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Is it possible that we may get smarter with age? According to one study, it is wise to trust the experience and wisdom of older people.
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Think you should worry about your brain slowing down post-age 50? Too late. It's already started at age 24. Or at least that's what a Canadian study of players of a hypercompetitive computer game has found.
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Try saying this 10 times fast: "pad kid poured curd pulled cod."
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Are you hot in bed? No, no - not that kind of hot. (Although I'm sure you are.) I mean literally hot. Like sweaty, restless and unable to sleep well.
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When I was a kid, my Mom used to tell me to eat fish, it would make me smarter. "What does she know?" I'd grump to myself as I picked at my tuna salad.
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Are older brains slower to make decisions? Yes, but they're just as accurate as young  brains -- even up to ages 85 and 90, new research finds.
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