Italy. The Homeland of Supercentenarians
In 2005 Dan Buettner published his article “The secrets of longevity,” where he first mentioned “blue zones.” This name he gave to places on Earth where people live longer and reach their 90s more often. In the world, there are five blue zones: the Italian island Sardinia, the Japanese island Okinawa, Loma Linda city in…
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Let’s Just Talk About It: How to Help Depressed People
On September 16, 2017, Talinda Bennington, Linkin Park singer’s widow, uploaded a video. In this video, her husband Chester Bennington is having a great time laughing with his son and friends, tasting gummies, and behaving as usual. Thirty-six hours later, Chester committed suicide, and Talinda wrote that she “shows it, so you know that Depression…
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Antioxidants: Why Everyone Is After Them and What They Are For?
If you take a look at the list of ingredients of any “healthy” or beauty product, especially with the brightly advertised anti-aging effect, you are sure to come across some antioxidants. Let’s sort out what they really are and whether they can do something about aging. Oxygen: friend or a foe? As we know, a…
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Now You Can See! How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy and Eyesight Strong
According to the report “Blindness and vision impairment” by the World Health Organization, 36 million people worldwide are blind, and 1.3 billion people on the planet suffer from some form of visual impairment. The fear of blindness is in the top five most widespread phobias (occupying the fourth place), but, surprisingly, we do very little…
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Leaving the English Way: Why People Live Longer in Great Britain?
Great Britain is an island whose second name can be the Island of Well-Being, and it has a high index of personal safety, wellness, income, and longevity. The average life expectancy in Great Britain is 81 years: 83 years for women and 79 years for men. At the same time, the number of centenarians is…
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At the Dusk of Life: Signs of Body Ageing
Many of us have said that age is just a number at least once in our lifetime. Still, the older we become, the more often we think about how much this number will continue to grow. We also wonder how long our feeling of being young will correlate with our appearance and physical abilities. Or,…
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