A wonderful Times story about the residents of the small, self-sufficient Greek island of Ikaria explores the simple magic of getting together for good food and drink, and how the pleasures of the table may have something to do with the residents' long lives, good health, and sharp minds.
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By Brad Cohan
Joe Carducci not only played a monumental role in helping run and co-own SST Records in its glorious 1980's heyday when Black Flag, Minutemen, Hüsker Dü and Meat Puppets were the reigning kings of the Amerindie underground, but he also famously penned the lyrics for the Minutemen's ... More >>
Back in September we noted that Mayor Bloomberg announced that the amount of New Yorker smokers was down to 14 percent. But then, we wondered what might be the next killer of our population. Could it be "getting old and dying?" Well, rest easy, because Mayor Bloomberg announced today that New ... More >>
Each week, Death by Science gets on its hands and knees and crawls around, searching the dark world of science and technology. Often terrifying, sometimes humbling, our discoveries will make you run to the nearest 7-11 and stock up on canned goods and doomsday porn. This week, we found a stud ... More >>
Here's some happy news: If you manage to make it to the ripe old age of 75 -- and chances are good for that these days if you stay out of traffic and away from the slippery edges of tall buildings and don't play with guns and such -- you will be perfectly justified in, even obligated to, rewa ... More >>
Cornell University researchers are about to begin studying the stem cells of a dozen elderly Jewish New Yorkers to figure out how they manage to live so long. There's evidence of a "longevity gene" which protects against heart disease and cancer; a lot of these seniors are living to 100 despite b ... More >>
As you stumble home at 4 a.m. after a night of debauchery only to rise by 8 a.m. for work, and do it again and again, you might not think that your lifestyle is doing much to combat nature's curse, that is, getting old. But it is! (Well, it may depend on how many days of debauchery.) But eith ... More >>
The United Nations is predicting that Earth may be "unrecognizable" in 2050 due to the rise of population and the increase in demand for food. The population is expected to jump from seven billion to nine billion by that year. Yahoo quotes Jason Clay of the World Wildlife Fund as saying, "We ... More >>
Another day, another fabulous study revealing the magical, mystical properties of red wine. This time, we learn that resveratrol, that extra special stuff that comes from the skin of red grapes and is hence found in red wine, can neutralize the toxic effects of proteins linked to Alzheimer's ... More >>
We mentioned that Simon Nunez was missing yesterday. Good news: The 74-year-old Bronx man, who suffers from Alzheimer's dementia and diabetes, has been found at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.
Nunez was about five miles from his Beach Avenue home when he apparently became disoriented and wandered ... More >>
If you're in The Bronx, please keep an eye out for Simon Nunez, 74. He was last seen at Bainbridge Avenue and East 205 Street, just north of Bronx Park and about five miles from his Beach Avenue home. He was wearing a black jacket, green pants, a black baseball hat, blue shirt, a beige sweate ... More >>
The seventh annual Tales of the Cocktail convention came to a close on Sunday. Industry insiders shared information about drinking trends, offered seminars on mixology techniques, and buried a bad cocktail. Last year, bartenders said goodbye to the Appletini; this year, the lesser-known Redheaded Sl ... More >>
Like we keep telling our editors: "Regular Moderate Alcohol Intake Has Cognitive Benefits in Older Adults." A Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center study of 3,069 individuals over 75 years of age who were still sharp found that codgers who had eight to 14 drinks a week -- that's a few drinks ... More >>