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Boost Creative Thinking With a Walk, New Study Says

Trying to come up with some new ideas? Go for a walk. A new study out of Stanford University found that in addition to all the physical benefits of walking, it also improves creative thinking during and for a short time after the walk.

Walking can help lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and even ease symptoms of depression.

US Remains 19th in Retirement Security Worldwide

The Global Retirement Index for 2014 was released this week and the United States just barely made it into the Top 20, coming in at number 19.
What is the Index?
The Global Retirement Index is a ranking published annually by Natixis Global Asset Management. The rankings represent a country’s capacity to meet retirement security needs and expectations.

New Study Links Cholesterol and Alzheimer’s

High cholesterol is often connected to heart disease and even stroke, but typically not Alzheimer’s. A recent study has changed all that by linking cholesterol and Alzheimer’s and is among the many pointing to environment and lifestyle as a major contributor to the disease.

Curing Dementia with Lasers?

Curing diseases like Alzheimer’s with lasers might sound far fetched but a new study out of Europe suggests it might be an option, and a less harmful one, too. Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden and the Polish Wroclaw University of Technology published their research about photo therapy lasers and the brain in Nature Photonics this week.

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