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How to Stay Sharp in Old Age

How to Stay Sharp in Old Age | The Meaning of Life | Scoop.it
Of all the common consequences of aging, none is more frightening than memory loss. Even if you’ve never helplessly watched a loved one succumb to Alzheimer’s—which I promise is worse than it sounds—it’s natural to wonder if something similar could happen to you.
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Gum disease may be the cause of Alzheimer's - here's how to avoid it

Gum disease may be the cause of Alzheimer's - here's how to avoid it | The Meaning of Life | Scoop.it
News that the Porphyromonas gingivalis bacterium responsible for causing gum disease could also be the root cause of Alzheimer’s has people reaching for their toothbrush
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Is Sunscreen the New Margarine?

Is Sunscreen the New Margarine? | The Meaning of Life | Scoop.it
Current guidelines for sun exposure are unhealthy and unscientific, controversial new research suggests—and quite possibly even racist. How did we get it so wrong?
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Very interesting research. A little like the butter/ margarine debate
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There's new evidence that Silicon Valley's favourite diet has benefits that go beyond weight loss | Business Insider

There's new evidence that Silicon Valley's favourite diet has benefits that go beyond weight loss | Business Insider | The Meaning of Life | Scoop.it
Diets that sound too good to be true are often just that. But a plan called intermittent fasting that frees its followers from calorie counting and carb cutting is quickly gaining traction in Silicon Valley. Scientific research suggests its followers are onto something big.
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I have always been fascinated by how fasting improves ones health. This recent study ( only limiting food) seems to have a real benefit.
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Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter | The Meaning of Life | Scoop.it
Some people are born with natural talent — but everyone needs to work daily and put in effort to master intelligence.
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I wonder if it is too late to start ?
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Top 10 Exercises to Strengthen Your Back and Reduce Back Pain | BakProtek Backpack

Top 10 Exercises to Strengthen Your Back and Reduce Back Pain | BakProtek Backpack | The Meaning of Life | Scoop.it
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The Four Stages of Life

The Four Stages of Life | The Meaning of Life | Scoop.it
Life is a bitch. Then you die. So while staring at my navel the other day, I decided that that bitch happens in four stages. Here they are.
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Fish and Prostate Cancer Risk: Fact or Fiction

Fish and Prostate Cancer Risk: Fact or Fiction | The Meaning of Life | Scoop.it
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13 Tricks to Help You Remember What You’ve Learned

13 Tricks to Help You Remember What You’ve Learned | The Meaning of Life | Scoop.it
By exploring the techniques of recall and learning, improve your ability to remember.
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A very handy list of do's for study.

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Fasting for three days renews entire immune system, protects cancer patients, 'remarkable' new study finds

Fasting for three days renews entire immune system, protects cancer patients, 'remarkable' new study finds | The Meaning of Life | Scoop.it
Fasting for three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found
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6 Ways To Outsmart Aging -- And Feel Younger

6 Ways To Outsmart Aging -- And Feel Younger | The Meaning of Life | Scoop.it
SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com

You’ve probably heard a thousand times that as you age, your body and mind begin to “go”—you can no longer move the way you used to and your health deteriorates. But those “facts” c...
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10 Habits of Low Self Esteem | Positive Psychology Toolbox

Learn the most irritating habits that cause self-sabotage. Discover how to overcome your Limitations and live the life you want. Check our FREE Success Tools
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7 Unconventional Reasons Why You Absolutely Should Be Reading Books

7 Unconventional Reasons Why You Absolutely Should Be Reading Books | The Meaning of Life | Scoop.it
In a world of omnipresent screens, it can be easy to forget the simple pleasure of curling up with a good book. In fact, a recent HuffPost/YouGov poll of 1,000 U.S. adults found that 28 percent hadn't read one at all in the past year.
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Making music makes you healthier and happier, new study shows

Making music makes you healthier and happier, new study shows | The Meaning of Life | Scoop.it
Released by Music For All, the results point to numerous mental and physical benefits to making music…
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Gives me hope for my old age.
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Exercise performance better predicts how long you'll live than your age

Exercise performance better predicts how long you'll live than your age | The Meaning of Life | Scoop.it
Performance on a treadmill stress test, used to calculate your “physiological” age, is a better predictor of longevity than your actual chronological age.
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We have been told for ages that exercise is the key to health and battling a lot of illnesses. An interesting article regarding length of life.
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The Cause of Alzheimer's Could Be Coming From Inside Your Mouth, Study Claims

The Cause of Alzheimer's Could Be Coming From Inside Your Mouth, Study Claims | The Meaning of Life | Scoop.it

In recent years, a growing number of scientific studies have backed an alarming hypothesis: Alzheimer's disease isn't just a disease, it's an infection.
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As we age - we all need to be aware
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Sugar could rot your memory. So, how long does it take to reverse?

Sugar could rot your memory. So, how long does it take to reverse? | The Meaning of Life | Scoop.it
Sugar-packed soft-drinks aren't just bad for our teeth and waistline, new scientific theories suggest they may also be damaging our brains.
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Infographic – The Science of Happiness

Infographic – The Science of Happiness | The Meaning of Life | Scoop.it
A treasure trove of information about happiness - all in one great graphic! Check out what resilience and happiness have in common.
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Lost Posture: Why Some Indigenous Cultures May Not Have Back Pain

Lost Posture: Why Some Indigenous Cultures May Not Have Back Pain | The Meaning of Life | Scoop.it
There are a few populations in the world where back pain hardly exists. One woman thinks she has figured out why, and she's sharing their secrets. Have Americans forgotten how to stand properly?
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Interesting thoughts on the spine ( I am always suffering from spine issues).

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Fasting for three days renews entire immune system, protects cancer patients, 'remarkable' new study finds

Fasting for three days renews entire immune system, protects cancer patients, 'remarkable' new study finds | The Meaning of Life | Scoop.it
Fasting for three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found
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Something we have suspected for a while

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Cut Your Dementia Risk By 50%

Cut Your Dementia Risk By 50% | The Meaning of Life | Scoop.it
Here’s a terrifying statistic: The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease will increase 40% in the next 12 years, according to a projection from the Alzheimer’s Association. But there’s one simp
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Exercise - again !!

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12 Common Lies Mentally Strong People Don’t Believe

12 Common Lies Mentally Strong People Don’t Believe | The Meaning of Life | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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Some very  wise thoughts for the mental journey through life.

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40 Amazing Things You Will Never Forget

40 Amazing Things You Will Never Forget | The Meaning of Life | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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10 Tips to Beat Clutter…in Less Than 5 Minutes.

10 Tips to Beat Clutter…in Less Than 5 Minutes. | The Meaning of Life | Scoop.it
Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 10 tips to beat clutter -- in less than 5 minutes. It's a Secret of Adulthood: for most people, outer order contributes to inner calm.
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Don't we all need this ? The continueing battle of clutter.

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5 Best Posture Exercises - Say GoodBye To Bad Posture

5 Best Posture Exercises - Say GoodBye To Bad Posture | The Meaning of Life | Scoop.it
Posture Exercises, as many people are wrongly lead to believe, cannot be entirely solved with Yoga of Pilate training. Fact of the matter is, posture is a l ..
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We are always battling with poor posture - especially as we age. Might give this a go.

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