I occasionally tout Brain HQ, the offering of a private company I have a small interest in. And how — unlike crossword puzzles and such — it really can sharpen older folks’ mental acuity . . . with more than 100 peer-reviewed studies to back up that claim.
Now comes a much bigger study, of such import it’s made the NBC Nightly News and much else. Here it is in a 4-minute nutshell, courtesy of the “Today Show.”
Yes, it could set you or your grandmama back $14 a month. But you don’t have to do these exercises forever — the study showed improved results 10 years after stopping the exercises. And isn’t delaying dementia worth a few bucks a month for a few months?
Anyway (he says, with considerable self-interest): take a look.
And Bernie? He did exactly what Ted Cruz did not. (Go figure.) He presented a positive vision for America — and whole-heartedly endorsed his primary opponent.
Hillary must win if we are to make progress toward Bernie’s political revolution and the goals he and Hillary share: college affordable to all and lower student-loan costs; a higher minimum wage; serious action on climate change — all of it. (The one place they are both wrong and the President is right, in my view: TPP. Which among other things replaces NAFTA with something stronger on worker and environmental rights. Isn’t that something we want to do? But I digress.)
So one of our jobs in the 101 days ahead is to learn more about how terrific Hillary is — and debunk some of the myths that, repeated often enough, become common . . . but wrong . . . knowledge.
Which can have tragic consequences.
(No, Al Gore never said he invented the Internet — he championed it in Congress before anyone knew what it was and helped birth it. Yet the common . . . but wrong . . . knowledge that he did make such a pompous boast helped Bush “win” and gave us the disastrous Iraq war and a right-wing Supreme Court.)
So here, for starters: Five Myths About Hillary’s Iraq War Vote.
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Quote of the Day
Money is a singular thing. It ranks with love as man’s greatest source of joy. And with death as his greatest source of anxiety. Over all history it has oppressed nearly all people in one of two ways: either it has been abundant and very unreliable, or reliable and very scarce.~John Kenneth Galbraith, The Age of Uncertainty
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