Defusing Holiday Tension Among Relatives

“You can choose your friends but not your family.” As cliché as it might sound the statement relating to family is very true; your family can either be your strength or your weakness. During the holidays family matters seem to take center stage because it is a time when conflicts, money and feelings can be tested. How you choose to handle conflict will determine whether you can actually enjoy one another¹s company during the holidays.

Moderate Coffee Drinking May Lower Risk of Premature Death

People who drink about three to five cups of coffee a day may be less likely to die prematurely from some illnesses than those who don't drink or drink less coffee, according to a November 2015 study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers and colleagues. Drinkers of both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee saw benefits, including a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, neurological diseases, type 2 diabetes, and suicide.

Experimental Alzheimer's Drug May Also Fight Aging

An experimental drug aimed at fighting Alzheimer’s also has a number of anti-aging effects in animals, researchers say.

New Insight Into Aging Cells

It’s been known for decades that telomeres, “caps” at the end of each DNA strand, protect chromosomes – and that telomeres shorten with age, weakening the DNA strands. But now researchers say they have discovered the role of an enzyme that’s crucial to telomere length. And that may speed the discovery of other proteins and processes that determine telomere length.

The finding, from researchers at Johns Hopkins, were published in the journal Cell Reports.

Smart Charitable Giving for The Holidays

Roughly one quarter of all charitable gifts are made in the final six weeks of the year, likely the result of holiday spirit and the need to give before year-end for tax purposes. Pamela Yellen, a financial security expert and two-time New York Times bestselling author, has some smart tips for fulfilling charitable giving:


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