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Oh, interesting.... We have shared on this topic before... See article from Provider Magazine and here is an excerpt :

"Functional decline is age-associated, not age-determined, and there is evidence that aging processes can be delayed if older people keep on doing physical exercise and continue challenging their brains. If they stop doing one or the other, functioning in one domain (for example, physical fitness) may decline faster than in others (cognition)"
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Where we live and sometimes "how" we live can negatively impact your health.  This article focuses on Rural Youth Suicide patterns.  That same sense of isolation and loneliness certainly can be present in a City or Suburban environment. In both of these places (depending on many factors), the opportunity to get to know your neighbors may never present itself.  Mixed use planning facilitates a true sense of community and belonging.  Even if this is only a superficial solution.... I accept the placebo affect versus....

http://www.npr.org/2015/03/15/393192543/why-is-the-risk-of-youth-suicide-higher-in-rural-areas
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A recent and impactful settlement regarding ADA requirements at gas stations/convenience stores. 

Here is an excerpt: "The settlement represents a drastic shift in the way gas stations and convenience store chains accommodate their wheelchair-bound and disabled customers..."
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I posted a similar - but less focused - article on FB recently....

This article provides more detail about why we should get up  and move  ....and what is happening inside of the body (test groups stand and move/test groups sit - do not change habits/test groups perform additional excercise... etc.)  
Sit Less, Live Longer?
Sit Less, Live Longer?
well.blogs.nytimes.com
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'The Link Between Clutter and Depression'  "....clutter not only makes our homes look bad, it makes us feel bad, too..."
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'Bluish' Light May Help Alzheimer's Patients Find Bearings

"What I hope we can accomplish is show people that it works, and be able to now translate that to architects, to people doing the building, so that when they designed the building from start they do it right."
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A short article about the work of 'Community Solutions.'  While this effort is in use to strengthen the sense of safety and connection in a rough neighborhood.  A simple idea that can easily be replicated in any community.

"In this class, the seniors say they use muscles they haven't used for years. It makes them feel stronger, confident and less vulnerable."
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“Although gene-environment interactions are widely believed to contribute to autism risk, this is the first demonstration of a specific interaction between a well-established genetic risk factor and an environmental factor that independently contribute to autism risk,”
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Integrated environments reduce discrimination and improve performance.

Read the article here:
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I want to share this again and add a quick highlight (...get to the point...)

You can take a magnesium supplement!  Here are the details...

>300 mg a day is fine but
>Most people benefit from 400 to 1,000 mg a day.
>The most absorbable forms are magnesium citrate, glycinate taurate, or aspartate, although magnesium bound to Kreb cycle chelates (malate, succinate, fumarate) are also good.

>AVOID magnesium carbonate, sulfate, gluconate, and oxide. They are poorly absorbed (and the cheapest and most common forms found in supplements).
So.. can't afford to make design changes to influence calm quite yet... ? According to this doctor - you can reduce stress and increase the quality of your life by working on your diet.

The magic word is MAGNESIUM.


He advises:  "Limit coffee, colas, salt, sugar, and alcohol."

And... increase the following in your diet as often as you can:

Kelp, wheat bran, wheat germ, almonds, cashews, buckwheat, brazil nuts, dulse, filberts, millet, pecans, walnuts, rye, tofu, soy beans, brown rice, figs, dates, collard greens, shrimp, avocado, parsley, beans, barley, dandelion greens, and garlic.

Don't like any of the above foods?  Hide them in casseroles, breads, muffins, salads, smoothies, etc.  You will still reap the benefits.  :-) 

Full article is here:
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