As otherworldly as it may sound, there is a village just outside of Amsterdam where all the residents have some form of dementia…and they’re thriving there. From the Atlantic: The Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia
As infuriating as it may be for those who are always punctual, those who are always late just don’t care. From Psychology Today: The Real Reason Why Some of Us Are Chronically Late
Couch potatoes would be wise to keep in mind that sitting around watching TV not only makes you fatter, but, shall we say, dumber. Apparently, your brain would benefit much more if you got up and exercised. From the New York Times: Does Exercise Really Make Us Smarter?
Spending hours a day bending over your phone can damage more than your eyesight. From Business Insider: What Constant Texting Does to Your Spine
If you have a 401(k) plan, and like millions of retirees, think you’re being taken care of, you better make sure you know about the hidden fees that might be eating away at your savings. From the New York Times: Finding, and Battling, Hidden Costs of 401(k) Plans
Sunny days, cloudy days, rainy days–there aren’t many people whose moods are not affected by the weather. Some students at Stanford were not satisfied with the findings up till now, and are trying to even further substantiate that hypothesis by studying tweets. From MIT Technology Review: Twitter Firehouse Reveals How Weather Affects Mood
Studies have found that there is some truth to the expression, “You’re as young as you feel.” participants who had a younger self-image scored better on memory and cognitive tests than those who did not. From the Wall Street Journal: Feeling Younger May Help Memory as We Age