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3 retiree havens where you can stretch your dollar the most

3 retiree havens where you can stretch your dollar the most

Finance
As you're scouting your dream retirement locale abroad, don't forget to ask about those senior discounts. Retiree discount programs are available, for example, in a number of Central and South American countries. These programs offer senior citizens a range of perks, including affordable health care, reduced costs on travel and lower taxes. There's a catch of course: Countries that offer these senior programs have requirements that applicants must meet in order to qualify. Generally, this means you may have to be a property owner or legal resident of ...
Pangolins: Rare insight into world's most trafficked mammal

Pangolins: Rare insight into world's most trafficked mammal

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device The secret life of the world's most trafficked mammal, the pangolin, has been caught on camera in Africa.Footage gives a rare insight into the behaviour of the giant pangolin, the largest of all the scaly animals.Observed by remote-operated cameras, a baby takes a ride on its mother's back, while an adult climbs a tree.Scientists are releasing the footage to highlight the plight of the animals, which are being pushed to extinction by illegal hunting for scales and meat.Large numbers of their scales have been seized this month alone, including Malaysia's biggest-ever interception of smuggled pangolin products.The images and video clips of giant pangolins, one of four species in Africa, were taken at ...
GMO food opponents think they know the most, but actually know the least: Study

GMO food opponents think they know the most, but actually know the least: Study

Health
New research suggests that people’s illusion of knowledge could be fueling the broader population’s opposition to genetically modified (GM) foods. “Extreme views often stem from people feeling they understand complex topics better than they do,” said Phil Fernbach, the lead author of the study, in a press release. The study, titled “Extreme opponents of genetically modified foods know the least but think they know the most,” found that as a person’s opposition toward genetically modified (GM) foods became more extreme, their objective knowledge of the science and genetics dropped. Fernbach called the results “perverse,” but said they were “consistent with previous research on the psychology of extremism.” GM foods are f...
Most stroke survivors are in good mental health, study says

Most stroke survivors are in good mental health, study says

Health
Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Two-thirds of people who've suffered strokes have good mental health, even after their negative health event, a new study says. The study participants didn't have any anxiety disorders, depression, substance dependence or feelings of suicide, according to the findings published Wednesday in the Journal of Aging and Health. "Our definition of 'complete mental health' sets a very high bar, requiring that respondents were happy and/or satisfied with their life on an almost daily basis," Esme Fuller-Thomson, a researcher at Institute for Life Course and Aging at the University of Toronto and study lead author, said in a news release. The researchers point to the stroke survivors having another person to talk to and no chronic pain as important factors in keeping a positive min...