Food for thought: the smart way to better brain health

The human brain is made of food, so what we eat and drink affects our ability to keep a healthy, alert and active mind We all intuitively appreciate that the foods we eat shape our thoughts, actions, emotions and behaviour. When you are feeling low, you reach for chocolate; when…

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Britain welcomes the global cannabis revolution

(CNN)The British government has added cannabis to the pharmacopoeia of medicines available to patients on the National Health Service. After the uproar, Javid said in June, “we completely sympathize with the families who have been facing desperate situations as they try to find treatment.” Javid listened to concerns from parents…

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Grit author Angela Duckworth on working smart versus working too hard, when its okay to pivot, and the impact of tech on grit

Today, in San Francisco, at a gathering of roughly 400 women investors and founders organized by the young AllRaise — a growing group of female funders and founders who aim to accelerate the success of their peers —  we sat down with Angela Duckworth. Ducksworth is a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania…

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Plants and extreme fitness: How one man added years to his life

(CNN)Three years ago, Khaled Al-Suwaidi, now 35, received advice that changed his life forever. He was warned that he might not live much longer. In 2013, he moved back to Abu Dhabi, and in 2015, he took on the role of executive director at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies…

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How to guide your children through the political season

(CNN)Today, when the latest campaign trail gaffe, political scandal, or candidate counterattack goes viral, your kids may hear about it before you do. How will they know whether a claim or a charge is based in fact, an unsubstantiated smear, or typical campaign overstatement? The media plays a huge role…

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Goop has been reported to UK regulators for ‘unproven’ claims

Goop has been reported to theNational Trading Standards and the Advertising Standards Authority for unscientific claimsImage: FilmMagic Gwyneth Paltrow’s controversial lifestyle and wellness brand Goop is facing some adversity these days. Just a month after settling a consumer protection case in California over unscientific claims, Goop has been reported to…

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