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In the mid-1990s UCI Mind scientist first demonstrated that exercise increased the amount of a protein called brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the brain. This molecule protects neurons from injury and facilitiates learning and synaptic plasticity. In a sense BDNF is like brain fertilizer. With age, BDNF levels fall and this decline is one of the reasons for impaired age-related cognitive function.[/one_third]

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Barbara Fredrickson shares her research on the ideal ratio of positive to negative emotions, and offers suggestions for how to flourish in life. She illustrates how positive emotions can over-ride negative ones and makes a compelling case for the role of positive emotions in well-being.[/one_third]

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This is part one of a three part series on the different generations since WWII. These videos were done for the company I am interning at. *credit for the editing in the Gen X video goes to Patrick Beucsher. A 2 minute retrospective that take you back with emotion.[/one_third_last]

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An short upbeat animate that pokes fun at the trials and tribulations of getting older. It will lighten up your day. The video was posted on YouTube by ElkinsLive but actually produced by Walt Handelsman.[/one_third]

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Prevention Magazine:
Nutritionist Cheryl Forberg reveals some surprising sources of age-defying antioxidants, and some simple swaps you can make in your daily diet to include more of these foods.[/one_third]

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When Dave deBronkart learned he had a rare and terminal cancer, he turned to a group of fellow patients online — and found a medical treatment that even his own doctors didn’t know. It saved his life. Now he calls on all patients to talk with one another, know their own health data, and make health care better one e-Patient at a time.[/one_third_last]

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