Your Brain on Language

Learning a second language may slow age-related cognitive decline, suggests a recent Scottish study in the Annals of Neurology, regardless of whether it was...

Food Rituals: Tap, Rap, Stir…Repeat

The Kichwa people of Ecuador drink a beverage made from guayusa leaves around a communal fire at sunrise; Uruguayans and Argentines share hollow gourds...

Can Internet Use Fight the Blues?

Internet use may help reduce the risk of depression in older people, according to a recent study in the Journals of Gerontology, Series B....

Chewing Gum to Bust Stress

Need a quick stress buster? Try chewing (sugarless) gum, suggests a small Japanese study in the Journal of Prosthodontic Research. Participants worked on math problems...

The Body-Mind Connection

Most people are aware of the mind-body connection—how your mental processes can affect your physical state. If you feel frightened, your heart races. Being...

4 Mood-Changing Poses

To increase perseverance, cross your arms. A study in the European Journal of Social Psychology in 2008 found that when people crossed their...

When Warning Labels Backfire

It’s often hard to keep information straight, even when it affects your health. A memorable example of this came from a Canadian study a...

Cognitive Training Benefits

The benefits of cognitive training in older people may last as long as a decade, according to a study in the Journal of the...

Can Anger Hurt Your Heart?

When you get angry, stress hormones flood your bloodstream, causing your face to flush, your heart to race and your blood pressure to rise....

Blood Pressure Meds and Nightmares

Q: Since starting a blood pressure medication, I’ve had nightmares at least once a week. Is this common? A: People taking certain medications may indeed...

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The Ultimate Fourth of July Beauty Guide

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