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A New Way to Stop Alzheimer’s?

A New Way to Stop Alzheimer’s?

Of all the major diseases, Alzheimer’s is probably the scariest. It's the scariest because it rips away the one thing we have in this world: our mind.   So I get excited when I hear of progress towards a cure.   More on that in a bit. But first a little...

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Does Moderate Drinking Make You Live Longer?

Does Moderate Drinking Make You Live Longer?

You might not know this about me, but I’m on a bit of an anti-aging mission. I want stay in my 20s, biologically-speaking, for as long as possible. I want to be like Laird Hamilton.   Unfortunately, my past self wasn’t aware of this mission. Back in...

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The Truth about Coffee and Cholesterol

The Truth about Coffee and Cholesterol

Recently I started using a french press to brew my morning coffee. The reason was simple: to get more cafestol and kahweol - two beneficial compounds that paper filters remove - into my system. My $80 drip maker has, unfortunately, been sidelined. Which...

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Why Do We Still Work So Much?

Why Do We Still Work So Much?

“Work,” wrote Lord Bertrand Russell in 1935, “is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the Earth’s surface relatively to other such matter; second, telling other people to do so.”   The great philosopher's words remained more or less...

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