An 81-year-old brain doctor’s 7 ‘hard rules’ for keeping your memory ‘sharp as a whip’

Like any other part of your body, your brain needs daily exercise. Neglecting your brain health can make you vulnerable to degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. As a neuroscientist, I’ve spent decades guiding patients with memory problems through brain-enhancing habits and exercises — many of which I practice, too. Here … Read more

A Harvard nutritionist shares 10 foods she always buys to keep her brain ‘young and sharp’—at any age

I never go grocery shopping when I’m hungry. People who do are more tempted to buy unhealthy comfort snacks and packaged goods, rather than whole, nutritious and satisfying options. I’m very intentional about what I put in my body. So, as a nutritional psychiatrist and author of “This Is Your Brain on Food,” people often … Read more

5 easy holiday treats that take only 15 minutes to make, from a pastry chef: ‘They’re always a hit’

Intimidated by the idea of ​​baking homemade sweets? That’s not surprising, since the recipes can often be too elaborate for beginners. As a pastry chef of 18 years, I’ve written six cookbooks and run a baking school in Vermont called the Sugar Glider Kitchen, and my goal is to show people how easy baking can … Read more

A nutritionist shares the ‘underrated’ longevity food she eats every day to boost her immune system

Looking for a healthy, inexpensive protein that can boost your immune system and help you live longer? Grab some legumes the next time you’re at the grocery store. According to a 2022 study published in the journal PLOS Medicine, swapping out red meats and processed foods for legumes, whole grains, vegetables can increase life expectancy … Read more

4 nutritionists share what they eat during the cold season

As we head into another flu season amid the continued threat of Covid variants, the question that’s top of mind for everyone is: “What can I do to boost my immune system?” One of the best places to start is with your diet. Research shows that our gut microbiome — or the trillions of microorganisms … Read more

the no 1 vitamin to keep your brain ‘young and healthy’—and foods to eat every day

As a nutritional psychiatrist, I always make it a point to maintain a well-balanced diet. Much of that has to do with making sure I get all the right vitamins, especially because it’s essential to preventing cognitive decline. And given that the risk of neurological diseases increases as we get older, one question I often … Read more

45-year-old ‘fake retiree’ shares the most surprising lessons he learned when he tried to retire early

In June 2012, at 34 years old and after 13 years of working in investment banking, I wanted out. So I decided to negotiate a severance, retire early, and live off passive income through my rental properties, stock dividends and e-book sales. But just one year in, I realized that the life of travel and … Read more