staying sharp

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What you eat influences how you think, and it may also influence your mood. Here are four foods that help keep both your brain and your body healthy.
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Feeling part of a group can give purpose and meaning to our lives, and research suggests that belonging correlates to better mental and physical health.
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When negative self-talk gets going, it’s so loud in your mind that reason and logic are drowned out. So how can we stop that mean voice inside our heads?
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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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It's possible stress may ruin your love life by weakening your sex drive. Here are three stress-busting options that may improve your sex life.
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A willingness to try new things, whether it’s making music, taking language lessons or tackling new puzzles and books, is a key to healthy aging.
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Women are far more likely than men to suffer from Alzheimer’s, making up at least two-thirds of the 5.8 million Americans with it.
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Music can spark emotions like joy. But how and why our brains create this emotional response is a matter of scientific debate.
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With so many people seeking quality sleep, sleeping pills can seem like an easy fix. But that seemingly simple solution carries risks.
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Research shows that if you’re feeling time-crunched, try spending time on others rather than yourself to give yourself the feeling of having more time.
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