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Happy people are typically healthy people. It’s no secret that laughter, good company, and an overall positive outlook does wonders for mental and physical well-being. What does it mean to be happy? Do you sabotage your happiness thinking you’ll feel better once you get a raise, or buy a new car? The truth is that …

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It’s time to throw modesty, and those flannel cat PJs to the wind because there’s a better way to get your beauty sleep, and that’s au naturel. Believe it or not, there are actual health perks to sleeping in the nude that don’t necessarily involve a Saturday night rendezvous. Here are some non-blush-worthy reasons to …

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The Alzheimer’s Association has shown that keeping our minds active as we age may help protect against this disease and improve brain function. Staying socially engaged is important to maintain alertness, and our ability to continue learning. We are social beings by nature, and getting out there and interacting with others can boost cognitive health …

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So you’ve become an empty nester, or have you? Parents who have prematurely converted their kid’s room to a home office know exactly what I’m talking about. Enter the “boomerang generation.” You saw your kids off to an ivy league college with dreams of them landing the perfect job only to find them at your …

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Japan’s culture is steeped in ceremony, ancient traditions, and what may be the holy grail of longevity. With the longest life expectancy of any other country according to the World Health Organization, you have to wonder what their golden ticket to good health is. The Japanese use their bodies to live, they eat locally, and …

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Nothing is more comforting than the company of our beloved pets. Most of us consider them members of the family, and take great joy in caring for them. Their loyalty to us, and unconditional love is what makes sharing our lives with them so fulfilling. The benefits of pet ownership go beyond just emotional well-being. …

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Have you ever taken a dream overseas vacation and never wanted to leave? Well, maybe you don’t have to! More and more people are abandoning the idea of traditional retirement living to take their adventures abroad. While it can be an incredible experience, it also requires some homework to know if moving out of the …

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According to Pew Research Center’s “Internet and American Life Project”, 53% of online users are 65 and older. If that wasn’t impressive enough, seven out of ten seniors now own cell phones, or shall we say ‘mobile devices’ (including tablets, phablets and laptops) – which is a huge leap from just a decade ago. Connecting …

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Who can resist a puppy with its impossibly sweet baby face, and soft wriggly body? Honestly, it’s the most precious little being in the world, but as my senior boy snoozes at my feet, I tend to find his white sugar face, and big brown eyes equally irresistible. I adopted my nine-year-old bundle of love …

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Too late to learn a new language? Think again! Most sources will tell you that adopting a foreign vocabulary can only be done during early childhood but this is not the case at all. Not only is it possible, but it can ward off Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Sometimes I think we’re resistant to learning …

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