Healthy Lifestyle

Life-affirming ways to stave off dementia

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As part of our 30-day Health Kick month, leading science journalist Helen Thomson reveals some scientifically proven ways to boost brain power.

By the time we’re 40, many of us will notice that we can’t remember new names. But it’s not that our brains are overloaded, as we might try to tell ourselves — in fact, our memory capacity is almost unlimited.

Rather, gradual changes in brain structures, such as a reduction in connections between nerve cells, make the creation and retrieval of memories less efficient.

As well as slowing down, certain other memory skills shift to a lower gear

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Healthy Diet

6 Simple, Budget-Friendly Ways to Clean Up Your Diet

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Welcome to Thrifty. A weekly column where assistant nutrition editor and registered dietitian, Jessica Ball, keeps it real on how to grocery shop on a budget, make healthy meals for one or two, and make earth-friendly choices without overhauling your entire life. 



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The start of a new year brings a fresh start—which we all could use after 2020—and a lot of aspirations. Unfortunately, it can also bring a lot of unrealistic expectations on what it takes to be healthy. Diet culture can make us feel like being “successful” means changes

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How to Lose Weight With PCOS: 10 Expert-Backed Ways

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In the United States, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects 6-12% of women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For women with a PCOS diagnosis, it can affect many aspects of their health, especially weight.

But what is PCOS, exactly? “PCOS is a complex metabolic syndrome that affects nearly every system of the body including the ovaries, adrenal glands, pituitary gland, and more. It is characterized by irregular menstrual cycles, high androgens, and polycystic ovaries (ovaries that have more than 12 follicles each),” says Melissa Groves, RDN, LD and author of A Balanced Approach to PCOS:

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