Dealing with Regret

  As people age, they begin to realize how many opportunities they’ve squandered over the years. Moments of regrets and “should haves” are not uncommon. Some are petty, like hobbies that weren’t pursued. Others are more profound—like failing to take steps to...

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The Wonders of Stem Cells

Did you know that stem cells have the ability to divide for indefinite periods in culture and give rise to specialized cells? The real fascination comes with their potential to develop into many different types of cells: brain cells, muscle cells, red blood cells,...

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Healthy Aging

There is no magical way to halt or reverse the aging process completely, but there are steps each of us can take. The first is to admit you are getting older. We all are. So stop fighting it. Embrace it. Own it. Even love it. While it’s true that there could be some...

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An Attitude of Gratitude

In his book, “Happiness Is  Serious Problem”, noted radio talk show host and author, Dennis Prager, identifies gratitude as one of the essential components of happiness. While gratitude has long been considered a religious and spiritual imperative, Mr. Prager elevates...

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The Quest for Immortality

Did you know… Scientists have been fascinated with the quest for immortality for centuries. In the last decade, however, there have been new discoveries that may contribute significantly to extending life. One study that might have some implications for humans comes...

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Playing Games Keeps the Brain Young

Did you know… Mental activity prolongs the youthfulness of the brain. People who play games like bridge, Sudoku, chess and board games and do crossword puzzles and other brain teasers tend to ward off dementia longer than those who don’t. The same is true for...

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Stop Whining—Start Winning

After the November Presidential election, there was an abundance of whining, the likes of which I don’t remember in my lifetime. While there are always disappointments with the results of any competition, including elections, people generally accept the outcome and...

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Amazing Advances in Medicine

Medicine, medical devices and medical technology are advancing faster than ever. Take a look at some of the most innovative and exciting discoveries in recent years. Dr. Anthony Atala, the first surgeon to build a human bladder and implant it in 2001, is now leading...

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Happiness and Health

Happiness is a topic that receives a lot of attention. For some, the definition is simple and clear-cut, like “prosperity”. For others, it is more complex referring to a sense of lasting well-being, contentment or joy. Or it can be more momentary in nature such as the...

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Life Lessons

There is no shortage of advice on how to lead a happy, productive, rewarding and long life. Yet, it is a topic that continues to attract our attention. In the 2016 September/October issue of Psychology Today, the publication collected 16 snippets from a variety of...

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Did You Know? World Changing Ideas

The world is full of brilliant scientists, researchers and creative thinkers who are working diligently to discover and implement new products and services that will change our quality of life. For example, in Scientific American’s recent booklet, “World Changing...

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