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Finally a study we can bury our nose in. Researchers at Yale University School of Public Health have found that book readers have a “significant survival advantage” over those who don’t read books. While the study didn’t address whether reading books on Kindle count, it did find that book readers in general lived an average of two years longer than those who don’t.The study, which appears in Social Science & Medicine, found that people who read for up to 3.5 hours a week were 17 percent less likely to die over the study’s 12-year follow up period than those who...

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According to Fox 8 News Cleveland, Arlena Labon recently celebrated her 108th birthday and shared the mantra she’s lived by her whole life.Arlena said she hasn’t really done anything special. She usually eats whatever she wants. That being said though, there is one thing she’s always mindful of, her attitude.“Just love one another, baby. Treat one another good. I love everybody and will help everybody that I can. So that’s what we have to do,” she said.Labon knows all about love. Not just because of her age, she has spread her love over the years by fostering nearly 50 children....

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On Aug. 4, 1997, Jeanne Calment passed away in a nursing home in France. The Reaper comes for us all, of course, but he was in no hurry for Mrs. Calment. She died at age 122, setting a record for human longevity.Jan Vijg doubts we will see the likes of her again. True, people have been living to greater ages over the past few decades. But now, he says, we have reached the upper limit of human longevity.“It seems highly likely we have reached our ceiling,” said Dr. Vijg, an expert on aging at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine....

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A seven-year study of adults in China matches consuming spicy foods regularly, such as chilli peppers, shown to reduce risk of death by 14%! People who request an extra kick to their curry could also be adding years to their life, according to a large study which linked frequent consumption of spicy food to longevity.Researchers examining the diets of almost 500,000 people in China over seven years recorded that those who ate spicy foods one or two days a week had a 10% reduced risk of death compared with those who ate such meals less than once a week. The...

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1. Drink coffee. “It’s one of the biggest sources of antioxidants in the American diet.” 2. Skip the juice. “The glycemic index on that is as bad as Coke. For eight ounces of juice, there’s 14 grams of sugar. People get suckered into thinking, ‘Oh, I’m drinking this juice, it's good for me.’ Skip the juicing if you can moderate your fruit intake. Eat the fruit. Or eat the vegetable.”3. Eat fats that are high in Omega 3's not so much Omega 6's. Eat foods like avocado, salmon, sardines, grass-fed butter and coconut oil. Also, the occasional shot of cod liver...

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