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Alzheimer's Slowed by Intensive Lifestyle Changes

Small trial led by Dean Ornish, MD, shows cognitive improvement


15 Simple Habits Of People Who Keep Their Homes Clean And Organized

If you're the type of person who struggles to tidy consistently, then it might be time to ignore finding cleaning hacks and instead build habits. Here is how.


People Are Sharing Their Favorite Things To Do That Cost Little-To-No Money

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Dressed to thrill: The most stylish musicians of all time

Whether it's how they dress in music videos or at red-carpet events, some artists know how to influence the fashion world, just as much as they've shaped the music world. These are some of the most fashionable artists in music history.


Leprosy May Be Endemic In Southeastern U.S.—But It’s Still Rare: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

The disease is curable using a multi-drug treatment that includes typically two or three antibiotics taken over the course of a year or two.


13 Polite Habits Hairdressers Actually Dislike—and What to Do Instead

Sometimes trying to do all the right things at the salon can backfire. Here's what to avoid when getting your hair cut or colored. The post 13 Polite Habits Hairdressers Actually Dislike—and What to Do Instead appeared first on Reader's Digest.


I'm a New Yorker who visited Miami for the first time. The neighborhoods, social scene, and affordability surprised me most.

Business Insider's reporter went to Miami and was surprised to find cheaper groceries, friendlier strangers, and more patient drivers than in NYC.


Calorie-starving slowed down my metabolism – this is what I did to lose a stone

This time last year I was feeling really depressed about my weight. In the previous 18 months, I’d put on a huge amount, mainly on my stomach, and because I’m short – just over 5’1” –  I looked pregnant. But I was at a total loss about what to do about it; I felt like I ate relatively healthily, opting for low-calorie meals and often avoiding carbs...


Lifestyle changes could prevent nearly half of adult cancer deaths, study finds

A new study from the American Cancer Society has found that 45% of cancer deaths among adults could be prevented by making lifestyle changes such as stopping smoking, improving diet and increasing exercise. Dr. Jon LaPook takes a closer look at the findings.


Why a 'Lagom-Style Vacation' May Be Your Best Trip Yet

This Scandinavian concept brings hygge on the road.


Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Home in Nashville Is the Epitome of Style

It was commissioned and designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice!


5 habits to borrow from people who've lived to 100

Blue Zones' Dan Buettner says people who live the longest share these five things in common: plant-based diet, exercise, sleep, sense of purpose and community.


A millennial moved from California to Utah for a lower cost of living. A few months later, she's hoping to move back.

Kate M. moved from San Diego to Salt Lake City due to high living and childcare costs, but she misses California's weather and cultural diversity.


Kelly Evans: Are "snowbirds" coming home?

I live in New Jersey. One of the states people are most likely to leave to go south. The taxes are high, the highways around me are a convoluted mess, and the winters are a drag. I grew up in Virginia; I get the appeal of going south. Owning real estate in the "sun belt" has probably been one of the greatest money-making opportunities of the past twenty or thirty years. And Covid, and the rise of remote work, has only accelerated all of that. Or...


After years of yo-yo dieting, this realization helped 1 mom lose 100 pounds for good

Yo-yo dieting and menopause weight gain led one mom to prediabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea. She lost 100 pounds by walking, counting calories, bariatric surgery.


I moved my family from California to Austin, Texas, and regretted it. Here are 10 things to consider before making an expensive mistake.

Brett Alder says Austin is not the "California of Texas" and now sees the Golden State in a new light.


This Hotelier’s Rustic Montauk Retreat Is a Cross Between a Fort and a Surf Shack

Explore inside Sean MacPherson and Rachelle Hruska’s Montauk beach house and learn their tips for living stylishly and entertaining in a cozy chic way by the beach.


How to beat the big four diseases of ageing

We are living longer than ever before. In 1765, the average lifespan was just 38.8 years, and even by the start of the 1920s, still only 56. Then along came the vaccines: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and tuberculosis. Today, life expectancy in the UK is 78.6 years for males and 82.6 years for females. But longevity comes with a price: that o...


I've Perfected the Long-Haul Flight Travel Uniform—Here's What I Wear

With 77,000 miles and counting this year alone, I've had a whole lot of time to develop a trusty formula for comfortable airport outfits that still look good.


Map Shows States Where Most Americans Are Homesteading

Homesteading is a lifestyle choice focusing on self-sufficiency and sustainable living.


Is Stevie Nicks the ultimate rock chick icon? How the star’s style evolution continues to inspire

Is Stevie Nicks the ultimate rock chick icon? How the star’s style evolution continues to inspire - The Fleetwood Mac frontwoman has been a style muse for over four decades – here’s why.


As a Briton who spent years living in America, these are 10 things that are better across the pond

America is far from perfect. It’s laughably insular and has many chronic problems that feel virtually unfixable: broken political systems, a lack of free healthcare, rampant homelessness and drug abuse in cities, shootings and high rates of suicide and depression that belie its “have a nice day” image… But these are largely problems that affect res...


Gluten-free lifestyle: Debunking myths and deciding if the diet is right for you

The years-long rise of a gluten-free lifestyle happened for many reasons. Understand gluten-related disorders, food sources, symptoms, and the pros and cons of a gluten-free diet.


Broke Always Seem To Waste Money On These 15 Expenses


Tour a Dreamy Lake Tahoe Cabin Where Modern Comforts Meet Vintage Style

San Francisco designer Jon de la Cruz doesn’t sacrifice polish for patina in this repeat-client retreat


In a hot L.A. neighborhood full of brown lawns, his DIY native plant garden thrives

He killed his Bermuda grass lawn with cardboard and planted plants better suited for California. Six years later, his DIY yard is thriving.


6 Fun Baby Boomer Retirement Activities That Are Bolstering the Economy

Baby boomers are the wealthiest generation in America. Despite being only 20% of the population, they own more than 52% of the country's wealth, according to Federal Reserve data. The youngest baby...


Help! My teenager is judging my unhealthy lifestyle

As I hit the snooze button after going to bed far too late, I’m aware of the calming sounds of ‘Om’ being chanted in the next room by my 14-year-old before he heads out for a pre-school run. Rolling over, I find myself pondering how long it would take to burn off just one more leftover mince pie. Sometimes it feels like we’re in an episode of Absol...


15 Ways To Naturally Lower Your Blood Sugar

Medically reviewed by Jamie Johnson, RDN Medically reviewed by Jamie Johnson, RDN Maintaining a healthy blood sugar level can help improve your mood and overall energy levels. In addition, chronically high blood sugar levels can lead to increased health risks like heart disease, vision loss, and kidney disease. Whether you have type 2 diabetes or w...


I'm an American who's lived in Paris for 15 years. Taking these 5 notes from the French has really improved my life.

As an American living in Paris, my lifestyle has improved in many ways, from how I eat to how I balance work and life. Others should take notes.


Here's How to Get the Enchanting Nancy Meyers Aesthetic In Your Home

The Nancy Meyers aesthetic effortlessly brings all the charm—here's how to get the look.


Gen Z is embracing ‘underconsumptioncore,’ bragging about decor-less apartments and beat-up Stanley cups to save money—and alleviate crushing anxiety

“It just gets so tiring watching people tell me that this is the newest thing that I have to buy,” 27-year-old Adeline Um said.


6 Tips for Aging Alone

A growing number of seniors are facing their golden years alone. Here, experts offer tips and suggestions to make aging alone at home easier and safer.


I Lost 30lbs at 67 by Avoiding American Food

Majority of American food isn't good for anyone, so, I avoid purchasing it.


‘Financially impossible’: Forget having a midlife crisis. Why this rite of passage is now out of reach for many Americans

Another part of the American Dream is dying.


A boomer living on $1,680 Social Security and SNAP struggles to afford food: 'It has kept me very isolated.'

Rita, 68, lives in Pekin, Illinois on $1,680 a month in Social Security. Without savings, she struggles to afford basic necessities.


I Retired in a Mobile Home: Why It’s the Best Real Estate Decision I Ever Made

When you think about retirement living, what comes to mind? Downsizing to a smaller house? Moving into one of those fancy senior living places? Well, not for Lisa Jackson. The retired engineer had a...


110-year-old woman shares the 2 reasons she believes she's lived so long

Ruth Onley says her faith and her family have sustained her throughout her long life. She shares the lessons she's learned throughout her life and how she fills her days.


Riviera: Here's How To Pull Off The Trending Coastal Living Room Look

Are you looking to create an elevated living room with a coastal undercurrent? Your luck's in because Riviera coastal is trending. Here's how to pull it off.


This U.S. City Is the No. 1 Choice Among Baby Boomers for Retirement

Sin (City) is in.


I quit my job in the U.S. and moved to Costa Rica—now I work 25 hours/week and am 'a lot happier'

Kema Ward-Hopper moved from Houston, Texas to Costa Rica in 2018 with her husband and daughter.


This Guy's 88-Pound Weight Loss Started with a Simple Change

When Toby Allen needed to lose weight for his health, he was surprised how far walking got him.


Retirees spend almost all of their income in these 5 areas — how do you compare and where can you save?

81% of their income goes into these five categories.


67-year-old American 'happily retired' in Mexico: I'm so relieved I did these 3 things in my 20s and 30s

Mexico-based retiree Janet Blaser shares the top things she is glad she did when she was younger.


I Lost 45lbs With 5 Simple New Habits

My body is losing volume. I've gone from a size 18 to a 10 and I'm super happy.


30 Activities to Avoid After 75: The Golden Years

We all have loved ones that have hit this magical milestone. Or maybe you've reached 75 yourself! 75 and older can be a wonderful chapter to life, but some things no longer make sense to do.


Living in Sardinia: A Guide to the Ultimate Mediterranean Paradise

Sardinia, the second-largest island in the Mediterranean, is a gem that promises an extraordinary lifestyle. Nestled between Italy, Spain, and the North African coast, Sardinia offers a blend of enchanting landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture. Whether you are considering relocating or simply curious about this beautiful island, this guide will help you understand why living in Sardinia is a dream come true.


Is It Healthy To Eat The Same Thing Every Day? Even If It's Nutritious?

If you're eating the same meals every day because of convenience (or other reasons), you may want to rethink your plans.


New cardiovascular risk tool could guide who needs medication for high blood pressure

A person's short- and long-term risk for cardiovascular disease could be considered when deciding how to treat stage 1 high blood pressure, a new study suggests.


Menopausal belly fat is real. 5 things a dietitian did to combat it

Menopausal weight gain impacts 60-70% women. Hormonal changes cause a redistribution of abdominal fat. A dietitian shares diet tips to reduce belly fat.