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In several of these blogs, we have talked about the lack of getting enough “good “sleep. The results of not having this include tiredness the next day, irritability, not being exactly “with it,” excessive yawning. Things like that. Now it has been suggested that during sleep, the neurons fire backward not forward. So instead of the firing taking place in

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So did anyone read the recent interview with Rumer Willis who is Bruce Willis’ daughter? She was talking about her famous dad and how reporters hated to interview him because he won’t answer a lot of their questions and seemed aloof. She revealed that the reason he is like that is because HE HAS A HEARING LOSS IN BOTH EARS

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Did anyone catch the interview today with Bruce Willis' daughter, Rumer? She spilled the beans on why interviewers dislike her father because they think he is difficult to talk to. HE CAN'T HEAR THEM!!! She said that he has had hearing loss for years. He got it on the first Die Hard movie from all the guns and explosions because

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I finally got this month’s Scientific American Mind and am happy to tell you it is chock-full of “happy” articles. So here is the first one….Kind Hearts are Healthier. Psychologists at the University of British Columbia asked 106 high school students to take part in a volunteering study. Half the students spent an hour every week for 10 weeks helping

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Here’s something interesting. “Federal District Court Allows NAD (National Association of the Deaf) to Sue Netflix.” Seems that Netflix does not want to provide closed captioning on all of its streaming films and says that people do not need this service. Under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), Netflix argues that it applies only to public buildings and structures, not

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So I got my bimonthly newsletter Mind, Mood & Memory which I use to post articles of interest on my blog. Could not believe how depressing all the articles were this month. So let’s talk about your skin. According to a new research study of 1102 individuals with an average age of 79, results found that participants who developed non-melanoma

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A number of years ago at The American Academy of Audiology convention, the keynote speaker (whose name I cannot remember) spoke about communication and how the various generations differed in values, goals and reward systems.  He spoke eloquently about the Boomers (and nailed us I thought), the Millenniums, Gen-X., and the new generation which comprises my sons. I remember thinking

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A happy article…..It is amazing to know that laughter activates different areas of the brain . I mean laughter is laughter, right? Wrong. Brains scanned in a functional magnetic resonance imaging machine (fMRI) showed that the area of our brain triggered by laughter from a joke is not the same area triggered by a tickle.  For example tickles activate the

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I received so many hits and finger wagging on how negative my last blog was that I decided to post something HAPPY.  Did you know that a Good Mood can boost brain performance ?  A study of a group of 46 adults, aged 63-85, showed this. Half the group received a thank you note and gift bags of candy and

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I subscribed to a new newsletter, Mind, Mood & Memory published by Massachusetts General Hospital. I was excited to find that the lead article this month was on memory problems caused by health issues. I never realized there were general health problems that caused cognitive symptoms . For example, a problem called insulin resistance, which often precedes the development of

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