A new guide designed exclusively for the social care workforce aims to spread best practice in supporting family carers of people with dementia<p>Daphne Zackon says it was the most difficult decision of her life when she realised that her husband Barney would have to move out of their home into …

Phillip Toledano’s Photographs of Dementia

When we were looking for a photographer to document the Beatitudes Campus, the Phoenix, Arizona, retirement community that Rebecca Mead writes about in this week’s Innovators Issue, we contacted only one person, Phillip Toledano. Beatitudes is renowned for its exceptionally personal, holistic model …

Dementia Awareness Week: a family carer's message to professionals

Carers should be recognised as advocates and their views integrated into assessments and care packages<p>Every week or day of the year, it seems, is designated to remind us of some issue or medical condition. The public, and indeed care professionals, could be forgiven for awareness fatigue. So what …

Elderly dementia patients receive poor hospital care, audit finds

The number of elderly people receiving hospital assessment is 'alarmingly low' in spite of growing numbers needing treatment<p>People with dementia are experiencing poor care in hospital, according to a national audit.<p>A team from the Royal College of Psychiatrists says the number of elderly dementia …

ACE Inhibitors, Blood Pressure Drugs, May Slow Dementia, Small Study Suggests

<i>By Amir Khan</i><p>A common blood pressure drug may do more than just reduce your risk of heart attack, according to a new study in the journal BMJ Open — it may also help protect your brain. Researchers found that a class of drugs called ACE inhibitors slowed the rate of dementia in elderly patients and …

Study: Cocoa may help in some dementia cases

The study was small and preliminary, and should not encourage people to drink cocoa thinking it will save them from dementia, health experts warned.<p>Though it may not justify your chocolate habit, early research suggests that cocoa may help improve blood flow to the brain in people with the earliest …

Jeremy Hunt: half of dementia sufferers not properly diagnosed

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt acknowledges that the system for diagnosing dementia "hasn't been very good at putting in place real support" for those with the condition<p>Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says it is "utterly shocking" that only half of people suffering from dementia are being formally …

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Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Buick brought us along for wind tunnel testing at Lockheed Martin to find out.<p>Do your gut a solid and get the good bacteria you need.<p>A guide to five fits that matter most in 2018.<p>No one owes you their forgiveness. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't apologize, anyway.<p>The Governator himself got in …

Researchers push for more funding as dementia cases rise

The number of people living with dementia around the world is now estimated at 44 million, or up 22% from three years ago, according to a report …

Healthy diet may prevent dementia, say doctors

In a letter to Jeremy Hunt, doctors say persuading people to eat a Mediterranean diet is 'best strategy available'<p>The battle against dementia should be refocused away from "dubious" drugs to the benefits of a Mediterranean diet, a group of doctors and health workers said ahead of an international …

Why I feel angry, not grateful, after Cameron's dementia summit

The pledge to find a cure by 2025 sounds impressive, but it also sounds unrealistic when you know the reality of the disease<p>This week's G8 dementia summit has put the disease into the headlines. Health ministers from the world's leading nations committed to developing a cure by 2025. So why am I …

My 70-year-old husband has turned aggressive – I fear he has dementia

He recently lost control, screamed at me and bashed the cooker repeatedly. I can't mention my worries as he'll lose his temper again. What should I do?<p><b>My husband and I have been married for 46 years, mostly very happily. I am 64, he is 70, and we have two sons. I enjoy his company: he is charming,</b> …

Fried Foods Could Be To Blame For Aging And Dementia, Study Says

Who doesn't enjoy the occasional order of french fries or a little crispy bacon? But indulge too often and you could be setting yourself up for developing diabetes or Alzheimer's, a new study says.<p>Researchers have pinpointed chemicals found abundantly in both meat and dairy products, known as …

A Village Designed For People With Dementia

One of the heartbreaks of Alzheimer’s disease is that we often deprive patients of their happiness and freedom in order to keep them safe. In the …

Middle-age obesity 'will lead to a surge in dementia cases'

Study says hundreds of thousands more are at risk of Alzheimer's<p>Several hundred thousand more people in Britain may be at risk of succumbing to dementia than previously thought. That is the stark conclusion of two health experts who will warn on Sunday that rising levels of obesity in middle age – …

How gardening is helping people with dementia

The therapeutic qualities of gardens are increasingly being recognised as a way to improve the health of care home residents<p>When the residents with dementia at Emerson Court in Havering, north-east London, last went for a "day out at the seaside", they simply wandered down the garden to their own …