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Gardening to Prevent Loneliness Ranks Among Tips for Better Aging

August 4, 2019

Singapore has recommended that seniors should consider gardening to prevent loneliness and depression, Reuters reported. In 2017, the number of people over age 60 who committed suicide reached an all-time high and officials worry the trend will continue. Staying active is vital to aging well. […]

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Washington State Legalizes Composting of Human Remains

May 28, 2019

The state of Washington has signed a bill legalizing human composting, CNN reported on Wednesday. This method of disposing of remains, officially known as “recomposition,” accelerates the natural process of a body converting into soil. For the last hundred thousand years, humans have performed a wide array of death rituals. […]

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Evidence Suggests Indoor Air May Affect Ability to Think Clearly

May 19, 2019

Sitting in small, enclosed rooms while low levels of carbon dioxide accumulate could actually be detrimental to the health of your brain, “The New York Times” reported. Both the increased heat build up and the chemical composition of the air we inhale may affect our decision-making and critical-thinking skills. […]

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Denver Votes to Decriminalize Psychedelic Mushrooms

May 13, 2019

Denver has passed a bill legalizing the use and possession of psychedelic mushrooms, “Rolling Stone” reported May 8. Passing this bill makes Denver the first city in the United States to decriminalize the use of “magic” mushrooms, which have been illegal since 1968. Edible drugs have had a fascinating history in the United States. […]

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Scrabble Adds Thousands of New Words, Including “OK”

May 11, 2019

Makers of the popular board game Scrabble have admitted 2,800 new words to the game, according to “The Guardian.” This addition marks the first occasion of new words in four years to be added to Scrabble. The change reflects our constantly evolving language. […]

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Dog Rescued by Oil Rig Workers 135 Miles off Coast of Thailand

April 27, 2019

A furry and unexpected guest recently swam to an oil rig 135 miles off the Thai coast, NPR reported. A dog surprised workers on the oil rig, who rescued him from the water and cared for him until they could return him to land. Luckily, the pup avoided the common hazards and dangers of offshore energy life. […]

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