Train your brain
Jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, chess and other problem-solving and memory games that stimulate your brain aren’t just fun—they may produce lasting benefits. A 2014 study found brain exercises helped older adults maintain reasoning skills and speed of cognition 10 years after the research period came to an end.
Whether you don’t have time to head into the salon or you’re simply looking for ways to cut back on your beauty spending, learning how to do your own acrylic nails at home is a skill worth pursuing. Fortunately, it’s one that’s not too terribly difficult to pick up. Plus, you might even find that spreading acrylic from cuticle to tip is one of the most soothing ASMR experiences yet.
Graduation, Longevity & The New Meaning Of Career
The beat of Pomp and Circumstance is playing across the country this month. From high schools to colleges young people are graduating in commencement ceremonies. Commencement is all about celebrating the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. Life is a series of chapters, and now that our lifespans are increasing, there are more, and different, chapters to be lived. One of those is the idea of career.
Laughter Is Good Medicine For The High And Mighty
Satire is an art form. It entails the puncturing of pomposity with wit and humor. One of the best at political satire was an early 20th-century columnist, H.L. Mencken, who said, “Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.” He also wrote, “As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."
In the 19th century, Edward Livingston Trudeau shared his sentiment for treating tuberculosis: “To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always.” Often mistaken for being part of the Hippocratic oath, these words often dictate the current approach to healthcare. Despite being well-intentioned, I wonder if these words are aging well.