How Butter Compares to Safflower and Corn Oil

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New study finds certain oils may not be worthy of the health halo they’ve been given.

BUTTER IS LIKE a forlorn and forsaken ex you’d rather not remember because you know you won’t be able to turn her/him away again. The temptation is just too much. But, if you’ve been using vegetable oil substitutes in an effort to ward off heart disease, you might be doing yourself a disservice, according to a meta-analysis from the University of North Carolina Health Care.

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These 10 men have transformed their bodies after the age of 50 and prove age is just a number

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The Hearty Soul

Aging happens to everyone, whether we like it or not growing old is inevitable. But that doesn’t mean that our quality of life has to go down! Eating healthy, staying active, and taking care of yourself emotionally and spiritually can help anyone to make their golden years their best years. And when you feel good, you look good too.

Which is why we’re loving these older men who are proving to the world that stereotypes about aging are totally backwards. They’re not just models, they’re modeling what it really means to make the most of life no matter what stage you’re in.

Philippe Dumas, Age 60


This gorgeous older gentleman has the whole package! After jumping into the world of modeling, beard first, Philippe Dumas has found a certain amount of fame, racking up his Instagram followers after gaining exposure on Reddit! The Parisian-born man says that “My career as a senior model is young, but it starts well. I have great expectations” (1). Well, Philippe, we look forward to seeing your face in magazines more often! Read more

How Exercise May Help the Brain Grow Stronger

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Physical activity is good for our brains. A wealth of science supports that idea. But precisely how exercise alters and improves the brain remains somewhat mysterious.

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How Social Isolation Is Killing Us

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My patient and I both knew he was dying.

Not the long kind of dying that stretches on for months or years. He would die today. Maybe tomorrow. And if not tomorrow, the next day. Was there someone I should call? Someone he wanted to see?

Social isolation is a growing epidemic, one that’s increasingly recognized as having dire physical, mental and emotional consequences. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times Read more