11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

News, discoveries and … fun 1. At Kennedy Elementary School in Dubuque, Iowa, the oldest member of the band is 79. (Learn more at Twincities.com) 2. Your brain is over the hill at age 24. (Learn more at AARP) 3. Johnny Cash can still have a No. 1 album 11 years after he died. (Learn more at AARP) 4. A new app adjusts your body rhythm to beat jet lag. (Learn more at Newsweek) 5. Scientists say they’ve manufactured blood for people. (Learn more at Gizmodo) >> Sign …

How to Avoid Jet Lag? Go West (and Other Tips)

Having just returned from a two-week vacation to France, I wish I could tell you that I found a great solution to the problem of jet lag, especially because scientists say that older people fare worse with a big change in time zones. Unfortunately, I have no magic answers (other than lots of coffee), although researchers are studying ways to help vacationers traveling overseas this summer. The one thing that does make a difference they say: Traveling west, to an …