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Melatonin: Is This Natural Hormone One of the Keys To Slowing Brain Aging?

Melatonin is best known as a sleep hormone because of its action controlling the circadian cycle. But melatonin also has antioxidant properties, and may have an important anti-aging role. A recent study looked at artificially aged mice to determine the effects of melatonin on aging.  Such mice are used as a model to study the… Read More »

This Election Week, Revisit the Constitution, Then Soothe Your Stressed Mind

Here is a sampling of the week’s events and how to tune in (all times are Eastern). Note that events are subject to change after publication. Monday Start preparing for Thanksgiving (it’s never too soon) with the volunteer-run Homeschool Co-op’s online pie crust-making class. During this hourlong seminar, you’ll learn how to make one double… Read More »

This Guy Found All of the Hidden Ghosts in the Background of The Haunting of Bly Manor

The Haunting of Bly Manor, the latest standalone instalment in Mike Flanagan’s series of ghost stories on Netflix, has a lot in common with its predecessor, The Haunting of Hill House. That series was loosely inspired by the Gothic works of Shirley Jackson, this one is similarly a mashup of the writings of Henry James.… Read More »

What to Read This Weekend

Welcome. The weekend, again, and with it, time, perhaps for escape. For some, car trips, screenless forays into spaces beyond home. For others, streaming: hit-or-miss Netflix originals, dependable procedurals, maybe some carefully portioned reality. A couple weeks back, I asked you what you were reading and, as usual, the responses were thoughtful and inspired. No… Read More »