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Eat These Foods Now for a Sharper Brain Later

Eat These Foods Now for a Sharper Brain Later

Health
Omega-3 fatty acids—DHA in particular—contribute to a healthy brain. “The brain’s membranes use these fats to improve cellular structure and brain signaling, which translates into better cognitive function,” says Vasanti Malik, ScD, a research scientist in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. DHA also quells chronic inflammation that can harm brain cells and lead to cognitive decline.Fish is the top source: Eating fatty fish (like salmon, sardines, mackerel, or trout) once a week can help slow cognitive decline and reduce Alzheimer’s risk, research suggests. You can also get omega-3s from walnuts, chia seeds, flaxseed, and hempseed.Let's block ads! (Why?) Food - Health.com
Want to Live to 100? Eat These Foods

Want to Live to 100? Eat These Foods

Health
Alas, there are no magic bullets for living to 100. "The best advice is still Michael Pollan's: 'Eat food, not too much,'" says Simin Nikbin Meydani, PhD, director of the USDA–Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University.Beyond that, try these science-backed strategies. Let's block ads! (Why?) Food - Health.com
These changes under the GOP tax plan affect homeowners

These changes under the GOP tax plan affect homeowners

Finance
After the many twists and turns that the Republican tax-overhaul legislation has taken thus far, it might be unclear to homeowners what's in store for them.In a nutshell, not much that will help them save more on taxes. The bill, expected to receive final approval by lawmakers on Wednesday, includes a variety of changes that could make homeownership a more costly proposition for some taxpayers.On top of making modifications to the mortgage interest deduction, the bill limits the deductibility of property taxes and state and local income taxes to a combined $ 10,000. In states such as New York and California where home prices and property taxes are high, this change means some homeowners could face bigger tax bills beginning next year.And if you were thinking about prepaying some of your 20...
Financial to-do list for 2018: Save these dates

Financial to-do list for 2018: Save these dates

Finance
How was 2017 for you money wise? Did you miss any important dates because you weren't aware of it or because you procrastinated a bit too much? Well, to make your money life more efficient in 2018, mark these important financial dates on your calendar. JanuaryChalk out your financial goals for which you need to start saving this year.Review your investment portfolio. If you have a financial deadline coming up in 2018, see if you are on track to meeting your goal. Set a reminder of the dates you have various payments during the year like insurance premiums, property tax and so on. Pay utility and credit card bills on time to avoid late fees.Keep tax-savings proofs handy and submit them on time to the HR to avoid unnecessarily high tax deduction.FebruaryAlthough the date has not been a...
If you are donating a car to charity, pump the brakes and be sure to take these 8 steps

If you are donating a car to charity, pump the brakes and be sure to take these 8 steps

Finance
Thinking of donating your clunker to charity for a nice tax deduction? Proceed with caution.The gifting of used cars to "charities" has become a favorite way for Americans to dispose of unwanted vehicles. And why not? You can avoid the headache of selling or junking the car, help a charitable cause and lower your tax burden all at the same time.Unfortunately, the experience is rarely, in reality, such a win-win situation. Not only do charities typically see little of the proceeds from a used car sale, but donors can run afoul of the taxman if they're not careful."At the end of the day, donating a used car could be the least cost-effective way to give to a charity," said Stephanie Kalivas, an analyst with CharityWatch, an organization that monitors the charitable giving industry.The problem...