An 81-year-old brain doctor’s 7 ‘hard rules’ for keeping your memory ‘sharp as a whip’

An 81-year-old brain doctor’s 7 ‘hard rules’ for keeping your memory ‘sharp as a whip’

Like any other part of your body, your brain needs daily exercise. Neglecting your brain health can make you vulnerable to degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. As a neuroscientist, I’ve spent decades guiding patients with memory problems through brain-enhancing habits and exercises — many of which I practice, too. Here are seven brain rules I follow to keep my memory sharp as a whip at 81 years old: 1. Choose fiction when you can. You can learn a lot from non-fiction works, but they are often organized in ways that allow you to skip around...

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Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphone lineup to take on Apple’s iPhone 14

Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphone lineup to take on Apple’s iPhone 14

Samsung announced its flagship Galaxy S23 smartphone lineup on Wednesday. Samsung Samsung on Wednesday launched its latest lineup of flagship Galaxy smartphones, touting a better camera and enhanced gaming features as the South Korean tech giant tries to tempt people to upgrade amid weak macroeconomic conditions and waning consumer demand. The Galaxy S23 smartphone lineup features three new models: the standard S23, a slightly more expensive S23+ and the top-of-the-line S23 Ultra. related investing news The S23 series will go head-to-head with Apple’s iPhone 14, which launched last September. Samsung typically releases its flagship Galaxy S models in the first...

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General Motors expects to boost EV production in second half

General Motors expects to boost EV production in second half

Production is now set to begin at the former Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, less than two years after GM announced the massive $2.2 billion investment to fully renovate the facility to build a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs. Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors DETROIT – When General Motors launched the GMC Hummer EV in 2021, the automaker touted it as a new benchmark for its vehicle development time, but the production and sales pace of the truck have been anything but that. The Detroit automaker only sold 854 of the vehicles in 2022. That’s an average of 17...

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A self-made millionaire shares 8 money secrets rich people know that ‘most of us don’t’

A self-made millionaire shares 8 money secrets rich people know that ‘most of us don’t’

It took me 20 years of trial and error before I achieved a multimillion-dollar net worth. Now, at 64, I draw income from the 18 companies I started and the 12,000 apartment units I own. But I wish I had known sooner how ultra wealthy people think about money. I’ve built relationships with many millionaires over the course of my investing career, and have spent years observing their habits. Here are eight money secrets they know that most of us don’t: 1. They don’t diversify their investments right away. It’s generally good practice to diversify your portfolio by investing in...

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These are the most welcoming places in the world for 2023

These are the most welcoming places in the world for 2023

This year’s annual Booking.com Traveler Review Awards included a list of the most welcoming places in the world for 2023. To rank the regions, Booking.com used a pool of over 240 million verified customer reviews from their site. Destinations were chosen based on factors like the number of reviews for friendly hospitality, and the amount of rental properties and hotels in the region. This year’s most welcoming places in the world span five continents. Most welcoming places in the world 2023 La Rioja, Spain Epirus, Greece Oberösterreich, Austria County Down, U.K. Mures, Romania Marlborough, New Zealand Ninh Binh, Vietnam Limon,...

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Skinamarink coming to Shudder, makes big money at box office

Skinamarink coming to Shudder, makes big money at box office

A still promo for the film Skinamarink. Coutesy: Bayview Entertainment Experimental horror film “Skinamarink” has been all the buzz on social media for months — and now it’s a sleeper hit at the box office. “Skinamarink,” the first feature from Canadian director Kyle Edward Ball, has pulled in more than $1.5 million at the box office in just over a week of release, according to Comscore. Some film enthusiasts have compared the experimental movie, with its $15,000 budget, to found-footage horror classic “The Blair Witch Project” and David Lynch’s surrealistic 1977 midnight movie “Eraserhead.” To be sure, “The Blair Witch...

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Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon gets 29% pay cut to $25 million

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon gets 29% pay cut to $25 million

David Solomon, Chairman & CEO of Goldman Sachs, speaking on Squawk Box at the WEF in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 23rd, 2023.  Adam Galica | CNBC Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon will get a $25 million compensation package for his work last year, the bank said Friday in a regulatory filing. The package includes a $2 million base salary and variable compensation of $23 million, New York-based Goldman said in the filing. Most of Solomon’s bonus— 70%, or $16.1 million, is in the form of restricted shares tied to performance metrics, while the rest is paid in cash, the bank...

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Russian paramilitary firm Wagner Group sanctioned by U.S. for alleged ongoing criminal activity

Russian paramilitary firm Wagner Group sanctioned by U.S. for alleged ongoing criminal activity

A mural praises the Russian Wagner group and its mercenaries fighting in Ukraine on March 30, 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia. Pierre Crom | Getty Images WASHINGTON – The Biden administration on Thursday announced a slew of fresh sanctions and additional measures targeting Russia’s private military firm, the Wagner Group, saying it’s engaged in an “ongoing pattern of serious criminal activity” in Ukraine, the Central African Republic and Mali. The Treasury Department identified the Wagner Group, led by Vladimir Putin crony Yevgeny Prigozhin, as a “significant transnational criminal organization.” In the Central African Republic and Mali, the Treasury said “Wagner personnel...

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U.S. will send Abrams tanks

U.S. will send Abrams tanks

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about continued U.S. support for Ukraine in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 25, 2023.  Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters WASHINGTON – The Biden administration announced on Wednesday it will equip Ukraine with the mighty M1A1 Abrams tank, a key reversal in the West’s effort to arm Kyiv as it prepares for a fresh Russian offensive. The 31 M1A1 Abrams tanks, which amount to one Ukrainian tank battalion, will expand on the more than $26 billion the U.S. has committed to Kyiv’s fight since Russia invaded nearly a year ago. The...

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DOJ files second antitrust suit against Google, seeks to break up its ad business

DOJ files second antitrust suit against Google, seeks to break up its ad business

Antitrust attorney Jonathan Kanter testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee October 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee | Getty Images The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday filed its second antitrust lawsuit against Google in just over two years. It’s the latest sign that the U.S. government is not backing down from cases against tech firms even in light of a mixed record in court on antitrust suits. This lawsuit, focused on Google’s online advertising business and seeks to make Google divest parts of the business, is the first against the company filed under the Biden administration. The Department’s earlier...

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