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Brain fitness for a long and healthy life

The strategies for living a long and healthy life are well known and relatively simple, if not always easily executed: Maintain an appropriate weight. Eat the right foods. Exercise. Limit stress.

Mar 23, 2015
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Legalizing marijuana and the new science of weed

More than a year into Colorado's experiment legalizing marijuana, labs testing the plants are able for the first time to take stock of the drug's potency and contaminants—and openly paint a picture of what's ...

Mar 23, 2015
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The pursuit of happiness

You probably already have it in your diaries, but just in case you don't, 20 March is the International Day of Happiness. You know it's real because there's an official website and everything (www.dayofhappiness.net/about/).

Mar 20, 2015
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Measuring health care

When Oregon voted in 2008 to use a lottery to determine which low-income adults to add to its Medicaid rolls, Stephen Colbert mocked the effort as "gambling for health insurance."

Mar 19, 2015
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