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Cognitive decline is not inevitable

Vital parts of the brain tend to atrophy as we age. But brain scans of some 70-year-olds looks similar to those of 20 to 30-year-olds.

Cognitive decline is not inevitable as you age. Research points to healthy lifestyle habits that may keep the mind sharp while ageing.

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Don't tell people directly they need help

In discussing the fear of sharing past traumas or mental health difficulties with others, Prince Harry pointed out that the phrase "you need help" is damaging. It implies that you don't know how to deal with issues and should seek help as you are incapable of personal care.

If you tell somebody to their face that they need help, it may drive them to deny that they need help.

Prince Harry Nails Why You Shouldn't Say 'You Need Help' To Someone Struggling

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Our brain structure, just like our genes, can make us vulnerable to OCD. Some types of minds are always pursuing certainty and perfection, not knowing that it is impossible to attain 100 percent of anything at all times.

As the compulsion is never given any permanent relief, there is a need to constantly repeat the action.

Expert Tips for Understanding OCD, and How to Treat It

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Neuroscientists have found that cognitive fluctuations are not only tolerated by neurons but that neurons amplify them and use the noisiness to create novel solutions to complex problems.

Researchers use studies of this noise in the brain to approach mental health treatment in new ways. Instead of reducing the noise with antidepressants, they are trying to increase them. This led to marked improvements and significant relief from depression and anxiety.

Why Making Our Brains Noisier Feels Good - Issue 96: Rewired - Nautilus

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The word "brunch" first appeared in print in an 1895 Hunter's Weekly article. The author suggested an alternative to the post-church Sunday meals favouring a lighter meal served late in the morning.

Brunch is a tradition that became popular in the United States in the 1930s. After WWII, large numbers of American married women entered the workforce. But they needed some relief on Sunday, thus the rise in popularity of Sunday brunch.

The Birth of Brunch: Where Did This Meal Come From Anyway? | Arts & Culture

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