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Articles by Michelle Kretzer

  • Apr
  • 8

Are You a SuperAger?

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Researchers at Northwestern University are trying to unlock the secrets of why some octogenarians have memory capabilities on a par with people 20 to 30 years younger, earning them the designation of “ SuperAgers .” A recent study gave scientists some clues. SuperAgers’ brains appear to have a thicker anterior cingulate cortex, part of the brain involved with …

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  • Mar
  • 10

Looking to Boost Your Brain Power?

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Trying to stay sharp? You might be interested in Lumosity , a company that specializes in “brain training” to help people sharpen or test their cognitive skills. The company offers brain games and other activities to help people maintain their focus and concentration.

Of course, if you really want to boost your brain , it’s important to eat vegan foods, too. Research …

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  • Mar
  • 3

For Healthy Bones, Go Nuts

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Studies left and right are proving that the milk mustaches in those “Got Milk?” ads are covering up more than upper lips. The desperate dairy industry is using a massive advertising campaign to promote its product as healthy. But it seems that the answer to healthy bones may lie in beans, nuts, and grains.

Numerous medical studies indicate …

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  • Dec
  • 17

Milk: It Does a Body … Bad

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You have to hand it to the dairy industry’s marketing geniuses. They’ve paid everyone from Chris Brown to Katie Couric to shill for cow’s milk and persuaded the likes of the National Football League, Quaker, and Taco Bell to jump onboard. But as researchers investigate all the health claims that the milk industry makes, they’re coming up short on …

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  • Nov
  • 25

Why We Should Give Thanks For Animals

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Most of us share our homes with animals, so we know that they provide us with companionship, teach us how to love unconditionally and help us enjoy the outdoors and get more exercise. But wild animals also quietly provide us with many other benefits that we rarely notice. As we count our blessings this Thanksgiving, let’s …

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  • Oct
  • 20

Kathy Najimy Honored at Sublime Restaurant for Helping Animals

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Everyone who knows Kathy Najimy knows that she’s as compassionate as she is comedic—especially the folks at PETA, considering that Kathy has been helping us stop cruelty to animals for more than a decade. We decided it was high time to repay some of Kathy’s kindness, so we honored her with a Compassionate Action Award and a celebration at PETA patron Nanci Alexander’s terrific vegan restaurant, Sublime , …

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  • Sep
  • 22

Sam Simon Hosts PETA’s Vegan Luau and Pig Toast

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Every animal advocate knows that pigs don’t want to be roasted —these smart, social animals deserve to be toasted! So for our fall fundraiser, PETA held a vegan luau and pig toast at the beautiful Pacific Palisades, California, home of longtime PETA member Sam Simon .

Comedian Bill Maher , actors Holly Marie Combs , Jennifer Tilly , and Victoria Summer , TV hosts Lisa Bloom and Dr. Jenn Berman , and NFL star Bret Lockett came out to enjoy the food as …

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