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Scientists Are Peeking Into the Brains of 'Superagers' to Uncover Their Secret

(WASHINGTON) — It’s pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now …

The Brain

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 …

Nutrition

How ketamine relieves depression by suppressing the brain's "anti-reward" center

The anti-depressant qualities of ketamine, initially developed as an anesthetic before drifting into recreational circles due to its hallucinogenic …

Neuroscience

Scientists unravel secrets of ‘superagers’

Researchers find elderly people with high cognitive function have more of a certain type of brain cell<p>“Superagers” have long puzzled scientists, but now researchers say they are unpicking why some people live beyond 80 – and still appear to be in fine fettle, with cognitive capacities on a par with …

Dementia

Supreme Court ruling affirms injured workers’ rights on the job

Employers have a human rights obligation to reasonably accommodate injured employees after an accident, the Supreme Court has ruled in a decision …

The Workplace

This Musk — Elon's brother — looks to revolutionize urban farming

NEW YORK – In sunny California, Elon Musk is upending America's auto and space industries. And here, in a cold, gritty section of Brooklyn, his brother Kimbal has embarked on a project that's just as significant in its own way: Trying to reboot the food system.<p>The younger Musk is the co-founder of …

Urban Agriculture

A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

If scientists told you there was a single lifestyle factor that may best predict whether you get cancer, you'd want to know, right?<p>Researchers in France may have found just that. After studying more than 100,000 adults for years, they found that eating processed food was more closely linked with …

Cancer

Scientists Explore Ties Between Alzheimer's And Brain's Ancient Immune System

Beer has fueled a lot of bad ideas. But on a Friday afternoon in 2007, it helped two Alzheimer's researchers come up with a really a good one.<p>Neuroscientists Robert Moir and Rudolph Tanzi were sipping Coronas in separate offices during "attitude adjustment hour" at Massachusetts General Hospital, …

Dementia

How Protein Conquered America

<b>My bodega is only a little bigger than my studio apartment</b>, and sells no fewer than 10 kinds of Muscle Milk. In the drink cases, crowded with bottled water, Snapple, and Arizona iced tea, Muscle Milk occupies prime, eye-level real estate, protein counts splashed across the front of the bottles in …

Nutrition

Two dying memoirists wrote bestsellers about their final days. Then their spouses fell in love.

SAN MATEO, Calif. — The literary pairing was inevitable.<p>“When Breath Becomes Air,” Paul Kalanithi’s memoir of his final years as he faced lung cancer at age 37, was published posthumously, in 2016, to critical acclaim and commercial success. “The Bright Hour,” Nina Riggs’s memoir of her final years …

Chemotherapy

The Real Future of Work

Forget automation. The workplace is already cracking up in profound ways, and Washington is sorely behind on dealing with it.<p><b>In 2013, Diana Borland and 129 of her colleagues</b> filed into an auditorium at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Borland had worked there for the past 13 years as a …

Sherrod Brown

8 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Should Start Eating In 2018 For Weight Loss, According To Experts

We admit to eating a lot of processed junky food in 2017. And now we commit to making a change in 2018. This is how to start: eating …

America’s Worst Graveyard Shift Is Grinding Up Workers

No one knew her real name. At work she was Tiffany Sisneros, until her arm got crushed in a conveyor belt. She filed for workers’ comp as Martha …

Oregon

Why Bitcoin is Stupid

Well, shit. I’ve been watching this situation for a few years, and assuming it would just blow over so we wouldn’t have to talk about it here in this …

Bitcoin

Sculpt Your Waistline With These Oblique Exercises — No Equipment Required

Forget waist trainers! The only waist training you need are these oblique-sculpting, waist-shaping exercises. And the best part? No equipment …

How Fear Makes You Do Good Or Evil

An ancient part of your brain determines your response.<p>When Abigail Marsh was 19, a dog ran in front of her car on the highway. She swerved, spun out, and found herself facing an oncoming lane of traffic with an unresponsive engine. Across the highway, another driver saw her emergency lights …

Psychology

7 Smart Gadgets Designed to Help You Get Better Sleep

Squeeze the most out of a night's sleep before the kids come barging in.<p>By<p>According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 35 …

These subtle cues are what make sick people look sick

The next time a friend tells you that you look sick, hear the person out. We are better than chance at detecting illness in others simply by looking at their faces, according to new research led by a Swedish psychologist.<p>“We can detect subtle cues related to the skin, eyes and mouth,” said John …

Psychology

How to Use Blockchain: 10 Use Cases

Forward-thinking enterprises are investigating innovative uses for this distributed ledger technology.<p>1 of 11<p>Many experts predict that blockchain …

10 Quotes From 'The Alchemist' That Outline How We Should Live Our Lives

Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist," a fable about following your dreams, has sold more than 65 million copies worldwide in more than 50 different …

Neuroscience: This Simple 10-Minute Exercise Will Give Your Brain an Immediate -- and Lasting -- Boost

This simple 10-minute exercise can give you a 14% gain in cognitive performance say scientists.<p>There are times when we need to have all our brain cells working at their very best to help us make the right decision, or solve a difficult problem, or do well on a test or examination. But, as we all …

Cancer

4 Great Reasons to Become an Influencer (and How to Make It Happen)

Brands are spending fortunes on influencer marketing. So why aren't you leveraging that opportunity?<p>Are influencers the next big thing? Well, they're pretty much the biggest phenomena out there right now. Many brands are spending fortunes on influencer marketing--leveraging such opportunities isn't …

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

Physics

10 things you didn't know your iPhone could do

Whether you received a new iPhone over the holidays as a gift or treated yourself to one, chances are you’re not using your smartphone to its fullest.<p>After all, with many hundreds of embedded features, not to mention a new operating system (iOS 11), no doubt there are some things you had no idea …

Consciousness Doesn’t Reside in the Brain: New Theory or Old News?

Do you know you are a multidimensional being? Your body isn’t big enough to contain you.<p>In recently published research produced by a team from the Blue Brain Project, neuroscientists applied a classic branch of math called algebraic topology in a whole new way to peer into the brain to discover it …

The 12 Worst Habits for Your Mental Health

Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control—the death of a loved one, a job loss, or financial troubles. But the small choices you …

Here's What Happens to Your Brain When You Die

We had no idea this was possible.<p>You might picture yourself walking through a field, or surrounded by loved ones. Or perhaps making your way down a …

Consciousness

Are You Having Trouble Focusing? These Simple Strategies Will Help

In today’s always-on, information-overloaded world, it can be hard to stay focused throughout the day. How often do you find yourself distracted by inner chatter during meetings? Or how often do you find that emails are pulling you away from more important work?<p>We’ve surveyed and assessed more than …

From Mood to Mental Clarity, 7 Proven Ashwagandha Benefits

Ashwagandha is the health buzzword you've been hearing about all year, but as much as we've become accustomed to it being touted on wellness sites …