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Liv Fun

by Leisure Care
Summer 2018
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Our Brains
by Tammy Kennon

In what’s been called the most “extraordinary discovery of the 20th century” and the “biggest discovery in 400 years,” neurologists have found that the adult brain is not only malleable, but it is also capable of forming new neurons and pathways throughout life. This fundamental shift in brain science means we are not the hapless victims of an immutable and deteriorating brain.

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A Traveler’s Guide to the Land of Depression
by Pam Mandel

Permanent January. A gray blanket fort. Fog. 19th century Russian literature. If these things have limited appeal for you, you are not alone. Yet in spite of the dull edges, lack of color, and very little else to recommend it as a destination, nearly 16 million Americans make an annual journey to the Land of Depression, some taking up residence for months, even years at a time.

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Hunting Awe
by Nancy Gertz

My inbox is ravenous. Like a hungry tiger, it is continually opening its mouth and getting fed, no matter how full it is already. It scans the virtual terrain all night and day, never stopping. Even when the power is turned off, it keeps hunting and gorging itself. It’s overwhelming to be its trainer and partner, and some days I’m not sure who is in control anymore, the tiger or me.

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