My "comfort food" is a cup of decaf coffee with cocoa powder, stevia, and coconut milk in it. (I admit, it’s really a pretend decaf mocha.) Does this sound truly awful to you? That’s why comfort food is a personal indispensable!
Rushing around is not a good way to live. We know this, yet we keep cramming in tasks and commitments as if we have no choice. It seems like there just aren’t enough hours in the day for everything we have to do. The irony is cruel – that such relentless pushing to get things done usually doesn’t add up to a day well spent.
Dr. Bertalan Mesko kept receiving amazing questions about the future of medicine. He decided to write them down to better understand the general public’s interest in health technology and innovation. The result is his new book: My Health: Upgraded. I caught up with him recently to ask about the future of health and transhumanism.
I have been talking with people lately who are suffering with symptoms they call depression, yet I am hearing something else. Something they don’t want to talk about mostly: loss and grief, discouragement and disappointment. These are all different from each other and different from depression.
If the trend is real that grandparents are moving cross-country to help their Millennial children raise the grandkids, there might be a biological explanation for it. Anthropologists call it the Grandmother Effect.
A sabbatical equals time to read - so I've been making up for lost time binge-reading all those books on aging I should have been reading. If you are behind like me, here are four suggestions that show the range of writing on successful aging (and how to get there).
The New York Times published an extraordinarily long and wildly popular story of a man who died alone, undiscovered until a neighbor smelled his rotting body. What was the story really about? Why were readers so drawn to it?