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We know that excess amounts of the stress hormone cortisol may result in damage to neurons in the brain, especially in your hippocampus, or memory controlling area, impairing memory and learning ability in all people, but worse in older adults. Fortunately, levity and laughter may come to the res ... Read more

“Play nice!” It’s advice your mother probably gave to you, and you, in turn, have given it to your own children. But making friends is important for more than just peace on the playground. Cultivating friendships — on the monkey bars, the golf course, at church or at work — is one key to living a ... Read more
ADDED TO  Happiness, Wellness Tips  16 days 3 hours 30 min ago
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Happy people are healthier. There’s plenty of proof of that. Take heart disease: People who are optimistic cut their risk of coronary heart disease in half! And people who help others through volunteer work actually enrich their own lives as well (just two hours a week is all it takes). Just the ... Read more
ADDED TO  Happiness, Wellness Tips  25 days 3 hours 30 min ago
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The rewards of gardening seem obvious enough — flowers and food for your table — but tending a garden has some surprising extra benefits, too. For starters, gardening is considered moderate- to high-intensity exercise: You can burn up to 330 calories in just an hour. What’s more, doing light yard ... Read more
ADDED TO  Green Living, Happiness, Weight, Wellness Tips  26 days 3 hours 30 min ago
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Given everything most of us try to pack into a day, it’s not surprising that we may feel overwhelmed. Even with the best of intentions, before we know it, we fall back into old ways of thinking and doing things. Our focus shifts back to taking care of everyone and everything else first. Sometim ... Read more
ADDED TO  Happiness, Stress  28 days 3 hours 28 min ago
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