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Having a ‘Life Purpose’ Is Linked with Better Brain Health, Study Shows

New research shows that positive mental well-being may help protect brain health as we age. The findings strongly linked having purpose and meaning in life with a reduced risk for mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Meaningful activities that engage the … Continue reading


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Conquering Emotional Blind Spots Is Challenging, But Worth It

Knowing you have them is the first step. I’ve signed up to get emotionally attacked by my phone every day. Along with hundreds of thousands of people, I get a daily notification from the astrology app Co-Star. It sends an … Continue reading


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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: How Perceptions of Aging Affect Our Later Years

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.” – Henry Ford Perceptions of aging, or attitudes toward one’s own aging, have important implications for the health and well-being of older adults. Throughout the life span, people encounter … Continue reading