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Daylight Saving Time 2015: Tips for Springing Forward

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It's time to spring forward on Sunday, but the act of moving the clocks an hour ahead can deliver a blow to your sleeping schedule.For most, daylight saving time is an exciting sign of spring that comes with a slightly sleepy Monday. But if you're not a morning person to begin with, your mood and productivity can take a dive. Daylight saving time has been blamed for car accidents, workplace injuries and stock market dips in the past.That's because people are experiencing more...
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Staying Fit Throughout Adulthood Takes Brains

iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- Instead of getting depressed when you turn 40, think of it as a new lease on life.So rather than letting yourself go, make a conscious effort to stay fit. In that way, says Nicole Spartano, a postdoctoral fellow at Boston University School of Medicine, you’ll be able to brag about having a young brain when you turn 60.Spartano examined the records of 1,270 people, average age 41, who underwent treadmill testing during the 1970s. Fast forward to 20 years later, she then looked at...
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Goal Setters Often Delude Themselves

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- When you’re trying to achieve a goal and think you’re doing a good job at it, don’t be too quick to give yourself a pat on the back.Researchers from the University of Colorado and Texas A&M University say that too often, people tend to delude themselves into thinking that they’re doing much better than they really are.Some of examples of this occurring, say Margaret C. Campbell and Caleb Warren, are when you diet or try to save money. Essentially, human nature involves giving...
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One in Seven 2-Year-Olds in Boston Drink Coffee

iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- Do you remember having your first sip of coffee? It was probably when you were a kid and you also probably hated it.However, a new study out of Boston Medical Center has some shocking news: an estimated one out of seven children aged 2 in Boston drink coffee.The researchers, led by Anne Merewood, analyzed 315 moms and toddlers to arrive at that estimate. They also found that children of Hispanics were more likely to be coffee drinkers than non-Hispanics and that more girls than...
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