If you want your memory to stay strong, you probably already know what to avoid -- excessive alcohol, beating your head on things, getting any older. What you probably didn't know is that there are other, lesser known everyday threats that may be slowly turning you into that guy from 'Memento.'

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  • US suicide rate rose sharply among middle-aged
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    Latest statistics give a range of prices for feeding a family of four a healthy diet. The cost of feeding a family of four a healthy diet can run $146 to $289 a week, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. More
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  • India does business on TikTok
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    02/28/2020 - 2:40 pm | View Link
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    After five episodes of everyone Picard meets blaming him for ruining their lives, it's nice to see someone genuinely pleased to see him. It's a wonderful scene that's guaranteed to make your eyes fill ...
    02/27/2020 - 9:44 am | View Link
  • Who Will Win Every Major NBA Award This Season, and Who Should Actually Win?
    Yours truly has subscribed to that theory in years past. That isn't happening this season, though. Doncic is ruining the notion that first- to second-year leaps don't have as much value as mid-career ...
    02/26/2020 - 11:06 pm | View Link
  • My Sister Won’t Come to My Wedding if I Wear White
    I am getting married this fall, although my partner and I got legally married five years ago after he was diagnosed with cancer so that he could benefit from my health insurance. We went to City Hall, ...
    02/26/2020 - 10:00 pm | View Link
  • California wildfire victims fear coming last in PG&E payout
    Victims also are upset that half the settlement, or $6.75 billion, would be paid in stock from PG&E, the company responsible for ruining their lives. The stock payment may prove a clever strategy, ...
    02/26/2020 - 8:46 am | View Link
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