Drinking is much deadlier than we wish to admit, and the problems start way too early in life

Here’s a little reality many of us don’t want to hear: Alcohol is really bad for us in pretty much any quantity at any age. There, I said it. And yes, you may argue that a stiff belt or two helps you relax in the evening or that a good…

Tips from an ex-boss on what’s expected of you and the power you can wield

Whatever lip service the typical American company pays to caring for its people, each employee is viewed, to some degree, as a commodity, one of several if not countless individuals who could handle the job reasonably well, given time and training.

That does not mean you are powerless to earn…

Age Wise

Superpowers you can harness to promote a long and healthy life

Spider-Man’s superhuman speed and strength should serve him well in old age, helping prevent falls, a leading cause of disability and death among seniors. If he makes it to old age, that is.

Peter Parker, Spidey’s high-school-aged alter ego, is often out all night, hunting down bad guys while not…

I’m so sick of masks, yet…

Masks drive me nuts. I don’t like the way they rub on my face and make conversation difficult. I can’t stand how they fog my glasses. I hate smelling my own coffee breath. Yet I still wear one when I go into just about any indoor space beyond our home…

Robert Roy Britt

Independent health and science journalist, former editor-in-chief of LiveScience, writing about how we age and how to optimize your mind and body through time.

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