Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The 12 Psychology Studies of Christmas



We all want a happy Christmas (or cultural equivalent), but how do we get it? This research into happiness and Christmas suggests that a focus on spending and consumption is associated with less happiness while family and religious experiences are associated with more happiness. Not exactly earth-shattering, but satisfying to quote to little Billy when he complains about his presents.




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Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Drink That Cuts Alzheimer’s Risk Up To 86%



Drinking tea is linked to a dramatic reduction in the risk of cognitive impairment in older people, new research suggests.

A single daily cup of tea reduces cognitive decline in those over 55 by 50%, the Chinese study found.

Among those with a genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer's, though, this risk reduction increased to 86%.

It did not matter which type of tea people consumed: green, black or oolong.

The only thing that mattered was that the tea was brewed from tea leaves.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Protects Brain Tissue Against Alzheimer's In New Study

This has been a fantastic month for olive oil. A recent study showed that it stops brain cancer tumors in lab tests, and now a new study shows that it protects brain tissue from the toxic substances thought to cause Alzheimer's disease. The experiment used a well-verified Alzheimer's mouse model ...

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Physical Activity Is Linked to Brain Health, Says a New Alzheimer's Study

Just keep moving. Scientists studying Alzheimer's have found that staying moderately active can lead to healthier brain functions in those at risk of developing the disease, potentially giving us …

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The 35 words you’re (probably) getting wrong

Have you made a flagrant error, in confusing your alternative choices? The legendary Fleet Street editor Harold Evans proscribes this glossary to solve your language dilemmas I freely acknowledge that, in a list of this sort, "glossary" is a fancy Latin word for a collection of pet peeves (noun, ...

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