Health & Wellness

Is Personality Consistent over Time & into Old Age?
, Health & Wellness

Personality is a set of characteristics that many of us assume is relatively stable and constant over time. Recent research, however, questions this premise with…

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Age Is in the Eye of the Perceiver

Assessing our external world and the people in it is a daily activity we all engage in to navigate the terrain of life. Little research,…

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Your Early Morning Caffeine Fix May Be Less Demented Than You Think
, Diet & Nutrition, Health & Wellness, Jordan Stein

Ever question your sanity after paying five dollars for a latte? Many of us have. Indeed, it’s not news to anyone that many adults cite…

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Problem Relatives Could Spell Poor Health for Older Adults
, Aging & Social Factors, Health & Wellness

As October rolls out, many Americans are beginning to brace themselves for the cacophony of holiday cheer in the form of pumpkin spice lattes, Hallmark…

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Whose Brains Benefit from Aerobic Exercise?
, Health & Wellness

Both aerobic exercise and strength training have been shown to improve memory in older women with likely mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Now a research team…

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Researchers Find That Working Out More Is Better for the Body Than Working Out Less
, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Older adults can experience sharp declines in balance, strength, and general well-being. Between the ages of 30 and 70, adults experience a decrease in maximal…

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How Do Different Types of Leisure Affect Depressive Symptoms?

Participation in leisure activities has been shown to benefit the mental health of older adults, but it has not always been clear what mental health…

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The More You Know: A PSA on How to Be a Wiser Consumer of Scientific Research

A recent study in Neurobiology of Aging attempted to further scientific understanding of how the aging process impacts the human capacity to empathize. While the…

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How-Tos for Savoring the Joys in Life
, Guest Contributors, Health & Wellness, Jennifer Smith, Resilience

How do you respond during positive experiences in your life? Sometimes, in the midst of a happy moment, we are already focused on the next…

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Does Having a Sense of Purpose Affect Longevity?
, Health & Wellness, Resilience

Previous studies have led researchers to consider having a purpose in life as an indicator of healthy aging. One reason for this was the association…

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What “Healthy Aging” & “Dying Slowly” Have in Common
, Health & Wellness

As my late grandmother used to say, “One day you’ll look at yourself in the mirror and say, ‘when the hell did this happen?’” “This,”…

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Fruits or Vegetables: Which Are Healthier?
, Diet & Nutrition, Health & Wellness

A recent study conducted in the United Kingdom looked at the impact that fruit and vegetable consumption has on overall risk of death, as well…

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