The term ageism was coined by Robert Butler in the late 1960s, and is defined as discrimination against older adults on the basis of age. In spite of how far we have come and the increasing number of older adults who lead vital, enriched, and productive lives, ageist...

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Lavendula Augustifolia

Lavendula Augustifolia, or True Lavender as it is more commonly known, is one of the most versatile plants. It is a member of the mint family of which there are nearly 50 flowering plants. Even though lavender has been around for more than 2,500 years, its medicinal...

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Need a Little Mental Pick-Me-Up?

Do you ever feel mentally fatigued or sluggish? If so, next time consider adding sweet basil and spearmint to your salad. Sweet Basil, known scientifically as Ocimum basilicum, is noted for many benefits. As a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory, it helps with...

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The Tortoise and the Hare

We hear it all the time. We should Exercise! The benefits of exercising include: weight control; reduces risk of health conditions like cardiovascular disease; improves memory and learning ability; improves mood; boosts energy; improves sleep; stimulates sex life; and...

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