At 95 will your mind still be sharp? Chances are improving all of the time: Study

As we approach old age, on average, we should arrive in better shape mentally than any previous generation.

As we approach 100-years-old our bodies might still be (sort of) working,  but many wonder whether their minds will be sharp enough to appreciate life.

 

 

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Spoilers actually enhance enjoyment of films or books

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Movies with surprise endings, like The Sixth Sense (starring Bruce Willis and Hayley Joel Osment) are not, it turns out, ruined by spoilers.

We’ve all dodged conversations about who shot JR to covering our eyes when the football results flash up and we go to enormous lengths to not have surprise endings spoiled.

 

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Coffee Improves Women’s Brainpower but Sends Men Into a Meltdown

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Coffee boosts women’s performance when working with others.

Next time you have a high-pressure meeting at work, keep an eye on what goes into your colleagues’ cups.   Drinking coffee improves women’s brainpower in stressful situations – but sends men into meltdown, according to a study.

 

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Report: Americans Are Losing Their Brainpower Advantage

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According to the World Economic Forum the U.S. ranks 48th in math and science education.

The United States’ ability to compete globally in science and technology is on a “perilous path,” said a new report delivered Sept. 23 on Capitol Hill to a bipartisan group of policymakers, industry leaders, and academics.

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The Older Brain may be a Wiser Brain

The Older Brain may be a Wiser Brain

 Harvard’s Shelley H. Carson often stops random old people to do a”brain check”

When older people can no longer remember names at a cocktail party, they tend to think that their brainpower is declining. But a growing number of studies suggest that this assumption is often wrong.

Instead, the research finds, the aging brain is simply taking in more data and trying to sift through a clutter of information, often to its long-term benefit.

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