The Aging Brain: It’s Smarter Than You Think

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe book, The Wisdom Paradox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger As Your Brain Grows Older, by Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, inspired several optimistic articles about aging, beginning with this item on the excellent Web site, Lime.com:Aging does not always lead to loss and deterioration — it can also bring about rebirth and renewal. Ongoing research into the changing state of the older brain has revealed some refreshingly good news. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Sun-Scorched Phoenix Takes More Heart for its Homeless

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore”After 30 homeless people died during a hot streak in 2005, officials and faith-based groups in Phoenix redoubled efforts to serve the homeless, adding hydration stations and large, cooled rooms with cots or mats on the floor to temporarily house people.” (CS Monitor)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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New Russian Arctic Park to Protect Key Polar Bear Habitat

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Russia will create a new 3.7 million acre park in the Arctic, a central area for the Barents and Kara Sea polar bear populations. WWF has long been lobbying for the park, which is also a key area for walrus, wild reindeer and bird population. The park creation excludes all industrial activities in the 1.5 million hectare area. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore “The only way these Arctic populations are going to survive the ecological havoc caused by global warming is by providing them with enough breathing room,” says Neil Hamilton Director of WWF International’s Arctic Program. “If industrial activity is kept far enough from key habitat, the animals have a chance.” ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ last_img read more

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Two Vietnam War Enemies Meet and Turn Friends

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreTwo men, who tried to kill each other 40 years ago, met at the Minneapolis airport this afternoon.Dan Cherry and New Yen Hong Me were fighter pilots in Vietnam, on opposite sides of the war.  Cherry blew the wing off Hong Me’s jet with a missile during a dog fight over Hanoi in April 1972.(WATCH the video below or READ the story in CBS-Local) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Cooler Temps Tame Southern California Wildfire, Evacuations End

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreCooler temperatures helped firefighters battling a wildfire in southern California on Sunday and an official said the blaze was expected to be fully under control within 24 hours.The blaze had been spreading rapidly due to the region’s high heat and Santa Anna winds since it started on Thursday in a coastal area northwest of Los Angeles. (READ the story from Reuters)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Sea Otter Comeback Yields Greater Benefit, Restores Crucial Sea Grass

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreFertilizer runoff has led to a global decline in seagrass meadows, which provide crucial habitat for fish. But thanks to the return of sea otters, these meadows are flourishing in a major estuary in California, scientists say.Fertilizer from farms in Salinas flows into Monterey Bay, carrying phosphates and other nutrients that fuel the growth of algae to the detriment of seagrass leaves. Thanks to conservation efforts, with sea otter populations returning and crabs in their diet, the food chain is back in balance, resulting in fewer crabs that were wiping out sea slugs, which clean off the algae from seagrass leaves.(READ the story in the LA Times)Thanks to Steve G. for submitting the story!Photo by Mike Baird – Flickr – CCAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Domino’s Pizza Shop Follows Hunch, Sends Life-Saving Delivery

first_imgTracey Hamblen found the lights and television on, but no one answering the door, so Hamblen called police.Deputies and paramedics found Alexander inside his house, having a medical emergency and rushed the 48-year-old man to the hospital.“The Sheriff’s Office would like to personally thank Mr. Hamblen for his quick actions and willingness to take time out of his day to care for others,” the Marion County Sheriff’s Office posted to it’s Facebook page.CHECK OUT: Children Form ‘Human Arrow’ to Lead Helicopter to Escaping Thieves, Win AwardNot only is the man recovering well, the two Domino’s superheroes were rewarded with tickets to see “Captain America: Civil War,” and a trip to Las Vegas to attend their company’s worldwide rally.(WATCH the video below from KPTV News) — Photo: Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream Type LIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedAudio TrackCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Frankly Video Player – v7.36.0CloseDeliver This Story To Your Friends, Share It…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWhen the staff of this pizza parlor had gone two weeks without hearing from one of their regular customers, a simple check-up turned into the restaurant’s first life-saving delivery.Kirk Alexander has ordered a pizza from the same Salem, Oregon Domino’s Pizza restaurant almost every day for seven years.Over the weekend, the staff realized they hadn’t heard from him in 11 days, so manager Sarah Fuller asked one of her delivery drivers to stop by Alexander’s house to check on him.CHECK OUT: Karma Comes Back Around for Man who Broke Religious Rule to Help Boylast_img read more

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Woman Turns Cubicle Into Log Cabin, Wins First Place In Decorating Contest

first_imgThe Toll Brothers, Inc. mortgage offices in Horsham, Pennsylvania hosted an office decorating contest earlier last week – and Melissa O’Neill was determined to win.MORE: Designer Turns Garage Door into Scary Monster with Chomping JawsUsing supplies from a carpet store, Melissa and her boyfriend built a prototype of the cabin in their basement. Then, Melissa took two hours to reassemble the nine by seven foot cabin in the office.The masterpiece clinched her first prize in the contest as well as the admiration of all her fellow coworkers – in fact, the office is so impressed with the design, they plan on leaving the cabin up until after New Years.(WATCH the video below to check out the design) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIt may be cold outside, but inside of this cubicle turned log cabin, it’s cozy enough for any frostbitten bystander. Click To Share The Cozy News With Your Friends (Photo by Melissa O’Neil)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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All New York City Subway Stations Now Have Free Public Wifi

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreStarting on New Year’s Eve, all 279 New York City subway stations now have free Wifi.Transit Wireless, the internet company responsible for the newly-accessible network, partnered with the Metropolitan Transit Authority in 2010 in order to provide internet for their annual 2.6 billion passengers. If you’d like to connect to a network, simply enter a station and connect to TransitWirelessWiFi for one hour of free service as you travel from station to station. After the hour, simply sign in again for another hour of free service.RELATED: World’s Largest Vertical Farm Near NYC Uses 95% Less Water and No PesticidesIn 2011, six initial stations in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan were deployed with commercial 2G and 3G cellular and Wi-Fi services. This initial build was used as a successful baseline for the structure of the network. The network has enhanced connectivity for public safety, NYC Emergency Services, New York City Transit personnel and businesses while allowing the top wireless carriers globally to extend critical connectivity to their customers.Though cellular service is currently limited, full coverage will reportedly be provided near the end of 2017.Connect Your Friends With The News: Click To Share (Photo by TheeErin, CC)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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The Ultimate Dream Job Will Pay You to Travel the World and Post Your Experiences to Social Media

first_imgThe “Shore Explorer” candidate is expected to perform the daily task of posting their experiences on Instagram, Instagram Stories and IGTV. Additionally, they will be selected for the position by an independent panel of judges including James McVey—The Vamps’ guitarist and “I’m A Celebrity” star—and travel writer Nadia El Ferdaoussi.LOOK: Newly-Discovered Cave Big Enough to Fit the Statue of Liberty Proves the World is Still a Wondrous PlaceThe role is open to UK and Irish applicants.“I’m so excited to be working with Royal Caribbean to find the perfect person for this new apprenticeship; someone who has a passion for travel, exploration and seeking out new and extraordinary experiences around the world,” said McVey. “And, of course, they have to be brilliant at sharing their adventure online too.”SWNSThe once-in-a-lifetime job opportunity was thought up by Royal Caribbean International, whose spokesman said: “We’re looking for an adrenaline junkie who is not only hungry for adventure, but also has a unique ability to capture a moment and tell a story in a simple social media post.“We already offer a huge amount of incredible, once-in-a-lifetime, on-land experiences as part of our cruise holidays – from zip wires and white-water rafting, to walking on glaciers and hot air balloon rides.CHECK OUT: 35,000 People Have Applied to Take Care of Couple’s Cat Sanctuary on a Greek IslandSWNS“By launching this position, we’re hoping that the winning candidate will take our shore excursion program to the next level,” he added.According to a new survey by OnePoll, British youth, aged 18 to 37, claim to be a “do it” rather than “buy it” generation—focused on spending their money on memorable things to do, rather than possessions. 56% believe they simply get more out of experiences than they would from a physical asset—and for a quarter, the “instant gratification” gained through a fun experience is enhanced by posting on social media.Hopeful candidates can get more information on how to apply by visiting Royal Caribbean’s UK Instagram channel or website.Be Sure And Share This Exciting News With Your Friends On Social MediaRELATED: Iconic Strawberry Field Will Open to the Public for the First Time EverAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreSWNSThe ultimate dream job for millennials is up for grabs: being paid to travel the world and post your extraordinary experiences on social media.The position of apprentice “Shore Explorer” will include visits to destinations including Alaska, Japan, Norway and Dubai—and the icing on the cake is a once-in-a-lifetime trip to a private island in the Caribbean.On landing the job, the chosen candidate will also be paid a salary equivalent to $135,000 (£104,000) per year for their troubles as they shadow expert photographer, Russ Francis.last_img read more

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